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Old 1st June 2018, 14:46
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Finally see some light from the end of the tunnel with all the filling and sanding. It's not perfect but will leave that to the body shop, but I've done all I can and to be fair it looks pretty good, just difficult to tell with it being Matt.
Try a coat or two of rattle can primer, will then show up any holes and dips
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Old 4th June 2018, 09:08
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I would 2nd that. A lot of the builds I've read about all have similar results when doing that... you think it looks great in primer, add a fine layer of contrasting colour over the top (ie. black), lightly sand and then realise just how wobbly all the panels actually were. Seems well worth doing, as the last thing you want is the paint shop re-shaping a line to smooth it out, and not following the lines you wanted.
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Old 8th July 2018, 20:21
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Managed to get the car out today, took me hours to adjust the suspension to get the wheels to fit which they only just do at the rear, still not sure about height at front but will have to check vs speed bumps so it at least clears. Still lots to do before going to the paint shop but added all the lights and trimmings just need to add some mesh around the front back and sides. Really pleased with how things are going and looking forward to getting the inside done too.
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Let me fix that photo for you.



Good luck, Paul.
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Old 14th July 2018, 07:28
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Lol oops never even noticed it was upside down
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Old 24th July 2018, 21:30
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Hi, can I ask how you have fixed your headlamp buckets? Have you just screwed in to the fibreglass or have you fitted spring clips or other retainers?

Also, I have the chrome finishing rings to fit over the headlamp, but if I position the headlamp buckets correctly, the retaining screw is on the bottom, meaning that I can tighten it. There must be a way but I'm not seeing it.
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Old 24th July 2018, 22:06
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Hi, can I ask how you have fixed your headlamp buckets? Have you just screwed in to the fibreglass or have you fitted spring clips or other retainers?

Also, I have the chrome finishing rings to fit over the headlamp, but if I position the headlamp buckets correctly, the retaining screw is on the bottom, meaning that I can tighten it. There must be a way but I'm not seeing it.
Hi. I just drilled small holes and then screwed the buckets into the fibreglas, will add some clips at the rear once all painted just to add a little security. For the chrome ring just drill a hole at the bottom then you can get a screwdriver up from underneath. Hope that makes sense.see pic.
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Old 25th July 2018, 06:48
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Hi, can I ask how you have fixed your headlamp buckets? Have you just screwed in to the fibreglass or have you fitted spring clips or other retainers?

Also, I have the chrome finishing rings to fit over the headlamp, but if I position the headlamp buckets correctly, the retaining screw is on the bottom, meaning that I can tighten it. There must be a way but I'm not seeing it.
Hi. Get the chrome rings that attach without the screw!!!
They simply clip on , with the aide of a 15p (approx) spring clip. Available from europa spares (and others)
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Thanks to you both. I'll take a look at the Europa parts.

Another silly question. In the opening for the front grille, there are two infill pieces either end. I guess they are strengthening, but I think I need to cut them to get the grille on. Should I remove them completely or just try to cut slots for the grille fixings?
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Thanks to you both. I'll take a look at the Europa parts.

Another silly question. In the opening for the front grille, there are two infill pieces either end. I guess they are strengthening, but I think I need to cut them to get the grille on. Should I remove them completely or just try to cut slots for the grille fixings?
I removed them, rubbed and shaped it all smooth, threw the trim away and fitted mesh behind the opening. A lot less fussy / messy and neat
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Old 14th September 2018, 19:39
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So just got a small update. Put some trim around each side of the frame to attach a rubber to the windows which works perfectly. Next job is getting the car in for final prep and painting, which seems to be a little difficult at the moment, getting some crazy quotes from 7k, 4K and even 5k which is crazy for the amount of work I've put in. Quotes are just based off pictures so don't believe are accurate. Would have loved Jeff at Hilltop motors to do the job but he's busy for 18months which is too long to wait as I was really wanting the car in and finished off for summer. In the meantime going to leave all the smal bits of body work and get started on taking the interior out and refreshed.
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