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WIMPUS
August 23, 2012, 7:02pm Report to Moderator

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Hi!

where do i start .. i bought the car a year ago and been restoring it ever since.

A good friend that i know for 5 year was going to help me with it (i did own a GT6).
But know i did'nt hear from him in 5 months now .. he was going to help me with interior / bodywork / spray-filler..  

Now i did find a guy that was going to spray my car with spray-filler this week .. so i prep the car for the last weeks ..  
And i called him this evening .. because i did'nt hear from him.. and he send a text-message : Sorr i can't help you any further  

Now i'm out of options ..   i'm going to ask the garage for spray-filler also ( he was going to paint my car otherwise) ..
It's  going to cost me more, but i'm sick of all those **  

I've got nearly everything for finishing my car so ..

Wim



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Triumph Spitfire 1500 ( 1978 ) / The Fox  

16/09/2013: First good test drive in 2,5years !
30/09/2013: Back from the garage and on the road !
sept 2014: Now done more then 13.000 miles !
sept 2014: Done 29.000 miles & passed her years inspection again.

Feb 2016: New gearbox and overdrive.
July 2016: Done 45.000 miles.

27Aug 2017: Done 74.500miles !

Enjoying every bit of her, sometimes a 'bit' sideways  
& Also my (only) everyday car !!

https://www.facebook.com/puske1990

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Sheepy
August 23, 2012, 8:04pm Report to Moderator

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You put all that hard work into it, then it's the other fools that let you down.

My wife will be happy we don't live nearer to you, as I would be round helping!  

Keep looking on the bright side, once finished you will be having fun driving her, then when your "friend" re appears, asking for a ride, you can tell him, "sorry I can't help you"

The spit is looking good so keep,possative, yes it does cost more if you have to go to a professional garage, but on the other side at least it will get done (usually) but get them to write down the price and the expected finish time, then you have something to argue with when they delay.
And don't say to them just do it in your quiet periods, my friend has done that with his car, they gave him a great price because he said they can do it when they don't have alot of work on, and that's nearly 14 months ago! But he is too timid to go and argue with them.  
I know I would have gone and taken it away by now!

What colour have you decided to go for?

Cheers
Shaun


Cheers
Shaun

i'm worried that when I die my wife will sell all my car parts for what I told her they were worth!  

67 MK3 spit
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Some bikes (not push bikes)
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WIMPUS
August 23, 2012, 8:13pm Report to Moderator

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hi shaun ,

the garage is a km from my door so very close   and he is also very busy , it's sort of a local small garage and hit is there now from 1954 ( i think)   and he also love's triumph's but more the tr5's  

i'm going to blue/grey.. or for some guys grey/blue  

kind regards Wim


Triumph Spitfire 1500 ( 1978 ) / The Fox  

16/09/2013: First good test drive in 2,5years !
30/09/2013: Back from the garage and on the road !
sept 2014: Now done more then 13.000 miles !
sept 2014: Done 29.000 miles & passed her years inspection again.

Feb 2016: New gearbox and overdrive.
July 2016: Done 45.000 miles.

27Aug 2017: Done 74.500miles !

Enjoying every bit of her, sometimes a 'bit' sideways  
& Also my (only) everyday car !!

https://www.facebook.com/puske1990

Belgium
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WIMPUS
August 23, 2012, 8:14pm Report to Moderator

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here's a photo ..  



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Triumph Spitfire 1500 ( 1978 ) / The Fox  

16/09/2013: First good test drive in 2,5years !
30/09/2013: Back from the garage and on the road !
sept 2014: Now done more then 13.000 miles !
sept 2014: Done 29.000 miles & passed her years inspection again.

Feb 2016: New gearbox and overdrive.
July 2016: Done 45.000 miles.

27Aug 2017: Done 74.500miles !

Enjoying every bit of her, sometimes a 'bit' sideways  
& Also my (only) everyday car !!

https://www.facebook.com/puske1990

Belgium
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Spider
August 23, 2012, 8:28pm Report to Moderator


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Looking Gooood Wim, keep up the good work  and at least you can say" I did it all myself" and the satisfaction and pride that you get from it can't be bought.


Spider.
GT6 MK2, 1970 yellow. Off road waiting refurb/restoration/modification.
Triumph 2000 MK1 1968, being recommissioned after being in storage since 1973.

FAVOURITE LYRIC: "I started out with nothing and I still have most of it left."
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danielspitfire
August 24, 2012, 1:26am Report to Moderator

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that paint and bodywork looks absolutely amazing, if i get mine even close to that when respraying i will be seriously happy
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RedRooster
August 24, 2012, 5:42am Report to Moderator


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Nice, like the colour too, what is it?
RR


GT6 Mk3, the Rooster    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8W1XSjFB6g  tune on the radio the first time it broke down, 5 miles after i bought it
http://www.triumph-club-de-fra.....estauration-dune-gt6  
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WIMPUS
August 24, 2012, 5:47am Report to Moderator

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Quoted from WIMPUS
here's a photo ..  

this is not my car , it's just to let know what color i will spray my car  


Triumph Spitfire 1500 ( 1978 ) / The Fox  

16/09/2013: First good test drive in 2,5years !
30/09/2013: Back from the garage and on the road !
sept 2014: Now done more then 13.000 miles !
sept 2014: Done 29.000 miles & passed her years inspection again.

