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Pete's GTM Coupe Project 
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Post Pete's GTM Coupe Project
I've just bought a GTM Coupe and thought I would start a project thread to track the progress. The car is pretty much complete and was last on the road early 2015. The monocoque seems pretty solid and mechanically it is very sound. The bodywork needs some tlc with repairs in places and it is very faded, the interior needs some work and wiring is the usual mess. It's got a MG Metro 1275 and 4 pot front brakes. The plan is to tidy it a bit and do the essentials to get an MOT on it and then drive it a bit through the summer then take it off the road for a more thorough strip down over winter.

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I couldn't work out why it had a plastic number plate stuck to the bonnet rather than the usual sticker type. When I removed it there was some blistering underneath, presumably caused by the heat from the radiator?

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Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:49 am
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Post Re: Pete's GTM Coupe Project
Saw this on Fb, nice to see another yellow one :wink:
Looking forward to seeing your progress!


Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:57 pm
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Post Re: Pete's GTM Coupe Project
Looks a good starting point for a usable project. Good luck with it and I hope you enjoy it.


Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:46 pm
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Post Re: Pete's GTM Coupe Project
Is the yellow a painted or gel finish? Those blisters could be osmosis, try popping one.. if water comes out you need to break them all and make sure its good and dry then fill back in. I'm assuming you'll be re spraying the car anyway

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Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:33 pm
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Post Re: Pete's GTM Coupe Project
Thanks for the comments. The previous owner told me thought it had been sprayed with rattle cans although I do think the gel coat was yellow too. I'll see if the blisters on the front will pop as suggested.


Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:05 pm
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Post Re: Pete's GTM Coupe Project
yazza54 wrote:
Is the yellow a painted or gel finish? Those blisters could be osmosis, try popping one.. if water comes out you need to break them all and make sure its good and dry then fill back in. I'm assuming you'll be re spraying the car anyway


I tried popping a coupe with the cornea of a stanley knife blade, no water came out and I can see a different shade of yellow underneath, presumable the original gelcoat.


Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:40 pm
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Post Re: Pete's GTM Coupe Project
Been doing a few bits to the car. Most of the electrical gremlins are now sorted, rear light lens replaced. Stripped and cleaned the rear brakes and checked the front calipers. Have given the engine an oil and filter change and replaced the manky looking air filter. A few more jobs to do like replacing knuckle joints as the boots have perished and then hopefully will be ready for an MOT.

I've been looking for some different seats, below is a photo of one of the mx5 ones i'm using resting in place, just need to sort out the runners.

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