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#1626316 - 25/10/2018 00:03 Skiday's Sprint Blue 20vt Discussion thread
Skiday Offline
Club Member 1700
On a journey

Registered: 30/01/2008
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Loc: Isle of Wight,
I look forward to your comments re my restoration.

Cheers

Andrew (Skiday)
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#1626331 - 25/10/2018 16:41 Re: Skiday's Sprint Blue 20vt Discussion thread [Re: Skiday]
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Loc: FCSS 01684 593187
Very tidy work Andrew, I particularly like the underside finish and colour, it stands out how good the condition is along with showing off all those nice new/refurbished suspension components and brackets, I look forward to seeing you at the NEC, great job thumb
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#1626332 - 25/10/2018 16:45 Re: Skiday's Sprint Blue 20vt Discussion thread [Re: Skiday]
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Thanks my friend. See you at yours first on the Thursday to give you the old bits of course.
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#1626334 - 25/10/2018 18:07 Re: Skiday's Sprint Blue 20vt [Re: Skiday]
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Superb work Skiday!
I am sure your car will be worth the NEC ticket price alone.
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#1626335 - 25/10/2018 18:11 Re: Skiday's Sprint Blue 20vt Discussion thread [Re: Skiday]
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Sorry - I may have inadvertently posted this in the wrong place, but it would not let me delete it? Apologies.

Superb work Skiday!
I am sure your car will be worth the NEC ticket price alone.
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#1626339 - 25/10/2018 20:19 Re: Skiday's Sprint Blue 20vt Discussion thread [Re: Brilly1uk]
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Originally Posted By Brilly1uk
Sorry - I may have inadvertently posted this in the wrong place, but it would not let me delete it? Apologies.

Superb work Skiday!
I am sure your car will be worth the NEC ticket price alone.


No Mark, you're spot on....it was the project thread itself you "wrongly" posted on, any discussion goes here cop laugh
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#1626346 - 25/10/2018 22:48 Re: Skiday's Sprint Blue 20vt Discussion thread [Re: Skiday]
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Registered: 09/08/2018
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Loc: Sunny Nottingham
Excellent read and what a superb looking coupè you have restored !

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#1626349 - 26/10/2018 00:23 Re: Skiday's Sprint Blue 20vt [Re: Brilly1uk]
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Originally Posted By Brilly1uk

I am sure your car will be worth the NEC ticket price alone.


I assume you're manning the stand and getting in for free then wink
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#1626376 - 26/10/2018 20:25 Re: Skiday's Sprint Blue 20vt [Re: Skiday]
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Very good! idea
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#1626393 - 27/10/2018 16:13 Re: Skiday's Sprint Blue 20vt Discussion thread [Re: Skiday]
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Great result overall, but I really like the effort you have made underneath as the area is often overlooked even on stunning looking cars.

I know it`s a slightly rude question but can you recall the cost of plating the centre shields? I would like to get mine done.

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#1626396 - 27/10/2018 17:44 Re: Skiday's Sprint Blue 20vt Discussion thread [Re: Skiday]
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Cracking job,hope the work you've done especially underneath pays dividends in longevity smile

I love the idea that today you took it "up the downs" laugh
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#1626411 - 27/10/2018 20:30 Re: Skiday's Sprint Blue 20vt Discussion thread [Re: Skiday]
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Looking forward to seeing in in the metal at the Lancaster show!

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#1626416 - 28/10/2018 01:09 Re: Skiday's Sprint Blue 20vt Discussion thread [Re: KBT]
Skiday Offline
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Loc: Isle of Wight,
Thanks for all the compliments.

Originally Posted By KBT

I know it`s a slightly rude question but can you recall the cost of plating the centre shields? I would like to get mine done.


Here is a pic of one batch which cost me £50 cash.

click to enlarge

There's a place near to me who are really friendly, work for cash for the little guy, and just make a number by guestimate. It's all about developing a relationship, being friendly and getting them to like you, that way they won't give you a F*off price.

As for longevity, the two long steel heat shields (not shown in the photo) were zinc coated at the factory. I have blasted them, zinc plated them, then powder coated them, which is what I've done with most parts (not nuts and bolts), so it should last longer then the original. BTW, the stuff in the middle section of the photo is bare steel that was rusty as hell, what you see there is how I have cleaned off the rust and then treated with POR15 metal prep. When the stuff comes back from the blasters it's not perfect so I then make it perfect with rotary wire brushes and my own sand-blaster. The rust on the underside was ground off as much as possible and then rust converter used, then zinc primer, then Gravi-tex stone chip, then two coats of 2k top coat. I also sprayed 'XCP' anti-rust in the chassis rails. So I think I've done all a man can do short of a complete 'dip-n-strip'. It will never see salty roads again and it will live under cover. I think it should last well. I'm not really a mechanic as such, but what I do do, is take rusty stuff off, make it better than new, then put it back together.

Pace & love

Andrew


Edited by Skiday (28/10/2018 11:46)
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#1626539 - 30/10/2018 17:13 Re: Skiday's Sprint Blue 20vt Discussion thread [Re: Skiday]
20vtDanV Offline
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Registered: 09/08/2018
Posts: 76
Loc: Sunny Nottingham
Looks tip top, good work !

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#1626749 - 06/11/2018 12:38 Re: Skiday's Sprint Blue 20vt Discussion thread [Re: Skiday]
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Club member 583
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Registered: 16/09/2007
Posts: 462
Loc: Freedom
Fantastic read, and great work!

These cars really do get under your skin!

Regards

MM

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#1628423 - 06/01/2019 22:26 Re: Skiday's Sprint Blue 20vt Discussion thread [Re: Skiday]
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Loc: Southsea
Nice little shelter you’ve built there Andrew.

Very glad you enjoyed the NEC show, the enthusiasm for the Coupe was amazing!

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#1628455 - 07/01/2019 20:50 Re: Skiday's Sprint Blue 20vt Discussion thread [Re: Skiday]
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Registered: 06/01/2019
Posts: 1
Loc: Cambridgeshire
Andrew, I use to own W133 VOO, I bought the car when it was two years old from Thames Fiat in Slough. I sold it in 2006. So pleased its in good hands as you as the owner. She looks stunning. My brother has a Turbo Plus and my nephew has just bought a Vinci Grey LE. I think I want another one after all these years.

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