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Old 5th June 2017, 07:39
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Want one.

Well, bike and car to match, actually...

https://vintageelectricbikes.com/pag...-electric-bike
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Want one.

Well, bike and car to match, actually...

https://vintageelectricbikes.com/pag...-electric-bike
$7k for the bike ..

.how much for one of their outlaws these days ?

$120 upwards?

But yes would love one.....
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Old 6th June 2017, 06:02
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Mr T – Thanks for posting the link, very interesting.

Whilst the ‘Outlaw’ electric bike looked great, I quite like their ‘Scrambler’ version too.

But the video clip showing a storage rack crammed with bare metal 356 body shells was something else.

Cheers, Paul.
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Old 21st June 2017, 13:22
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good to see you towed....get that run out in a few weeks when you done thanks for cuppa
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Old 21st June 2017, 17:18
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Always a pleasure to see you Phil, thanks for dropping in. Enjoyed the passenger ride in your car too, 190bhp at the wheels of a 650kg car certainly feels like a lot from the passenger seat!

Enjoy your trip and I'll see you when you get back.
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Old 27th June 2017, 05:54
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… Will take some pics in a day or so...
Come on Mr T, I thought you were a retired man of leisure now, so where are the photos?

Jokes aside, I hope your repair work is going well and I certainly know all about things taking longer than expected.

Good luck, Paul.
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Come on Mr T, I thought you were a retired man of leisure now, so where are the photos?

Jokes aside, I hope your repair work is going well and I certainly know all about things taking longer than expected.

Good luck, Paul.
Nicely understated.
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Old 27th June 2017, 15:22
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Can we rename this thread "Mister Towed not on the road"
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Old 28th June 2017, 06:50
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Come on Mr T, I thought you were a retired man of leisure now, so where are the photos?

Jokes aside, I hope your repair work is going well and I certainly know all about things taking longer than expected.

Good luck, Paul.
Sorry for the delay in replying Paul, my internet service has been a bit pedestrian for the last few days.

The replacement bonnet scoop is now finished and I resprayed the whole car on Monday. I refitted the dash/loom and got the engine running yesterday and I'll be putting all the lights, number plates etc. back on later today so it should be back on the road this afternoon.

I'll be using it to take my son to his High School Prom on Friday evening (hopefully it won't be too wet) and will get some pictures then.

On Saturday I'll start stripping it all back down again as I'm not happy with the paint - it looks 'okay' but I want it better than that this time - so the plan is to flat it all back, buy a better (budget) spray gun https://www.spraygunsdirect.co.uk/in....uQOI6X3U.dpbs and give it some more coats.

That might not be until the end of July though as two family holidays plus a load of other life stuff might just get in the way.

Oh, and 'man of leisure' my arse, I'm busier now than I've ever been.
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Old 29th June 2017, 05:36
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Mr T - Many of the people I know who have retired also wonder how they ever found time to go to work!

I'm glad to hear you will be back on the road shortly, as that was some major rebuilding you took on.

I look forward to the 'Prom' photos, especially if the 'alternative' transport is anything like the last one you went to.

Without wishing to put the curse of a deadline on either of us...

It sounds like August / September might be a good time for a Sammio gathering in Norfolk.

Cheers, Paul.
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Son's High School prom earlier tonight so I provided transport -









Shame I didn't get the paint to a standard where I was happy to refit all the roundels, but it didn't look too shabby and son enjoyed the experience despite the scowl in the second picture. Wife took the pictures, have advised her not to give up the day job...

Okay, so it looks like photobucket no longer allows pictures to be posted on third party websites without the customer paying a subscription. Sod that, will have to find a free alternative.

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I have been using Tinypic.com recently .....
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Mr T - Photobucket have managed to destroy many build threads on various forums I use overnight.

I was able to rescue one of your photos before the constant stream of photobucket pop up adverts melted my computer.



So first things first, your bonnet and sill repair work look great.

One of your other photos only appeared briefly before disappearing...

So can I check whether you have you grown a goatee?

Cheers, Paul.
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Thanks for saving that picture Paul, at least you can see how my recent changes look.

Very disappointed with Photobucket. All the pictures I've ever posted on madabout have now vanished and it'd be weeks of work to move them all from photobucket to a different server then re-upload each image to the correct thread on here, so it looks like they're effectively all gone.

What happens if you click on one of the photobucket gauge images? Does it take you to my album, do nothing or divert you somewhere else?

Oh, and yes, I've grown a chin warmer and now look like King Edward VII. I'd post comparison pictures but...
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Bonnet looks so much better, well worth the work.

Are you using a clear coat on top of the paint or what paint are you using?

Have you tried polishing it back?

I bought a polishing machine for less than £50 on Ebay which I use with Farecla G3 paste. With the new paste you can use it dry, this makes clean up very much easier and you don't spray everything in a 50 foot radius.

I have a Mitsubishi GTO in red, it is one of those colours that fades to a matt pink and makes the car look as if it is destined to the scrap heap, an hours mopping and all the shine and colour is brought back, so much so that you
honestly wouldn't recognise it.
Could be worth a go on yours before repainting, just have a go on a small section. Once you have had a polishing mop you will be amazed that you ever managed without one.

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Thanks Gary, I'll take a look.

Only thing is, isn't there a danger that any host site could start blocking images and demanding payment?
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Photobucket has been getting very slow recently, so slow that I was intending to have a hunt round for an alternative but just haven't got around to doing it.
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Thanks Gary, I'll take a look.

Only thing is, isn't there a danger that any host site could start blocking images and demanding payment?
Tinypic is owned by Photobucket!

Frying pan ......... fire?
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Bonnet looks so much better, well worth the work.

Are you using a clear coat on top of the paint or what paint are you using?
Hi Jag, glad you like the changes.

I use traditional cellulose paint from Jawel which colour sands and polishes without the need for a clearcoat, but you can use one if you want.

Silver cellulose is a very forgiving finish for the inexperienced sprayer as even if you gun it on and leave it without sanding or polishing it has a matt sheen that looks like bare aluminium.

On this occasion I had a couple of issues related to my gun, which had come as part of a set of air tools for less than £30, and my handling of said gun.

The underslung paint cup touched the top of the wings a couple of times when I was trying to keep the nozzle an even distance from the peaks and troughs over the rear wings and head fairing, and to try to stop that happening I tipped the gun over on its side. That was a schoolboy error which resulted in the paint take up tube sucking up air instead of paint and pebble-dashing the surface with tiny globs of dry paint, that have left parts of the surface feeling like sandpaper.

Silver cellulose is such a forgiving choice though that you actually have to touch the surface to realise there's anything wrong with it, hence being able to take it out last night without worrying that anyone would notice.

I'm not going to leave it like that though, I've bought a much better, gravity fed gun https://www.spraygunsdirect.co.uk/in....4YdT3nHf.dpbs and I'm going to flat it all back and give it some more coats later this week (weather permitting).

That's another good thing about the paint I use, it's cheap enough not to worry about having to respray the whole car every now and then -

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cellulose-...0AAOSw2xRYUnAz

Currently about £140 for the 20 litre kit, but I paid less than £100 about two months ago as they regularly run special offers on ebay.

All in all, I'm very happy with the changes to the bonnet and side sill, and my mistake with the spraygun was just another opportunity to gain experience to take on to the next project.
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Jag, just seen your edited post above.

I also use G3 and a polishing mop once I've hand colour sanded the finish. On this occasion the surface is too bad to rescue in places without taking it back to primer, so I'll be spraying the whole car again to ensure that the surface is all one colour.
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