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Posted 17 August 2018 - 09:01 PM

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

 

Tried the stripper on the first heritage panel today and it came off easy after a brief soak..i use a combination of sharp scrappers and scotchbrite and comes off a treat..



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Posted 17 August 2018 - 09:05 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 !!

 

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

 

 

I already experimented on the bulkhead with willow green in a previous picture..it looks lovely but I'm after a period racer look so i think grey may suit the theme better ??..



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Posted 17 August 2018 - 10:41 PM

this grey ?

 

there's something familiar about grey for a van, but i can't quite put my finger on it



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Posted 18 August 2018 - 08:15 AM

this grey ?

 

there's something familiar about grey for a van, but i can't quite put my finger on it

 

Im a big fan of grey on lots of cars my previous MK1 was tweed grey which looked lovely..i think being a commercial it suits those types of user friendly pastel type colours ..i suddenly feel pressure i notice your pick up being restored by ben..ive followed all of his work and its perfect so yours will be no different..



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Posted 18 August 2018 - 08:29 PM

 

this grey ?

 

there's something familiar about grey for a van, but i can't quite put my finger on it

 

Im a big fan of grey on lots of cars my previous MK1 was tweed grey which looked lovely..i think being a commercial it suits those types of user friendly pastel type colours ..i suddenly feel pressure i notice your pick up being restored by ben..ive followed all of his work and its perfect so yours will be no different..

 

 

what colour to go for is such a hard call to make - there's so much choice !! 

 

with the pickup i'm planning to duck that decision and just get Ben to repaint it in the same colour as I think it suits it - no idea what colour it is though !!

 

your grill looks really good - what did it come from originally ?



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Posted 19 August 2018 - 09:07 AM

 

 

this grey ?

 

there's something familiar about grey for a van, but i can't quite put my finger on it

 

Im a big fan of grey on lots of cars my previous MK1 was tweed grey which looked lovely..i think being a commercial it suits those types of user friendly pastel type colours ..i suddenly feel pressure i notice your pick up being restored by ben..ive followed all of his work and its perfect so yours will be no different..

 

 

what colour to go for is such a hard call to make - there's so much choice !! 

 

with the pickup i'm planning to duck that decision and just get Ben to repaint it in the same colour as I think it suits it - no idea what colour it is though !!

 

your grill looks really good - what did it come from originally ?

 

 

I do like the colour of your pick up as its unusual..I'm leaning towards a pale colour as its less prone to showing up any panel defects..as for the grille it started off as a blank pressing for an Aston Martin..the guy i share the garage with had it lying about..i noticed it and thought with a bit of trimming it would work on the van..still needs work and i need to finish the edge trim off but getting on with the body has taken over..



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Posted 19 August 2018 - 12:23 PM

More paint stripped...

 

 

 

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 10:57 PM


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.?

Finally have started a build thread Project DRC

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 08:47 PM

 

 

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.?

Finally have started a build thread Project DRC

 

 

Thats a mighty fine looking project and i hope it all goes well with your wife...Thats is also not a roll cage that is heaven to a fellow roll cage enthusiast...i would love to have one in the van but i think they are hidden to much...



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Posted 20 August 2018 - 08:56 PM

For you Matt another one of my previous minis with the compulsory cage...

 

 

 

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 11:11 PM

For you Matt another one of my previous minis with the compulsory cage...



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Thanks mate. I’m a massive cage fan and one of the reasons I didn’t do a van was wanting a big cage.
That’s funny you’ve posted that pic, I used to have a mk3 done as a Cooper s rep in island blue with oe white roof and cage :)

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 06:31 PM

Nearly done with the paint stripping thankfully any small remaining bits can be sorted at prep stage ..this weekend i need to finish and clean off some welds underneath so i need to roll it on its side again..paint wise still not sure of the colour and both of my painter options have not given a rough ball park on price yet..!

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 08:27 PM

Great work on the van, The grille's looking excellent.

 

What arches did you have on the blue mk2?



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Posted 24 August 2018 - 08:42 PM

Great work on the van, The grille's looking excellent.

 

What arches did you have on the blue mk2?

 

Thanks its taking shape..is the mini in your picture Smoke Grey ?...Grille still needs the outer bezel making which i will do when its off to paint..arches on the Mk2 were group 2 all blended in...



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Posted 24 August 2018 - 10:02 PM

 

Great work on the van, The grille's looking excellent.

 

What arches did you have on the blue mk2?

 

Thanks its taking shape..is the mini in your picture Smoke Grey ?...Grille still needs the outer bezel making which i will do when its off to paint..arches on the Mk2 were group 2 all blended in...

 

yep smoke grey, more photos of it in the last few pages of my project thread below. I think the willow green will suit the van well, especially with that grille.  ah right, they look great.






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