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Old 31st May 2016, 09:04
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Cheers - uploading some pics now .....
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So, yes - it made it to the Ragley Hall show on Sunday - It seemed to get a fair bit of interest - I even met someone who said he had one too!

[IMG]1ragley by paul ward, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old 31st May 2016, 09:21
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I hope you are going to take some photos! Did you take photos of the "new" mudguard supports? I'd be very interested to see how they are made.:
I haven't really got any pics - basically the rear arch is attached to 2 metal tabs that are welded to the rear brake drum plate - the welds on mine were only really tack welded on, and so kept snapping off as you went over potholes etc.
my mechanic friend has now welded them alot stronger (hopefully) so with any luck they will stay on now.

I got a part sand blasted the other day - guy charged me 5 to blast one part - it might be worth you shopping around for people that do this - the result was amazing!!
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Old 31st May 2016, 12:10
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Hi Paul. It looks like you had a good day out and that the weather was very kind to you. I hope it's as good for me this coming Sunday as it's the Jaguar Forum's drive out to the Grouse Whisky distillery in Crieff and I'll be going in my S Type XS. You are right about the cost of sand blasting. I have another place to ask for a price, hopefully he will be a bit more realistic than the others. If not, I may buy a blaster kit and some grit and have a go myself - but it is a really filthy job to do a complete chassis. It would also be useful to have for doing other bits on the Fiorano and my motorbike. Your car is looking good, did the paint finally dry out enough so you could give it a good rub down?
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Bloody nice looking car Paul.great colour too - really suits it.

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Cheers guys,
Yeah I did rub it down and repaint - it's better, but I think I'll need to do it another couple of times in the future to get it looking perfect.

Yes I reckon a sandblasting kit might be the answer if you want a proper rust removal
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There was a dark green one for sale in last week's Classic Car Weekly, cheekily entered under Ferrari, priced at 14,995.

Great looking car in that dark red!

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There was a dark green one for sale in last week's Classic Car Weekly, cheekily entered under Ferrari, priced at 14,995.

Great looking car in that dark red!

Regards, Mick
cheers Mick
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I know the light/camera settings makes a difference, but the car's colour looks great/period in this photo.

Enjoy, Paul.

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Finally got round to photographing my car properly!!
[IMG]_1DSC3099w by paul ward, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Looking really good Paul, I guess you have been doing a lot of T-cutting and polishing!
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Looking really good Paul, I guess you have been doing a lot of T-cutting and polishing!
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No not yet, luckily on the pic you can't see the imperfections
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Beautiful shots Paul.

Love that lowlight look on them. The one that sets off the red/burgundy paint is the killer capture though.

Must be very satisfying taking them - and of your own car!

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Beautiful shots Paul.

Love that lowlight look on them. The one that sets off the red/burgundy paint is the killer capture though.

Must be very satisfying taking them - and of your own car!

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Great photos.
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Great photos.
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So I decided to try out a black grille - can't decide which I prefer - what do you guys think?

aluminium - [IMG]1grille 2 by paul ward, on Flickr[/IMG]

or black - 1grille 1 by paul ward, on Flickr

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They are both neat, but I think the understated black looks much more 40s and 50s, and I'd opt for it for that reason.

Looks great.
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I like the "Egg crate".
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