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  1. I've just done the sills on a 1970 T , as well as bracing the doors I used this jacking method from Barry on DDK. https://www.ddk-online.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=43048&hilit=jacking I also kept the doors on and measured the gaps at various points, checking for any changes during the process. Just removed the door braces today and I've not measured any changes in door gaps.
  2. Hi there, I would personally stick to a solid 2K too rather than clear over base for a solid colour. I understand one of the reasons for using clear over base is for increased shine but for me it looks a bit much, I think its common in the hot rod scene. Another advantage is that a solid colour is easier to touch up should you need to. May also be worth thinking about getting an extra litre of paint supplied then you've got an exact match if you need to do any repairs. Rich
  3. After lots of rust repair, finally getting more interesting starting to work on shell strengthening.
  4. I'd buy a couple of extra litres of basecoat to put away just in case you ever need it. How many litres of paint are you buying for the full respray just out of interest? Rich
  5. Hi there, What problem is the car showing? There are plenty of other things as well as the ECU such as crank sensors can cause issues. My car would cut out randomly and I eventually traced it to a dry solder joint on the ECU which was an easy fix. Rich
  6. Yes..... Or Additive Manufacturing if you want to impress your friends.
  7. Hi there, car looks great. I use Flickr rather than imgur and had a the same issue on another forum. I found its BBCode you need to insert, it's possible that you can only do this from a desktop version of imgur. On here I just upload the images but I think you have to pay your subscription for this. Top value and so much easier to add images. Rich
  8. Panel gaps look good. I'd get some jack stands under and some bracing in to keep them! Hope it goes well, I'm just in the process of doing inner and outer sills for the first time. Rich
  9. Hi there, Would really appreciate this is still available please, my floor is taking a real battering from my current restoration. I'm in Chobham so not too far. Thanks Richard
  10. I used Foamex which is really easy to work with and durable, got mine from ebay. I didn't cover mine, just bought in satin black.
  11. Hi There, I'm finally starting this project that I’ve had stored for the past few years. I’ve still got the 1987 3.2 Carrera, AKA Rolf , now a track car lightened with full cage. Still a few jobs to do its basically finished, need to lower and sort the Geo but the car seems much more responsive after the engine rebuild and weight loss. Rolf seemed like the answer to everything but not long we after got him, on a trip to Le Mans Classic we fell in love with these 2 cars, I’d never even heard of an ST. So I came up with plan, prices of early seemed so keep rising so decided buy before they went up any more and store. Imagine my partners joy when this arrived to take up space and generally be in the way. It’s a 1970 T without sunroof originally Sepia Brown that originates from Oregon. Car came complete with 1969 T engine and 5 speed 901 box of unknown origin. Smashed windscreen, missing panels and RSR arches with 7 inch wheels complete the look. Original plan was build an ST as authentically as possible, getting Nick Fulljames to build a 2.3 twin plug from the engine that came with the car. Over time I started to have a rethink. As the car will be used for weekends away and euro trips I realised that I should be building a car with the intended use in mind. So sold the 69 engine and managed to get hold of a 3.0 SC 930/10 engine which seemed more appropriate. Idea is to do all the usual ST mods such as Steel arches, centre fill, roll bar but with a more appropriate engine and the odd luxury hidden away like electric air con. I’ve decided to approach this build in a more structured way than I’ve ever done before with defined project phases Phase1 - Mostly planning and prep work. Phase 2 - Aim is to end up with a fully restored bodyshell and panels with all ST modifications carried out. Shell and panels painted with panels fitted. Phase - 3 Aim is to fully assemble, resulting in a drivable road legal car. Car will have minimal interior and external fittings. This will be dependant on engine and gearbox condition which are currently unknown. Phase 4 - The goal will be a finished car suitable for euro trips. This stage will be things done based on priority, time and cost. Examples include engine, gearbox rebuild. Update of electronics to improve reliability, Electric air conditioning. Phase 5 - Releasing that it will never truly be finished this will include the hunt for an original 10K tacho, suspension modifications etc. I’ve also done a schedule for a restoration for the first time. Started on Monday 15th Feb, Phase 2 to be completed on 6th June…….. maybe. I’ll do a full build thread on DDK but post the odd update here. Rich
  12. Hi there, Always a bit 😬 when you start digging but you seem to have more metal then hole which is a good start. Have you get the welding skills already or are you learning on the job? Rich
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    Engine Rebuild

    Looking good, are they still in Ottershaw or have they moved to new location now?
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    88 turbo backdate

    Looks great love the 15's. Are they TB 15 tyres?
  15. Thanks for the Classicline recommendation, just renewed with them this evening and saved £215, now have unlimited miles and breakdown cover included too.
  16. I've used that too and had great results........ Evil stuff though so PPE up to the max!
  17. We started to struggle for room in the car when we got doggo number 3.
  18. Squeezed mine in here. Central locking relocated to box between seats.
  19. That's close to home, I'm between Chobham and Ottershaw. I've seen a lovely Marine Blue 3.2 in Chobham a few times which probably explains why I've had random people waving at me when I'm driving my Marine Blue 3.2 locally.
  20. This was a while ago but I'm sure I did a confidence check on a new one that hadn't been fitted by flicking a screwdriver over the end quickly and detecting a voltage on a multimeter. I did this with the faulty one and got nothing, later verified this test with a scope. Hope this helps. Rich
  21. Wow what lovely sightings. Just had a video sent from one of our neighbours of an adder swimming across their pond.....terrifying!
  22. Cant wait to give churros a go, they did form part of the deep fat fryer business case.
  23. Had this theme as a family WhatsApp that's been working well. I'll start with my spot of last weekend. Threw some bones out in the garden for the dogs, they were happily munching when a Red Kite dropped in. It saw the dogs an took off again but managed to get a couple of pictures.
  24. Just rediscovered deep fat frying, inspired by the last pre lock down meal we had at Mackerel Sky In Cornwall. Beer battered is the future.
  25. We've got 3 lurchers. Mortimer Flint and Stanley. I'm suspect they may have peaked too soon and the rest of their weekend may be mostly couch based.
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