OCC 469 - restoring & running a "sharkstooth" 2000

chrisw

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regarding paint: I've mentioned this before on another thread but I think it's worth repeating; Martin Brown Paints of Blackpool have a good range of classic paints. They supplied me with an outstanding match to original, far better than my local paint shop and at about the same price.
I've spoken with them, and they can colour match, but don't seem to have the original colours.
 
I've spoken with them, and they can colour match, but don't seem to have the original colours.
I found Tobacco Leaf with the original paint code in their Classic list, and have sprayed 3 wings getting a good match. I appreciate that they won’t be able to do everything but I was impressed with what was listed.
 

Phil Robson

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Not the greatest of pictures, but I stand corrected.

So there are now three types of hinge pin that I'm aware of. This is a March 64 car.

My April 64 and Dec 64 cars have a different pin to what you'd find on the later cars..
I've just re-read this Chris - your picture shows the same fitting as mine - it's a nut with an allan key socket in it!
 

stue1972

Active Member
I've now taken the bonnet off the car & finished stripping the paint from it. I'm just doing a bit more remedial work & hope to spray it in the next few weeks.

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Whilst there is evidence of a poor respray all over the car & under the bonnet, it does appear that the underside bracing was originally black. Where the rivets are still clean, it doesn't look to have been touched:

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In the absence of anyone knowing differently, I'll repaint these black before I do the colour on the top.

Does anyone know where I can get similar sound-deadening to this? It's about 1 inch thick & has a dark/black surface (unless that's just age & muck!) :hmm:

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Could I ask what you used to strip your bonnet.
Tried a bit of paint stripper on my new/old one and it never touched it.
God knows what paints on it.
 

mrtask

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Trawl back through the fb p6 club page, there was a video a couple of months back of a P6 bonnet slathered in paint stripper and covered with plastic sheet, or shrink wrap, or whatever. You could see the paint lifting, it was like something out of a scary sci-fi film. I can't remember the name of the specific product, but I asked the chap whose post it was and he did post the actual brand name.
 

Phil Robson

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I've been looking for the correct handbook for OCC & there's currently this on ebay:

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OCC came off the production line on 28 April 1964 & was sold from a dealer on 6 May 1964, so this would seem to be the current one at the time. However, there are various revisions & confusing part numbers. One is in May 1964 with part number 4600. Then there's one in September numbered 4603 IIRC & also grey & red versions.

Confusing....:hmm:
 

chrisw

Well-Known Member
I've been looking for the correct handbook for OCC & there's currently this on ebay:

OCC came off the production line on 28 April 1964 & was sold from a dealer on 6 May 1964, so this would seem to be the current one at the time. However, there are various revisions & confusing part numbers. One is in May 1964 with part number 4600. Then there's one in September numbered 4603 IIRC & also grey & red versions.

Confusing....:hmm:
Phil,

It's all part of a package. Three small books, and the dealer book. I'll have to dig through my boxes, but had a few dozen of these until the start of lockdown, when I got rid of a lot.
 
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