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    OHHH she's gonna be nice and straight! Lookin' good Forme!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam 26 View Post
    looks mint as, but are you sure its a hq? i thought they come out standard with more rust than what yours has!

    doin a good job with it mate, lookin forward to seeing the pics of it painted!
    Haha, yeah, i think i'm actually building a hen's tooth, not an HQ.

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    looking good............can you do mine next lol

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    Sure. You'll just have to travel to the central coast cause Beach is moving himself and everything he has up there!

    Bonnet and bootlid are complete. Found four holes in the bonnet that were really tricky to repair. Photos soon. All i can say is that Beach is a freaking guru.

    Now i'm going to bolt it all together, take it down to work the nosecone into shape...the final piece of the puzzle. Then block it all, pull apart and paint.
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    So while i'm getting things organised to get it all to Beach, i've been doing small projects. Started cleaning the starter motor, and 3 1/2 hours later i'd rebuilt it, repaired it after a wire boke off the coil inside, and then polished the can. I saw someone use an industrial lathe to polish a wheel, so it gave me the idea.





    More polishing at night whilst chilling on the lounge:



    And today i started rebuilding the throttle linkage setup. Made a new threaded barrel and about to start on tpohat washers for every pivot point.



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    Wiper barrel looks wicked!

    One thing though, did you make the throttle pivot out of brass? Would pay to keep an eye on how it goes once it's in use as it'll wear quite quickly compared to steel... Just a thought anyway.

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    Cheers Beeb. Looking on fleabay people are paying hundreds for reconditioned or chromed wiper motors! Even without a lathe you could hand polish to the same result.

    Yes, well picked, brass it is. Was literally spurr of the moment, whipped it up, works fine but longevity would be a concern. I'll be using high grade nylon to bush the pivots, and will re-make the barrel in alloy or mild steel, and to a higher standard. This one's a tad rough.
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    looking great! the HQ's come up real good!

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    Here's what we found hidden in the bonnet. Anyone who knows their stuff will know this thing warped like an absolute mother when welded. I'm still amazed at how me massaged it straight, needing only minimal bog.









    Here it is now with the bootlid, which required no extra work.



    Been painting the firewall. Just cleaned and pressure-packed this time round. New chassis will herald proper work but i have to stop this build getting too extreme. Well... already is... but you know what i mean!



    And today i picked up rad support and inner guards from the powder coater.



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    Nice work, glad I'm not picking up the bill though.

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    I wish i wasn't either! I saved myself hundreds, if not thousands by doing a lot of the rubbing back in the fiddly areas myself. I spent whole weekends and many nights at Pro Street rubbing away fastidiously in all channels, corners, jambs, nooks and crannys. Using clean 'n' strip discs on pretty much every surface that wasn't flat, doing undersides of the boot and bonnet, all the doors......... Then consider, as i mentioned before, that Beach rates it the cleanest HQ he's ever done..... and yet i'm still working 52 hour weeks to pay it off. Price you pay for this level of metal surgery, but worth every bit. Nearly paid off now
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    It's nice to see people doing things properly.. Looking forward to the finished product!

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    Looking even sweeter now me and the son know where you are at as ours is at about the same stage lookin at painting ours in the next 2 months. Keep up the great work and done lose hope its worth in the end .

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    Cheers guys. It only went to this level by getting in with the right crowd. Beach and all his mates at Pro Street. Honestly though, despite the big expense, i can't imagine doing it any other way. So much time and effort goes into this stuff. Even half of what i've done would be pretty epic, so why would anyone not go the whole hog? But i'm lucky with the garage, the knowledge, the tools and for paid work, the right guys to give my hard-earned to.

    Just finished painting the boot in rust-guard tonight. Took ages to cut it to bare metal, lightly grind the whole thing, wire wheel the pitting, wire brush the edges, clean, prep and paint. Many nights work just on the boot floor!
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    Started on the nose. Man this thing is a bastard to rub back. So many corners and angles!



    And here's the shot of the boot before clean and paint.

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