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Old 1st January 2019, 12:17
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Loving the size of your garage, it looks ideal for one of therse builds and i'm loving how the car is coming along.

Plus hiding things in the garden store and hoping noone notices until the spring strikes a cord!
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Old 3rd January 2019, 05:49
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Mike, Keith and Davecymr thanks for the support. Nothing much to update as I have been away for the new year in Ireland with limited internet and not back to Yorkshire till Monday.

But I have come up with a plan for the front grill whilst been away so will try and fit that on Monday.

Keith I could use the contact you have for wire wheels painting when you get chance please.

Davecymr the garden lockup I think I am safe till March I wasn’t brave enough to use the summer house lol, thank you for the garage comments still work in progress after 3 years but my first garage build and design.

Mike once the lights are in and working I think it will be time for a trip out in the alpha.
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Old 3rd January 2019, 06:07
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Davecymr the garden lockup I think I am safe till March I wasn’t brave enough to use the summer house lol,
You'll be able to use that oft used female expression, "What, this? I've had it for ages."
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Mike, Keith and Davecymr thanks for the support. Nothing much to update as I have been away for the new year in Ireland with limited internet and not back to Yorkshire till Monday.

But I have come up with a plan for the front grill whilst been away so will try and fit that on Monday.

Keith I could use the contact you have for wire wheels painting when you get chance please.
Cas Coatings, ecleshill, must be near you!
Davecymr the garden lockup I think I am safe till March I wasn’t brave enough to use the summer house lol, thank you for the garage comments still work in progress after 3 years but my first garage build and design.

Mike once the lights are in and working I think it will be time for a trip out in the alpha.
Cas Coatings Ecleshill, must be near you! Keith
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Old 3rd January 2019, 16:34
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Mike once the lights are in and working I think it will be time for a trip out in the alpha.
As far as I am a were it will be No3 on-the-road.
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Old 27th February 2019, 21:30
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Well after a long trip at work and a holiday I am back on the Alpha. After a catch-up on the forum that took a while it’s nearly 2 months since I last looked.

Keith thanks and yes cas coatings is the one I used.

Micky1mo time is getting short for the summer but I am determined to have the Alpha on the road this summer.

So I pushed the Alpha out to have a look in daylight.



I am still not happy with the front wheel arches for the clearance of the arch around the wheel. I know the car was originally made for 14” wheels and I had

fitted the bonnet slightly higher at the front. I decided I have to get this right. So back out with the foam tape rule marker and grinder.







The next few photos show me modify the front arches again.














The arches went much faster this time and not many plastic clothes pegs were harmed this time lol.

This just left me time to start adding filler to fibreglass.



So with a bit of luck or good time management I should get to fill both arches tomorrow and smooth off.
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Fair play for going back and re-doing something you have already done once.

The good news is that by the time all these are finished and painted, no one will know.

Deep down, I know I should have redone sections of my own wheel arches.

But at the time, I just couldn't face do the same job twice.

Instead, I just take comfort from knowing that there are still miles better than when I started.

Hope the recent nice weather is a good incentive to keep plugging away.

Good luck, Paul.
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Looking good!
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Old 9th March 2019, 22:00
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Paul l I think my problem was changing the size of the wheels and fitting the bonnet different from what mike intended.

I have to say it went alot faster the second time.

I am just hoping its correct this time

Micky1mo

Thanks for your constant suport.
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Old 11th March 2019, 01:42
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Looks like my photos have disapered of my Imgbb account has anyone else had this problem
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Old 13th March 2019, 02:06
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Well I found out my internet supplier in the north sea had messed about with my imgbb acount. But all good now.

With the good weather I was hoping to get a good week in the garage. But the office had other ideas and I had to rush off to work.

I did manage a few hours in garage, but only managed these rushed photos on my phone.

A bit more filling on the passanger side. The drivers side I am now happier with maybe a a few small tweaks to get them perfetly round and gapped.

So on my return home I intend to get the front and rear arches finished.















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