Feb 2016: New gearbox and overdrive.
July 2016: Done 45.000 miles.

27Aug 2017: Done 74.500miles !

Enjoying every bit of her, sometimes a 'bit' sideways  
& Also my (only) everyday car !!

https://www.facebook.com/puske1990

Belgium
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WIMPUS
August 24, 2012, 5:49am Report to Moderator

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Quoted from RedRooster
Nice, like the colour too, what is it?
RR


a sort of grey/blue , or some guys will say blue/grey  

Ps he firs photo is my car, the blue/grey car in the photo not mine  


Triumph Spitfire 1500 ( 1978 ) / The Fox  

16/09/2013: First good test drive in 2,5years !
30/09/2013: Back from the garage and on the road !
sept 2014: Now done more then 13.000 miles !
sept 2014: Done 29.000 miles & passed her years inspection again.

Feb 2016: New gearbox and overdrive.
July 2016: Done 45.000 miles.

27Aug 2017: Done 74.500miles !

Enjoying every bit of her, sometimes a 'bit' sideways  
& Also my (only) everyday car !!

https://www.facebook.com/puske1990

Belgium
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RedRooster
August 24, 2012, 5:52am Report to Moderator


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Well you have plenty of room to set up a spray booth in your garage, paint it yourself it will be cheaper & you can say you did it.


GT6 Mk3, the Rooster    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8W1XSjFB6g  tune on the radio the first time it broke down, 5 miles after i bought it
http://www.triumph-club-de-fra.....estauration-dune-gt6  
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WIMPUS
August 24, 2012, 6:23am Report to Moderator

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Quoted from RedRooster
Well you have plenty of room to set up a spray booth in your garage, paint it yourself it will be cheaper & you can say you did it.


RR yeah i know , but it's not my garage  

I have a compressor and a spray gun but one out of a set from 20 euro   so maybe that's no good ..

Kind regards Wim


Triumph Spitfire 1500 ( 1978 ) / The Fox  

16/09/2013: First good test drive in 2,5years !
30/09/2013: Back from the garage and on the road !
sept 2014: Now done more then 13.000 miles !
sept 2014: Done 29.000 miles & passed her years inspection again.

Feb 2016: New gearbox and overdrive.
July 2016: Done 45.000 miles.

27Aug 2017: Done 74.500miles !

Enjoying every bit of her, sometimes a 'bit' sideways  
& Also my (only) everyday car !!

https://www.facebook.com/puske1990

Belgium
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molten
August 24, 2012, 8:32am Report to Moderator


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Hi WIM

Take a look at my own project thread on the signature below. I purchased mid-range gravity fed spray guns that were crap

I ended up using a cheap gun (out of a B&Q air tools kit) with 1.4mm nozzle and I am happy with the result. As long as you get your compressure set up to give you the correct and constant pressure you will be fine with cheap gun. Although i dod have some issue with adhesion, this is the first car I have painted.

Cheers


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cliftyhanger
August 24, 2012, 8:48am Report to Moderator

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I have had "adequate" success with cheapish sprayguns. A SIP emerald bought 18 years ago, still OK is a handy bit of kit. I also use a 15 gravity gun that is fine but more difficult to clean, and a small touch-up gun that has recently startd=ed playing up. I suspect it has been apart once to often, and the cheapness has finally got he better of it. The replacement (12 delivered) arrived a couple of days ago, and is identical.

Good results ARE achievable at home, especially as non-isocyanate 2K stuff has made an appearance


Clive Senior

Location-Brighton, East Sussex
Foxy is here, 1500od tax exempt Toledo. Now has the decent engine back in Slant 4 engine bolted in, sprint box and axle.Now has fresh MoT. Needs paint though.
Spitfire Zetec project is started work progressing slooooowly on the road!
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WIMPUS
August 24, 2012, 4:09pm Report to Moderator

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hi,

so i followed the advice from here on the forum  ,
i tried today to spray  spray-filler myself , so i did it on a old rotten front valance  




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Triumph Spitfire 1500 ( 1978 ) / The Fox  

16/09/2013: First good test drive in 2,5years !
30/09/2013: Back from the garage and on the road !
sept 2014: Now done more then 13.000 miles !
sept 2014: Done 29.000 miles & passed her years inspection again.

Feb 2016: New gearbox and overdrive.
July 2016: Done 45.000 miles.

27Aug 2017: Done 74.500miles !

Enjoying every bit of her, sometimes a 'bit' sideways  
& Also my (only) everyday car !!

https://www.facebook.com/puske1990

Belgium
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WIMPUS
August 24, 2012, 5:42pm Report to Moderator

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And also this arrived today !  




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Triumph Spitfire 1500 ( 1978 ) / The Fox  

16/09/2013: First good test drive in 2,5years !
30/09/2013: Back from the garage and on the road !
sept 2014: Now done more then 13.000 miles !
sept 2014: Done 29.000 miles & passed her years inspection again.

Feb 2016: New gearbox and overdrive.
July 2016: Done 45.000 miles.

27Aug 2017: Done 74.500miles !

Enjoying every bit of her, sometimes a 'bit' sideways  
& Also my (only) everyday car !!

https://www.facebook.com/puske1990

Belgium
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