Se5a given to me free, start of project

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Re: Se5a given to me free, start of project

Post by the 70s » Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:52 pm

Bit of a problem on getting April yellow paint mixed, (RL43), but i took the paint codes to Jawel paints who are usually really good, but when they put the codes in it doesnt bring anything up,I can get somethink similar Skoda do one close, but if im going stock , i wanna go stock, any ideas?



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Re: Se5a given to me free, start of project

Post by philhoward » Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:31 pm

I assume Oaksey and RockerPhill got April Yellow mixed recently?


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Re: Se5a given to me free, start of project

Post by scimjim » Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:21 pm

some more codes to try here?


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Re: Se5a given to me free, start of project

Post by the 70s » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:23 pm

Cheers Jim, Phil, we tryed that link at the painters the (DE90) code, ill keep looking, its usually dead straight forward



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Re: Se5a given to me free, start of project

Post by scimjim » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:36 pm

usually it's the standox code they can't match :-)


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Re: Se5a given to me free, start of project

Post by the 70s » Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:56 pm

Well ive changed my mind again regarding the colour, thankfully for the last time as ive bought the paint, ive gone for period Fiat colour ( PGA ) Verde Libero E Bello. pastel green to you n me,managed to blag a free 250mm sample so i flashed in the headlamp surrounds and under bonnet.Looks more rich in colour in the flesh, Ive also bought 5 litres of UPOL filler primer, plenty of graft ahead!
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Re: Se5a given to me free, start of project

Post by scimjim » Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:00 pm

Looks like Scimitar greengage yellow? Nice when it's cleaned and polished :-)


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Re: Se5a given to me free, start of project

Post by the 70s » Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:37 pm

Yes it is similar im really looking forward to finishing the final prep stages, need some sunshine to make sure theres no damp in the body.



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Re: Se5a given to me free, start of project

Post by the 70s » Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:09 am

.....Painted the engine bay, its a richer green in the flesh, :DImage Image
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Re: Se5a given to me free, start of project

Post by the 70s » Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:49 pm

Started a little bit of fitting up, and partially stripped out the dash, the matrix flushed out clean and there doesnt seem to be any leaks, need to replace a few blown bulbs, & the cable has seized that opens the ram air system looks like ill buy a universal cable and make it fit, also need to replace the speedo cable as only half was ever there, the ignition switch also feels dodgy as does the indication switch gear, i really didnt want to take the dash off, but looks like it would of had to have come out sooner or later regarding the dash surround i need to fix some cracks that have appeared, i must admit i cant wait to get these little niggly jobs done so i can get back onto the bodywork........
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Re: Se5a given to me free, start of project

Post by Scimher » Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:00 pm

...The engine bay is going to look fantastic...



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Re: Se5a given to me free, start of project

Post by mike carr » Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:29 pm

Hats off to you and much admiration to your dedication in reviving an almost destined for the graveyard Classic which if it could speak would surely say marry me lol.
Seriously what an amazing job you are doing and I cant wait to see the completion Fantastic.! regards Mike carr



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Re: Se5a given to me free, start of project

Post by the 70s » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:34 pm

thanks for your nice comments, long way to go yet, but another Scimitar saved, cant see any negatives in that!



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Re: Se5a given to me free, start of project

Post by FrazzleTC » Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:14 pm

Fantastic work so far! Interesting colour choice, and I reckon it'll look very cool. As has been said, the engine bay will look fantastic back together.



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Re: Se5a given to me free, start of project

Post by the 70s » Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:05 pm

Thanks guys its nice to see it turning from a scrapper into a project, big hit on the bodywork today weather was good here in Tamworth, so i treated the body to four coats of filler primer,ill be taking the glass out for the respray, i really feel the Scimitar is coming on now!, Image
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