Monthly Archives: July 2011

Making progress

A reasonably productive last couple of days. Removed the brakes ok, started to remove the uprights but was thwarted by some typically corroded split pins. I bought some picks/hooks today but they didn’t work, so just had to bite the … Continue reading

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A short afternoon’s work

Not massively productive I must admit. The roof and a door got picked up though so a bit more space in the garage. Otherwise, all I managed to do was remove the plastic part behind the front bumper, remove the … Continue reading

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Angle grinder – the tool of last resort

Or should that be first resort. Anyway, before I reveal our sparky antics, I thought it worth mentioning that I did indeed get the light fitted when I got home from work. Just.Still, just is better than not at all … Continue reading

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It’s fighting back!

Took a day off the garage yesterday and I think the mazda now knows what is happening to it and is retaliating. I had to cut through a few bolts to get the rear bumper off, but the front bumper … Continue reading

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It begins!

On Friday 15th July, at about 6pm the Mazda was parked in the garage for the final time. 145,657 miles after it rolled off the production line, it covered its last mile. Obviously, that was on the way to the … Continue reading

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Garage update – workbench done

Jon has been over the past couple of evenings and we’ve manged to finish the new workbench. Pretty simple, knocked up a frame and bolted B&Qs finest kitchen worktop to the top! It’s just over 2.5m long so plenty of … Continue reading

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Front of garage done!

Managed to get the front of the garage finished off today. New light fitted and wired in. Its definitely had the desired effect on the darkness of the front of the garage! Before:   And now: Much better! All that’s … Continue reading

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