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Sundayjumper
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dammit wrote:
...my preferred route would be GT3 buckets with a heating element in, re-trimmed to match the car, but that's £much...


I hope you'll forgive me for saying, but thus far the ££s don't seem to have been a limiting factor in your project, so if you really want the GT3 buckets you should do it. If you compromise and do something else you'll forever be wondering if you made a mistake.
 
  
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maldren
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How's the paint job turned out, are you pleased?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a note from the painter today:

"Just finishing off some final bits as I had to redo a few bits as I wasn't 100% happy with them and if I can see them then I cant let a car leave without it being right.

I hope to have the everything corrected with just the brakes to finish next week"
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sundayjumper wrote:
Dammit wrote:
...my preferred route would be GT3 buckets with a heating element in, re-trimmed to match the car, but that's £much...


I hope you'll forgive me for saying, but thus far the ££s don't seem to have been a limiting factor in your project, so if you really want the GT3 buckets you should do it. If you compromise and do something else you'll forever be wondering if you made a mistake.


Two things on this, thing 1: I don't know if the buckets actually get you any lower, everything I've found on this is anecdotal and not altogether convincing - in the "must do" vein rather than "yes, by 75mm".

Thing 2: the upholsterer is going to see if the existing drivers seat can be modified, and if that works then I'll be happy with that I think - preserves originality and I think that full on race buckets are a bit of a powerful look in a cab, now I'm sure I could carry it off - but maybe not in my tweed jacket.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No car update (yet), so here's a picture of the stands that turned up today:

 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dammit wrote:
No car update (yet), so here's a picture of the stands that turned up today:



They are lovely, expensive but lovely. Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few conversations to report on, first I called Carbone-pl this morning and spoke to Wojtek, which resulted in the invoice for my duplicate VIN stickers appearing in my inbox at once - duly paid, I'm looking forward to seeing the quality of these. For $30/each I thought it was well worth a go.

Secondly, I had a good conversation with Barry at Multi-tech.

He expanded a little on why he'd judged the first finish that they achieved to not be up to his standards - and that it was necessary to wait a little while for the volatiles in the paint to out-gas before going again else we'd just be storing up problems which might ultimately lead to the car needing to be taken back to bare metal to get a finish that he was happy with.

This display of perfectionism makes me happy that I picked the right place for the paint, which is also going to include painting the (clear) indicator lenses on the (later) Litronic headlamp units to match the amber side-indicators.

Barry noted that my wheel arch liner was cracked so I've asked him to replace it, along with the windscreen seal and the window seals (the latter were squeaking as the flock has worn off, which was driving me nuts).

Paintwork is scheduled to be finished mid-March, then the car goes over to the upholsterers, I'd anticipate getting the car back toward the end of March now, just before I fly to Australia for work.

I need to check the MOT expiry, but the timing may mean that I drive from Multitech straight to Precision to get a further 12 months ticket, we shall see.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On my way to Multitech to see progress. Quite excited.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Some thoughts:

It's a very good job, and this is before two further stages of polishing.

All the little dings and dents of 20 years of existence are gone.

The Litronic lights now have painted indicators - I've asked them to order some clear side-repeaters and paint them so that the match is perfect.

All the incipient corrosion is gone - and gaskets are now behind the door strikers. They've put cavity wax in as they put the car back together, and replaced the DSF wheel arch liner as it was cracked inside - not badly, but seemed silly not to replace it whilst we were in there.

The paint has really drawn attention to the seats, luckily they're next - along with the roof.

Refurbishing the brake calipers has made a big difference if you're looking for detail.
 
  
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Bluebird911
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks absolutely gorgeous!!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks amazing, congratulations.

Engine next?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maldren wrote:
It looks amazing, congratulations.

Engine next?


Thanks! Engine will be next winters project I think, gives us time to design, make and test the new parts and so forth before taking the car off the road for the worst of the weather.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stunning !!

I never get tired of looking at craftsmanship even after all these years .


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Coming soon: stonechips.

 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get a clear self healing wrap on it while it's fresh 👍
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Looking really good. Very glossy, some great reflections going on there. Thumb
 
  
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