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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul L View Post
    28Chevy - Thanks Bernard.

    My plan is to rack up 1,000 miles to let the fibreglass / filler work settle / crack and then do the final body work

    The fact that old racing cars didn't alway have high quality paint is also a big advantage.

    Cheers, Paul.
    Good plan, I remember being very disappointed the first time I saw proper race cars in the early 60s, I'd imagined them to be a lot better!

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    bumble bee & steve1275 - Thanks gentlemen.

    28Chevy - Cheers Bernard, I took a lot of comfort from seeing these photos taken at Goodwood.





    To me, the fact the car has clearly had a hard racing life simply adds to it appeal.

    Whilst I haven't go the skills to fake patina and I will be aiming for a shiny(ish) finish.

    It certainly wouldn't be the end of the world if I ended up with a dull, matt paint job, as that looks the part too.



    Now I just need to wait for the warm weather to return and add some colour.

    Cheers, Paul.

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    The Italian Job:
    Year - 1969
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    Engine - 3929cc V12
    Location - Grand Saint Bernard Pass, The Alps, North West Italy

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    I think the original opening sequence of The Italian Job really captures the pure joy of driving…
    A lovely day, a beautiful car, great roads and scenery, accompanied by a soundtrack to match (V12 engine + Matt Munro).
    Unfortunately, I don't have a Lamborghini, there are no mountain passes near here and I'm not as good looking as Rossano Brazzi.
    On the other hand, I do have a car I spent many years building myself and finally being able to drive it is worth celebrating.
    Whilst I couldn't make a decent 'frame by frame' replica of the film, I did manage to include a few similar camera shots in places.
    But please ignore any clunky edits, dodgy continuity, etc. and just enjoy my first attempt at making a car video for what it is…

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    The Harrow Job:
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    Cheers, Paul.

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    Brilliant video, love the car. perfidious thought, any ideas for upgrading the engine /driveline? (sorry, I'll get me coat..)
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    Steve - Whilst I am sure an engine upgrade would both sound great and make the car go like stink...

    The open/exposed nature of the cockpit actively discourages any quest for real speed.

    Cheers, Paul.

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    If going for a period race car look then brushed paint is the order of the day . Likewise a roller job is quick and effective and follows the functional route . A combination of the 2 works fine and synthetic / enamel can easily hav ethe shiny 'edge' taken from it after a few days . Also leaving it unwaxed will help the paint face and tone down. Old age flaking paint etc is fairly easy to induce by 'bad' prep !!

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    Looks ace, and congrats for sticking with it and getting it on the road where it belongs. Just my personal opinion, but I'd ditch the Minilites and go for some wires if your after the 60's racer look.
    50 shades of grey primer....

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    Kapri - I do plan to hand paint it with a brush and have got some 'truck coat' paint waiting to go on.
    ( Dark Brunswick Green for the main bodywork + Signal Yellow for a band around the grill opening. )



    mattbalck - Thanks and I agree that wire wheels would set the whole car off nicely.

    But my donor car came with brand new wheels & tyres fitted, so I will use these for now and upgrade another day.

    Cheers, Paul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapri View Post
    If going for a period race car look then brushed paint is the order of the day . Likewise a roller job is quick and effective and follows the functional route . A combination of the 2 works fine and synthetic / enamel can easily hav ethe shiny 'edge' taken from it after a few days . Also leaving it unwaxed will help the paint face and tone down. Old age flaking paint etc is fairly easy to induce by 'bad' prep !!
    Id suggest it would need to be done carefully or it might not have the desired effect and might make it look like an amature ****e paint job. Hand painted can look period but would need "wear and tear" for authenticity.... in my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul L View Post
    Kapri - I do plan to hand paint it with a brush and have got some 'truck coat' paint waiting to go on.
    ( Dark Brunswick Green for the main bodywork + Signal Yellow for a band around the grill opening. )



    mattbalck - Thanks and I agree that wire wheels would set the whole car off nicely.

    But my donor car came with brand new wheels & tyres fitted, so I will use these for now and upgrade another day.

    Cheers, Paul.

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