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Old 02-07-2019, 11:54 AM
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Hi all,

I brought my S2000 a couple of months back now. Actually brought it as a CAT N car and my friend and I brought it back to life!

06 reg Imola Orange 47k miles on the clock.

Has had no issues so far and I've been so happy with it as I've always wanted one since they came out!

Added a couple of bits and pieces to it.

flushed front
K&N filter with the original air box
Rear OE low spoiler
Mugen CF gear knob
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Bits I've brought but still to put on

Front OE splitter
Side skirts
Decat pipe







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Old 02-07-2019, 09:53 PM
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loving the orange! look forward to hearing/seeing more of the car
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Hi, welcome, orange is nice.
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not heard of cat N before, what did you have to do? parts for these can be a real bitch

orange isnt my fave colour but then it aint my car, looks tidy.. i like.
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CAT N is bodywork damage with no damage to the Chassis itself no need to have a test to get back on the road. I replaced both front wings, crash bar, front bumper, under trays, one headlight unit and the airbag units. Re-sprayed both front wings and bumper back to the Imola Orange colour, all in all about 1k in parts and paint. It took about a week in total to get it back on the road.
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All the parts I sourced were from Ebay
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yeah, you can see why the insurer would shy away. mine had minor front end damage but a new headlight is over £700 alone i think..

mine had to have entire front end painted from a destroyed bumper so cost thousands and the wing badges took the paint off so had to do the doors too..

i imagine that Orange might be hard to match too so the risk of customer rejecting it.

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£1k, wow! I've had front wings replaced before (neighbour reversed into me) and to do just one cost over £1k. (most of that was painting as the wings themselves aren't too expensive)

Do you own a car repair shop?
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That is quite impressive and it looks like it's turned out well.

It's usual to have to chase imola all round the car, as it is difficult to match. I know that happened to a long beach blue NSX. What started off as a minor front bumper repair turned into a respray.
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Originally Posted by Nottm_S2 View Post
yeah, you can see why the insurer would shy away. mine had minor front end damage but a new headlight is over £700 alone i think..

mine had to have entire front end painted from a destroyed bumper so cost thousands and the wing badges took the paint off so had to do the doors too..

i imagine that Orange might be hard to match too so the risk of customer rejecting it.

Yes the Orange was very hard to match to the rest of the body! It has 2 stages to it to make the pearl, a ground coat which looks like a mustard yellow then the main coat which changes it to the orange then the lacquer.
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