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#526 Mitchyboy

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 08:20 AM

Seats are at the upholsterer.
Fronts finished
Back seat is in the process of being made.
I have prepped and restored all the runners etc ready to go back.
Paint prepped then Painted in epoxy enamel gloss black, rust paint.
Even tested it on 2 x scuff plates and it came out really well.
Door cards getting made too.
I Decided to keep the interior all LX Slr to match the dash i had restored.be305db3d0f868130d26617bcee5d1b0.jpg261b46478cb6429f666e2be668a7791e.jpg4375aa833960fb196ced872095328183.jpg34f557d9a5b2862ec19c4d8b688c6caf.jpg1597993d5d0686715747635419ef4a1d.jpge6fe2b98dc0c2beb716f0f50c233eb41.jpg9ede4a3bb5eb05e66544139c382dc094.jpg168c4bfa4ea80219ca9964cfcdb9a59b.jpg1ebb36505440e12ad2d84576c64ecce2.jpgb7a6194973fab39183562d4751ad1044.jpgf218797b461f5496e6c421f33196a616.jpg32e1cf2e86fa1eaec39fb7244f79038e.jpgdbb9f6b5676694d40f2824b6e00af297.jpg85f5405f85aadfa017c3c7b48125d4fd.jpgfed9504f75447c5d70a41b35165d634e.jpg

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#527 Mitchyboy

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 08:28 AM

I Have 2 x young panel beater /spray painters coming to give me a hand on Saturday.
I plan to have them for a few saturdays in a row now to give the car a push it needs to get the body work started and into paint faster.
They helped aligning all doors and installing bonnet.
They dolly worked the roof and more beating of the quarters doors etc.
Had to burr out nearly every door hinge hole to make the doors move back to line up properly.
The bonnet still needs attention and the front clip needs some die grinder action to make it all sit even.
So fiddly and so much easy with people who have done it all before.
Once all the panels are on and the quarters are done I can paint the boot and finish the primer then we can start the real body work.
Exciting stages.
Looking like a car more and more!!
Gotta get these front flares and boot lid on asap.
Winning slowly87ea27adfce53de8dd534336fd79c561.jpg9f9932f1cb640a5447ef09c9a7b9a822.jpg08e922bd76acc576fcd30947f0b9d190.jpg9a46ae19770df6aebcf51f9be43a2612.jpg

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 09:54 AM

Coming along nicely Mitch, bet it feels good to have it rust free at last.  :spoton:



#529 Mitchyboy

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 01:31 PM

Coming along nicely Mitch, bet it feels good to have it rust free at last. :spoton:

Cheers mate
Its a great feeling to have it all out and know its completely rust free.
What a mission it has been to be honest haha


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Posted 23 February 2021 - 09:05 PM

Hi Mitch,

looking great there.

Try and enjoy it, you're creating something special there.

 

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 09:56 PM

Mitch you are creaming it. Hell of an update. Good work on the shrinking and stretching. How do you find the shrinking disc? I was thinking of getting one as I don’t have oxy.
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Posted 24 February 2021 - 05:08 AM

Mitch you are creaming it. Hell of an update. Good work on the shrinking and stretching. How do you find the shrinking disc? I was thinking of getting one as I don’t have oxy.
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Thanks Clay. Im pushing hard at the moment as I have my 1st baby coming in mid June and everyone has told me not much happens when he/she arrives for a little while hahaa.
I've been watching alot of videos on how to use the disc. I only have the 5inch one but I think the 9 inch would be better and heat up quicker.
In saying that its been perfect for the small areas I have been tackling even though I don't know what im doing most of the time.
It heats up fast and when you spray with soapy water it steams.
The young panel beaters were impressed by my works so I must be doing something right mate.
I'd buy the 9inch if I had to again.


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Posted 24 February 2021 - 05:21 AM

https://youtu.be/IGuc06GMwG4
This is the best shrinking disc video Clay.
Have a watch.

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 05:25 AM

Got my T5 gearbox back.
New synchros, fully serviced, strengthened with new front and rear billet and steel retainers, cube short shift kit installed.
Ready to Go!30c87a4542353706cb2a92994d514b15.jpga2ed21a3230dea6ff5596604f365b243.jpg506c85efcc7fe082ed1257f53835bc90.jpgd68ea5e8592ca6be057a64e0180239f3.jpg

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 10:23 PM

https://youtu.be/IGuc06GMwG4
This is the best shrinking disc video Clay.
Have a watch.

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thanks Mitch. That is very helpful mate. Would have saved some “bondo” on my ute quarters and guards.

Not sure about all the sanding on bare panels. They aren’t thick enough as it is.


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Posted 27 February 2021 - 04:28 PM

This is really good shit Mitch.

 

Give yourself a pat on the back, and then get back to work.

 

June will come around quickly, lol.






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