A Storm is coming (1979 Mk1 Storm)

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Re: A Storm is coming (1979 Mk1 Storm)

Post by jimmy h » Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:43 pm

Rich, Go for it, it will look superb ;)



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Re: A Storm is coming (1979 Mk1 Storm)

Post by 79 Scirocco » Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:08 pm

I have seen rattle can spray jobs in the past. If its lacquered right its hard to tell. Rattle can lacquer is no the best though, and to lacquer the car outside is very difficult, as it will be one hell of a dust,fly,spider, and on and on magnet. If you have access to a shed, clean it out and get a cheap-ish spray gun, (£30 or so) and 2 pack lacquer from Jawel or the like, you will be surprised ho well you will do. you can always wet sand orange peal,runs a few days later and polish up with G3. :groove: nice job on the badges, they look ace. :good:



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Re: A Storm is coming (1979 Mk1 Storm)

Post by Rich_Rocco » Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:22 am

Cheers fellas :)

luckily i have the use of my dads garage which is rediculously clean so all the painting will be done in there where i can keep dust and dirt to a minimum and maintain a decent temperature.

took a few snaps of todays progress

inside of wing cleaned, hammerited and waxoyled

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same for inner wing

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and inside the strut turret

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also fitted the front and rear coilovers while I was there.

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I have the majority of tomorrow and all of monday and tuesday to work on the car so progress will be rapid :D

thanks for looking.


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Re: A Storm is coming (1979 Mk1 Storm)

Post by Rich_Rocco » Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:31 am

passenger side inner wing has been repaired, derusted and protected

and....

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bonnet, both wings and the lower rear panel are done. its turned out way better than i thought. not perfect by any means but im happy. it seems the cheap rattle can gamble is paying off

hoping to finish the rest tomorrow. if not it will be finished on friday then its MOT time!

edit: now that ive seen the colour on im definitely going with the white vinyl decals idea. should look amazing next to the green of the bodywork.


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Re: A Storm is coming (1979 Mk1 Storm)

Post by Rich_Rocco » Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:08 pm

Well the weather halted play as usual so im still not done

i have made progress though :)

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more to follow soon


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Re: A Storm is coming (1979 Mk1 Storm)

Post by Winston » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:40 am

Super cool! :chill:

Do you know if the Montana paint is porous?



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Re: A Storm is coming (1979 Mk1 Storm)

Post by Rich_Rocco » Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:05 am

i have no clue and i really hope not haha
water seems to bead and run off it but beyond that im not sure to be honest.
from the amount of people that recommend it for home rattle can paint jobs im guessing it isnt but i could be wrong.


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Re: A Storm is coming (1979 Mk1 Storm)

Post by Winston » Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:36 am

I tried asking google but it failed. It would make sense that its non porous. Its got to be better than primer! :good:



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Re: A Storm is coming (1979 Mk1 Storm)

Post by Rich_Rocco » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:48 am

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(before i'd rinsed all the dust/dusty rainwater marks off)

all thats left to do is paint the doors and shuts, attatch the splitter, apply the decals, give it a good clean then to the garage for downpipe replacement and hopefully straight in for MOT the same day.

if the weather is good tomorrow or tuesday the paint and decals will be done and i'll book it in to my mates garage :D
really excited now that im so close to finally driving it.

oh and just incase anyone was wondering
the tatty plastic numberplates are going the journey to be replaced with shiny new metal pressed ones which i'll be ordering once the car is on the road.


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Re: A Storm is coming (1979 Mk1 Storm)

Post by Rich_Rocco » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:20 am

Drivers side door is done and the front splitter is attatched
that just leaves the passenger door and shes ready to go.

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Re: A Storm is coming (1979 Mk1 Storm)

Post by Nate » Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:09 pm

considering that's a rattle can job, you done good there mate :) out of noseyness, how many cans did it take?


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Re: A Storm is coming (1979 Mk1 Storm)

Post by mark1gls » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:10 pm

Looks really good on the pictures, one thing I did notice in the last set of pictures is your front wiper is parked in a strange place?


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Re: A Storm is coming (1979 Mk1 Storm)

Post by Rich_Rocco » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:24 am

Nate wrote:considering that's a rattle can job, you done good there mate :) out of noseyness, how many cans did it take?
I had 16 cans and have 2 and over half left but theres still the passenger door to paint so once thats had 2 decent coats i'll probably have enough of a can left that i can "touch up" any carpark scratches etc haha
mark1gls wrote:Looks really good on the pictures, one thing I did notice in the last set of pictures is your front wiper is parked in a strange place?
youre right
that was down to me turning the ignition off before they were finished their cycle then taking the battery off :p
its still like that actually but im replacing the blade tomorrow so i'll have to reconnect the battery to test

Edit: come to think of it i need to check if ive even tightened the wiper nut up properly because i cant remember doing it haha


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Re: A Storm is coming (1979 Mk1 Storm)

Post by mark1gls » Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:28 pm

I know when I finished mine a when around checking all the nuts, bolts and screws to check Id done the up, I'm still find a few bits of trim which come lose, either I forgot or they rattle lose. I did check, check and check again all the important bits, brakes, fuel line connections, water hose clips.............


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Re: A Storm is coming (1979 Mk1 Storm)

Post by Grindon » Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:46 pm

Well done Rich :vcool:

Let me know when you have got it through the MOT and I'll be round to collect it and bring her back home :hugegrin: :hugegrin:

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ps - an another thread someone said only the first few early Storms had the 4 speed box, I seem to remember 'ours' has a 4 speed box????


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