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#331 Ben_O

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 02:45 PM

Windscreen fitted

 

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Back window fitted

 

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o/s door windows finished now with the new catches and runner fixed to the door

 

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I haven't done the other side yet as there were 2 o/s/f catches in the kit and no n/s/f so one has been ordered.

 

I made a start on the flatting polishing.

Pretty standard affair

Flat paintwork

 

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And machine polish

 

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I then continued across the front of the car

 

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And am now working down the n/s

 

More later.

 

Ben


Edited by Ben_O, 04 July 2019 - 02:47 PM.


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Posted 04 July 2019 - 05:32 PM

that looks great Ben !

 

did you fit a new rubber to the rear screen ?



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Posted 04 July 2019 - 07:07 PM

that looks great Ben !

 

did you fit a new rubber to the rear screen ?

Cheers Pat.

I ended up with a new rear screen rubber. The old one had gone hard so not only would have been difficult to fit, but would probably have leaked.

 

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 07:29 PM

that looks great Ben !
 
did you fit a new rubber to the rear screen ?

Cheers Pat.
I ended up with a new rear screen rubber. The old one had gone hard so not only would have been difficult to fit, but would probably have leaked.
 
Ben

You had better luck with this screen mate.....

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 08:26 PM

Looking really good - please say it's having steel wheels?

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 08:40 PM

Looking really good - please say it's having steel wheels?

 

yep, it's having steel wheels;  LP883's



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Posted 11 July 2019 - 01:48 AM

One question, why didn't you fill the extra windshield wiper holes in the scuttle?

 

I've been watching this one from the beginning and it turned out terrific, glad you went with something other than the green - not a fan of that color.



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Posted 11 July 2019 - 09:49 AM

One question, why didn't you fill the extra windshield wiper holes in the scuttle?

 

I've been watching this one from the beginning and it turned out terrific, glad you went with something other than the green - not a fan of that color.

I wouldn't fill them unless I was specifically asked to.

They are all there from the factory with the spurious ones filled with grommets.

 

The Grey is rather nice isn't it. I think it was a good choice too.

 

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 11:13 AM

One question, why didn't you fill the extra windshield wiper holes in the scuttle?

 

 

.maybe someone might want to convert it to LHD in the future

 

 

I've been watching this one from the beginning and it turned out terrific, glad you went with something other than the green - not a fan of that color.

 

i quite liked the green to be honest, and quite practical as the dirt didn't show up too much, but i'm glad i changed my mind



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Posted 12 July 2019 - 03:31 PM

I have now fitted the sill/arch trims

 

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And continued the repairs to the tailboard.

You may remember that I replaced the bottom section of the tailboard some time ago to solve a rust issue. The centre of the panel where it's set back was quite badly distorted and removing the bottom section to replace it didn't relieve the stretch from it and being double skinned, I had to settle for shrinking the panel and using pins to straighten it out.

I got it as far as I could and then finished it up by skimming the whole skin with body filler.

 

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And then 3 coats of high build

 

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Once that was cured, I blocked it and then applied the black surfacer. Once that was cured, I blocked that back and we have the finished repair

 

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And then I sealed up the seams

 

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Once dry, I masked up and applied Raptor to the inside. I figured that it would offer protection from scrapes when loading/unloading the truck and also tie in nicely with the load bed floor

 

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Then once dry, it was ready for top coat

 

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I also gathered up the last few items requiring top coat and prepped/etched those

 

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And of course topcoated them

 

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 10:27 PM

thanks Ben - tailgate looks good as new now (..and probably better !), and nice touch with the raptor

 

sill trim looks really good on the car - can't wait to get the rest of the chrome work on, should look really good



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Posted 07 August 2019 - 03:50 PM

Pretty much finished now but I cant find the memory card from my camera right now so I snapped a photo on my phone. Ill update with the last few bits once I find it.

 

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 03:56 PM

Looks absolutely stunning Ben! Another mini rolling off of the MRG line better than the day it rolled out of the factory ?

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 05:04 PM

looks lovely Ben.  really pleased with the way it's come out  - so glad i changed my mind on the paint



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Posted 07 August 2019 - 08:55 PM

I've been following your thread and you have given me hope for a car that I'm fixing as the driver's door is jammed between the A and B plillars,





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