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    So obviously I have had zero motivation on the HQ of late but I need to get this sucker on the road, so back into I go.
    Just sanded the nosecone and bootlid in prep for painting and GTS pinstrips for the third freckon time. This time I am waiting a good couple of hours between colours so I donít get the solvent runs again. I want to give it one last attempt before paying someone to do them because this is after all my rebuild not a pay every Tom Dick and Harry.




    So hopefully the weather gods (and the wife) are on my side next weekend and I will give it another go.

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    Happy new year everyone
    Well again itís been a while but I finally got time a weather to paint the nose cone and boot lid. I am 90% happy with the out come. Heaps a dust and bugs in it which is to be expected since I am doing this outside. Also by the time I got to doing the clear, the sun had reach all over the panels and the black got super hot. I think the clear didnít get a chance to flow together and the result was quite a rough finish in the black. The green wasnít so bad and the black not in the sun was mint. Never mind, I threw a few extra coats to give me something to sand and polish.
    So here are some pics of the days effort.

    3rd base coat of green




    Then masked up



    3rd base coat of black and clear



    Little bit of bleeding from my bad masking abilities



    Couldnít wait to get the boot on the car again so after 3 hours in the sun I thought bugger it letís do it. Haha



    So thatís it. Wish I had a spray booth but oh well. At least this time the paint didnít run once the black and clear went on so happy about that.

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    Good to see youíre still making progress.

    Donít be too hard on yourself, by the time youíre finished youíll have a paint job thatís 90-95% and to get better than that you would have likely had to spend 10ís of thousands of dollars on a professional job. Youíll end up with a 90% + job for likely less than 10% of the cost a pro paint job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hq308 View Post
    Good to see you’re still making progress.

    Don’t be too hard on yourself, by the time you’re finished you’ll have a paint job that’s 90-95% and to get better than that you would have likely had to spend 10’s of thousands of dollars on a professional job. You’ll end up with a 90% + job for likely less than 10% of the cost a pro paint job.

    Yeah still plodding along slowly when I get time and inspiration. I still have heaps to do but no rush. It’s been so lo g since doing anything significant I would be surprised if anyone knows of my build still. Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottvnz View Post
    Yeah still plodding along slowly when I get time and inspiration. I still have heaps to do but no rush. Itís been so lo g since doing anything significant I would be surprised if anyone knows of my build still. Haha
    Still keeping an eye on your build. Keep up the good work. I'm in the same boat at the moment, didn't make a lot of progress in the last 6 months and still heaps to do haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HJPrem75 View Post
    Still keeping an eye on your build. Keep up the good work. I'm in the same boat at the moment, didn't make a lot of progress in the last 6 months and still heaps to do haha.

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    Once I win lotto I will have all the time in the world haha. And the funds to do it with

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottvnz View Post
    Happy new year everyone
    Well again itís been a while but I finally got time a weather to paint the nose cone and boot lid. I am 90% happy with the out come. Heaps a dust and bugs in it which is to be expected since I am doing this outside. Also by the time I got to doing the clear, the sun had reach all over the panels and the black got super hot. I think the clear didnít get a chance to flow together and the result was quite a rough finish in the black. The green wasnít so bad and the black not in the sun was mint. Never mind, I threw a few extra coats to give me something to sand and polish.
    So here are some pics of the days effort.

    3rd base coat of green




    Then masked up



    3rd base coat of black and clear



    Little bit of bleeding from my bad masking abilities



    Couldnít wait to get the boot on the car again so after 3 hours in the sun I thought bugger it letís do it. Haha



    So thatís it. Wish I had a spray booth but oh well. At least this time the paint didnít run once the black and clear went on so happy about that.
    Looking great all things considered.

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    Got a bit of time and motivation today to get the roof lining in. Easier said than done. For the most part I am pretty happy but there are some saggy bits not quit tight enough but it didnít matter what I did I couldnít get the ripple out. I have heard you get the heat gun out, anyone had any experience with this?
    So now I can at least get the front and rear screens on and the window trims on so I can give the old girl a good wash. Sheís covered in dust.
    The kids gave me a da polisher machine for my birthday so I will have to have a go at polishing up the areas I have sanded runs out and see how she comes up. Exciting times. Anyway here are pics of the roof lining.





    Drivers side



    And while I was at it I made a rear parcel tray and covered some speaker mounts. Still need to screw speakers on top yet.



    And then I thought I would throw the nose come on so it wasnít lying around to get damaged



    I might have a go at glueing the screens in myself, what you all reckon. Any handing hints or shall I leave it to the professionals haha. That doesnít sound like me though.

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