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Brad1380
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Post by Brad1380 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:36 am

martin172 wrote:
bernd_st wrote: Just a hint : The expansion tank tube should point exactly to the radiator when mounted ...
Good spot.
As my tank is handy, would you like a couple of pics of the tube?
Yes please
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Mal
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Post by Mal » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:54 am

The bodyshell looks great. Almost a shame to paint it.

Polish it and clear coat it, save getting a colour overspray on the carpet :D

Looking good Brad. Nice solid body, like mine :lol:

Cheers Mal
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Post by martin172 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:35 am

Hope these help.

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The 2 crosses on the ends of mine are not in the exact same positions but I can't imagine it was an exact science when they made them.

If you need any more shot from other angles just ask.

Brad1380
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Post by Brad1380 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:00 pm

Mine ended up a bit straigther than that, may have to turn it slightly.

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Taught myself how to lead load this morning, NS rear wing had a few splits, holes & bumps near the light. Brazed up the holes.

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Took a bit to get the hang of the tools, quite pleased with the results.

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JAYANDSHEL
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Post by JAYANDSHEL » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:30 pm

Wow that lead work looks really good looks such a better job than filler was that your first time with lead.

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Post by Brad1380 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:37 pm

Yes, it was a kit from Frost, the one with a couple of paddles & a flexi file. The wonderfully old booklet (pre HSE police days) said not to attempt a vertical section on your first go, but hey why make life easy!
The most difficult part was judging how much lead to put on & filing it off afterwards with out scoring the lead.
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Brad1380
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Post by Brad1380 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:47 pm

Taken a few days to get this far, still a bit to do in the tight corners. Also will have to re-do the footwells as a lot of gel fell in through the various openings.

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meadowhog
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Post by meadowhog » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:06 pm

That looks great. Fantastic to see some lead loading. Are you now going to clear varnish the body? Shame to cover up that hard work :)

Ash
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Post by Ash » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:37 pm

Lovely shell that one Brad!
Are you sticking to the original Forest Green or going for a fresh colour?

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Post by Brad1380 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:32 am

Ash wrote: Are you sticking to the original Forest Green or going for a fresh colour?
Ummm, thats good question,, i'm tempted to go for something a little more striking & before Mal says it. no not the same as the carpet in the garage.
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Mal
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Post by Mal » Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:09 am

Ummm, thats good question,, i'm tempted to go for something a little more striking & before Mal says it. no not the same as the carpet in the garage.
Now we have close up pic's of that garage floor, I think I have been fooled by blue paint :oops:

As for the paint, I think Carnival red would look nice. Be quite striking against the blue background and always that little bit faster :mrgreen:
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Post by Ash » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:02 pm

Surely not Rare Red but not many original "striking" colours availible for Tigers?
Personally I like the Mediterranean Blue carpet but could be a bad idea to paint the car this colour... you may never find it ? :lol:

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Post by V8 burble » Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:39 pm

Why not be different?

Follow the advice of Chris Farlowe and the Rolling Stones:

“I wanna see it painted, painted, painted, painted black.....”

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Post by Brad1380 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:19 pm

Well i've a red one & a black one already, so maybe i'll keep this one green.

Welded a fillet along the seam & filled this today, not an easy job as the lead is so thick, not 100% perfect, but the primer will take care of the imperfections.

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Post by gtsmrt » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:34 pm

The perfect blank canvas :)
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