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The re-build of 'K'

Post  TRR Motorsport on Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:47 pm

Well, the old girl is now stripped right back to a rolling chassis and at the moment I'm rubbing down and fillering ready for paint. I've decided on a slight colour change to a brighter Orange (yes there is one!) it's Ford Signal Orange, which dates back to the old MK2 Capri/Escort era.

I'll try & keep you posted on progress as we start to re-build K with a few minor modifications. Wink
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Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:15 pm

With photos, I hope? What a Face
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Post  Regsmonster on Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:31 pm

Rum Tum Tugger wrote:With photos, I hope? What a Face
There would be if you could see through the orange cloud in his garage. Laughing
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:31 pm

Yeah, there is more than a little orange dust in the garage. Rolling Eyes

Still only a third of the way through the sanding down process and I'm well and truly bored with it already.

I'll get some images up soon but not a lot to see at this stage, that'll be the orange dust then!
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:32 pm

Just a quick update on progress.

K has gone off for paint at Keith Bird Motorsport yesterday. It was all a mad rush on Monday night and I wouldn't have been able to have got the shell ready without the help of Reg & Chaz, thanks guys.

Fingers crossed we should have it back within a week or so. I'll take some images of it then for you guys.

cheers

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Post  TRR Motorsport on Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:41 pm

Hi All,

I can't be bothered with this photobucket stuff so you'll have to make do with visiting my website for the lastest images of the K prior to paint.

Visit it at www.trrmotorsport.co.uk

kind regards

James
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Re: The re-build of 'K'

Post  Jono on Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:51 am

Cool

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Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:44 am

The top right pic reminds me of a Bond Bug... Suspect
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:05 pm

Good news, The car is painted and I'm collecting it on Saturday.

Apparently it looks stunning and Keith has even painted the black detailing such as the bumbers.

Too good to off-road? maybe. Will it stop it going off-road? Not a chance! Very Happy
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Post  Mk3rob on Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:55 pm

Sounds "pretty" to me Twisted Evil

Good news eh, now you can get your little slave Very Happy out in the cold to get it fitted up
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Post  Regsmonster on Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:17 pm

Mk3rob wrote:Sounds "pretty" to me Twisted Evil

It'll be "pretty" quick when it's finished! Wink
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Post  Mk3rob on Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:43 pm

Giz a tow then Very Happy , especially up that bloody hill, cause i think thats the only way i'll get up it Evil or Very Mad
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Post  Regsmonster on Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:29 pm

Mk3rob wrote: especially up that bloody hill, cause i think thats the only way i'll get up it Evil or Very Mad
You need to use 6000rpm! Wink
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Re: The re-build of 'K'

Post  RICK on Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:26 pm

Hello James I see you are repainting Orange Scamp, I am interested in repaint my Scamp. I know you used a type of coach paint when you built it. By the looks of the photos you have took it back to bare metal in places.. I was just wondering what primer/ paint you will be using as I might give it a thought as I normally use tractor paint as its got a anti-rustpoof by it dries too hard and tends to chip off...

Thanks Rick.
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:15 pm

Here's the first pic of the repainted 'K'.

It's a superb finish and kind of ups my game in the prep dept. Rolling Eyes



The phot just doesn't do the car justice, it's awesome! All we need now is 160BHP and a big dollop of shiny trinkets to finish it off.

Rick, the car was painted in synthetic truck paint. ICI synthetic is a similar product. The upside, it stays shiny for years and is tough. The down side is that any cellulose paint used over it will cause a reaction.

The car's ali bits were taken down to bare metal and re-etched then primed. I wish i'd just given the car to Keith Bird un-prepped as he had problems with the filler primer i'd used and had to prep the car from scratch! Shocked

He's put a lot of effot in and the finish is too good for a scamp. It's almost a shame to get it muddy. Cool
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Post  lin and tony on Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:06 pm

Very nice James!
Puts our hand painted, hammerited Taz to shame!
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Post  Mk3rob on Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:38 pm

Told you it was going to look pretty Smile

What grade of roller did he use Twisted Evil

Proper job cheers
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Post  Martin & Nettie on Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:03 am



Very orangey like the above - we should see it coming anyway - I bet that cost more than a few bob - the litre of yellow paint I had made up for my Scamp GT4x4 cost 14 quid or was it 17 can't remember and I also bought one of those mini sprayers to do it but never got round to doing before coming out here - you will get it muddy James, when the red mist descends or in your case orange - its in the blood Cool
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Post  Jono on Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:11 am

Jeez, Boy! Is there a new trophy available at Stourport.. prettiest? most shiny ? Very Happy
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:41 pm

It looks like I'm gunning for the orangest award then? pirat


Martin, you know me so well.

Mud is in the blood, and the eyes and the ears and the nose after cleaning off the underside of 'K' ready for painting yesterday. Rolling Eyes
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Post  Martin & Nettie on Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:54 pm

You mean to say that you did not have the underside sprayed orange shame on you - no concourse award this year then Evil or Very Mad
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:43 pm

Martin & Nettie wrote:You mean to say that you did not have the underside sprayed orange shame on you - no concourse award this year then Evil or Very Mad

I'm in the process of painting the underside white. It's the rally-car preparer in me that makes me do it. Suspect
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Post  Martin & Nettie on Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:07 pm

Is that so you can be easily seen from the air when you've rolled it tongue
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:40 pm

Martin & Nettie wrote:Is that so you can be easily seen from the air when you've rolled it tongue

Yes, in the snow! Laughing

Update,

Rear suspension complete and wheels fitted.
Fuel tank sprayed and being fitted tonight.
New grill made from a shortened LR Defender grill. (looks awesome)
Front subframe/steering complete.
Front struts rebuilt with roller camber/castor plates.
Awaiting return of front hub with new bearing in to enable me to drop the car ready for engine dry fit.
Hydrolic handbrake ordered, should be fitted this week along with rear brakelines.
Mirrors repainted and fitted.

left to do.

Fit engine/box
Re-wire front & rear ends of loom!
Fit seats
make new boot floor.
make new radiator.

Anyone fancy landing a hand on Sunday in exchange for a beer on Saturday night and a place to sleep? Oh & a bacon buttie?
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Re: The re-build of 'K'

Post  Martin & Nettie on Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:59 pm



Thats amazing James, what a coat of paint can do to transform a car!













A 2007 Mustang GT mine for only 95,000 Dihrams (18,000 pounds) bargain (not good off road though) very tempted nono (Nettie) no Martin you can't have it!!!!!
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