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#31 REVVIT

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 08:39 PM

I didn't want mine to shout out K series, but rather as standard as possible (within reason)

If you're interested, some pics here. http://www.16vminicl...9159#post379159

 

I look forward to following your progress!

 

 

Love it..just read all the build..just how i like them subtle and nicely engineered and thought about..thanks I'm pushing on will get some more pics up soon..Cheers..



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Posted 05 June 2018 - 08:50 PM

Bulkhead all stripped and metal prepped...

 

 

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And rear arch..

 

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 05:47 AM

 

Cracking work those floors look like they fit a dream....

 

 

Thanks they do look better than the flintstones ones it had previously..Shame i had to cover them in metal prep but that is there as  protection for future and as a good base for the paint etc..

 

haha yes I bet, well they look ace!



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:02 AM

What did you use to strip the bulkhead?

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:59 AM

Is that a Camper shorty?

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 02:47 PM

What did you use to strip the bulkhead?

its pretty potent not your feeble nitromours..its available from decent paint suppliers ..paintbox in Lspa is where this came from..1st application does the initial strip and the 2nd removes the rest..



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 02:48 PM

Is that a Camper shorty?

 

 

No its a 1952 Chevy truck with the rear bed off which makes it look stubby..



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 02:53 PM

Bit more progress..

 

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 06:40 PM


What did you use to strip the bulkhead?

its pretty potent not your feeble nitromours..its available from decent paint suppliers ..paintbox in Lspa is where this came from..1st application does the initial strip and the 2nd removes the rest..

What’s it called? Nitromors is rubbish since change of ingredients

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 07:30 PM

Sorry yes its called Starchem Synstryp Paint Stripper..



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Posted 29 June 2018 - 07:08 PM

Bit of an update and the panel list is getting shorter !..passenger inner wing is now fully fitted which lead me to my dilemma as to which front panels to fit..from the begining I've chosen to fit a non van front although i still have the original which i intend to adapt and swap about when i fancy a change..initially i opted to go with pattern panels and see how things turned out..both wings scuttle and front panel duly purchased ..1 week later of messing about decided i was just not happy with the poor fit and the need for a lot of tweeking to get the panels anywhere near a good fit..so 1 gen scuttle and wings later I'm now happy and the fit is almost bang on without any mods..

 

 

 

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 06:49 AM

Nice progress those panels look to be lining up nicely, I am looking forward to seeing this one in paint its always nice to see another van on the road...



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Posted 30 June 2018 - 10:58 PM

Looking good and yeah pattern scuttles are junk

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 08:10 AM

Nice progress those panels look to be lining up nicely, I am looking forward to seeing this one in paint its always nice to see another van on the road...

 

Thanks..i tried to stay with the pattern panels but the amount needed to get them anywhere near half a decent fit would never be..if you are after quick fix then they will do but not in the same league as gen the pressings and lines are much sharper and fit well straight away..don't get me wrong you still have to manipulate take on/off many times but each time you do each fit gets better..yes looking forward to seeing some colour on it hopefully august time to start prep ...



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Posted 01 July 2018 - 08:17 AM

Looking good and yeah pattern scuttles are junk

 

Thanks..yes it set me back a couple of weeks trying to  make them work even if i did get a reasonable fit it would still bother me each time i looked at the front..how is yours coming along..do you have a build on here.? 






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