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Old 06-15-2018, 12:07 AM
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I sure hope so... There shouldn't be great loads on them and there are five per skin.

I first applied a layer of matt and then several more over the bracket. The layers mated in the holes as well as around the edges.



I haven't as yet elongated the twin holes in the bracket where the mounting plate studs fit through. I'll do that when I do the final alignment.

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Old 06-15-2018, 03:13 AM
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I havnt had any success in the past fibreglassing alloy but I’m terrible with fibreglass
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Old 06-15-2018, 05:45 AM
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I havnt had any success in the past fibreglassing alloy but Iím terrible with fibreglass
It takes a little patience .. a lot of fiddling and a bit of swearing.
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Old 06-15-2018, 08:00 PM
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I havnt had any success in the past fibreglassing alloy but Iím terrible with fibreglass
Have you been trying to attach the alloy to the fibreglass rather than encapsulating the alloy in the fibreglass?
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Old 06-16-2018, 01:41 AM
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Encapsulating. I have just found resin doesn’t stick to it.
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:28 PM
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Finished off the window frames









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You might find this of interest:

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My SBF Austin-Healey build:
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Old 09-26-2018, 01:40 AM
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I certainly do, thanks Rick.

I can relate to so much of Larry's story.

If you have contact with him please pass on my congratulations.
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Old 11-19-2018, 05:20 PM
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As good as it was there were always going to be limitations on painting quality when spraying the car in a backyard shed. I'd tried to convince myself it was patina but in some lighting situations some areas looked a bit 'iffy'. I'd also clumsily taken a chip out of a rear guard and filling the crevice with droplets of paint would mean cutting back and smoothing off around that area, with the associated 'blending-in' concerns.

To cut the details of a long, nerve-racking, experience short I ended up going all over the car with 1000, then 2000 and finally 3000 grit wet-n-dry, pressing very lightly on any edges.

I'd research buffing and polishing techniques on the web and asked a few friends for advice but I came to the conclusion I'd pushed my luck about as far as I was game. I contacted a car-detailer and he came and finished it off.

Over the moon with the results.





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I'm not sure that anyone is visiting this forum these days but I thought I'd post this anyway.

Following a thoroughly enjoyable 2 week Autumn tour around Tasmania last year we are soon to embark on a tour of the Great Ocean Road and the wine regions of South Australia.

We will be attending a Cars & Coffee morning at The Rezz in Adelaide on Easter Sunday. I've appreciated the advice and feedback from S Aus members on here, and others, and it would be great to actually meet face to face if anyone could make it on that morning.

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Old 03-13-2019, 02:04 AM
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Yep, I'm still here.
Easter Sunday? "The Rezz"? That's at Newton, correct?
I'll put it in my diary.

Cheers!
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Old 03-13-2019, 07:10 AM
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Still here from the other side of the pond. How about some glamour shots now that you've got everything buffed out? Would like to see how the whole car turned out inside and out.
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These are some older images, prior to recent mods. I don't really know anyone who is into photography but I should be able to find some good locations on our upcoming trip and I will take the Box Brownie with me.

Tim Robinson Photography


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I posted a link to this earlier - https://vimeo.com/194912950
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Quite nice

So you're driving it to Adelaide?

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Old 03-21-2019, 11:29 PM
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Yes, of course.

Last Autumn I loaded half my workshop into the boot and drove it 4,500 km around Tassie and it never skipped a beat. This time I'm taking a few cable ties - but don't tell Murphy!
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would love to see more photos
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Old 03-22-2019, 10:21 AM
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These are some older images, prior to recent mods. I don't really know anyone who is into photography but I should be able to find some good locations on our upcoming trip and I will take the Box Brownie with me.





Stunning!
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ive followed this since you first posted it and its proved to me while im confident on the mechanical side of things building engines ect i tend to shy away from the bodywork side of thing more of the what if i bugga it up fear, but seeing how you crafted the window frames and others bits of art on your car i def need to practice more to achieve a better result .
i think half my problem is after racing speedway for 20 odd yrs time spent on perfection where a bit of rough bodywork can have a sticker plastered over it and we tear up panels at such a rate we tend to just slapem together from 20ft the cars look great so my patience level on perfection is not that great . but watching you has inspired me to slow down take a deep breath relax and have a go at some stuff i would have farmed out not so long ago .
i love the look of this car and will try and keep that day free while you are in sa and shake your hand on a job well done ,
cheers dean
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Old 04-10-2019, 05:19 PM
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Dean, don't be misled by the 'vaseline-on-the-lens' shots. This car was built in a suburban backyard shed and there is plenty of evidence of that to be seen. GTOs were racing cars from the early 60s and as someone who raced cars in the 60s and 70s I know that preparation was all about performance not appearance. If you ask me, those trailer-queen GTOs lined up on the lawn at Pebble Beach are a gross misrepresentation. At Laguna Seca I saw the only un-molested GTO and it looked like it had been maintained in a suburban backyard shed so I'm not ashamed of mine.

Setting off tomorrow on our trip and looking forward to meeting yourself and other Redbacks at the Rezz on Easter Sunday.
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message sent peter regarding catch up phn number in message cheers dean
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