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Old 01-14-2013, 01:56 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:23 AM   #42 (permalink)
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24th April 2012

PROGRESSSSSSSSS

All the loose bits are in the booth painted, lacquered and baked. I will be collection them in the morning

We mixed up 2ltrs of paint today and added 2% SBX7 (blue pearl), when we checked it outside it didn't seem to have the blue popping out enough so we increased it to 3.5%. We took the sample outside and for the first time the whole day the sun broke through for literally about 45 seconds...we dashed into the sun with the sample and was like..WHOA !!! I have a good feeling about the colour 8-)

So painted today was..

2x A pillar trims
2X lower door mouldings
2x sail panels
2x mirrors
2x hoop spoiler extensions
2x side skirts
2x rear quarter trims
2x door handles
1x hoop spoiler
2x spoiler cover trims

The actual car is due to go in the booth later this week , Thursday onwards and will be done for Monday or so. After that i have to rebuild the car with the help of Staff's and GT-P. Once the car is complete it has to go back for flatting and mopping as they can't do all the little bits and bobs without flinging them across the workshop

I am feeling light at the end of the tunnel now ! Never ever would i have expected all this to take 3 months (yes I've had it that long already :shock: ) And now i stand a chance of it being ready for my wedding in 4 weeks time ..Phew 8-)


Some pics of the stuff getting ready for colour...







25th April 2012

I will simply let the pics do the talking today.....:coolsm::coolsm::coolsm:





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Old 01-14-2013, 11:24 AM   #43 (permalink)
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Car was finished tonight at 5.30Pm and was baking when i left. I will most likely collect it tommorrow night or Friday latest.


Excited or what !!
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:37 PM   #44 (permalink)
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and on to the next stage....This was to assemble all the paintwork back onto the car so i could start building it properly.

I had booked to do the car yesterday but the pouring rain almost stopped play, We managed to drive the car to my work where we got it in the cramped workshop out of the rain. Progress was VERY slow as working on a freshly painted car was scary stuff indeed :handsup:

Also re-assembling things so all the rubbers and mouldings lined up perfectly was a tough job. The car needed to look like its never been apart and i think we achieved that going by how everything lined up when done.

Below are a few snaps of the almost finished car, there are still a few trims not fitted as well as its still on scabby winter wheels & tyres.












The bonnet had been mopped already but not the bumper as it was not fitted when i got the car back form bodyshop (hence the colour difference)





AT this stage it was just most of the body panels refitted, All the proper finishing touches will take place now including refitting all the interior.

The car will now go back to the bodyshop to be flatted back and mopped, they wanted the car complete and built as there were too many loose pieces to try do individually. So final product in a week or two :smthumbup:smthumbup
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Holy hell that is absolutely gorgeous.
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Small update today....

Managed to replace the dying fuel pump so it actually drives as well as it looks now !

I also started sorting the 'corners' one at a time so today i did the passenger rear corner, this included..

Servicing caliper
deglazing pads
spraying inner wheel arch Satin Black
adjusting hand brake shoes
fitting inner arch liner
fitting replacement 19"wheel and tyre
polished exhaust tips

I did the same to the Drivers rear too so only have the fronts too go. Im waiting on a few clips and trims so i can put the window weather strips on and the rear screen trim too. All i need for the interior is the plastic boot trims (mine were all broken for some reason ).

Hopefully its booked in for Saturday to be flatted back and mopped..after that its feet up time and enjoy !!

Some sneaky pics...

The cars covered in dust sheets to stop any over spray from painting the wheel arches.

The discs are new ebay jobbies that are dimpled and grooved. I had them very lightly shot blasted and then hot zinc dipped. This stops any corrosion what so ever, and even now a full year later they still look like they do in the pics below (plus the car sits out in the open on my drive so is open to the elements 24/7!)









Last thing i will have too do is raise the suspension...I measured today and i have 2" ground clearence on the centre exhaust and 3.5" on the actual floor pan . It makes speen bumps impossible and the car grounds out even on slight ruts in the road :wallbang::wallbang:


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Old 01-17-2013, 05:26 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Holy hell that is absolutely gorgeous.
Cheers guys...at this stage of the pics it actually still looks pretty crap compared to the final product. It just gets better and better
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Wow, was 110% worth subscribing!! Great work!
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