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#31 alittleawkward

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 11:22 PM

Since joining this forum I genuinely wish I lived in the isle of Wight. The care and detail you put into all your projects is astounding; being a customer for you must be such a delight.



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Posted 27 March 2017 - 11:07 PM

Since joining this forum I genuinely wish I lived in the isle of Wight. The care and detail you put into all your projects is astounding; being a customer for you must be such a delight.

It is a delight, the midget is the second car Ben has restored for us. You need to meet him to see how enthusiastic and positive he is and how good he is at his job.

 

The Isle of Wight is easy to get to from London, train from Waterloo to Portsmouth then a short ferry crossing which is lovely on a sunny day, then a bit of a trek across the island :-)  



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Posted 09 April 2017 - 11:11 PM

Hi Ben

 

Have you had experience of the local media blasting company? As I would prefer it to be blasted than chemical stripping but I understand that you can get panel distortion if using the wrong media or being a bit heavy handed

 

Thanks

Darren



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Posted 10 April 2017 - 07:22 PM

Hi Ben

 

Have you had experience of the local media blasting company? As I would prefer it to be blasted than chemical stripping but I understand that you can get panel distortion if using the wrong media or being a bit heavy handed

 

Thanks

Darren

We had an E-type done there a few years back and they were very good

 

I would request that they don't do the flat panels. The main areas needing doing are underneath, inside and the engine bay/ front wheel arches etc.

 

The wings would be stripped by me and by hand so they won't be blasted and obviously the doors are to be re-skinned although i may remove the old skins and send the frames in.

 

I hope that helps.

 

Cheers

 

Ben



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Posted 10 April 2017 - 09:04 PM

Hi Ben,

 

Thanks, that sounds like a plan. Please can you arrange it.

 

When the work is finally done please can you MOT the midget

 

Thanks

Darren



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Posted 11 April 2017 - 04:53 PM

Hi Ben,

 

Thanks, that sounds like a plan. Please can you arrange it.

 

When the work is finally done please can you MOT the midget

 

Thanks

Darren

I have left details with the blasters this afternoon and am waiting for them to come back with arrangements and then ill have it transported to them.

 

Mot is fine :-)

 

Cheers

 

Ben



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 09:21 PM

Thanks Ben



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 09:21 PM

Hi Ben

 

Any progress on the media blasting?

 

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Darren



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:18 PM

We are waiting to hear from them with a date.

 

They are very busy currently but say that they are looking at the 25th.

 

Cheers

 

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 09:08 PM

Hi Ben,

 

any progress on the media blasting?

 

Thanks

Darren



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Posted 26 April 2017 - 09:19 PM

 

Hi Ben I've spoken to Peter May and they suggest poly bushes, negative camber trunions, 400 lbs rated springs and uprated 5/8" anti roll bar so I'll be raiding the piggy bank over the weekend and you'll get a box of of nice shiny bits later in the week  :D

Excellent.

 

I shall look forward to having a look when it arrives :-)

 

Hi Ben,

did you manage to get a photo of the Peter May bits?

 

cheers

Darren






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