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#166 1330RG

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 07:29 PM

Thats some dame good progress, you going to paint the car yourself?

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 05:30 AM

Thats some dame good progress, you going to paint the car yourself?

thanks dude, my plan was to bare metal the shell, prime and stone chip the underneath. then build back up ( lower section. running gear) I was then going to take for painting...but in all honesty im temped to give it a go. 

 

try anything once haha



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Posted 14 September 2019 - 11:45 AM

Im the same iv never sprayed anything but im going to give it a go on mine too. Whats the worse that happens? You mess it up, the sander comes back out and it goes to a pro lol all you lose is time and and cost of paint and primers. But if it works....

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 12:05 PM

Im the same iv never sprayed anything but im going to give it a go on mine too. Whats the worse that happens? You mess it up, the sander comes back out and it goes to a pro lol all you lose is time and and cost of paint and primers. But if it works....

I say why not. my heads in the same place as yours. 

 

( plus I got a quote recently - £2200 ) really unsure if this is good or bad 

 

that's me dropping off a rolling shell with just primer on 

 

 cost for materials is gonna be about £500 - £600 So with that price difference. I reckon it's worth the risk.

would also love the fact that I could say I did it all.



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Posted 16 September 2019 - 05:10 PM

Exactly that mate, may sound obnoxious but id be happy to gamble £600 for a half decent job just to say i did it and save myself £1500. I want to do as much as i can! And us sparkys are normally good learners haha prior to the mini i have now, id built loads of engines for cars iv had but never done body work. Got to learn some where eh?

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 09:08 AM

so I have an update... 

 

have got my engine back from my mate 

 

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I wasn't happy with the colour of green. so I went with another green.... 

 

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#172 Harryrothers93

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 10:25 AM

finally got some pics from mate who rebuilt the engine.....

 

disassemble - 

 

 

 

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reassemble - 

 

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 07:10 AM

Looking good dude, whats the engine spec? Or have you gone for a refresh on the 1275?

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 02:19 PM

Looking good dude, whats the engine spec? Or have you gone for a refresh on the 1275?

 

thanks bud.

 

being honest lad, don't know much about engines. most I have done in the past is a head gasket change 

 

only changes are - drop gears fitted / roller rockers / a new throttle body kit from specialist-components.



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Posted 22 October 2019 - 04:53 PM

That will do nicely to get you some smooth power though.

Pm me your email ill send you a file for future use if you ever fancy and engine build (as long as the file isn't to big to send).
Your more than capable of building an engine id say bud.

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 05:35 PM

That will do nicely to get you some smooth power though.

Pm me your email ill send you a file for future use if you ever fancy and engine build (as long as the file isn't to big to send).
Your more than capable of building an engine id say bud.

I hope so! lol

 

pm'd you lad, appreciate it.

 

kind words, would love to do one In the future ( its on my ever growing to do list )



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Posted 26 October 2019 - 09:35 PM

been in the man tent today and managed to get a couple of things done.

 

 

first task of the day was to create, what can only be described as an engineering marvel!...( Ok its just a piece of rod with a slit ) but it worked none the less 

 

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after that was done I masked up the wing/a panel to draw my cut lines using a compass and following the curve of the panel lip.

 

which left me with this 

 

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after I had that and went for a cup of tea while I grew some much needed testicals  I went about cutting/bending my brand new heritage panels.

 

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also managed to get some work done on the engine 

 

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Posted 27 October 2019 - 01:14 PM

Nice! 👍
Good old bending stick hey! 😎

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Posted 27 October 2019 - 08:36 PM

Full steam ahead now!

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Posted 27 October 2019 - 08:58 PM

Nice! 👍
Good old bending stick hey! 😎

cheers bud, new favourite tool ;)

 

Full steam ahead now!

 aye would love to have her back on the road for next summer.

 

 

 

bit more done this morning 

 

 

other side arch masked/cut/bent

 

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and some more bare metal prep

 

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