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Lil Red - SJ restoration - Graphics

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WIth the paint hardened off (about 2 weeks minimum) the graphics can be applied.

Before the car was refurbished we took it to Creative Sign Solutions near us in Finchampstead.

They scanned and measured the graphics to get an exact replica, right down to the tiny dots that the colour was made up from. This level of detail is essential to re-produce the exact look. The graphics were then printed and left a few days to cure properly,

 

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Lil Red - SJ restoration - Back Home

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With the painting complete it was time to come home for the refit.

Here is Lil Red in just the new paint and looking good

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Lil Red - SJ restoration - Final Paint - Part 2

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And here she is!!!!

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Lil Red - SJ restoration - Final Paint - Part 1

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This week we reached the final stage of the build at Winchfield. The SJ went into final paint.

This is a long post so scroll on down!!

In order to do this the main panels had to be finally fitted. In this procss it was noticed that the front cross members did not fit properly into the new wings. Again this was due to the poor manufacturing quality of the wings.

As you can see the alignment is poor.

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Lil Red - SJ restoration - Fettling and Paint

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When checking the panel alignment, Winchfield Engineering noticed a slight dent in the sill that we had not seen, On our model of SJ this part is normally covered by a black rubber strip so it seems likely that the sill had gently contacted something and got bent but it was hidden behind the rubber,

Therefore they had to pull the dent out and remove it.

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