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#406 Daz1968

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 08:12 AM

Fitted a few more items underside yesterday, battery cable, front hubs assembled etc. but also refitted passenger door, needs a bit of flatting and polishing to finish, but fit is ok, starting to look like a car again now.

47667338032_c81c3f277d_c.jpg6A5F7FF4-FB64-4B40-A142-DE39E811CC9D by darren carr, on FlickrThanks

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 11:00 AM

Beautiful work throughout ...Same colour as mine was but modified slightly..!

 

 

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 07:37 PM

Thanks,

Been difficult finding time to do anything lately. Managed to get a few parts from himley show last week and got a few bits done this weekend.
A picture showing door fit, was best I could get after spending a lot of time on it before paint.

40916774383_58dbe7a984_c.jpgC273EB1C-600B-40D8-A0B8-BB60A1B2E1AF by darren carr, on Flickr

I trimmed all the remaining bits of carpet and trimmed around steering column to finalise fit, pretty pleased with the carpet just needs a hell of a vacuuming to get the felt bits off the top pile.

47831272852_f4544bcc9b_c.jpg55142D32-AAF3-45E9-BB94-D453EF2E2880 by darren carr, on Flickr

Then I stripped, cleaned out and painted the tanks, hell of a job to do, took a couple of weekends to clean out properly. Used bilthamber kit and it worked ok, as for stripping the outside I tried some rustins paint stripper but it wasn’t having any of it. So I purchased some starchem synstip which although more dangerous to use actually did the job that was intended, so then cleaned them up, etch primed and a couple of coats of black, got all the tank straps in position so once fully dry I can install the tanks, hopefully get bootlid on shortly then.

40916774133_1e808c5f09_c.jpgC87CFAED-58D5-44B2-8BD7-A051C76A757A by darren carr, on Flickr

40916773873_746d79d860_c.jpgD6CB1168-1402-4456-B53B-CAF22DC92946 by darren carr, on Flickr

Should start coming together now

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 01:17 PM

Looking really good, it won't be too much longer until it is back on the road.



#410 Daz1968

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Posted 25 May 2019 - 10:22 PM

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After a few hours of trimming and compressing I managed to get the drivers side rear quarter window fitted as best as I can, hopefully the seals will compress a bit more in time and improve the fit.just the other side to do now.

47931489018_4601589eda_c.jpg71F6CDAE-FF19-46E6-82FB-CC556FB15576 by darren carr, on Flickr

Have managed to get the tanks installed and fit the boot board, bootlid etc. And add the badges to bootlid, was lucky to get some nos badges only old part left is the bonnet badge surround, but the original is acceptable to use, I tried a repro one but it didn’t fit the plastic insert properly.

47931494066_e866e60495_c.jpg0D293482-17AB-425F-881D-8F31020ACC55 by darren carr, on Flickr

47931483602_ded69edfd6_c.jpg6AB8345A-364E-4F3E-89BD-C086B70723FF by darren carr, on Flickr

47931493821_764bc3260e_c.jpgA1C319B0-45F9-4E59-89BC-AD8AE3E417F7 by darren carr, on Flickr

#411 Jared Mk3

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Posted 26 May 2019 - 07:01 AM

You're doing a stunning job on this car. Can't wait to see it finished  =]



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Posted 26 May 2019 - 07:45 AM

On the home straight now - looking great!



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Posted 26 May 2019 - 10:14 PM

This is one hell of a build. I love it. So much determination and skill.

#414 Daz1968

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 09:05 PM

Thanks for comments, am really looking forward to getting it finished now

Got the other door on today, but only had a small amount of time so nothing else done

47981190962_b827766e51_c.jpg17CF57E5-9979-4BE6-BB24-371B07EBCBDF by darren carr, on Flickr

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 06:38 PM

Am starting to feel like it’s coming together now,

Got the rear screen chrome trim fitted

48025751092_59ea235fc2_c.jpg4CCE4AC6-F3A7-463C-8C88-6536D02B6095 by darren carr, on Flickr

Then the front one and nos trico blades on my cleaned up originals and adjusted the self parking as motor had been dismantled.

48025676268_3ae4e95ece_c.jpgDBFBF4A7-71B1-4042-9BE3-383FBC8F1C26 by darren carr, on Flickr

Then I fitted the door chrome surrounds

48025647141_c78ffc03fa_c.jpg6EE1EE47-1672-45C3-85FD-AF7665A42210 by darren carr, on Flickr

48025675998_b944f078bf_c.jpg2F61C8C2-E40A-4D6D-B725-B9A7CC7149D4 by darren carr, on Flickr

I then tested most the electrics as I had connected a battery to set the wiper motor.
Only issue I have is the headlamp flash not working although the dip and main beam selector switch works fine, so will have to take a look at the switch I think,

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 08:30 PM

I must have read this project over 10 times now. It's stunning. Can I ask how many hours roughly it's taken to do the bodywork?

#417 Daz1968

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 06:51 AM

Thanks, I haven't really kept track of hours but a rough guide would by 800 hours based on time I have per week and length of time working on it. Surprising how long it takes to do some jobs.

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 06:27 PM

After a few issues with the steering rack and a broken grease gun needed replacing to sort out all the suspension joints I finally got it down on its wheels today, needs a few bits flatting and polishing but pretty pleased with results, just need to get engine and gearbox sorted now, also took time out to dismantle the spray booth and tidy the garage so can get things moving again, feels good to finally get to the next stage, been a long time coming

48331424586_c679b0905c_c.jpg2337E0AB-86BE-493F-95D4-61A8077779BF by darren carr, on Flickr

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 06:55 PM

How did you fit the chrome door surrounds - it's a job I need to do but have been putting off?



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Posted 20 July 2019 - 07:00 PM

I had issues with the repro parts so used mainly the original rivets after drilling them out I used small rivets to put them back in the door, if you do buy a repro set the washers on lower door are to big but the button type rivets work ok,




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