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21 Apr 2019 17:55 #206456 by Riccy
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Thanks for the info on the cutting, Decided to have a go with the grinder and fairly pleased with it:

printed a S as big as i could on A4 paper, cut out and reversed. spray painted over it and cut out. trimmed up with a die grinder and hand files





The cut out S might be some use for the back?





though its a bit rough, being the off-cut. Wouldnt be that hard to make a fresh one
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Then a bit of recycling of an old winch tray to integrate into the bumper nicely:



and time to remove the cage. not easy on my own, but rigged up the winch on J999MNY and put it to good use :laugh:







for welding up all the bits i couldnt reach when it was on the car. Hopefully this will be the only time its upside down :silly:

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21 Apr 2019 19:56 #206458 by Lambert
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Loving the cutout s. It's cool.

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22 Apr 2019 08:14 #206461 by Daniel30
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Really nice Riccy are you planning to mount anything on those arches, there a lot of space there. Could put a couple of lockable chests each side for extra storage :)

Looking forward to seeing it with some colour
Well done that man ;)
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22 Apr 2019 09:47 #206463 by Keithy
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Good work that man!

Don't forget to weigh it when finished....be interesting to see the weight difference from standard.
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22 Apr 2019 19:05 #206494 by Riccy
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Thanks guys :-)

Daniel yes there is some plans to mount something on top of the rear wings. I have some ammo boxes and jerry cans which would look the part, maybe not fit all that well so I will probably end up making something that fits (who's got a box & pan folder then? :whistle: ). I do have some fancy load lashing eye things which will be fitted here and there, as well as a custom made tarpaulin cover for the load bed on order.

Kieth; I will get it on a weigh bridge yes, suspect it will be heavier than standard. The cage probably weighs more than the removed body section, the front bumper is defo much heavier and its not got the winch in yet. Loadbed is fairly light being a thin trailer body and alloy checker plate.

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22 Apr 2019 20:07 #206500 by Daniel30
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Yeah they would look the part, you'll make them fit ;)
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28 Apr 2019 18:03 #206853 by Riccy
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Paint finally started. Finishing off the filler, sanding and prep has taken much longer than I initially expected, but worth putting the effort in I feel :dry:

Finished off the filler and sanding first, which took a few goes and will likely need further once the primer has dried and I can see how dodgy it is.





Not many pics today, but next update should be colour going onto the body and panels, onto primer underseal rust inhibitor stuff for underneath and the roll cage, then colour on them as well :-)

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28 Apr 2019 18:38 - 28 Apr 2019 18:38 #206859 by sniper
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Top stuff.....


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28 Apr 2019 19:12 #206863 by Lambert
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Nice work!

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04 May 2019 17:49 #207295 by Riccy
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Bit of a more pleasurable day today. FINALLY SOME COLOUR ON!:silly: :lol: :silly: :lol:

RAL 3013 Tomato red to be exact. Mixed into the tintable upol raptor paint and applied with a variable nozzle shutz gun set to about 40psi. Remarkable how easy it is (this is my first time spraying). I suspect proper car 2 pack is harder to get looking good. With this you just gently layer it on until it looks right. Easy to patch bits as well (caught a bit with the airline :angry: ).













As you can see from the last pic the texture is fairly course, but seems to level a little as it dries. Pretty pleased with how its come out :-)

Just need some royal mail/postman pat stickers :laugh:

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04 May 2019 18:15 - 04 May 2019 18:16 #207297 by sniper
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Looks great mate, texture looks spot on.... 60 grit :laugh:

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04 May 2019 19:46 #207302 by Lambert
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Loving that colour and finish.

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