Restoration of FRP 477

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Postby XAF » Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:29 pm

rnnicol wrote:Source of the post I know these panels where expensive, as I bought a set also from pumabuild, but it's done it's job, and it will look awesome when it's put back together, well done for not giving up.


Thanks Richard, how's yours coming on?
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Postby TylerB » Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:41 pm

Great restoration project. Curious to see final result, will look like a new one !
Now I'm sad again cause I will never own a car like this :'( :-P
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Postby rnnicol » Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:18 pm

Hi James, it's slow and steady, just waiting on the welder, apparently in a few weeks, but he said that 6 months ago, so time will tell, I way have to look elsewhere , Looking forward to seeing yours in all its shinning glory, well done for seeing it through and not giving up.
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Postby vaspetrol » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:07 pm

Interesting read :) Reminds me of Operation Phoenix lol :)
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Postby XAF » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:13 pm

vaspetrol wrote:Source of the post Interesting read :) Reminds me of Operation Phoenix lol :)


Yours has been my role model Vas!
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Postby vaspetrol » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:18 pm

Thank you James, :) very similar work you have done . My bank balance is still trying to recover, lol.
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Postby XAF » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:22 pm

vaspetrol wrote:Source of the post Thank you James, :) very similar work you have done . My bank balance is still trying to recover, lol.


It gets delivered home tomorrow from the bodyshop. Think mine will be on life support.... MOT booked for week on Saturday, wedding the week after. Nothing like cutting it fine!

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Postby vaspetrol » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:29 pm

I cut mine close when main work was finished, as I had first show about 10 days after at the begining of May lol
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Postby ElDude at Allison Automotive » Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:20 pm

Nothing like the blue of a newly painted FRP 8-) 8-)

is that pumabuild?
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Postby XAF » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:32 pm

el dude wrote:Source of the post Nothing like the blue of a newly painted FRP 8-) 8-)

is that pumabuild?


No, it's a place local to me called Jessops. They did my black one too. Amazing job! She's home now, rebuild time...

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Got painting underneath already, Audi Nardo grey of all things. Just a little greyer than the Dove Grey that's popular instead.

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Gone outside the norm and painted the inner arches body colour. You'll either love them or hate them..

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Postby moondustka » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:41 pm

This is drooling material..

Looks stunning.
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Postby XAF » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:44 pm

moondustka wrote:Source of the post This is drooling material..

Looks stunning.


Cheers Ben. Soooo much to do!

Weekend free of Daddy duties and one of my mates is coming up from Wales for a build-a-thon is ahead. Do love how clean it is underneath now
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Postby rnnicol » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:56 pm

Awesome James, it looking great.
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Postby tuonokid » Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:09 pm

Hi James
Always the best bit the rebuild, especially with lots of brand new parts (don't forget to put the tank on before the exhaust)
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Postby XAF » Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:12 pm

tuonokid wrote:Source of the post Hi James
Always the best bit the rebuild, especially with lots of brand new parts (don't forget to put the tank on before the exhaust)
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Thanks Barry!
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Postby Wild E. Coyote » Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:20 am

Ahhh, really nice! Jealous as a dog :oops:
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Postby Brian' » Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:32 pm

Looks ace! A really really great job!
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Postby Frank » Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:59 pm

Looking really good. :thumbs:
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Postby XAF » Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:22 pm

Well, today has gone well. Fuel and brake lines back on and clipped in. Those clips!!! The most horrendous clips known to man that hold all the pipes in the transmission tunnel. How Ford thought they were a good idea is beyond me.

Rear beam back on, all the brakes and hubs back on, new handbrake cable on and fuel tank in. Brakes bled up ok and the premium sound system installed 'factory' spec.

Really pleased how it's coming out. Hopefully have it running again tomorrow and the interior in...

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Postby moondustka » Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:08 pm

Absolutely drooling material, as said previously...

And well done on the progress!!

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Postby XAF » Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:09 pm

moondustka wrote:Source of the post Absolutely drooling material, as said previously...

And well done on the progress!!

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Cheers Ben. I'm just bolting stuff on, yours is real talent!
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Postby moondustka » Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:28 pm

No no, it takes skill to put stuff back on like that and a keen eye to make it right. Otherwise chips, bangs and knocks can un-do areas of that gleaming bodywork! What you have had done and are doing to the car is a credit to you and says a lot about a person, I believe anyway.

It would be pointless getting my puma to that state as the next time it went '70mph', it would get ruined!
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Postby XAF » Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:33 pm

moondustka wrote:Source of the post No no, it takes skill to put stuff back on like that and a keen eye to make it right. Otherwise chips, bangs and knocks can un-do areas of that gleaming bodywork! What you have had done and are doing to the car is a credit to you and says a lot about a person, I believe anyway.

It would be pointless getting my puma to that state as the next time it went '70mph', it would get ruined!


Very kind of you Ben!

My OCD is going to have to sort that white clip out that holds the brake line. It's the original Ford 'modification' when they recalled them for the hose rubbing. I have no idea why they didn't drill the hole slightly to the left so BOTH pipes were clipped in. It's a cack handed solution so that's a job for tomorrow to put it right.... Without drilling the pipes by mistake!!
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Postby TylerB » Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:41 am

Looks great dude this will be a pearl!
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Postby TGPlayer1 » Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:41 pm

So shiny :wub:
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