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?!)

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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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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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Doh!, yes as in 56k download, as you were sorry!
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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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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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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 :)
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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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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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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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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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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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Looking good kitch
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Really lovely work - a pleasure to see it. Lucky car =D>

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Wow!
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