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XRF 976H ex Reliant press car

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 8:19 am
by efi_sprintgte
Paul, I hate you...
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XRF 976H ex Reliant press car

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 8:20 am
by efi_sprintgte
I’ve been putting this off since October!! :w :D

XRF 976H ex Reliant press car

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 8:36 am
by turbster
Fine Job there mate :lol: :lol:

XRF 976H ex Reliant press car

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 9:01 am
by efi_sprintgte
It’s all your fault!! :lol:

XRF 976H ex Reliant press car

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 9:34 am
by turbster
I've been toying with the idea of taking a mould of my new 5a and making a whole new roof... But after having another look last night, I think removing all the cracked gel coat (all of it) and putting another layer of fine matting on there before flowcoating may be the best option??

XRF 976H ex Reliant press car

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 5:48 pm
by BigBobPilot
John Louch flo-coated the roof of Big Bob, as the shell we used had been bead blasted and was in pretty bad shape. A few other bit were done too, but the roof was bad.

However, that was a competition car shell, that was heavily hacked elsewhere. You're going to want a perfect finish.

XRF 976H ex Reliant press car

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 7:04 pm
by turbster
My Dad says I did the Coupe roof but I can’t remember :lol:

XRF 976H ex Reliant press car

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 7:07 pm
by efi_sprintgte
Me and pops have “those” debates all the time...!!

XRF 976H ex Reliant press car

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 7:40 pm
by turbster
Ha, it’s starting to come back to me, there’d been a sunroof and you could see the join so I flowcoated it.. Should be ok if I’ve done it before :wink:

XRF 976H ex Reliant press car

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:04 am
by turbster
Ok back on this one now after an eventful and busy 6 months! First job was to pull it out of the barn where its sat looking a bit sad. Unfortunately I’ve borrowed a few bits to get get my green GTE finished so I’ll need to get some new bits to replace those..
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A short trip to my new workshop and it’s the first into the new paint room 8)
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Looking forward to getting this one back on the road!

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Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:19 pm
by efi_sprintgte
I wouldn’t put it past you to have polished that paint work just so it shines better when you are scraping it off :lol:
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Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:53 pm
by turbster
efi_sprintgte wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:19 pm
I wouldn’t put it past you to have polished that paint work just so it shines better when you are scraping it off :lol:DEA08EA9-93EA-465B-A097-D1CF27C686AB.jpeg
I did wash it before starting :lol: :lol:

*scraped
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One of the easier ones, so far so good 👍

XRF 976H ex Reliant press car

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:56 pm
by scimjim
Another one with a replacement nose?

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Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:01 pm
by turbster
scimjim wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:56 pm
Another one with a replacement nose?
Yes I thought the nose looked like the later one rather than the early one on the picture of PA driving out of the palace. It’s a very very good job and the nose is probably the best I’ve seen for lines and finish, makes me wonder if it was swapped at the factory to be right for later publicity shots?

XRF 976H ex Reliant press car

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:43 am
by roymck
I don’t think it ever had a early front on it , to me I can’t see it in early photos ,shouldn’t as the early nose changed at chassis 500 . It has no other early features although have a look at the early magazine features to confirm that. I think the nose was changed later in it’s life . Easy test are there any wing mirror holes as shown when PA drove it out of the palace . Also any sign of a hole in the bonnet for the bonnet adornment .
It is going to make a nice car , and it deserves it .