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Door cards and side panels got cut this afternoon and fitted up. 
I’ve used 4mm marine ply. I was lucky enough to have Pete cut some templates for me from some originals. Made it very easy and accurate. Still need to fit a couple of bits up in the back to fix the rear panels. 
Going to try my hand at a bit of upholstery work. I figured if I started on the easy parts I should be a bit use to it by the time I get to the seats. The worst that can happen is I stuff it up. 
Ive done a bit of practicing on some scrap leather. 

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1 hour ago, Mattml430 said:

Got the body of today so I can get onto painting and fitting up the chassis. 
made a trolley for the body so I can move it around and paint it a bit easier. 
I want to spend a fair few days on it over the Christmas break. 
 

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Looks awesome mate, you’ll probably have it done by Australia Day:)

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4 minutes ago, RichBad said:

Looks awesome mate, you’ll probably have it done by Australia Day:)

I think I could of but I have another fellas tourer parts that need painting too. Hahah. We might get them done at the same time. 
Might be a bit longer that Australia Day but it’s worth working too. 👍

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For anyone that is sick of points this electronic ignition fits in the small north east distributor quite neatly. I know some people might not like the idea but the engines  do run much smoother with them fitted. Also start really well. Obviously no good for the 6volt cars. I have changed mine to 12volt. 
Ive used it in my other cars with good success. It’s very simple to fit and hook up. All I had to adjust was just under the rotor button to clear the trigger LED. 
FAST make it and I picked this one over here for about $186. It’s the kit that suits the Lucas distributor. Has 3 small wires coming out of the side. 

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Well the shed has been emptied of everyone else’s stuff/ shit except Rich and Terry’s bits 🤣 and it’s going to be all about the roadster for 3 weeks. Started on getting the chassis painted today with still a bit of prep work to be done. Rear guards and bonnet are almost ready for some colour.
pistons have all been machined to within.002” of each other to TDC. Will be balancing all the parts next before assembly. 

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I’ve got all my engine parts balanced and have come to a bit of a stop on the engine rebuild. The Gudgeon pin circlips are to small and my ring gap is to big so I’ll have to get another set of rings and circlips sent out. 
The rings they sent vary from.012” to .016” so my engine rings are worn out before I even start. Bit annoying but shit happens. 
So it was onto some painting today and got the rear guards painted and they will get a wet rub and polish in the morning. 
Chassis is painted in its final under coat ready for sanding and it’s satin black paint tomorrow or Monday. 
Bonnet and side curtains are hanging up ready for painting at about 5:00 in the morning before even the birds are up. Best time for painting when you haven’t got a spray booth to paint in. 
 

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9 minutes ago, RichBad said:

Holy smoke mate you go quick!  Pain about the pistons - that’s unusual.

 

The rear guards came up a treat mate!  

Yer it is a pain but I’m sure they will just send out some more. They have just taken to much of them I guess. I’d rather fit each individual ring myself to get them perfect. 
Im real happy with the guards they came up pretty nice. 
Now we just need to get your guards  to look the same mate. I’m sure they will they look pretty straight with the undercoat on. 👌

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Rear guards are finished wet rubbed them with  1000, 1500 & 3000

Pretty happy with the end result. 
I use the 3M trizact orbi pads and then finish it of with the 3M perfect it polishing system. It has 3 stages with 3 different mops. Works really well. 

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Bonnet and side curtains got painted this morning and will be wet rubbed the same as the guards tomorrow. 
If it’s not raining or windy in the morning I’ll be getting the chassis in satin black. I have to do the side of the chassis in the colour to match the guards. I’ll do that after the black. 
It’s all rubbed and blocked back ready for painting. 

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2 minutes ago, RichBad said:

Jeez, looks impressive!  I managed to get half of one side of louvres rubbed down:). Lots of wood sanding though.

I’ll be putting the satin black on your guards tomorrow mate and then the top coat the next day. 
The louvers are a total pain to sand. 

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Chassis is all painted just need to wet rub the colour on it in the morning. 
Bonnet it all finished and came up pretty nice. 
Your guards are hanging up in the background there Rich with some satin black on the inside. I’ll be preparing them tomorrow afternoon for painting early Wednesday. 
 

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2 minutes ago, RichBad said:

Looks awesome mate!  Just about finished rubbing down one side of the bonnet.  Jeez, the louvres just keeps going:)

Thanks mate. 
Yer you have twice as many as me and  they are smaller. Makes it a lot more time consuming. 

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4 hours ago, nearchoclatetown said:

Incredible work, Matt. I forget, are you using base clear or urethane paint?

Thanks Doug

I’m using glasurit clear over base. 
Which is a 2K polyurethane clear coat. 
It’s pretty nice paint to use. 

Makes a Dodge’y painter look good. Haha. 

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I have been scratching my head to figure out how he is able to paint and assemble so fast....I referenced several of my Hardbound Encyclopedia Britannica's, and the Interwebs (if it is written, it must be true), and I have come to the realization, they are so fast because they are always a day ahead of us in the States...Cheers Mate(s), Happy New Year to those Down Under!

 

(Since your a day ahead, DM over those lottery numbers, please😂)

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Happy new year to you guys also. Hope you all have a great new year’s. 
I will get tomorrow’s news paper and hold it next to the chassis and take a picture for proof. 😂🤣

It’s definitely because we are a day ahead here and 2 hours ahead of Ron in WA. 
The front guards are slowing me up a bit. 
I wanted to try get some undercoat on these today but I don’t think I’ll get there. 

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Been getting the body and doors prepped. 
started on the pin striping this morning. Hopefully if all goes well I’ll be painting the rest of it in the morning. There will be a bit of masking to be done this afternoon. 

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Not sure but it just made sense to me to Do it that way because it’s only 3mm wide. Less masking up also. Using 3mm fineline tape it should come out perfect. Haha. 
I’ll let you know in about 2 hours. 👍

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1 hour ago, nearchoclatetown said:

Matt, I'm not sure everything Ron said was a compliment but I agree.

 

9 hours ago, Ron Lawson said:

Geez Matt Snappin duck poop you don't muck around That looks fantastic Just love the colour combination My better half even gave it her nod of approval 

Thanks Ron we had such a nice day for painting here yesterday I was able to just keep going on it. 
 

cheers Doug I’ll definitely take Ron’s comments as a compliment. 
Just about to give it all a wet rub and polish. I managed to get a couple of runs of 2 of the beads at the back. Not trying if you don’t get a couple of runs I say. 

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