Month: April 2012

Back by popular demand!

Back by popular demand!

Good morning Internet Folk

Busy times ahead I hear people say, due to the impending season starting…..Well its been busy times all round at GFB towers, and if Im totally honest Im sick of Spraying cars now. As far as we are concerned the Beetle respray is complete and just needs putting back together (Pull your finger out Leebo), this can also be said about the Midget. Strickly speaking the Midget was completed on the bank holiday weekend but me being a numpty (I know its hard to believe) and colour sanded a little too much, and yes I burnt through to the primer, so last weekend I had to repsray the whole wing :( Ahh well its done now.

See the Pictures for the out come….

Other news
GFB Developments is now on Facebook so be sure to search us out and join the group :)

Also GFB now have our club clothing range, so next time your at a show and you see one of us, say hello we dont bite…..actually that depends on if we have eaten or not.

Anyway I must go, Ebay is calling me………………….Can I hear someone say XR2??????????????

Much love

NGFB


Easter Weekender + updates

Easter Weekender + updates

Good afternoon fellow internet people.

Now that April is in full swing this can only mean 1 thing, show season is around the corner!!! EEEEEKKK.

GFB Developments has been around longer than I have but its only in the past year that I/We have wanted to make what we do known. With this in mind this year see’s us being “out there” when it comes to shows and our current completed (If you can ever call them that) Projects. Also because of this we are going full steam ahead with branding so people know who’s motors they are looking at, this includes stickers and clothing of course, however we wont loose what GFB Dev is “A few mates having some fun with a Welder and anything powered by an engine”.

So what has NGFB been up to since we last heard from him……???

Well the beetle has been the main focus, we needed to get this thing sprayed ASAP as its holding up it progression to roadworthyness also the backlog of motors was getting a little silly.
As you have seen in the previous posts the Beetle was laid down in a rather white colour, in fact its a Vauxhall Polar white I think! My first thoughts were “NO WAY” it just wont work at all, but after I laid down the second cover coat my mind was soon changed, with a little black thrown in there that motor is going to look amazing. At the moment it still sits in the same position as it did from the photos, as we wanted it to “Cure” before starting the colour sand, however Leebo has some decisions to make for the overall outcome, Myself?? Id have subtle race theme/Oval racer look….Few stickers, Black rims with think black rubber and white tyre lettering JOB DONE…But who knows. You’ll find out when I do I suppose.

OK up next, remember I have issues when it comes to MG’s espically unloved MG’s and namly that patchwork one?? Well it finally go its day!!! While the garage was all covered up for spraying the beetle it would have been silly to not use this time and get the Midget sorted. I was going to use a Padgent blue but decided a little French blue and Im glad I took that decision because it looks amazing!, There are some progression shots in the previous post and I will post some more once the paint has Cured and ive had chance to Colour sand and compound.

See you soon.

NGFB


STOP!! Midget time!

STOP!! Midget time!

Well it’s Good Friday, and I’m sure the Midget is happy now because it’s been stripped of parts and is being sanded ready for primer, if ‘Butler’ has his way it may even end up with its Blue paint on but realistically it may probably be just primered.. So next weekend will more than likely see Blue’ appear!
Picture below, possibly more to follow over the next day or two!


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Before this weekend this is how the car was… Horrible Green Hammerite in patches, and two shades of blue, one hell of an improvement since.


Beetle Progress

Beetle Progress

Quick update, all go at GFB with regards to the Beetle, all panels getting a coat of ‘Glacier White’ surprisingly!! Picture of Bonnet and Boot lid for you!!… Then further down as the day went on more pics were added in.. The car has come a long way since its arrival in November!

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