1972 fastback. nwe 532k

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kaddy
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Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Post by kaddy » 6th April 2018 - 9:17pm

Good old clean up of the front boot area, and first coat of primer. I,m
suprised that things aint looking too bad at all considering the state it
was in .

So all in all I,m happy enough with how its coming along.

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Passenger side wheel bulkhead.
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Again passenger side view of the bulkhead.
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Front end view.
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View from the driver side.
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View from the passenger side.
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Passenger side .
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Again passenger side view.
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As the shell is currently suspended from the roof of the garage, ropes and web belts may
be a bit confusing. But hopefully it wont be up there long.

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Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Post by kaddy » 7th April 2018 - 7:35pm

A bit of L90D colour is starting to make all the difference.

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Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Post by broady_6 » 9th April 2018 - 9:48pm

looking damn good! home stretch is well under way
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Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Post by kaddy » 9th April 2018 - 11:16pm

Thanks

Its amazing what a bit of slap does to the old girl :lol: :lol:

Yeah she is looking like a youngster again :D

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Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Post by kaddy » 19th April 2018 - 7:15pm

Spent 4 hours taking out the rear window to prep the ope for the new paint and seals.

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Interesting 4 hours, thanks to some muppet using Tek seal to try and seal a leaking rubber seal
instead of buying a new seal. Ended up having to completely cut out the old rubber seal, to make sure the
glass stayed in one piece, and not thousands.
But mission successful.

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Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Post by Rob-type3 » 22nd April 2018 - 11:44am

This is looking good!

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Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Post by kaddy » 24th April 2018 - 7:51pm

Some more updates on how the spraying on the shell is progressing.

Rear drivers side louvre corner.

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Roof section viewed from passenger door towards the rear.

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Front clip.

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Rear clip.

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Rear roof corner again showing a good finish ready for final polishing.

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Near completed shell hovering over its long lost chassis.

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Rear pasenger side corner

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Front clip after more wet,n,dry finishing.

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Roof section corner progressing nicely. If I can finish this well all over,
I will be well pleased.

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Rear clip.

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Rear clip above bumper level.

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Another bit of work needed here before its ready for final finishing.

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Front clip after some final wet,n,dry finishing.

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Front clip looking well and ready for some final finishing.

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Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Post by broady_6 » 24th April 2018 - 9:26pm

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Post by kaddy » 24th April 2018 - 10:19pm

Here is what I used to seperate the seals around the front and back screen.
Its a shortened carving knife that I made when I used to make shoes, for cutting leather.
Slips in under the seal from outside, and then push in firmly to get it just under
the inner glass, not the seal. Then it slices the seal nicely, as its the thinnest part of the seal
thickness here.

Drastic but necessary to free my tek sealed windows.

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Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Post by broady_6 » 25th April 2018 - 8:00am

Smooth idea, I just wrestled with a Stanley blade which got risky at times
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Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Post by kaddy » 25th April 2018 - 8:24am

I,ve done that too on occasions.

The carving knife cut down to a short stubby blade is a great job.
Its slim enough to slide into place with no damage, and its tough enough not to bend
at all under any pressure. And its broad enough to ad leverage if needed.

And 50 cents in the boot sale, how can you go wrong

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Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Post by kaddy » 25th April 2018 - 1:20pm

Playtime over, have to crack on.

But I couldn't resist the last polish with 3000 grit wet,n,dry.

Its a tactile thing

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Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Post by kaddy » 25th April 2018 - 8:59pm

I think I have now got a finish thats good enough for my needs.
After 5 coats of celly and wet,n,dry finishing using 1000, 1500,
2000,2500, and 3000,
And a quick coat of fine polish, I,ve got this.

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And i'm gonna give it the thumbs up

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Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Post by broady_6 » 25th April 2018 - 9:23pm

shiny!
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Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Post by kaddy » 25th April 2018 - 10:55pm

Yep, rather like the top of me noggin :lol:

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Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Post by kaddy » 26th May 2018 - 5:59pm

Back to business after me short rest.

Not much to report. Back seat area has been sealed over the welds.
As you can see, ready now for some stone chip paint.

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Rear wing metal repair is cleaned up, and a light skim of filler to level out the repair
metal that was substantial. Not the filler, the metal.

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The front end of the wing low down was well rotted.

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At least now I have a useable wing. Now to the other wing which was in a similar condition.

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Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Post by broady_6 » 12th August 2018 - 10:52am

How you getting on with the rebuild?
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