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  • #31
    Originally posted by Taurus View Post
    Spent all morning clearing the sheds and the garage, trips to the tip, cleared enough space to fit a compressor into the garage......


    ....now I have made enough space to get all round the car I really really really don't want to go filling it up again.
    He he my dad says that everytime we clear the four sheds out, Starting to think along his same lines now "Might come in handy one day"

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    • #32




      Getting into all the double-skinned areas on the front panel is interesting. I'll give it a damn good going over with wax once it's painted.
      1972 Viva restoration thread - http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-b....html#post1534

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      • #33
        Very nice work Taurus. Are you still enjoying working on it?

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        • #34
          Oh yes! It is at the stage when I can do a bit whenever I get time. I need that to cure for a week before it is topcoated.
          1972 Viva restoration thread - http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-b....html#post1534

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          • #35
            Just need to keep reminding myself progress is being made...


            Needs a good clean, loads of dust has settled on the new paint.


            1972 Viva restoration thread - http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-b....html#post1534

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            • #36
              Brilliant Taurus 1000 times better :>


              Taurus how much do you charge an hour?

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              • #37
                Originally posted by tanktop View Post
                Brilliant Taurus 1000 times better :>


                Taurus how much do you charge an hour?
                The filth!
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                • #38
                  Looking good, my dad used to have a viva in his youth, utter machine in yesteryear
                  [COLOR=#800080][FONT=fixedsys][SIZE=6]More pewpew less QQ
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                  • #39
                    Front is taking shape, radiator is back in, and it's back on all four wheels so when we get a warm dry day I can back it out and spray the side.

                    1972 Viva restoration thread - http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-b....html#post1534

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                    • #40
                      Good work Taurus. All that rust removal and protection must be a real slog. Must be a massive relief to know you're starting to see the back of that now!
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                      • #41
                        First coat of colour on the front panel. It's a fiddly job getting into all the nooks and crannies as the panel is double skinned, so I used by airbrush and a smaller compressor, slow work but it gets the fiddly bits painted without paint going everywhere. Once this is done I can refit the radiator panels and drive it outside to spray the rear wing.


                        1972 Viva restoration thread - http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-b....html#post1534

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                        • #42
                          Not a lot really, to much to do at work and the sailing club so just bolting a lot of bits back together and then firing it up so I can do the n/s/f wheelarch - it was a bit too close to the wall to make working on it comfortable.

                          Having sat in the garage since last November when it passed the MOT after which I drove it home and started work on the front panel it fired up second turn of the key. So I drove it round the block and backed it into the garage to work on the other side.

                          Once that's done I can get to grips with the rear wing. Hopefully working outside once the weather picks up a bit.
                          1972 Viva restoration thread - http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-b....html#post1534

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                          • #43
                            Do you have a general deadline in your head of when you want it finished by? Or are you just working on the premise that it'll take as long as it takes?
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                            • #44
                              No deadline. Life is too busy to make this another deadline to meet. When It's done it's done.
                              1972 Viva restoration thread - http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-b....html#post1534

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                              • #45
                                Deadlines mean rushed jobs and disappointment

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