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Lucky@LeMans 4th November 2019 22:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by molleur (Post 102613)
I was going to make my own FRP part, and was referencing
Justin's photos, but the site is now down.
Should have saved them.

They still have some stock, I only ordered this part last week.

molleur 4th November 2019 22:22

Would look better if the panel was glassed to the "A" pillar trims.
Just hope you never have to replace the windscreen.

The PU adhesive can be removed carefully with a heat gun and a sharpened putty knife. Careful with the heat around the windscreen though. Was a challenge removing my body.

molleur 4th November 2019 22:23

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lucky@LeMans (Post 102615)
They still have some stock, I only ordered this part last week.

I'll try go contact Justin. Thanks

Lucky@LeMans 4th November 2019 22:28

You could do that to make it look like it was always there. However, this area of the car is a compromise. If you were really keen it might be possible to extend the bonnet right back to the screen and mount the wipers on the back edge. Lots of work but it would look more authentic, perhaps.

molleur 4th November 2019 23:18

Too much work.
using the panel is a good compromise. I have sent Justin an email.

Paul L 17th November 2019 06:40

Lucky - A very belated congratulations. :cool:

By the sounds of it, it appears to have been a very straight forward build.
( Obviously, your previous building experience helps. )

I look forward to seeing the car painted, especially with the bumpers.

Good luck, Paul. :)

PS
Your garage floor needs a good clean! :icon_twisted:

:icon_wink:

Lucky@LeMans 17th November 2019 10:06

Hi Paul,

I liked the idea of a convertible as soon as I saw the hard top being built. That was a few years ago and I was still in the middle of my Triumph resto, then the TR turned up ! Only back in the spring of this year was I in a position to ask Dan about a convertible.

The garage is in the process of a revamp by the way ! The chequered lino was fine for a while but impossible to clean. Gone with a light grey two pack floor paint, you can't go wrong with that.

Mitchelkitman 21st November 2019 10:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lucky@LeMans (Post 102750)
Hi Paul,


The garage is in the process of a revamp by the way ! The chequered lino was fine for a while but impossible to clean. Gone with a light grey two pack floor paint, you can't go wrong with that.

I've not used 2 pack floor paint - indeed in my current garage I have no floor paint:sad:
In my previous garage I put down single-pack floor paint (first coat thinned with white spirit), and it stayed good for years until we moved - but it was slippery when I walked in with wet shoes. I should have mixed some sand or similar into the top coat? Did you do anything to stop the 2 pack being slippery, or doesn't it need it?

Lucky@LeMans 21st November 2019 21:03

Depends how smooth your floor is I suppose. My floor is pretty textured, the concrete was just tamped down. I've not had a problem but adding sand will give you an anti slip surface for sure.

Lucky@LeMans 27th November 2019 12:24

I've made the kick plates for the lower door cards.

The car has been promised to be back from the painters Wednesday next week !

Lucky@LeMans 27th November 2019 12:25

1 Attachment(s)
Kick plates shown here......

molleur 27th November 2019 14:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lucky@LeMans (Post 102818)
Kick plates shown here......

Very well done

DaveP 28th November 2019 08:01

Yes. Very nice indeed. You cannot beat simple lines. Functional and stylish

I might steal the idea one day (hope thatís ok)

Dave

Lucky@LeMans 28th November 2019 09:03

This photo is from an original.

Jaguartvr 28th November 2019 09:18

Find it hard to believe that for the money Ferrari charge that they just use screws to fit the door cards rather than hidden clips like every other manufacturer.

smash 28th November 2019 13:55

Same on SWB headlining panels!

Incidentally 275 features briefly in new Le Mans 66 flick

Lucky@LeMans 28th November 2019 16:28

Called in at the paint shop today. They have done loads of prep and they're nearly ready for the final top coat. After a lot of thought I've gone with a slightly lighter shade of red.

Lucky@LeMans 22nd December 2019 14:09

The paint has turned out really well. I'm mid way through putting all the trim back onto the car. Mostly finishing off jobs so only a couple of weeks away from completion.

Jaguartvr 22nd December 2019 14:47

Pictures, we meed pictures..........lots of them!

DaveP 22nd December 2019 17:45

Pictures !!!!

Dave :)


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