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Jon

United Kingdom
221 Posts

Posted - 22 May 2013 :  22:41:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://www.midlandwheels.com/Shop/P-2798-5.5-x-13-JBW---D1-Black---4x108.html

Hillman Avenger MK1 GT,
Commer PB Pick-Up,
Commer PB Panel Van,
Commer Auto sleeper,
Triumph Stag MK1,
Chevette HS x2,
Lancia Delta Integrale,
Fiat Mk1 Uno Turbo,
Rapier Fastback,
MGZS 180kit TD MK2,
MK5 Transit Hallmark 1965-95 celebration,
MK5 Transit 2.5td 150,
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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 10 Jun 2013 :  10:50:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A couple of progress photos from the weekend
drivers seat frame fitted, floor painted matt black
also sleeved and skidded the exhaust system





H120 boot lid comes back from paint and stripes get fitted tomorrow

sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand
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ianh120

United Kingdom
51 Posts

Posted - 10 Jun 2013 :  23:05:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking forward to seeing the stripes Andy doing a grand job
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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 15 Jun 2013 :  17:55:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Finally !


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arrocuda

United Kingdom
471 Posts

Posted - 15 Jun 2013 :  18:00:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dogs Dangleys Andy! I think it looks better without the fiddley chrome trims around the rear quarter light windows.

Building the 'Mark II' fastback Rapier ('Arrocuda').
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janmarine3

South Africa
286 Posts

Posted - 15 Jun 2013 :  18:21:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
CL! Well done !
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bigt80

United Kingdom
937 Posts

Posted - 15 Jun 2013 :  20:13:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks the part. Those Cosmic's or Cosmic style wheels suit it well; esp with it being in that colour. Great work! G.
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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 15 Jun 2013 :  23:59:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When I say finally.... I meant the stripes lol
Still a long way to go
Sorted the h120 badges out tonight decided I will sikaflex them rather than drill into the wings not sure how to attach the grille badge yet

Sundays job is all the front suspension off ready to fit new struts,springs,poly bushes,discs and pads,wheel bearings,calipers and track rod ends !!



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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 16 Jun 2013 :  08:42:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice Andy! Well done!
I really like those wheels I've got a set of Dunlop's around I'm sure going to do them up to fit to mine from time to time..

'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
1036 Posts

Posted - 16 Jun 2013 :  09:19:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Stripes looking good Andy, are they dark grey?

My H120 badges are stuck on, like you we didn't want to drill holes. As an alternative to sealant, I used some double sided tape. It is actually sold by our local aquatic centre to use for repairing rips in pond liners but it works a treat and has lasted years. The grille badge should have a central threaded rod in addition to the 2 pins which you secure with a little clamp.

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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 16 Jun 2013 :  10:34:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ahh, I have stuck the badge inserts in now so that may pose a problem for the grille badge
The stripe is metallic silver, looks good close up.





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arrocuda

United Kingdom
471 Posts

Posted - 16 Jun 2013 :  13:03:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
IIRC the original factory stripe with this shade of green was white or maybe cream. Used to pass one parked up on my way to college most every morning back in '75. Looks even better in metallic silver. Good choice!

Building the 'Mark II' fastback Rapier ('Arrocuda').
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1036 Posts

Posted - 16 Jun 2013 :  17:45:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by arrocuda

IIRC the original factory stripe with this shade of green was white or maybe cream. Used to pass one parked up on my way to college most every morning back in '75. Looks even better in metallic silver. Good choice!


Early H120's had either black or white but all sorts of colours were available later on in the production run. Mine is black but I'm really tempted by lime green

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arrocuda

United Kingdom
471 Posts

Posted - 16 Jun 2013 :  18:25:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I didn't realise you got a choice of colour, I thought they were colour coordinated at the factory. That probably explains why standard Rapiers started appearing with H120 stripes later on if the dealers were applying them before the car was delivered to the customer.

I was toying with the idea of H120 stripes for my project car but decided to go for 'hockey sticks'. Not that I'll be applying them any time soon at this rate.... but thought that the sticks would give the car a more mid '70's look.

Building the 'Mark II' fastback Rapier ('Arrocuda').

Edited by - arrocuda on 16 Jun 2013 18:25:47
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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 16 Jun 2013 :  18:27:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I did consider green but thought the silver would break the car up nicely.

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