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Re: WBH 985E '67 Imp Super

Post by 19James » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:19 pm

Thanks for that Chris, much appreciated :D
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Post by 19James » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:08 pm

Right, update time
If i'm honest not enough has happened with the car but that's changing.
It's all about getting rid of old crap paint and flatting the body down and getting it all pretty for the paint this summer, basically the boring part :(
The roof is now free of black paint, the bonnet has had it's bronze paint taken off and just needs wet sanding smooth, i have sorted out the dents on the passenger side of the bonnet, just needs the last one taking out on the driver's side.
I should have the front end of the car in primer by the end of this week :)
Now for some pictures of her :)
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I will get some more pictures of the car tomorrow :)
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Post by tomcat » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:06 am

James
Looking good. :)
Good luck with your exams soon. :) :)
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Post by 19James » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:24 pm

tomcat wrote:James
Looking good. :)
Good luck with your exams soon. :) :)
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Cheers Tom, as from today I only have 3 exams and then I'm finished with school, 2 Resistant materials exams and 1 science exam :)
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Re: WBH 985E '67 Imp Super

Post by 19James » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:15 pm

Hi everyone
The Imp looks a bit different now :)
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Still needs the heater box welding, the battery tray cutting and welding in, the "small" problem on the front left arch arch welding up and a little hole on the floor then i'll have a fully solid Imp, Then it's flat it all down and get it sprayed :D
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Re: WBH 985E '67 Imp Super - sprayed

Post by 19James » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:51 pm

Hi everyone
Yep, got her sprayed today, I'm pretty happy with it but there's a lot of sanding/flatting to do and then we'll be spraying it again.
For example I thought I'd got the canister really clean inside but there was still remnants of the blue paint we used to spray the car trailer with, these tiny bits then ended up on top of my roof :(
There's a few other bits round the car as well and Dad being a fussy person he won't leave it be :roll: :lol: So it should look very smart once it's been sorted out but it's a start.
I'll post a picture if anyone's interested...
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Post by Lars Hagermark » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:33 pm

16James wrote:I'll post a picture if anyone's interested...
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Re: WBH 985E '67 Imp Super - sprayed

Post by 19James » Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:22 pm

Why are you taking your time posting pictures I hear you say?
Well the cars sprayed yes but me and Dad especially aren't particularly happy with it, it's my fault really the paint container on the spray gun wasn't as clean as it could of been, trust me it looked spotless but there must have been bits of old paint left in the gun somewhere :(
I have flatted the whole car down again and we might spray it tomorrow morning before it's too hot.
As soon as I'm happy with the finish I'll take some good pictures for you all.
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Re: WBH 985E '67 Imp Super - sprayed

Post by bks974c » Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:38 pm

Paint probably in the spraygun itself rather than the cup.

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Re: WBH 985E '67 Imp Super - sprayed

Post by 19James » Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:55 pm

bks974c wrote:Paint probably in the spraygun itself rather than the cup.

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Yes that's what we think, it's from when Dad sprayed the car trailer with hammerite (mixed with thinners) and it's obviously left some behind in the gun, annoying but it can't be helped, there's always tomorrow....
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Post by bks974c » Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:03 pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Air-Spray-Gun ... _248wt_932

These are ideal for cleaning but really needs done immediately after use before the paint in the gun dries much harder to clean once it has.

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Post by gnatman » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:09 pm

James - does your spray gun have a little filter at the bottom of the cup? These prevent blobs of crud coming through the nozzle :)
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Re: WBH 985E '67 Imp Super - Pictures!! :D

Post by 19James » Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:31 pm

I won't say anything other than we sprayed the car again because it really wasn't right, this time the paint is very consistent and has a very good finish, it's certainly a very good paintjob for £30, I'll let the pictures say the rest :D :mrgreen:
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Post by cam94bus » Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:06 pm

This looks so good! :) The colour is ace and the stance on the front is smart! what wheels you planning? Sticking wi the steels?
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Post by 19James » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:18 pm

I'm going to stick with the steels at first, I need to get somepiant soon and spray them, I'd like to do them something similair to the foam grey that was used originally.
But Dad's keeping hold of some very lightweight 12" Dunlop alloys for me so they'll go on after a year or so and the steels will turn into my winter wheels :)
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Post by 19James » Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:58 am

Hi everyone
I've got both of the doors built up, it's satisfying doing the simple jobs that make a nice difference :)
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I've also started T-cutting some of the car, I've done the front driver's wing and some of the door and it's come up so nice and shiny, just need to do the rest of it the same now :roll:
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Re: WBH 985E '67 Imp Super - Pictures!! :D

Post by chris d » Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:18 pm

great work james
great colour
how much paint did you use
im going to have a go with mine
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Post by 19James » Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:41 pm

Hi Chris
We used 5 litres of paint + roughly 5 litres of thinners (we tried to keep it close to 50/50, the reason we used 5 litres of paint is because we did the car twice, so 3 litres of paint and 3 litres of thinners should be fine if you get it right first time (we didn't because it was our first time spraying metallic paint), that's assuming you're going to use cellulose, if not you'd use hardener for 2 pack paints I think.
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Post by ImpManiac » Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:52 pm

The car looks really good, James! :mrgreen: How much lacquer did you use, just out of interest?

