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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2023 1:49 am    Post subject: Re: Supercharged Jungle Green 56 Reply with quote

The brake fluid reservoir is a genius idea, fantastic!
Interior looks amazing!
Happy to read you're coming back to stock wheels, I think the car will look even better than with the fuchs!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2023 2:47 am    Post subject: Re: Supercharged Jungle Green 56 Reply with quote

Cheers
yeah, stock wheels are definitely the right choice
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2023 12:18 am    Post subject: Re: Supercharged Jungle Green 56 Reply with quote

So, basically the car is finished but i will change a few things like the wheels and i will re engineer the exhaust so it doesn't sit so low. I fitted up a set of Koni shocks which has helped a lot with the ride quality, the KYBs were horrible and stiff. I`m just trying to put some miles on it to run the motor in at the minute so i`m being careful. i will post up more pictures in the future when i get the old steels back on and play with the ride height etc.

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Old guise from 2018

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New look in 2023

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Took it to a local show and picked up best in show

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2023 10:30 am    Post subject: Re: Supercharged Jungle Green 56 Reply with quote

Perfect job. This can not be done any better.



Do you only use the one oil cooler?
What temperature does the engine get on the freeway?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2023 11:45 am    Post subject: Re: Supercharged Jungle Green 56 Reply with quote

This is an amazing build and stellar finished product.
Do you have details of the rear apron area? It looks like you have fabricated a solid set up for a removable apron
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...if so are you willing to share how this got built?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2023 1:18 am    Post subject: Re: Supercharged Jungle Green 56 Reply with quote

The rear valence is just a bolt on piece. Instead of spot welds i just used tinware screws with the heads machined down. It involves removing the rear wings but its a small price to pay when removing the motor.

As i said the Fuchs had to go, i was never that happy with them and every clown and his dog runs Fuchs these days so i decided to restore the wheels that were with the car when i bought it originally. I could do with find a pair of date correct rears as these are mid sixties ones but they will do for now. Bought a set of the worlds most expensive crossplys, firestones. The rears are bigger than the fronts which are a standard size. Fitting them i came upon the issue of tyre rub, I need to get a narrower beam to tuck the fronts in a little as the discs and adapters have pushed the track out a little too much.


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Suits the car way more than any alloy wheel.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2023 9:28 am    Post subject: Re: Supercharged Jungle Green 56 Reply with quote

Iím liking the stock look, can you please explain how you did the stock wheels.
They are flawlessly. As is the car..
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2023 1:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Supercharged Jungle Green 56 Reply with quote

Amazing work, I enjoyed reading this and the insta posts, keep it up 👍
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2023 3:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Supercharged Jungle Green 56 Reply with quote

The skirts gonna fit with the wheel adapters out back? Is the split your next project?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2023 1:13 am    Post subject: Re: Supercharged Jungle Green 56 Reply with quote

Hi, the KDF is the next project yes. I will post up a build thread when that gets under way soon cheers.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2023 10:46 am    Post subject: Re: Supercharged Jungle Green 56 Reply with quote

Can you explain the process of stock wheels..? What is that beading between inner and outer wheel? Thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2023 6:16 am    Post subject: Re: Supercharged Jungle Green 56 Reply with quote

Its not a bead but paint. I used a bearing oiler (obviously cleaned out ) filled with the correct paint and filled the groove with paint.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2023 8:36 am    Post subject: Re: Supercharged Jungle Green 56 Reply with quote

Thank you..youíve quite the eye for detail.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2023 10:16 am    Post subject: Re: Supercharged Jungle Green 56 Reply with quote

Looks fantastic. Amazing that the bearing oiler made a solid line like that. It looks very straight. I like the idea of letting the paint flow in a natural state as you did.

I know that Type One Restorations uses seam sealer in the groove then will mask a clean line. Much more difficult given the curvature.

I am in the camp of trying to mask as deep into the groove as possible so that the line is centered but rims are never perfect so that is hit and miss. It also becomes a problem with thicker paint.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2023 10:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Supercharged Jungle Green 56 Reply with quote

How did you get such a nice divide between the two colours? Did spray the centre first then mask up and spray the outer edge?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2023 11:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Supercharged Jungle Green 56 Reply with quote

lardawge wrote:
Looks fantastic. Amazing that the bearing oiler made a solid line like that. It looks very straight. I like the idea of letting the paint flow in a natural state as you did.

I know that Type One Restorations uses seam sealer in the groove then will mask a clean line. Much more difficult given the curvature.

I am in the camp of trying to mask as deep into the groove as possible so that the line is centered but rims are never perfect so that is hit and miss. It also becomes a problem with thicker paint.


I masked as deep as it would go with fineline but it was still gave a bad line. The paint from the oiler bottle is not thick in any way. Try it your own way and see how it goes. Each to their own. Cheers
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2023 12:41 am    Post subject: Re: Supercharged Jungle Green 56 Reply with quote

Thought id highlight the logo on the caps. Make them stand out a bit.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2023 6:49 am    Post subject: Re: Supercharged Jungle Green 56 Reply with quote

vwhelmot wrote:
lardawge wrote:
Looks fantastic. Amazing that the bearing oiler made a solid line like that. It looks very straight. I like the idea of letting the paint flow in a natural state as you did.

I know that Type One Restorations uses seam sealer in the groove then will mask a clean line. Much more difficult given the curvature.

I am in the camp of trying to mask as deep into the groove as possible so that the line is centered but rims are never perfect so that is hit and miss. It also becomes a problem with thicker paint.


I masked as deep as it would go with fineline but it was still gave a bad line. The paint from the oiler bottle is not thick in any way. Try it your own way and see how it goes. Each to their own. Cheers


Defensive much? It was a compliment and an admission that it looks better than just masking. I have painted rims so know that itís impossible to get a good line which is why I am intrigued by what you did here. Apologies that it didnít read that way. Nice build.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2023 7:40 am    Post subject: Re: Supercharged Jungle Green 56 Reply with quote

Wires crossed here mate. No intention of kicking up a stink.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2023 9:41 am    Post subject: Re: Supercharged Jungle Green 56 Reply with quote

Another world altogether. Just amazing.
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