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Old 23-09-2018, 09:40 PM   #1
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Picked this up last week and previous owner did a Hell of a lot of work to the car. It's had new floors, new cross members and a rebuilt 1641. The paint wasn't that good so I had 2 choices, full on expensive paint job or try give it that patina survivor look. Due to lack of funds I have gone with the later. Smoothed out all the paint and added some real rust paint, next step a gloss clear coat and change of wheels.

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The red wheels did nothing for me so gone back to black.


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A few with the wheels back on.











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Like the look
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Added a bit of shine










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Trim back on and engine now tuned up.




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god i hate red wheels! they look rad mate and the tyres are epic!!
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Added some sand offs to keep it all cool.



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