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#16 Richie83

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 08:59 AM

Big changes over the last week or so.

New drivers sill is on:
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Inner arch cut out and fixed up:
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Fresh air vent fixed:
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A-panels and scuttle on:
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New wings:
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Posted 15 December 2014 - 09:04 AM

The rear cones were pretty shot (originals) so I bit the bullet and replaced the lot. Whilst out the knuckles, ball joints and bump stops were also replaced:
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Rear valance was replaced and needed a new closing panel (it looked like a rusty mole has bored up from the wheel arch):
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Posted 15 December 2014 - 09:07 AM

I decided on Wood and Pickett arches. These were trail fitted before the respray. The front wings had to be cut for the 12x6 wheels with a lip reformed for strength and originality:
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Front:
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Posted 15 December 2014 - 09:50 AM

How easy are the W&P arches to fit? I'm leaning towards these myself....



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Posted 15 December 2014 - 11:28 AM

How easy are the W&P arches to fit? I'm leaning towards these myself....

I got the easy fit ones from MiniSpares. They were not that easy to fit apparently! The reason being the wings, which were cut and re-fabricated to clear the 12x6 wheels. 



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Posted 15 December 2014 - 12:34 PM

They're looking good though....



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Posted 15 December 2014 - 01:35 PM

They're looking good though....

Yes, I am well pleased with them. My plan is to keep them black (probably sprayed) to match the new black roof. Hoping it will look good.



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Posted 15 December 2014 - 04:02 PM

 

They're looking good though....

Yes, I am well pleased with them. My plan is to keep them black (probably sprayed) to match the new black roof. Hoping it will look good.

 

 That's my thinking too for mine.



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Posted 17 December 2014 - 08:31 PM

Okay, big leaps forward this week. We have primer and paint:

Doors ready for final flatting (note one has a blob of paint on):
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The shell has been prepped and primed (no photos on me at this time). Now in paint and drying:
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Full shot:
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Next up is flattting and the all new black roof!

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 10:50 AM

Some more progress:
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Posted 19 December 2014 - 02:25 PM

That looks great! Which blue is that?

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 06:22 PM

Thanks. It's coming along. That looks great! Which blue is that?

I believe it's called Electric Blue, was a standard Rover Sprite colour.

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 09:12 PM

Went to the workshop today and the stone chip has been done:
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And I deadened the roof and stuck the original felt back on. I also added some foam around the edges to keep the bars in place:
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Posted 19 December 2014 - 09:16 PM

Here's one of a finished door and the mini in the background.
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Posted 19 December 2014 - 09:25 PM

Looking very nice!





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