1961 Project so23

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Re: 1961 Project so23

Post by pokey » Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:23 pm

The rears now in colour, was a base and satin laquer so new to me, happy it came out quite well
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Re: 1961 Project so23

Post by pokey » Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:02 am

Insides done, going to leave the flatting and polishing until I've finished the outside
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Onto the roof now, the one I fitted wasn't the straightest so going to take some time getting it to look decent now
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Re: 1961 Project so23

Post by markp » Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:59 am

looking fab buddy well done

i dont envy your roof work ... I remember spending 6 week on my busses roof .... Bloody sol destroying .... but O so worth it in the end

keep going mate ya doing a grand job there

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Re: 1961 Project so23

Post by pokey » Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:45 am

Yeah looking back I should have searched for a better roof, this one had no support so every time it was lifted it kinked so there all the way around the bottom 3"

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Re: 1961 Project so23

Post by wejjy » Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:02 am

Just caught up mate, looking great!! Finish line is sooooo close now, im jealous!
Stock is good, its just that low and fast is better!!


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Re: 1961 Project so23

Post by pokey » Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:43 am

I wish! I'm pretty hopeless with filler so will take ages! Then the refurb of the interior, then the loom, not going to bother with an engine conversion for a while, still got my mighty 1641 so will go with that next year, part way though buying tdi parts I've gone onto Honda vfr throttle bodies thinking of a bigger efi motor


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Re: 1961 Project so23

Post by pokey » Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:28 am

Poor update, still working on the roof, getting there now though
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Re: 1961 Project so23

Post by type21f » Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:25 am

No...Every update is a good update!
Pictures tell the story..
Good roof clips are so hard to find and now so expensive..
Sherry the topless Devonette...has not progressed at all.
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Working too hard
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Re: 1961 Project so23

Post by pokey » Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:37 pm

This one was non fbi prices but still 1k and its battered to be fair

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Re: 1961 Project so23

Post by type21f » Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:42 pm

mmm I paid fbi his asked price. ...I have bought a few items from Graham...... and it was a LHD late one.... that I am fitting to a 62 early....... ."only" around £1k delivered. ..but to be fair...it was sun burnt but not dented and very good.
Dave stripped and removed the old roof air box and dressed the headers and the panels to convert LHD to RHD. .
Looks really good.
As he said..better to buy what I could in the best condition I could.
He has done around seven roof swaps including mine..
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Re: 1961 Project so23

Post by pokey » Sun Sep 13, 2015 3:22 pm

Mine was a bare skin so no strength at all, so many little kinks, think they wanted 1700 when I enquired, this ones a late one too


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Re: 1961 Project so23

Post by pokey » Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:23 pm

Bit of an update, rubbish pics can never get good light in the garage, roofs now painted the bottom colour, hopefully going to flat it and paint it beige grey on Monday before I go on holiday to Norway
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Re: 1961 Project so23

Post by type21f » Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:49 pm

Roof looks good!
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Re: 1961 Project so23

Post by rusty1962 » Sat Oct 24, 2015 6:29 am

:cheers: All looking great :cheers:

I'm beginning to crave paint.......

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Re: 1961 Project so23

Post by pokey » Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:07 am

It's funny when I was close and only looking at the roof was thinking nearly done now, walked out the garage and back and my thoughts changed...

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