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Old 19th January 2014, 22:48
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Hey seanick. Was wondering if you are able to make frames for a front lift bonnet like on your kit looked great. Would be nice to have easy access to the engine bay. Only thing the front end on the mxamz project. isn't finished. I'd be interested to know how much it would cost to make one for it.
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Old 20th January 2014, 08:13
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Cool Door Handles

cant see, but how do those handles fit and work, they look sensational! I take it they could be done to any car (amz?)
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Old 20th January 2014, 12:15
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Not sure how thety fit as I got Chris to do that.

They do look amazing, taken from a Fiat Barchetta. Your thumb presses the button and the metal bar pops out for you to pull on.

The metal bar is a lovely shaped and rounded piece of aluminium that is a tactile pleasure to touch. Makes me smile when I open the door each time.
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Old 20th January 2014, 17:08
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I popped into Chris's place whilst he was fitting those.
They are cool little handles / really neat setup.
The cills are a major improvement as well . I like the holes in those panels but not on this car !
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Old 20th January 2014, 22:17
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Agree about the sills. They looked like a great idea when we first saw then but they just don't work.

Glad you like the handles too
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Old 21st January 2014, 15:58
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Are you sick and tired of Scottie's carefully presented threads with detailed photographs of how to tackle any task and complete it with a first class engineering solution?

Me neither but here is a thread that is almost the complete opposite of Scottie's threads. It shows how I painted my car after the latest changes Chris has made.

First you need to gather all of the tools and materials required:
Masking tape - for taping plastic bags
Plastic bags - for masking the bodywork
Scalpel - For cutting up the bags
Heat Gun - For heating up the tape so it would unroll and stick - It was very cold in the garage
Axe - Well, it is always handy to have an axe there



Start taping the car up to cover anything you don't want to go red. Decide to turn on the patio heater - I mentioned it was cold. Always make sure you are painting in a proper well ventelated booth with no sources for dust or dirt.



It is important that all bright work is protected such as the beautiful new handles and the petrol filler cap. Paper plates are about the same size as fuel fillers.


The ambient temperature affects the paint characteristics so ensure your paint is warm, or at least liquid, before you start. I told you it was cold.


Before you start any of this make sure the entire car has been properly cleaned. Do not just plonk it in the garage after driving back from Dorchester on wet and muddy roads. You did read this step before you started didn't you? No? Oh well, you can either untape it all, take it outside and wash it properly or run a couple of baby wipes over it.


Here is the fully masked off car ready for painting. Please don't look where the side repeater used to be. Definitely nothing to look at there. We can always look at that bit later.


Mixing paint is a fine art requiring the exact proportions of paint and thinners. Remember that paint stored in nearly empty tins can evaporate slightly and that the ambient temperatures will affect the mix.


Adjusting for ambient temperature that looks about right for 'Bastard cold'


Stir well with an old hacksaw blade taking care not to spill it over the edge of the glass and all over your hands.


The first coat doesn't need to be thick but you should try for an even coverage. Well I tried... Notice the garage door is open now. I thought the 'Red Mist' meant getting angry, not getting painted. I can still taste the thinners now


You know that bit we didn't look at earlier? Perhaps we should have, it looks like someone forgot to spray it with any primer. Do you really need primer?


Yes


And here is the finished article. I will wait for the paint to bake under the patio heater for a bit and try to get some 'on the road' pictures tomorrow or Thursday depending on weather and work

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Old 21st January 2014, 18:16
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...It was very cold in the garage...
Cold in the garage?!

Jokes aside, the paint makes a big difference.

Look forward to some more photos taken outside (if it isn't too cold for you ).

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 21st January 2014, 18:20
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I think I better point out that I plan to get the car sprayed properly soon otherwise I might have taken more care...

...might
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Old 21st January 2014, 19:27
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Are you sick and tired of Scottie's carefully presented threads with detailed photographs of how to tackle any task and complete it with a first class engineering solution?
Erm, no actually.

I'm quite enjoying Scotties' build thread. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished article too.
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Old 21st January 2014, 20:43
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Yet another quality write up from the master of diy. I do enjoy these.

Noticing that the (aforementioned) axe appearing in serveral shots did not seem to serve a purpose. Could you elaborate?
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Old 21st January 2014, 20:50
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Mr Towed - I know you are a policeman but please try to quote the whole statement ;-)

Are you sick and tired of Scottie's carefully presented threads with detailed photographs of how to tackle any task and complete it with a first class engineering solution?

Me neither
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Old 21st January 2014, 21:01
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Here's a top tip - don't have open paint cans, thinner cans, or fuel tanks protected by paper plates anywhere near open flames, especially patio heaters. The combination rarely ends well.
Loved the use of a dirty saw blade and baby wipes. Good lateral thinking there.
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Old 21st January 2014, 22:13
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especially patio heaters

Look closely and you will see it is an electric patio heater. They promise much but are absolute rubbish outside. It was a big waste of money until It starter using it in the garage
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Old 22nd January 2014, 00:05
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especially patio heaters
Look closely and you will see it is an electric patio heater.
Yeh, that'll make it safe then lol
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Old 22nd January 2014, 08:55
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Yet another quality write up from the master of diy. I do enjoy these.

Noticing that the (aforementioned) axe appearing in serveral shots did not seem to serve a purpose. Could you elaborate?
Firemen always used to carry an axe on their belts so maybe it was just
in case !!!
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Old 22nd January 2014, 16:49
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Not the greatest phot because the light was fading but you can se the new sills, brake cooling ducts and delicate door handles.

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Old 22nd January 2014, 17:08
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It does look much better with the sills on.. looking forward to seeing it in the sun with a fresh coat of paint
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Old 22nd January 2014, 22:16
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I think the wheels will look better in a silver...
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Old 23rd January 2014, 11:11
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I think the wheels will look better in a silver...
2nd that.

And love the way the door handles get it futher away from the z3 feel
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Old 23rd January 2014, 11:55
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That look's really nice. Do you have plans to replace the number plate, sticky on the bonnet, tiny Italian jobbie?
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