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Rudolfs 2+2: The gleaming emerald......

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Love the green, it really pops in the modern automotive world of mostly very bland white/silver/charcoal/black cars. Very much enjoying your build series.

Oh, and a garage floor one could eat one's dinner off. Very tidy.

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Mid April Photo Update:

Tried to keep busy lately, and got abit done in the garage:

 

took this:

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And polished it all up until i had no finger prints left.

It took me about 5 hours total to do over a weekend, i also painted it with clear engine enamel.

Pretty happy with the results:

 

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Also tackled the handbrake assembly:

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And after a wash in the laundry sink, some wire brush action and a lick of paint, came up like new:

 

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And pretty much the rest of the front end ready to go on the car. I'm waiting for a brake upgrade to come in at Stuart Willkins, then when i get that, ill chuck all that on.

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Rudi.

 

 

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Update early May

I've been pretty busy over the last month, jumping back and forth between different sections of the car. mainly being the under body, the front suspension and the interior roof trim.

I have 3 video's nearly finished and ready to go, each between 10-15 minutes long so far, already edited up, with 2 of them held up waiting for final parts to arrive.

I have installed the handbrake assembly, and have heaps of footage polishing up the fuel lines, but I've been waiting 4 weeks now, for a subcontractor at work to bend me up a new fuel line.

It's a 3/8th line, which will replace the 1/4" tank vent line in the fuel rail bank. and will be capped off for future V8 engine fuel supply needs.

My subbie has had it over 1 month, and only just started it last week, and now has issues with not being able to bend the 3/8th line tight enough to match the factory lines, specifically where it loops under the rear chassis rail cross bars at the rear sway bar and mustache bar.

I might have to terminate the hard line at the rear sway bar, and go to braided line after that.

I'm considering hole sawing my frame rail cross braces and sleeving them, so i can run the braided line straight through it, but i'm not keen in sanding off all my under body stone guard. 

Second video is doing the roof liner. I have made and fitted one, but am waiting on some vinyl trim to come and some vinyl dye too.

Last video is actually finished, and edited up, i got all the front suspension back together and in the car. But i want to post the other video's first, so you don't watch a video of me fitting all the suspension, only for it to be scattered across the floor in a million pieces in the next video.

Anyway, video's will be up soon enough, here is the front end fitted:

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Rudi.

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NEW VIDEO UPDATE - ROOF HEADLINER AND CORNER TURRET TRIM

Ok guys, i finally was able to get the latest video up and finished. today we tackle the corner trimmings and headliner.

I also finally got my 3/8th fuel line home, i have to trial fit it, and if its good, take it back and get the AN fittings welded to either end.
 

 

Rudi.

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Lovely work and good thinking using the clips.

Car Builders have some good products. I also used their peel and stick insulating closed cell foam on the inside of the door skins and rear quarter panels.

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On 5/23/2020 at 5:16 PM, AndBir said:

Lovely work and good thinking using the clips.

Car Builders have some good products. I also used their peel and stick insulating closed cell foam on the inside of the door skins and rear quarter panels.

I'm pretty sure when i was trying to google search the product for reviews it bring me here anyway as someone had reviewed it here, might have been you?

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Video update 15 - Fuel line upgrade, polishing my fingers off! and doing the handbrake!

 

Ok so I've been on a bit of a roll. got the next video ready, some upgraded fuel line, bunch of other stuff, you guys know whats up!
 

 

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