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Then and Now - Milano FN2 freshen-up.

A few weeks ago she was a little tired. The front end was just one big stone chip!

So I went back to the bodyshop I spent a decade in up to a few years ago, and did some cost-saving labour on my week off. Complete front end re-paint, as well as the rear bumper. I sent the wheels off for powder coating, and had one of them corrected as it was slightly out of round.

750 all-in

I painted the rocker cover a couple of months back, on my driveway. Replaced the rocker cover gasket and spark plug seals while I was at it.































I made the stupid mistake of smoking in it for the past year, so extensive work has been going recently, on to get it de-smogged. Never again, I'll just pull over if I want a smoke!
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And if anyones curious, I'll quote Hunter S Thompson.

"once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can. !!













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Well done on the bodywork, it looks great
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I'd like to have done the sides and tailgate too, but that would have meant that I'd had a full respray in the last 18 months!! I figured that, at only 57,000 miles, it was worth spending the money on this year.

I got it for about 1600-1800 under market value by a serious stroke of luck, so I have headroom
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Fantastic job, nice one 👍
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I'm not a big fan of the OEM wheels painted black, but in the milano red they look sharp. Great job mate
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