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  • #28841
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    That’s a lot of windows

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    Sure is!  Mines officially an “11 Window” Can’t really find a pic if exactly what I have planned. I think that’s a good thing!

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    Yea agree the rat is cool but not my thing. Yep the colour combo is picked, ivory over a bronze/metallic orange that Ford did for the 5oth anniversary Falcon called Sunburst. There’s a few similar colour, BMW have one too. I keep coming back to the change is look with angle of the Ford colour.

    Reminds me a bit of the HSV colour Jaffa on the 10th anniversary VT HSV’s

     

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    Reminds me a bit of the HSV colour Jaffa on the 10th anniversary VT HSV’s

    Thanks might check that out…  As I say now there are a few similar colours.

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    Also just sorted out all the panels I need, planning a 4 week holiday possibly in November to have a decent crack at it.  The parts all need to be freighted out from Germany so there’s quite a lead time.  Got a decent price for them all, freighted to my door (as long as you are sitting down when they tell you).  So should be placing that order soon.  Then it’s sit back and wait until they arrive.

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    Thanks, will keep an eye out on the road.  But I like the Ford colours because its sort of bronzey not orange.

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    Thought I would do a bit of an update.  The Senator has taken all my time, but the shed is done now, so I can move it out of the workshop and into it, freeing up the workshop.  First thing is to get the MG up on the hoist and get it driving.  But we have ordered all the replacement panels for the Kombi, and they are on the way from Germany and should arrive within a week or so.  I am then taking off pretty much all of January, and the plan is to really get stuck into Walter.  I won’t go near finishing it but just want to give the project a real kick along.  Can’t wait to get stuck into it again.

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    Bad time of year for body work though!

    Might be an idea to buy a camel back  ;-)

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    Yea I know right, but its the only time I can get off of any length.

    Finally managed to find a sample pic of the colour I have in mind.  Its called Sunburst.

     

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    That and Off White/Cream in all the Kombi bits would be awesome, on it’s own I think it’ll be too much but that’s just me…

    36c here tomorrow so CBF’d day for sure..

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    No you are 100% right. It’s that and classic ivory but with a touch of pearl. I am not a fan of them single colour.

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    :yahoo:

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    The pearl white on the new Ford Monroe looks killer

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    Not feeling the Pearl, personally I think it’s too much sparkly but again that’s just me, I think it’d look much classier with the plain ivory white..

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    Yeah I have to agree with IJ I think the sunburst is so sparkly you should just use the classic ivory off white without any pearl, that way both colours stand out differently and still blend. The pearl ivory might be to much and close in sparles and might look like it should have been all just one colour. Check out the 50’s chevies, they all use the classic ivory as the trim colour with metallic and solid body colours. Oh by the way gary, vin is short for vince

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    oh by the way gary, whats that nice small hoist you are using ???, is it air operated / electrical going by the top hose, I have never seen one, would be handy in a flat or low roof shed roof.

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    Hi Vince,  yea sounds like sense re the ivory colour, might when the time comes, do some test panels, at the end of the day Suesy will have the final say, this one I am building for her :)

    The hoist is a MaxJax, its hydraulic.  A fantastic piece of kit, lifts the car to 1.3m, which is about all the height I have in a 2.4 tall shed.

    MaxJax Standard Package – Portable 2-Post Car Lift

     

     

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    BIG day today, Today is BIG!! All the panels from Germany are due to be delivered, woo hoo!!  So have moved the MG across to my other shed and cleared out the Senator.  And got it up on the lift and gave it a good blow down and inspection.  Looks sweet as.

    One thing Dad taught me was the importance of a jig in a job like this. In my case I took a lot of time to make the frame I made to move it around dead square and level. It also picks up on the suspension points making sure they are dead plumb. Whilst waiting for the panels that are coming today I thought I would check it since I haven’t touched it in a couple of years. Its absolutely spot on, dead true and level. Happy days :yahoo:

     

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    Jigs are important  ;-)

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