Bop-Bop-Bop...

Phil Robson

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BOP was getting a little bouncy at the back end & this was the culprit:

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The other side wasn't great either, so I've replaced both shock absorbers & (of course) the handling has greatly improved...:)

BOP has been used for work recently whilst I've been doing a bit on Hazel. Here it is in the carpark:

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But Hazel's back now ;)

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I've got to say that, despite the colour I personally think Hazel looks the most "Classic" just because of the lack of vinyl roof & other adornments. I have fond memories in the 70s of the series 2 cars though, more than the earlier cars.
 

Phil Robson

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Another day, another door.....

BOP's rear o/s needed some unusual work:

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Yet the inside edge was very good:

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You can see the very poor paint actually done (many years ago) by a professional body shop. Out of sight, out of mind probably!

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OK I suppose.
 

Phil Robson

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Then the front o/s door:

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In very poor condition, plus the inside edge was bad:

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After some work on the bottom edge, & after a new lip was welded on:

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Again, not perfect but it will look the part once painted (some warm & dry weather please...).

This was without the lip (I can't seem to alter this picture)
 

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Phil Robson

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..& finally the door aperture at the back. If you remember a large section was fitted into this car & was Tobacco Leaf. This has now been tidied up & sprayed with my trusty modeller's airbrush, in front of a fan heater!

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That's better:

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Phil Robson

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The driver's door is now finished & just needs a 'proper' spray on the lower door skin when the weather gets better.

I the meantime, using my trusty modeller's airbrush, I have tidied up the door shell which had actually been sprayed many years ago by a local body shop, believe it or not:

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Part of the original job is shown above the catch - more 'walnut shell' than 'orange peel' o_O

That's better:

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It's this detail that really makes the difference to a car & your experience with it. BOP has always looked like the 'banger' out of our trio, but is now looking perhaps the best :). It just takes time, rather than shed-loads of money.
 

Phil Robson

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That looks grand. Is that just paint, or did you clear coat it ?
It's just paint - I think the photo is a bit hazy!

I also spent a few hours last week changing the dashboard shelf from a very wavy one to a nice & flat one that I'd had for years as a spare. As with a lot of things on this car, it was one of the worst I'd seen :(

Before:


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In between:

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After:

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It's another one of those details that makes driving much nicer. Fortunately, I've been collecting spares since 1988 when I can remember seeing 12 P6s in one scrapyard (& ignoring most of the parts on them, of course...).
 
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Phil Robson

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BOP's windscreen has always had bad scratches in it, I believe the PO had probably demisted it with a gritty rag at some point. It didn't look too bad until you were driving towards the sun, then you got some interesting colour patterns!

In progress:

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I bought a new laminated one form Pilkington (£466 delivered) & fitted it. All went very well until....

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Probably tightened the jack leg too much...:eek:

I've now fitted a spare toughened one again, but may change it in due course :rolleyes:
 

chrisw

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Ouch! Considering where and how it's cracked, you've over tightened it.

I've never had that happen, but can understand how easy it is..
 

jp928

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Curious that the price is so high. Just now I found a screen on the web at A$225. I had to replace the screen on the 928 for its local MOT, and it was under A$200 fitted, but it was over 10 years ago. Considering the low volume of 928s (65k) and production ended in 95 the price surprised me, and if its Chinese, I have not noticed any imperfections. In the USA 928 screens are up near A$1000.
 
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