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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 18 Dec 2011 :  12:30:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cheers Dave, hope it isn't too long before you can inspect it close up!
It isn't 100% but then I didn't expect it to be and overall I am very happy with the results. I think provided you do the right amount of prep you will get good results. Make sure you get decent quality aerosols, it makes all the difference. You know where I am if you need any tips!

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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 20 Dec 2011 :  20:05:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A little more progress to report, much easier to find motivation to continue now I'm putting it all back together!





Keen eyed readers will notice I have taken the pedal box off again in order to fit the pedals.

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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 20 Dec 2011 :  20:51:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I know what you mean, you're always keen on putting things back together you can see her coming back to live... ;)

'68 sunbeam rapier fastback {B341006846 OD/LHO}
I like a car that looks normal but really knocks your socks off!!
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Jon

United Kingdom
221 Posts

Posted - 21 Dec 2011 :  09:09:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JPSH120

Make sure you get decent quality aerosols, it makes all the difference.



Did you paint your engine bay with aerosols??
You have got a great finish if so. What brand were they?

Hillman Avenger MK1 GT,
Commer PB Pick-Up x2,
Commer PB Panel Van,
Dodge spaceavan Auto sleeper,
Triumph Stag MK1,
Chevette HS x2,
Lancia Delta Integrale,
Fiat Mk1 Uno Turbo,
Here are some of my previous restos: http://www.turbocollective.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=1643&sid=e955c8d8a55dcf5aac9b7e2509ead07c
http://66.129.69.181/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4594
http://66.129.69.181/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4966&whichpage=1
Commer td conversion http://66.129.69.181/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5275
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 21 Dec 2011 :  11:17:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I sure did. Couldn't be bothered fussing with compressors etc and working in the garage aerosols were more practical.
Finish is certainly good enough for an engine bay but would need a bit more refining for external areas.
My local paintshop use monofil colour match and some "professional" quality lacquer. They are both easy to use and you would have to be pretty careless to make a mess.

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bigt80

United Kingdom
927 Posts

Posted - 31 Dec 2011 :  19:26:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good to see continuing progress. I know some of these aerosols can be pretty good these days (QED) not like those old Duplicolour cans!
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 06 Jan 2012 :  22:08:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have been busy with the wet & dry paper to get the finish I wanted, still not 100% happy but it now looks pretty good (better camera hopefully shows it);



Fixed the pedal box in place today, found some old body caulk which did the job nicely;



Hope to get a bit more done over the weekend.

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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 07 Jan 2012 :  15:56:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
although you're not happy with the result yet,
it does look stunning all ready!!!

'68 sunbeam rapier fastback {B341006846 OD/LHO}
I like a car that looks normal but really knocks your socks off!!
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 22 Jan 2012 :  17:37:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Took advantage of a clear weekend to get one of the major jobs done.

Engine removed from stand prior to refitting of clutch;





Engine was then moved back to my house to be re-introduced to Mr Gearbox! We made the decision to put the engine & gearbox back in as a complete unit.





With the exception of a bit of swearing and a sore thumb it was fairly straight forward;



Maybe, just maybe we could be well on the way to a return to the road!


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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 22 Jan 2012 :  19:02:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, must've been a lovely weekend. I hope for you.
It's now the more little stuff that need doing, but it's far more rewarding, as it will go fast now!
Keep up the good work!

'68 sunbeam rapier fastback {B341006846 OD/LHO}
I like a car that looks normal but really knocks your socks off!!
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janmarine3

South Africa
286 Posts

Posted - 24 Jan 2012 :  05:04:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That looks so cool ! Can't wait to see it complete with webers and all...If I pop over will you give me a spin in her please ? ...maybe a few spins then ?
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 29 Feb 2012 :  21:16:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A few more items fitted. Servo back in place (after troublesome re-spray), new brake pipes looking good. Starter motor in place and fan trial fit to see how it looks (pretty good!).







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Rapierdave

United Kingdom
159 Posts

Posted - 01 Mar 2012 :  18:22:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Jason
Thats looking really good now.

I'm sure BJU will be at the Bristol Classic car show.

Whats the chances it'll be taxed & on the road for 1st April?

You could then be at the Weston Super Mare show on 7th & 8th April & Classics at the Mill near Crewkerne on the 15th April.

Coupes are cool

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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 06 Mar 2012 :  21:50:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nearly there;



I should point out that the rocker box in these pictures is only there to stop any muck getting into the rocker gear. The real one is waiting to be polished!

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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 07 Mar 2012 :  14:00:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking brand new!!
Good job Jason!

'68 sunbeam rapier fastback {B341006846 OD/LHO}
I like a car that looks normal but really knocks your socks off!!
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