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The Rebuild of my Vauxhall almost there :)
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PostPosted: Sun, Dec 27 2009, 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I rubbed the dash back with 2000 wet n dry ready for the last coat of gloss, things went pretty wrong from there, I used the last of my gloss up before i did the final wet sand, so i went to Repco and bought a litre of K&H clear gloss acrylic, it turned out that it wasn't compatable with the Sickens acrylic clear gloss that i had used on the previouse 6 coats, it looked great when first applied, then about 5 min's later it turned to s%#t and opened up with crows feet all the way back to the basecoat, lucky i was only painting the dash, it would have been a nightmare if it was the outside of the car, anyway i decided to take a drive into Dubbo, about 55k's from home and bought a fresh 4litre tin of clear coat, while i was there i picked out some new paint to hopfully do the rest of the car in over xmas, the new color will probably shock a few people that know me, but sometimes its good to dare to be different, Smile
when i get the dash back in color, i will give you guys the first look and listen to your comments before it goes up on ozrodders Smile.
well the dash is now almost ready to paint again, the holes for the gauges are cut, and the gauges are just sitting in there holes, looks heaps better than the ones i took out, now i can finish getting the dash ready for some color, might get all the door shuts ready as well before i add any color, then i can start on the wireing and trim.
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I think it also looks beter having the old compartment holes filled.
this pic is from when i put the A30 gauges in a couple of years ago.

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PostPosted: Sun, Dec 27 2009, 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well i guess there is no turning back now, I just finished 3 days of dry sanding and a day of wet sanding, the body now has its first coat of primer filler Very Happy It came out great, with just a few smallish stone chips that will require filling, and a few marks around the door shuts, I will hopefully get them done today and then dry sand the whole body before laying on another coat of primer filler, then i will put it in the corner of the shed and start work on all the hang on panels, the new color is much brighter than the old color, it was a spur of the moment thingie, when you get a few color charts in front of you they all look the same after a while, Embarassed If all goes to plan i will put the new jam on her in the next week or two. Very Happy Very Happy
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the stocko volvo rims look small on it lol

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PostPosted: Sun, Dec 27 2009, 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

its a bit hard to get a pic of the color, and it could prolly do with a good stir , which will make it a bit darker, but i am just going to leave it be until i can get the rest of the car ready for pant, then i can hook in and get it finished, the problem i am having now is that work is starting to get busy comming up to xmas, so it looks like the only time i will get to work on her is at night, and hopfully get a weekend off when i am ready to lay some paint on, I don't want to be painting at night out here, there are too many insects that seem to be attracted to heat lights at night lol

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PostPosted: Sun, Dec 27 2009, 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had my second job for today cancel until tomorrow, so i got home before lunch and was able to have a play with my car, I put two coats of color and two coats of clear on my dash, then pushed it out in the sun to let dry all day in the 38 degree heat, then I wet sanded it down with 2000 grit wet n dry ready for the final coat of clear next time i get an early day.
this is before wet sanding.
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after sanding

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PostPosted: Sun, Dec 27 2009, 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another update,
Well the house i have been living in for almost 3 years sold at auction, and because i never had a lease i might have to move out before xmas, as the new owners want to move in before xmas, so i need to pack up and move pretty soon, so i pulled the Vauxhall out of the corner and wet sanded it today and then put the first coat of color on it, its pretty bright, not what i expected but its too late to turn back now, lol
I am going to give it a wet sand tonight and hopfully put the last coat on tomorrow followed by a few coats of clear, then at least i can move it to my new place if i can find one.,
I am leaving all the hang on panels until i am settled in the new place where hopfully i will be able to start finishing it off and get it erunning by early to mid january. I am not looking forward to moving, but thats the way the cookie has crumbled and i will just have to live with it.
cheers barnsey Very Happy Very Happy



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PostPosted: Sun, Dec 27 2009, 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been back out and wet rubbed the roof, then gave the roof another coat, the paint is bright and dark until you turn the shed lights on, then it goes a pinky color Embarassed was supposed to be purple not pink Shocked .
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PostPosted: Sun, Dec 27 2009, 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Guys,
Well it looks like i have found another home to live in, as the place i am curently renting has been sold at auction a couple of weeks ago, I have been busy cleaning up my shed and finding all the bits i need to put my car back togeather, and also getting all my tools sorted ready for the move,this is how the car looks at present, I moved it out of the shed this morning and hosed the dust of it, When i get to the new house i will wet rub it back and put another coat on it and clear it,
cheers barnsey.

I am thinking about leaving the firewall red, as the engine is red, would it look too out of place.

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PostPosted: Sun, Dec 27 2009, 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like the purple colour.... looks good in the photos.
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PostPosted: Sun, Dec 27 2009, 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been following this on the Aussie board, looking good. I hate to say this, but I liked the red, not that the purple is bad.
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PostPosted: Sun, Dec 27 2009, 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it in purple. Of course I am a little bias that way.
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PostPosted: Sun, Dec 27 2009, 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It needs more Pink in it Barnsey Very Happy Very Happy Wink
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PostPosted: Sun, Dec 27 2009, 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only thing I'll say about the color is that now is the time to make sure it's going to be what you want....but then purple looks ok to me....

You've done a very good job on the build. It's not common, at least over here....I like it. Cool

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PostPosted: Tue, Dec 29 2009, 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If its not too much trouble ,I think the firewall would look best in purple too. I like that colour!
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PostPosted: Wed, Dec 30 2009, 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah the firewall was painted red when i was going to respray the car in the firethorn red, I changed my mind and went with the purple color afterwards, the engine will come out when i fit the new gearbox, so i will mask the firwall up then and give it a coat of violet.
I have now almost officially moved into my new house, just need to get my dog and my lounge and i am done, as soon as i get my new shed sorted out, i will start work on the car again.
cheers barnsey.
p.s hope all of you guys have a great new years eve. I have my fridge stocked full of softdrink lol (soda) Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat, Sep 03 2011, 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Embarassed well its been quite a while since i posted in this thread, I am still playing with the Vauxhall and am still not much closer to being finished, but its slowly coming togeather, work commitments have kept me out of the shed so i haven't spent as much time on the car as i would of liked to.
some things i have done since my last post are,
all the brakes are now plumbed up and working
I have had most of the interior trim re upholstered, seats door cards etc. the trim is all sitting in my spare room waiting for me to finish the rest of the car Embarassed
I have re-painted the firewall in body color.
also painted the engine too.
I have had a change also in the supercharger dept, and removed the m90 and replaced it with a B&M unit, not sure what size it is but l thought the m90 was a little too new looking and the B&M Supercharger will look more period. I just need to get it all polished up now to match the rest of the engine accessories.

I have done lots of fiddly bits and finished a few other things off as well.
any way here are a few of the latest pics.
cheers barnsey


and a couple of the pulley tension-er i am working on.









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PostPosted: Sat, Sep 03 2011, 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's sharp! Love the engine. Tom...
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PostPosted: Mon, Sep 05 2011, 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That engine sure sparkles!
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PostPosted: Fri, Oct 26 2012, 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any updates????
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PostPosted: Sat, Nov 03 2012, 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This just gets better all the time. The engine looks famtastic.

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PostPosted: Thu, Nov 08 2012, 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for the lack of updates lately, i will get onto them tonight, been flat out with work atm
cheers barnsey

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