Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:20 pm

Tim Leech wrote:Excuse my ignornance but what does the no-one has 56k anymore bit mean, right?
Modem, OK. So that's not the budget for the restoration, then :lol:
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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by mds141 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:32 pm

I thought it meant restoration budget as well. Modem? I remember the dial up ones, whereby you put the phone receiver into a cup for the modem to dial up!! God I'm old!! :)
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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:33 pm

Doh!, yes as in 56k download, as you were sorry!
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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by Kitch » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:44 pm

lol for £56,000 I'd want a 4TC. In fact, no, I'd want an SM and a deposit on a buy to let mortgage!

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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by MULLEY » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:58 pm

Looking forward to seeing the transformation, rust gives me sleepless nights, i've got to tackle plenty on my TXD :( Paul296, when are you coming over for some more sanding & painting :)
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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by Paul296 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:24 am

MULLEY wrote:Looking forward to seeing the transformation, rust gives me sleepless nights, i've got to tackle plenty on my TXD :( Paul296, when are you coming over for some more sanding & painting :)
PM me and name the day. :D

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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by Kitch » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:48 pm

Work is slowly progressing on the GT....

O/S A-pillar is the first to receive the treatment:

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Check out the inside of the A-pillar!:

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The respray seems so far away :(

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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by citsncycles » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:51 pm

Nice work though - better than a respray that the rust will come through again!

The more I look at those pillars, the I wonder about cutting the pillars out of a scrapper for mine!
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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by docchevron » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:09 pm

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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by Defender110 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:43 pm

Ouch that's bad (the rust not the excellent workmanship). If it's that bad there what is it like in the more usual rust spots; inner wings, boot cross member, rear door shuts / sills?

EDIT: Sorry just caught up with the rest of this thread and now see the rest of the car is very good, I wonder if this rust to the sereen surround could have been caused by a badly fitted replacement screen at some point giving how good the rest of the car is?
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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by Kitch » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:26 pm

Defender110 wrote:Ouch that's bad (the rust not the excellent workmanship). If it's that bad there what is it like in the more usual rust spots; inner wings, boot cross member, rear door shuts / sills?

EDIT: Sorry just caught up with the rest of this thread and now see the rest of the car is very good, I wonder if this rust to the sereen surround could have been caused by a badly fitted replacement screen at some point giving how good the rest of the car is?
I think it was a combination of badly fitted screen, leaky sunroof drainage pipes and the usual rot the starts in that area not being properly sorted.

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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by Kitch » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:49 pm

Work continues on the windscreen surround:

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No filler yet:

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Still got to do the other side, remove engine, change cambelt and clutch, paint engine bay, refit engine, get body filling done, get car sprayed, put car back together!

Hmmmmm

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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:32 pm

Looking good kitch
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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by Paul296 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:46 pm

Really lovely work - a pleasure to see it. Lucky car =D>

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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by citsncycles » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:20 pm

Wow!
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