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Alfies restoration

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by VZR69, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. VZR69

    VZR69 Active Member

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    Another area where I've found every bay window rusts is at the bottom rear.
    Although there was only a couple of the tiniest holes on one side I knew from experience that this is a problem area. So cutting a couple of sections out was a good call in the end.
    This goes to show that sandblasting doesn't reveal everything. IMG_20190701_143705_zps8guicvbb.jpg IMG_20190701_142808_zpsnlykhppy.jpg IMG_20190701_144137_zpskfgq6mrj.jpg IMG_20190701_144140_zpsyrsgtndv.jpg IMG_20190701_144833_zpsaovkprkm.jpg IMG_20190701_144838_zpsgdvvjxwh.jpg
     
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  2. VZR69

    VZR69 Active Member

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    Good to go
     
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  3. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Good call there
     
  4. Joe

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    Hi Greg, I have to ask.
    How did you teach Alfie to put its front wheels up on the 2 drums?
     
  5. VZR69

    VZR69 Active Member

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    Hi Joe, I'd like to say brute strength but truth is a carefully driven forklift.
     
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  6. Joe

    Joe Member

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    Forklift....... I knew I was missing something in my garage ;)
     
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  7. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Just when you think you have the full kit;).
    Cheers
     
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  8. mr happy

    mr happy Well-Known Member

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    Fella's,
    Narrowed down to 2 colour kombinations, see that kombi joke i slipped in there? C'mon you musta seen it?
    Anyway see pics below and give your opinion, i'm sort of leaning towards the lighter minty green with the crispy white but i wont see them in the flesh until the middle of next week, added the reflection picture because its just a nice picture
    Getting excited now, looks like Greggo is doing a grand job,

    Mr h

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  9. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nah didn't see it :confused: .....read it though :eek:
    Pictures don't paint the story of a thousand words:oops: ..... lighter could be the go but sometimes chrome or colour bumpers can make a difference aswould wheel choice :rolleyes:
     
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  10. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    I'd go the darker one - the other one looks like you are apologising for the colour of your van.
    The lighter one looks a bit too wimpy.
    But I did just buy this T shirt........
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  11. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    I lean toward the centre photo.
    The top one has been done many times.
    Nice when it was different but now fairly common.
    Plus the centre one is more an original Kombi shade and works in my opinion.
    Know it needs a strong white to contrast but be careful of a really bright white

    Just my observations.
     
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  12. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    It’s a huge emotional and financial commitment, and either one would be good, assuming green is what you want.

    Now it’s really down to your personal preference, as you have you drive it, and live with it....:rolleyes:

    Time to forget any advice, and actually have a good look, and see which appeals to you more. ;)
     
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  13. David H

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    Photo 2 Mr Happy. RHS!
    Cheers
     
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  14. onetrackwonder

    onetrackwonder Well-Known Member

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    Love the lighter one, either way I'm very jealous, cheers Greg
     
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  15. splitbus

    splitbus Well-Known Member

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    Lighter one does it for me :cool:
     
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  16. OSF

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    Just Paint it Black.
    Choosing a colour is way too stressful.
     
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  17. OSF

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    Seriously though ... I like the darker one.
     
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  18. melissa

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    I like the second one - if there is such a thing, it's more "mature" - the first one reminds me of a babies nursery when you don't know if its a boy or a girl.
    Then again - it might look nothing like what I am seeing on my screen, in the flesh.
     
  19. VZR69

    VZR69 Active Member

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    Back into Alfie with the final stages of bodywork progressing.
    Epoxy sanded, gaps seam sealed and 2 coats of polyester primer which will be blocked flat tomorrow ready for the final 2k primer surfacer.
    Colour next week!
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  20. VZR69

    VZR69 Active Member

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    A couple more

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