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Post by GURNSIMPS » Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:01 pm

Great work going on there,keep at it bud.
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Post by 19James » Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:57 pm

Hi Paul, thanks for the kind words :)
We didn't use any laquer at all, because it's cellulose I have been T-cutting the car and it's coming up very shiny, and that's before using car polish to finish it.
Cheers Gurns :D
I fitted the indicators/sidelights earlier and Dad put some bullet connectors on the wires for me because the previous owner had used scotch-locks, I'll post a picture a bit later :)
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Post by chris d » Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:08 pm

hi james
thanks for the response
yes im going to try 2 pack
and im a first timer as well
if mine is half as good as yours I will be chuffed
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Post by bornagain-imp » Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:22 pm

Looks like a good finish you've got there :D :mrgreen:
Hope i can get mine as good when i get round to doing it :roll: :lol:

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Post by 19James » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:38 pm

Cheers everyone! :D
Just the lovely comments make the time and effort worthwhile :)
Got all the lights on the front now, just need to sort out a set of bumpers and rear lights.
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Should have the paintwork at a reasonable standard soon, then we'll take all the suspension off and clean it all up :)
I'll start a thread in a minute about wheel colour, I'm still not sure what colour to do them :roll:
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Post by Lars Hagermark » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:25 pm

Very nice indeed! A credit to you. :)
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Post by Dom » Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:09 pm

As said on face book, looks amazing! Will have to come up and have a look
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Re: WBH 985E '67 Imp Super - Front suspension

Post by 19James » Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:00 pm

Hi everyone
I've taken all the front suspension off and cleaned it all up including the steering rack, I've also got rid of any loose underseal from the front end and used red oxide primer on it, when I've got some more underseal on the front end we'll start bolting the suspension back on.
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Post by gnatman » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:41 pm

Great job you're doing. Keep up the good work
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:21 am

Looking good and coming on nicely ,
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Re: WBH 985E '67 Imp Super - Front suspension rebuilt

Post by 19James » Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:27 pm

Hi everyone
we have got the front suspension rebuilt and back on, i've ended up using adjustable Spax front dampers with Monte springs
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Post by tomcat » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:30 am

Hi James
Car looking very good. :D
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Post by ImpManiac » Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:05 am

That does look good, James. 8)

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Post by ibbo » Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:28 pm

tomcat wrote:Hi James
Car looking very good. :D
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Thanks Tom, haven't heard from you for a while, hope you're doing okay :)
It's the back end's turn for a suspension strip and rebuild, I have already got it up in the air supported by some old wheels and tyres.
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Re: WBH 985E '67 Imp Super - Rolling shell again

Post by 19James » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:04 pm

Hi everyone
I've got the car rolling again, me and Dad stripped everything off the back end of the car, most of the old underseal is gone from the engine bay and the gearbox tunnel, i have used red oxide primer and then underseal over it and it looks quite smart. I have clipped in the brake line that runs from the front to the back and lightly screwed it into the three way union. The driveshafts are in, the trailing arms and crossmember look quite smart now with their coat of paint but they need touching up where they've been scratched. I have fitted a pair of Montes and my Spax adjustables so it should go round corners quite well :)
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I think it sits nicely now, it will settle once it's got an engine and box in along with an interior and a fuel tank.
The next job is sorting out brakes for it but I'm reluctant to fit my new wheel cylinders for them only to sit in a damp garage and seize up like they normally do, we also need to rebuild my L4 engine but that should only take a couple of days then I'll buy a performance Solex for it to make it go a bit better.
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Post by ImpManiac » Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:14 pm

The car is looking good, James. :) :)

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Post by Lars Hagermark » Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:37 pm

Wow! Looking very nice. :D
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Re: WBH 985E '67 Imp Super - Rolling shell again

Post by bks974c » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:42 pm

17James wrote: The next job is sorting out brakes for it but I'm reluctant to fit my new wheel cylinders for them only to sit in a damp garage and seize up like they normally do, we also need to rebuild my L4 engine but that should only take a couple of days then I'll buy a performance Solex for it to make it go a bit better.
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Your doing a cracking job there, James.
I can recommend silicone brake fluid - keeps cylinders rust and stick free even after several years. The only down side is its expensive but in the long term will be cheaper as it does not require changing every 2 years.

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Re: WBH 985E '67 Imp Super - Rolling shell again

Post by 19James » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:52 pm

bks974c wrote:
17James wrote: The next job is sorting out brakes for it but I'm reluctant to fit my new wheel cylinders for them only to sit in a damp garage and seize up like they normally do, we also need to rebuild my L4 engine but that should only take a couple of days then I'll buy a performance Solex for it to make it go a bit better.
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Your doing a cracking job there, James.
I can recommend silicone brake fluid - keeps cylinders rust and stick free even after several years. The only down side is its expensive but in the long term will be cheaper as it does not require changing every 2 years.

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Right okay I'll try that then, thanks Scott :)
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Re: WBH 985E '67 Imp Super - Rolling shell again

Post by GeoffFarthing » Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:32 am

17James wrote: Right okay I'll try that then, thanks Scott :)
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But not until you have flushed out the old fluid and have ALL new seals. Also many of the older seal rubber material does not like Silicone Fluid.
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Re: WBH 985E '67 Imp Super - Rolling shell again

Post by 19James » Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:05 am

Yes everything's new, I have 6 brand new wheel cylinders and seal kits for the master cylinders, the car also has brand new brake pipes everywhere
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