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Paul L 6th May 2015 08:19

Mac - Good luck with the re-test.

I'm glad to see that your style of seat belts passed, as I have the same ones for my car. :cool:
( And was a little worried the "airplane" style buckle might have been an issue. )

Did you have any issues with the aim of the headlights?

Cheers, Paul. :)

Viatron 15th May 2015 18:28

Still not re tested as every time the garage has a spare slot its been peeing it down. not been kicking back though. In reality some of the paintwork on the car was "6 foot" quality. A lot of wet sanding with 1500 then 2000 has helped massively and overall i think its now a 4 "foot" car. With my limited painting skills its never going to be museum quality and in fact i dont want a mirror finish as i think it would look unrealistic.
One spot that was bugging me though was that for some reason i had some annoying micro blisters on the sides where the doors would be on a "normal" car. its been annoying me for ages and to be honest most people that have looked at the car haven't spotted them until i pointed them out.
2 choices really, repaint the sides the original colour which scares the living daylights out of me as i don't have enough of the original paint and colour matching it could be a nightmare. or do something a bit radical.......








https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--.../IMG_02281.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Z.../IMG_02280.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-8.../IMG_02279.jpg

The other side has just been done so ill hopefully be able to drive it outside tomorrow for some better shots.

Once the paint has had a couple of days to go off properly I'm going to hand stripe a navy blue dividing line in coach enamel along the top and around the curve at the rear. this will hide the "edge" between the 2 colours and tie in the navy blue leather interior and the navy blue leather cockpit edging.

Opinions?

TTFN
Mac

Mister Towed 15th May 2015 20:11

Love the colour combo. Bit late now, but I'd have gone with a curved line on the divide, something like the big Healey or '58 'vette had -

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/...ps9xhvcwkt.jpg

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7ioh7jlh.jpg

Paul L 15th May 2015 20:20

Mr T - Spooky! I was just looking for a Healey photo to post.

Mac - I also like the colour combination. :cool:

Will be interesting to see how it looks "unwrapped".

As far as I know, you have the first two tone Sammio.

Cheers, Paul. :)

Viatron 16th May 2015 13:30

Some better pictures of it now outside

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-k.../IMG_02301.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8.../IMG_02300.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-L.../IMG_02299.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-e.../IMG_02298.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-y.../IMG_02297.jpg

So the next couple of days will now consist of wet sanding with 1500 then 2000 then a lot of G3 polishing sighhhhhhh

TTFN
Mac

garyh 16th May 2015 16:29

does there need to be another bit of cream? Maybe the humps?

Paul L 16th May 2015 19:43

Mac - I think the cream panel works pretty well with the sweep around the rear arch staying in blue.

The only thing I'd be tempted to change is paint the vertical "lip" at the bottom of the body shell black.

That would help it "disappear", whereas currently your eye does get drawn to it due to the contrast of the lighter colour against the ground.

What are you going to do with the "spare" front indicator holes?

How about a mesh vent like on this MEV?

http://exomotive.com/wp-content/uplo...tive-Front.jpg

Good luck, Paul. :)

a big scary monster 18th May 2015 10:16

I like it, what about a mesh front grill in the cream colour,would look excellent if the bonnet support V behind was in black and could be seen through, & possibly the headlight surrounds.
I always like the front grills with logos or stripes or race number painted on, seems to give a used racer period look. You could try a similar colour racing roundel off centre on the back deck between the humps then paint it on if you like it. Ed

Viatron 18th May 2015 11:03

Cheers all, I'm going to redo the front grill surround in cream rather than silver to add a little more cream. The V support will indeed be redone in black so it disappears and have just order the rubber trim to go round the edge of the stainless mesh for the front grill.

TTFN
Mac

jones 18th May 2015 16:52

Mac looks great that cream addition is a touch of genius. I think the cream grille opening will tie it all in well.

All the best

Viatron 18th May 2015 16:55

Thanks Jones.
Had to do the brakes on the Asbo today as it needs an MOT so no Ribbling for me:-(
If the weather allows tomorrow i will mostly be spending it outside wearing a bin bag polishing with G3 then possibly G10. Oh joy!

TTFN
Mac

Viatron 18th May 2015 17:02

Paul,
just had a look and your right so after polishing i will paint the bottom of the lip that joins the body to my Ali extension plates black.

Towed.
Funnily enough the Austin Healey colour scheme was my first choice but the thought of spraying metallic base coat and clear in "The Man Cave" terrified me so i whimped out :-(

TTFN
Mac

a big scary monster 18th May 2015 17:49

Hi Mac, I just looked again at the pictures and it looks better each time, I must apologies for the tone of my previous post as I thought the post that reads "does it need more cream" was written by yourself, that's why I made my suggestions in the manner that I did. I too was drawn to the cill lip. Can't wait to see it polished and pin striped. Ed.

reneanglia 18th May 2015 19:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by Viatron (Post 67224)
Paul,
just had a look and your right so after polishing i will paint the bottom of the lip that joins the body to my Ali extension plates black.

Towed.
Funnily enough the Austin Healey colour scheme was my first choice but the thought of spraying metallic base coat and clear in "The Man Cave" terrified me so i whimped out :-(

TTFN
Mac

Mac i think mr.T. means the two-tone going towards the back of the car including the rear wing,not the colour.........and i must say he has a point.
A small orange pinstripe will be the finishing touch:drum:

1iTim 18th May 2015 22:14

Top work there man! The front height ( and the slight rake of the overall stance) looks great I'll have to go back and see what u used there.

Scottie22 18th May 2015 22:38

Very nice Mac! You must be so pleased with it.
Lovely rich cream colour.

micky1mo 19th May 2015 08:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by reneanglia (Post 67232)
A small orange pinstripe will be the finishing touch:drum:

No, a black pinstripe or may-be a bit of chrome stick-on trim. :smile:

Viatron 19th May 2015 10:11

Its going to be a navy blue stripe to tie in with the blue leather interior and cockpit bumpers, but then again orange.......hmmmm

As for stick on chrome Micky ..!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just off to do the front brakes on the ASBO then ill be changing into bin bags :-(

TTFN
Mac

Viatron 19th May 2015 17:53

No polishing today, need to do it outside and the weather couldn't make its mind up. At 16:00 i called my MOT man 4 miles down the road as it had actually stopped raining for 10 minutes, if i could get there in 10 minutes he could squeeze me in so........

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-K.../IMG_02302.jpg

Hooray!!!!

TTFN
Mac

1iTim 19th May 2015 21:32

Congrats!

Tim


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