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#16 'Chop'

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 09:03 PM

And your vacuum advance pipe

It's there, it's just running UNDER the dizzy in a braided hose and along the stainless breather hose to the carb :P



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 09:27 PM

Today's work...... Did a bit more painting, neatened some of the areas under the door hinge mounts and seam sealed the last bit of bodywork. Welded on the tacho mount on the steering column mount brace bar (neater than the clamp I originally made) Ready for final topcoatng hopefully tomorrow. Bonnet marked out for 'planks', but still need to mark out the wings and front panel... Phew, paintwork NEARLY done. Then interior, Make up harness rear mounts and neaten loom. :thumbsup:

Attached File  Picture 069.jpg   161.62K   172 downloads Front passenger side fully painted.

Attached File  Picture 070.jpg   170.36K   79 downloads Drivers side- nearly finished.

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Attached File  Picture 075.jpg   168.84K   85 downloads Pretty little rear end ;-)

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Attached File  Picture 073.jpg   40.65K   177 downloads Part finished 'wooden' 'cage.


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#18 alex-95

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 09:35 PM

This is great, love the wood effect. Any pictures of the other minis you've had/got?



#19 'Chop'

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 09:50 PM

This is great, love the wood effect. Any pictures of the other minis you've had/got?

Ta. Don't think I've got too many photos of the others. I'll have a hunt about, but been out of the 'scene' for around 6 or 7 years.... Just getting back into it (started 'Chop' way back in '99, but gave up after 6 months and only occasionally dragged it out to work on in the following years.... but this is THE year)



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 10:39 PM

How do you achieve that wood grain effect it looks amazing

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 05:58 AM

Love the seats and wooden effect



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 06:51 AM

 

That's crazy, love it though, especially the wood effect, how did you get the wood effect on there, is that vinyl stick on wood effect?

No, it's painted on and then varnished (really)

 



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 12:37 PM

totally batshit crazy I love it!

 

Must take forever to paint that wood effect on though?



#24 'Chop'

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 04:12 PM

totally batshit crazy I love it!

 

Must take forever to paint that wood effect on though?

Doesn't take too long..... less than prepping and painting a car in the conventional way ;-)



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 04:23 PM

How do you achieve that wood grain effect it looks amazing

Firstly prime and matt base coat like a normal respray.

Apply topcoat (sort of tinted lacquer) and brush and 'comb' the top coat until happy with result.

Leave to dry and seal the paint- clear lacquer is probably best, but I'm brush painting tinted varnish on this one (I've done a few mins like this) just so as I get a proper 'grained' feel on it instead of a kind of smooth satin finish I have always done in the past.

Looks good from a distance but don't know how long a varnish will stay on....

If it peels off then no worries- It's only an experiment and the chop was only done to win a bet.... If it peels, I will have invented a new scene within the kustom culture........

 

THE ROT LOOK :lol:


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#26 'Chop'

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 08:54 PM

Few more piccies......

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 11:17 PM

love this project, was following it with interest on facebook and love the videos you posted on there! keep up the work hoping to see it in the flesh at somepoint as well :-)



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 06:23 PM

love this project, was following it with interest on facebook and love the videos you posted on there! keep up the work hoping to see it in the flesh at somepoint as well :-)

Thanks for your comments :-)

Progress a bit slow this week, what with a classic car meet on Weds and mini club meet last night....

Plan to do some more paintwork in a bit........



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Posted 07 July 2013 - 11:56 PM

How'd you make the seats the look cool don't cover them



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 09:03 PM

Nice, but is it low enuf.......

















Too bloody right it is, top mini





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