1982 GTC project gumtree

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Post by ard126k » Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:20 pm

The car is now at the painter's shop, he sent a couple of pics of the progress -

original paint gone -
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in grey primer -
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Post by DARK STAR » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:12 pm

Oh yes!


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Post by ard126k » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:14 pm

Couple more pics from before the hols.
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Post by ard126k » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:17 pm

More progress
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Post by DARK STAR » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:59 pm

That is going to be really beautiful :hurrah:


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Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:09 pm

That's coming along very nicely - I'm looking forward to seeing the end result! :D :D


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Post by Dennis Nicholas » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:30 pm

Do you have any pics of the filling process when fibreglass cracks were ground out and tissue was applied, and any details of how many layers were required?........like round the front engine bay corners etc?

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Post by ard126k » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:15 pm

I'm going to the workshop tomorrow so I'll ask if any cracks were found under the paint. No mention so far.

Where I had to do repairs, as on the bootlid where a luggage rack had been, or to fill the holes for an old aerial and door mirrors, my standard practice is 2 layers of mat underneath and one mat and one surface tissue above then filler.


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Post by ard126k » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:19 pm

Painter says he found nothing needing GRP work on the body.


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Post by Dennis Nicholas » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:01 pm

Thanks.
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Post by ard126k » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:47 am

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Practical Classics did a booklet about "Scimitar Restoration" which has a section on GRP repairing. Sure I've seen it on a popular auction site.


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Post by ard126k » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:59 pm

Well it's home again. Now the fun starts!!
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Post by Datsundrew » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:21 pm

Wow! That's looking fantastic, great colour, well done.



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Post by b.c.flat hat » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:54 pm

That's a glorious colour, love it. Love the racy red one too!



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Post by Dennis Nicholas » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:45 pm

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Reference the two fixings for the hood front rail over-centre latch. Where they screw through the front screen top are the holes in the body elongated to allow adjustment from side to side?
My hood gets caught by the door window frame top front corner.....I have thought of looking at lowering the window frame slightly (rusty fittings permitting) but can see a long job being involved. however if I can move the two slotted fittings over even a small amount it would greatly help.

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