Brads Tiger

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stuartb
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Post by stuartb » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:46 pm

Brad,
I can't speak for Cellulose but all my cars are painted in 2k which I am very pleased with, the AH 3000 is 2k base coat + Clear coat.

Stuart

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Post by Brad1380 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:34 pm

Done a bit more research, modern paint isn't like the 2 pack i remember of old which looked like plastic, so going for water based base coat & clear coat, should be durable & not sag which cellulose does even years after being sprayed.
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

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Post by Brad1380 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:00 pm

Bit more progress, leaded up the n/s headlight area after the repair section. Also been flatting down the body & trying to take out the dents where i can.

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Also found these little brackets & no idea where they go, so any help would be appreciated.

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TXJ7
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Post by TXJ7 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:13 pm

looking good Brad.

The brackets are for the bootlid, left and right on tbe inside on the rear bottom edge (the rubber pads pointing downwards as buffers to the bodywork)

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Post by Brad1380 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:16 pm

Thanks, they buttons are indeed rubber just painted over.

Getting there, just need a cash injection to cover the paint shop costs!
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

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Post by Brad1380 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:11 pm

Been a long time coming but she's away to a better place.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/str2ts2h1otpb ... 7.jpg?dl=0
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by gvickery » Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:33 pm

Looking good!!

Which paint shop and in which country??

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Post by Mal » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:02 am

Nice to see it still progressing Brad. You must be pleased to see it of to the paint shop.
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Post by Brad1380 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:13 am

Yes big milestone to get it out the garage.
Now i have space its prompted a massive spring clean and clear up operation, there's grinding dust everywhere.
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

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Post by Brad1380 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:38 pm

Are there any differences between a Mk 1 & a Mk 2 for carpet sets?
I've been looking at Coverdale and they only list the Mk 2.

https://www.carcarpets.co.uk/sunbeam--tiger-373-c.asp
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:07 pm

Cars ready for viewing at the weekend as the painter has finished, bit apprehensive as to what to expect and it will be well weird to see it a colour after all these years.
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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by stuartb » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:50 pm

Looking forward to a picture.

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Post by Brad1380 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:34 am

Last bolt on the cross member rebuild stripped so got hold of these heavy duty thread inserts, the tangs get knocked in afterwards to stop them rotating.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/z9668f9kzq0lg ... D.jpg?dl=0

Trial fit without the spring to make sure i tapped the inserts straight.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jy5n9eztup794 ... D.jpg?dl=0
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Post by Brad1380 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:05 pm

1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

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Re: Brads Tiger

Post by Brad1380 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:18 pm

1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

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