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Old 20th August 2020, 18:42
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More good stuff:

Complete refurbished rear beam with camber compensation and extra track reduction on top of the Z4 hub.

Nicely tucked in now.

Also nicked another 6mm at front by losing adaptor spacer and machining hub for wheel clearance.
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Old 20th August 2020, 18:44
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I had the same problem. My doorskins were bonded on before the window frames were installed. I had to cut great holes in the doorskins to fit them and repair the FRP. Friend's helping while I was away.
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Old 20th August 2020, 18:45
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Even more good stuff.

Nardi Anni 60 fitted and Grassbank stalk ends.
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Old 20th August 2020, 18:47
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That interior is simply beautiful! Well done.
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Old 20th August 2020, 18:49
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I'm not sure about cutting holes in the door skins! I think if I was going to do that I'd go electric window conversion. And I've already spent 10k on top of the car purchase price....
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Old 20th August 2020, 20:40
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I wound up de-bonding the entire body!
not so hard to cut a rectangular hole in the skin. Save the cut out part.
do your windows, Taper the edges of both the cutouts and remaining doorskin and re-glass. Finish bodywork is all.

BTW, I also had to do same for door handles and fuel filler recess. De-bonding the body was fun!

Thanks for the "friend's help.
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Old 20th August 2020, 22:23
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That looks stunning
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Old 21st August 2020, 11:34
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Onwards and sideways. Resolving issues and some issues yet to resolve...

The good stuff - replaced the Lucas rear lights with the proper jobs. Surprisingly straight forward swap.

Trimmed the boot. Unfortunately all the original boot trim was junked by previous owner so I'm looking out for the inner arch trims. The pics probably flatter it but I'm happy with how it's come out - unlike my back which us screaming! Should've jacked the car up. Doh!

Next up some headlining issues and switcg out door cards for the Classic Coachworks versions I shouldve got to start with then on to the exterior. It's crying out for the rain gutters and chroming.

Does anyone who's used chrome wrap reckon you could do the window frames? Toying with the idea of stainless U section cap to sit over the frames but tight on gap.

Basically it's all details now.
The chrome wrap can work really well. The biggest issue I have found with wrap are the edges. If they can be concealed and covered over so much the better. If you can do it in one piece without joins it will look better.
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Old 22nd August 2020, 19:47
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The chrome wrap can work really well. The biggest issue I have found with wrap are the edges. If they can be concealed and covered over so much the better. If you can do it in one piece without joins it will look better.
I think that's the problem with the frames - too many edges. I've seen it used really effectively on the mouth and the last mouth I "chromed" with the silver nitrate stuff had a yellow hue so I reckon wrapping the mouth is probably the answer for that but maybe not the frames.
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@lucky - can you recommend a chrome wrap brand for me to try? Nothing to lose!
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Old 27th August 2020, 14:49
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The last time I bought some was around two years ago from ebay, don't remember the brand. I did check the wording in the advert to make sure it would have some "stretch". Some of the cheaper stuff won't stretch without damaging the chrome finish, it sort of parts company and goes grey and wrinkley !
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Old 27th August 2020, 23:11
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I know the feeling!

I'll have a for eBay surf. Cheers.
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Old 28th August 2020, 11:50
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Have you seen the new mirror/chrome paint ???

https://culturehustle.com/products/mirror
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Old 28th August 2020, 13:55
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Hmm, doesn't look much better than the other wonder paints on the market. They never simply paint a flat surface to show you how reflective it is do they ! Most of these paints don't work in wet conditions, they just turn grey very quickly.
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No idea to be honest popped up somewhere thought I’d post it


Did you see the norton chrome paint a couple of years ago??
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I've just seen a new chrome paint brush on that looks amazing but I'd guess is not durable enough for exterior use. Bizarrely best results via brushing on!

I't called Mirror by Culture Hustle - impressive...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j4BR6MuLro
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I've just seen a new chrome paint brush on that looks amazing but I'd guess is not durable enough for exterior use. Bizarrely best results via brushing on!

I't called Mirror by Culture Hustle - impressive...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j4BR6MuLro
Thatís the one I saw
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