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Lucky@LeMans 11th February 2019 21:26

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Originally Posted by Dale j (Post 99080)
sounds like a plan, I live right on the coast near Cromer,i have sent Gary some update pictures he will put them on for me when he has time.my car is going to have a full leather interior. the engine has been upgraded oil cooler lec fuel pump 1850 triumph dolomite sprint gearbox with overdrive ported and a bigger cam

Spent a lot of time around Cromer, the Mrs and here family lived in Mundesley until a few years ago. Nice part of the world !

lancelot link 11th February 2019 21:42

Unfortunately , it is a fact that if you want a show winning finish on your fibreglass body , then regardless of how well it has been moulded , it will inevitably need a skim of filler to take the shimmer etc out of it ...regardless of initial purchase price ...

http://mirageautomotive.co.uk/mirage...ody-finishing/

Having said that , a decent looking car can be achieved with less work ...Bisto34 doesn't try and iron out every issue with his S*mmio builds and the finish work he has done on a couple of Formosa's but they are still credible and good looking cars .......

''You pays ya money and makes your choice ...''

Mick O'Malley 12th February 2019 07:51

Cellulose Paint Factor
 
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Originally Posted by Dale j (Post 99072)
Hi as you are all on about painting. can any one give me a good paint suppler for my Formosa I need high build primer and paint.prep and painting and buffing and polishing is not a problem, I am about 6 weeks away from starting thanks Dale

These have supplied my needs for my Marlin, the A352, and now the Monaco. Good service and price.

Regards, Mick

NeilF355 12th February 2019 09:20

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Originally Posted by Dale j (Post 99072)
Hi as you are all on about painting. can any one give me a good paint suppler for my Formosa I need high build primer and paint.

I get 2K from Trade-car-paints
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2k-Acryli...7Epj:rk:7:pf:0
(I think they are another name for Jawel)
They will mix up a colour for you provided you have the paint code.
They also sell 2K high build primer.

Dale j 12th February 2019 09:21

Thanks for that Mick. looking at the car I do not think it will need loads of prep I am not looking for a show job just to say I did all myself and that is the best I can do. and just drive it like I Stoll it ?

Dale j 12th February 2019 13:38

Thanks Neil. just the colour to decide on?

Alex 17th February 2019 14:19

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Made the most of the sunshine today and went for a drive so stopped off for some fuel (still cant master the art of posting a picture not just an attachment)

molleur 17th February 2019 14:55

Fantastic Alex!

Paul L 17th February 2019 15:20

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Originally Posted by Alex (Post 99172)
...still cant master the art of posting a picture not just an attachment...

When you click on the attachment, the photo appears and so does some computer code at the top of your screen.

The code looks something like this:

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...5&d=1550416624

If I copy that code and paste it in this post with [img] at the beginning and [/img] at the end you get this.

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...5&d=1550416624

Hope that helps.

Also, the photo above looks great. :cool:

Enjoy, Paul. :)

Alex 24th February 2019 15:54

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Popped along to the classic hub at Bibury yesterday and today went on a pleasant drive around Wiltshire in the sunshine stopping off at Lacock for some scenery photos

molleur 24th February 2019 16:23

Looking fab!

Lucky@LeMans 24th February 2019 16:35

I've been out and about today too, can't believe its only mid February. Must have seen at least 20 roof down drivers ! Still , its only a few weeks to the official start of spring and I'll have the TR on the road !

Your car looks great by the way Alex ! I'm sure it will be getting plenty of attention on days like these !

Alex 9th May 2019 17:25

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Went to the classic car and motorcycle show at Bowood Calne last Sunday and was awarded the Peoples choice car of the show, chuffed to bits over 200 cars there, really smart trophy and a lots of car cleaning polish etc

molleur 9th May 2019 18:35

Fantastic! Congrats. Love your car.

Barber 9th May 2019 18:39

Well deserved, always nice to see the pics, and one day hope to see the actual car.

Mitchelkitman 9th May 2019 20:03

The guy with the worst car should surely be awarded the polishing set :pound:
Well done!

scimjim 6th October 2019 19:53

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Great to meet you at Bibury today :)

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...6&d=1570391519

Alex 6th October 2019 19:56

Hi Jim, you too. that was an impressive line of Mk 1 Escorts parked in front of you

scimjim 6th October 2019 20:50

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Originally Posted by Alex (Post 102322)
Hi Jim, you too. that was an impressive line of Mk 1 Escorts parked in front of you

It was - Lotus twin cam and a BDA with bonnets open.

DaveP 6th October 2019 21:53

Is that a brace of purple 1300Es as well ?

I sort of miss mine

scimjim 6th October 2019 22:03

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Originally Posted by DaveP (Post 102326)
Is that a brace of purple 1300Es as well ?

I sort of miss mine

Yes, it is. I donít miss mine :)

Alex 7th October 2019 18:26

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Originally Posted by DaveP (Post 102326)
Is that a brace of purple 1300Es as well ?

I sort of miss mine

I miss the car but not the rust, mine was blue with a black vinyl roof, cost me £600 back in 1981 when I was 17 and I had a loan from the bank and had to see the bank manager to get it, dad had to come with me to act as a guarantor- oh how times have changed

DaveP 7th October 2019 19:51

I bought mine in 1982 and it was £800. Needed a loan too and the insurance 3rd party F and F was half the price of the car :(

Oops sorry for hijacking the thread.


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