St Tropez restoration blog

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Re: St Tropez restoration blog

Post by BX Bandit » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:56 pm

But you did say said wings......
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Re: St Tropez restoration blog

Post by Des Smith » Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:39 pm

Ah yes, but only after I did my corrections!
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Re: St Tropez restoration blog

Post by BX Bandit » Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:34 pm

Ah I see, bless the edit button!
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Re: St Tropez restoration blog

Post by Des Smith » Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:38 pm

Yes, bless! It's the forum equivalent to doing your flies up before too many people have spotted your oversight and having to use the :oops: emoticon.
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Re: St Tropez restoration blog

Post by Des Smith » Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:14 pm

The wheels are back from being powder-coated and are now shod with Michelins.

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The wheel covers have been resprayed. I could have done them myself, but since the paint shop had the Alpine White mixed for the wings, it seemed sensible to get everything done together. Valve covers to follow.

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Re: St Tropez restoration blog

Post by mat_fenwick » Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:25 pm

I'd get them to tweak your panel gaps on the new wing if I were you...
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Re: St Tropez restoration blog

Post by Des Smith » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:31 pm

Yes, but hopefully they've not finished fitting yet.
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Re: St Tropez restoration blog

Post by mat_fenwick » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:43 pm

Yeah, it was just my attempt at humour :oops: Seriously though, wheels make a big difference. Will you be colouring the indicators before the show?
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Re: St Tropez restoration blog

Post by Des Smith » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:15 pm

mat_fenwick wrote:Will you be colouring the indicators before the show?
Maybe! It depends whether I have the bottle to do it. If it looks pants, I shall either have to strip the paint out or source some replacement lenses. Then of course there's the danger of upsetting the purists... :wink:
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Re: St Tropez restoration blog

Post by mat_fenwick » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:22 pm

I'd look for some bargains on eBay to paint, that way there's no risk. Either that or I bring an orange marker...
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Re: St Tropez restoration blog

Post by Stinkwheel » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:53 pm

why would you colour your indicators? Am i missing something?
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Re: St Tropez restoration blog

Post by BX Bandit » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:20 pm

You also got white sills? Is that original or a Des Special?
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Re: St Tropez restoration blog

Post by Des Smith » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:45 pm

White sills is standard for the St Tropez. The chat about colouring indicator lenses started from Jeth's thread about lowering his BX19GTi and this photo in particular...

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Re: St Tropez restoration blog

Post by Stinkwheel » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:04 am

Ahhh i see, i like that, dont usually like the morreti lights, but that works.

And as Des says, i can confirm, white sills on a St Tropez is very standard, i like them :)
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Re: St Tropez restoration blog

Post by BX Bandit » Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:09 am

I never new that. I've often wondered how a body coloured sill would look.
I'm not a fan of that there above car look I'm afraid, each to his own though.
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