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Old 19th December 2012, 10:52
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To cover the spindles coming out from the shell, I am thinking of these Mini/ BMC bezels bonded onto some stainless disks. I want it to look old school. What do you think. ?


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Matching shininess of chrome to stainless. Could the bezel/screws be body colour? or keep the chrome screws?
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Old 19th December 2012, 17:20
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I like them. You will need to polish up the stainless more to march the chrome though.
I still dont yute understand how the wiper extensions work. Chris?
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Old 19th December 2012, 17:29
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Hey Gary
I wanted a 60s sports car, the 250 fitted that perfectly.The car wont be a 250gt replica, it will just look similar. Thanks for the reply, body colour for disc may look more factory than my metal work. The stainless for the exhaust surround is only 1.2 mm thick, but its quite tough. You can get very thin 1mm stainless cutting discs that go through anything. So make a cardboard template , mark it up and then cut it out. This hole was quite large so not to bad for getting grinder in. finish with a grinding wheel and polish up with a buffing wheel on bench grinder Simples but time consuming.
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Old 19th December 2012, 18:33
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Are you using the original wiper arms?
Your exhausts are very Mazda meets Ferrari meets mini marcos!
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To cover the spindles coming out from the shell, I am thinking of these Mini/ BMC bezels bonded onto some stainless disks. I want it to look old school. What do you think. ?


Disc's from B&Q Rog?
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Old 4th January 2013, 17:17
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They do look a bit B&Q bathroom Now you mention it ! But they are hand Whittled And 1.5mm thick. Think they need a little more buffing
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Think I am going for this colour. What you think ?? olympic Blue very apt i thought.[IMG][/IMG]
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They do look a bit B&Q bathroom Now you mention it ! But they are hand Whittled And 1.5mm thick. Think they need a little more buffing
I salute your whittling skills sir

Nearly came down to Penzance this week to pick up some 20" Kahn alloy wheels for a project but was out bid on Ebay, bugger!

How's yer back?
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Think I am going for this colour. What you think ?? olympic Blue very apt i thought.[IMG][/IMG]
I like. Saw a lovely AC coupe at a classic car meet on New Years Day in that colour, a Sprite as well. Looked good. I am slowly steering away from metallics......
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Photoshop a bit cr*p, but gives you some idea...

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Got to say blue is a great colour for a car.





Its not bad on a steam locomotive either.

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I salute your whittling skills sir

Nearly came down to Penzance this week to pick up some 20" Kahn alloy wheels for a project but was out bid on Ebay, bugger!

How's yer back?
Hey Chris
The back is ok. This idea about working for a living is highly over rated. Takes up to much time.
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Try this

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rookdav...2088/lightbox/

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Cycle2worker -amazing set of photos.

Even one for Seanick - http://www.flickr.com/photos/rookdav...7199/lightbox/
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Thanks for Pic's. Its the blue for me. I think the green for seanick as he is a Nautical leaning.
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Thanks for Pic's. Its the blue for me. I think the green for seanick as he is a Nautical leaning.
Ready for the spring Rog?
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Any Idea when the spring starts
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No idea when it starts, it may never the way the planet is going. But you do have a lovely garage and a car with a roof......
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have just moved steering fluid resevoir to allow my bonnet hinges to fit. Have use 10mm copper to fabricate a new cooling pipe, rubber pipes just trimmed back.[IMG][/IMG]
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