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Re: "A cup of tea and a polish" is what i was told !!!!
« Reply #225 on: April 04, 2011, 05:25:45 PM »
Mate ill sell it, buy up a load of Bm seats and ship them.

That way i can start with a more solid group of cars !! ( as in no or little RUST )

Sunshine, what is that ?
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« Reply #226 on: April 07, 2011, 07:20:27 PM »
Good old English hydraulic sunshine. You know the stuff............makes puddles ;D

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« Reply #227 on: April 08, 2011, 04:52:50 AM »
What on earth do you mean mate ?

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« Reply #228 on: April 08, 2011, 12:04:42 PM »
What on earth do you mean mate ?



You work for the tourism board don't you? I mean, thats a light DRIZZLE..............If it were really RAINING you couldn't see the building in the background.

You're just trying to get us to move the Nationals to Norwich this year, aren't you ;D

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« Reply #229 on: April 08, 2011, 12:48:57 PM »
LOL, that was the Sunniest pic i could find mate.


On a serious note, weve had some superb sunshine here, ive got 2 weeks off so i feel alot of body work getting done............ i just need to decide on the colour scheme........ any suggestions Sim ?
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« Reply #230 on: April 08, 2011, 01:23:29 PM »
Custom or stock color scheme, and what interior colors?

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« Reply #231 on: April 08, 2011, 01:26:53 PM »
Stock ? STOCK ? dont you swear at me...........  >:(    ;D

Custom of course mate. Interior has the Black Leather........

im open to ideas mate , and seeing as its mostly you and me posting at the mo, i thought id ask.
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« Reply #232 on: April 08, 2011, 01:37:43 PM »
Stock ? STOCK ? dont you swear at me...........  >:(    ;D

Custom of course mate. Interior has the Black Leather........

im open to ideas mate , and seeing as its mostly you and me posting at the mo, i thought id ask.

Ok think about this

Black seats, black dash, black console, black carpet. WHITE headliners, door panels, roof liner and back seat panels. Black rear window deck

Across the BOTTOM of the fender seam and around the body lines Slate grey metallic (It's an imron color but I'd bet anybody could match it. Across the TOP of the body lines, metallic grey. 1 inch piping around the windows and doors in slate grey metallic. Red penstripes where the colors meet at the seams. Red/Grey/Black 78 Bird.

I KNOW this combo works. Thats how my first one was painted. And it was a WEAPON.

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Re: "A cup of tea and a polish" is what i was told !!!!
« Reply #233 on: April 08, 2011, 02:41:57 PM »
Thats interesting mate, one thing.......... i have NO body lines as such, all creases etc have been smoothed, im going for a Euro smooth look.

Do you have any pics?
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« Reply #234 on: April 08, 2011, 03:20:43 PM »
No unfortunately I don't. Only ever had one pic of that car, and my ex brother in law managed to ruin it.

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« Reply #235 on: April 08, 2011, 03:21:37 PM »
What if you just faded it from light to dark. Start metallic grey on top, then faded down to the late grey metallic at the bottom?

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« Reply #236 on: April 08, 2011, 04:02:28 PM »
Thats interesting............ i do enjoy painting fades, flakes, candies etc etc........
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« Reply #237 on: May 21, 2011, 01:47:54 PM »
Its been a little while , ive been busy tightening up the gaps etc......... finally shot some primer on the body.
Its been guide coated with 3M powder and will be blocked down by hand, that will keep me busy for a while.





Like my Garage ? LOL  ;D
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« Reply #238 on: May 21, 2011, 01:54:03 PM »
WOW that looks AWESOME! Question: Why the flat rear window instead of the wraparound? Was the car originally like that, or did you change it over like that?

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« Reply #239 on: May 21, 2011, 02:13:33 PM »
I changed it, partly because it was cheaper for me to get that one and 2, its easier to Flush mount them, they'll be no trim around the front or rear screens, I had a mate's 10 year old son round, i was teaching him how to spray.........



Operation DESERT SPRAY





Thanks for the compliment Sim,  ;)
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