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PostPost by: Grizzly » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:16 pm

It's funny that because there aren't many people assume they have some thing special or Limited, fact is i'd have been bouncing off the walls if i had paid full Sprint RRP and got a retrofitted car.... BUT!! My car doesn't owe me much so i can't complain.

As for the Red S4/Sprint, don't like it....has Black wheels on makes it look common :lol:

On a more serious note, not masking/removing the catches in the bonnet spoil it for me. If their going to all that work rebuilding it etc little things like that spoil the detail.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:55 pm

Your homework (should you choose to accept it) is to read Timurthys site.[/quote]

Yeah, clocked it some years ago but Mrs T says I have other shit to fry! :twisted:[/quote]

Language Timothy!


As it happens, I've got the boxed set of Sorry, for which I can only apologise. :twisted:
When does Tim return to dry land?
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:39 pm

Hood finally fitted properly :) so i can get soaked and not be able to see where i'm going at the same time now as opposed to just getting soaked :lol:

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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:52 pm

Looks nice & proper design with curved lower edge... where did you get it if you don't mind me asking?
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:25 pm

Sue Miller (Everflex version)

Can't recommend the hood enough, was a Doddle to install (i've seen custom made hood that don't fit as well) and having a decent fit made life so much easier to get it nice and tight. I also took Sue's advice and made it fully detachable, it makes sense to store it in a manor that doesn't put fold lines across the clear panels as per original.

All in all very happy with it.

Only problem now is it's highlighted all the water leaks :roll:
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PostPost by: 661 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:20 pm

Grizzly wrote:Sue Miller (Everflex version)

Can't recommend the hood enough, was a Doddle to install (i've seen custom made hood that don't fit as well) and having a decent fit made life so much easier to get it nice and tight. I also took Sue's advice and made it fully detachable, it makes sense to store it in a manor that doesn't put fold lines across the clear panels as per original.

All in all very happy with it.

Only problem now is it's highlighted all the water leaks :roll:

Sue does make exceedingly good hoods.

The car looks great as is, Chris.
I don't think you should change anything. Silver wheels suit it. I too am not a huge fan of the repeaters or the decal on a single colour car.
I do think the bottom undersill looks better painted black to 'waist' the body, but it's no big deal, especially if you are not doing the wheelarches, which I 'get'. A number of the racers have their arches in body colour and I think that looks fine.
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:37 pm

I think the plan at this stage is to finish it fairly close to how the original owner had it then maybe black the sills etc once he's seen it.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:24 am

What's going on with the tail pipe of the exhaust Chris? Do you have a different back box?
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:26 am

Yes, it has a period aftermarket Peco exhaust fitted (bought in 1980 by the previous owner and never fitted) frankly it's coming off the first chance i get (too loud and raspy for me) i had never seen another 2 seater Peco back box fitted and frankly i know why now :roll: which is odd as i love the sound of the +2 version.

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As you can see it's got a tiny box...... Label has fallen off as well :) i would have bought a TTR back box if it was compatible with my Ceramic manifold (might involve me knocking up a slightly different y pipe)
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PostPost by: Rob P » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:13 pm

Excellent Work Chris, car looking rather splendid
Could I ask what Paint you used and where you obtained it from please
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