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Psycho pops 11th March 2013 19:20

It's 28 off, however school holidays so time with family is on the menu.. Your right though big push is required.

Psycho pops 29th March 2013 17:06

Progress at last,
Have managed to form the dash in ply and fibreglass then cover in one piece of vinyl including the instrument pod..

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Still needs trimming up and the final veneer laid to the right of the pod, then its varnish and rubbing down and a final bit of edging trim along the bottom, mocked it up with the dials just to see if it works..
Please ignore the fact the car looks more like a skip at the moment, long overdue clear up to come soon.

Cheers Pops

garyh 29th March 2013 17:18

Looking like a Rolls... Pops. Get a carrier bag and have a clean up.

Psycho pops 29th March 2013 17:30

Thats my fear, want a 60's look but not saloon not sure if the wood dash will look sports car like, still can always spray it if not :ohwell:

tlrtone 29th March 2013 17:30

Very nice Pops, love the veneer and vinyl dashboard

I did a herald convertible in 2008 with a similar dashboard. Loved the walnut veneer.


http://www.heraldrestoration.co.uk/i...0620081278.jpg

Psycho pops 29th March 2013 18:04

That looked good. This ones Chilean laurel i hope it will look the part when varnished and trimmed. Maybe a grab handle on the passengers side will break it up a little.

Paul L 29th March 2013 18:45

Dash looks good to me. :cool:

And the inside of your car looks a lot tidier than the two shells on my drive. :rolleyes:

Good luck, Paul. :)

Psycho pops 3rd April 2013 21:17

Now i have the engine running it quickly became apparent I had mounted my exhausts too close to the diff as it hit when turning, when i dropped it down the cut outs in the rear valence were going to be way too big,
http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/...psc9c430aa.jpg

therefore some Sammio remedial action required,
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http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/...ps418650e7.jpg

Bridged in glass and formed with u pol and resin mix i have begun forming the new cut outs and eyebrows, hope it will look the part when blended in.
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The good news is I have started the sanding process, slow but steady progress, I am sure i could have been finished if I didnt get so hung up on details..
Pops

garyh 4th April 2013 18:37

What bottle did you use as a mould this time?

Psycho pops 4th April 2013 19:10

Hehe this time they were free formed just sanded in to a shape I was please with...

garyh 4th April 2013 19:32

Well, they look even. whats next?

Psycho pops 4th April 2013 20:15

Cheers Gary, next is the front grill but have run out of glass snd resin so carrying on with the rubbing down.

Psycho pops 6th April 2013 14:50

Some feel good pictures, what a difference a sunny day makes.

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Ground clearance is minimal, cant get out of my drive as it is...
http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/...ps95c43d3d.jpg.
Carry on building
Pops

Viatron 6th April 2013 18:30

Very nice, will be pinching that for my build :-)

tlrtone 6th April 2013 19:17

Looking very nice. They do look ace in the sunshine.

davecymru 6th April 2013 20:33

Looks good! Although i am intreigued by what that is hiding in the garage?

Psycho pops 6th April 2013 21:16

Do you mean the compressor on the left or the Herald Convertible on the right?

Mister Towed 7th April 2013 08:21

Looking very nice 'Pops. Can't wait to have a four car Norfolk cruise this summer.

Just remind me, what colour are you going for?

mikmiglia 7th April 2013 08:33

Looking smart mate, nice and low too. What wheels are you fitting .

Psycho pops 7th April 2013 08:37

Hi Towed this week its Silver again last week Candy red, previously old english white.
Jaguar Rhodium Silver, black stripes is holding favourite position at the moment. I know you are going Silver but i think the difference even in similar colours will be huge.


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