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And now for something completely different.........
Topic Started: May 21 2013, 22:25 (3,237 Views)
GAVIN
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Well it has been a month or two LoL A wee bay window ^o) First was to clean out the tons of shotblast :-/
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Rear cleaned out and wiped down too
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A quick wire brushing, blow down, seam seal of all repairs then it was stone chip time ;)
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Front too
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Inside sorted it was time to grind down the dodgy repairs on the exterior
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First skim of filler on repairs
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Edited by GAVIN, May 21 2013, 22:25.
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kev doc

You've been busy Gav , but good practice for mine .
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mcelroymad

keep up the great work mate
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Pancho

Thats exactly what I was gonna say kevin. Theyll be a dab hand at these oul yokes
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GAVIN
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2 days solid Sanding where Stevie wonder sand blasted the gutters ;)
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mcelroymad

that sanding is a bitch Gavin isn't it
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GAVIN
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Just realised I haven't updated this.... Pics don't show the progress but this is one hell'uva ripply van :( first skim of filler on repairs...
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1st skim rubbed and 2nd applied
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3rd skim applied
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GAVIN
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3rd skim rubbed
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The weapon of choice LoL
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Resulting in this.....
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Why oh Why can't people fit panels without buckling the beejeeeezuzz outa them ^o)
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shielsy

mmmmm looks like hell , the joys of large flat panels owen n w
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GAVIN
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The Mojo is back B-) summer recess is over :) Been flat at the camper again recently amongst other things, we got complete inside rubbed ready for primer.....
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Also got complete top half rubbed ready to prime ;)
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Got the whole top half and interior primed with 3 heavy coats of high build and a guide for rubbing :)
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Shelby 427 1965

Will be watching this closely, my brother has an old bay window he'll never get done.
You know... The Micra guy.
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spike

Great to see the magic back in action gav.....you could be doing these for a full time job.

For anyone jumping into bay restoration - as well as gav and shielsy on here who have both helped me - thelatebay.com has a good and lively discussion section full of uptodate threads on the highs and lows of bay resto and running....well worth a juke before getting the wallet out.

(Also...our neighbour has a dog called Mojo and I haven't seen him for a while either!)

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shielsy

to add to what spike said it s a very expensive way to go a restoration on a bay , ITS CHEAPER TO SPEND AS MUCH ON A BAY OR CAR , AND BUY AS GOOD AS U CAN BECAUSE ITS CHEAPER IN THE LONG RUN , and bay and spil parts prices have gone mad, hence why i wont do an other one , and selling of all my van stuff owen nw


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEuw2mgLRuQ
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spike

but once she's up and runnin' I hear a full tank of petrol can get you as far as Millisle !!!
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GAVIN
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LoL ;)
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shielsy

pics needed now
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GAVIN
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Gettin really fed up killin ourselves with Isopon dust LoL NEVER let gates and railings fabricators/"blasters" near your classic :ermm: yep anotherrrrrrrrr night skimming and rubbing :'(
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MikeyNI
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Nightmare with the 'pon dust there!!! I've seen that amount of work before on one of those lol!!!
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shielsy

dont for get to cut the lines down the panels , see who has the steadiest hands lol owen n w
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