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#61 REVVIT

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 08:10 PM

Front End Friday..carrying on with the grille mock up..managed to get some more shape into it so it fits the grille opening..next step is to make a surround to frame it so it ressembles a normal grille..also made a new bonnet stay bracket as the original one i removed from the old innerwing was looking tired..

 

 

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 12:22 PM

Hmm that other project looks very interesting as well...



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Posted 03 August 2018 - 08:57 PM

So made more progress rebuilt the doors and fitted new skins..surprised to say the skins fit well as they are not genuine ..they will need work to improve fit but as a starter I'm happy..so lots of finessing to do but the list is getting shorter..also behind the scenes I've started refurbing the mechanicals and parts in general ...

 

 

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 09:02 PM

Hmm that other project looks very interesting as well...

 

Minimissions especially for you the project in the background is not mine..it belongs to my friend..its a 1952 chevy truck currently being mocked up to run the complete engine and running gear from a 4.2 V8 Audi quattro..should go well !!



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Posted 04 August 2018 - 07:11 AM

 

Hmm that other project looks very interesting as well...

 

Minimissions especially for you the project in the background is not mine..it belongs to my friend..its a 1952 chevy truck currently being mocked up to run the complete engine and running gear from a 4.2 V8 Audi quattro..should go well !!

 

Those doors look a great fit like you say pattern skins can be a risk I had to ditch some pattern skins on my 95 sidewalk as the profile was awful but those look great.

Nice I thought that other car was a Chevy sounds like an interesting project.



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Posted 04 August 2018 - 04:57 PM

Really nice project :)

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 07:49 PM

Really nice project :)

 

Thanks..the van or the truck !!..



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Posted 14 August 2018 - 09:45 PM

Small update but very much plugging away at it managing about 3 hours every night after work ..mostly stripping paint and going over loose ends..im trying to reduce the amount of work for the painter as the more i do the less i pay him...so pictures are much the same possibly off to paint in 3 weeks...

 

 

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 09:48 AM

This thing is going to be stunning! I’m still paint stripping but wishing I’d got it blasted at the mo

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 05:34 AM

She is looking ace! What colour will the van be going?



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Posted 16 August 2018 - 10:05 PM

This thing is going to be stunning! I’m still paint stripping but wishing I’d got it blasted at the mo

 

Thanks..thats the plan as best as i can within reason so i can still use and enjoy it...yep same here stripping paint sole destroying really but its a must and will make all the difference..I did consider blasting but its all extra expense and the shell is great generally so stripper it is..



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Posted 16 August 2018 - 10:08 PM

She is looking ace! What colour will the van be going?

 

Yep taking shape thanks..as for the colour i was initially going with willow green but I'm having second thoughts and considering a pale grey with a snowberry white roof..dilemma !!



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Posted 16 August 2018 - 10:13 PM

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 11:21 PM

How are you finding the stripper works on the heritage e coat?

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 05:33 AM

 

She is looking ace! What colour will the van be going?

 

Yep taking shape thanks..as for the colour i was initially going with willow green but I'm having second thoughts and considering a pale grey with a snowberry white roof..dilemma !!

 

hmmm I am a fan of both those colours.... for me it would be green as do like a green van..






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