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#196 CityEPete

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 07:58 PM

You need to clone yourself!

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 08:14 PM

You need to clone yourself!

I do need another pair of hands really but I prefer to work alone. That's the issue..



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Posted 15 January 2018 - 08:47 PM

 

You need to clone yourself!

I do need another pair of hands really but I prefer to work alone. That's the issue..

 

 

I know where your coming from Ben had the same problem for Fifty odd years

about four out of nearly a hundred apprentices made the grade. 



#199 nicnoo

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 10:02 AM

 

You need to clone yourself!

I do need another pair of hands really but I prefer to work alone. That's the issue..

 

That's the sign of a perfectionist, I know it all too well :)



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 12:25 PM

Great work.  Mini is really coming on well now.



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 07:10 PM

Another day of prep today.

 

Inside the boot

 

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Parcel shelf

 

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Rear bulkhead and seat pan

 

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And then the floor was scotched up again to key the primer I put on last time

 

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And then I done some masking up ready for primer

 

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As you can see, I removed the steering column so that it's not in the way.

 

Before I finalised the prep, I needed to hang the doors to double check the fit and make sure that everything aligns now the car is down off of the stands

 

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And I also refitted the boot lid and rear bumper to check those too

 

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I am happy with the fit so they will come off in the morning. Then I will trial fit the rear screen, tail lamps and fuel tanks and then I can start degreasing and get some primer on

 

Cheers

 

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 07:19 PM

Ive been waiting patiently for this update , its simply stunning

#203 JXC Mini GT

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 07:31 PM

Great work Ben, doors and boot gaps look good, the owner must be well pleased with the repairs you have carried out even though the original work request was to replace the inner and outer sills.



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:18 PM

Great work Ben, doors and boot gaps look good, the owner must be well pleased with the repairs you have carried out even though the original work request was to replace the inner and outer sills.

It has been a long road but the end is near now. :-)

 

Then on to yours!



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 09:19 PM


Top work as always Ben

The end is in sight

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 07:16 PM

More trial fitting today

 

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I didn't strap the tank down but held it square on it's stand and the filler neck pokes out correctly so that's all good. I put the rear screen in but didn't end up trying the fillet strip.

Experience doing these tells me that it will go in just fine so i'm happy with that.

 

Now I want to get some primer on it so everything came back off and I masked up the front end

 

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And then degreased inside the car and boot and of course the outer panels

 

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And then mixed up and applied some primer

 

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And then had a cup of tea whilst that dried.

 

Next, I flatted down the primer inside and in the boot. I shall leave the external panel flatting until i am ready to paint the outside. This job will have to be done in 3 stages - Inside and boot, Underside and then finally outer panels

 

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And then applied some brush on sealent

 

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I also sealed up inside the companion bins and inside the boot

 

I was going to get then underside primed tomorrow but decided that I would get the inside top coated as well as inside the boot. This will save me lots of hassle raising and lowering the car doing it the other way.

 

The paint arrived this afternoon too

 

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Looks good to me!



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Posted 17 January 2018 - 08:50 PM

Fantastic if I owned it Id be getting the whole lot painted though thats my 1 and only gripe

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:00 PM

Fantastic work and attention to detail! I do mechanical restoration only in my business and wish I could find somebody here in California to do body work and paint like you! As the previous post I can't understand why the customer would not authorize a complete re-paint? with the best will in the world it will still show the old and new, if not straight away, once the new starts to fade in a year or two it will become obvious? but I understand re-straights placed on you by the customer if this is the case. Anyway if you fancy a bus mans holiday here in California my 1960 is needing some love.......................................

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 06:49 AM

Loving the look of this Mk2, Nice work, I would love to come learn from you guys... its going to be another stunner!



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Posted 18 January 2018 - 08:56 AM

Fortunately, the entire car has been resprayed fairly recently so the paint is all still fresh which is why I didn't recommend a full respray. There isn't really any need.

 

 

Fantastic work and attention to detail! I do mechanical restoration only in my business and wish I could find somebody here in California to do body work and paint like you! As the previous post I can't understand why the customer would not authorize a complete re-paint? with the best will in the world it will still show the old and new, if not straight away, once the new starts to fade in a year or two it will become obvious? but I understand re-straights placed on you by the customer if this is the case. Anyway if you fancy a bus mans holiday here in California my 1960 is needing some love.......................................

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Thanks for the comments.

I'd love to come out to California, even if it ended up being a bus mans holiday!






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