Tag: Glacier White

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!

20120401-145840
20120401-192019
20120401-192442
20120401-195423


Return of the Corsa! Part 2!

Return of the Corsa! Part 2!

On trying to meet Butler’s deadline of saturday the Corsa was again covered in old newspaper and masking tape!
Finally the passenger side is primed, also re-filled here and there and tomorrow will see some 1500 wet & dry paper heading to the grey surface.. apart from that the front bumper is to be replaced, a new one is already waiting and needs some more plastic primer.. maybe a job for the week after as its loads faster to just do the bumper isnt it!!
Unfourtantely a banging has started on the car as of yesterday and today got slightly worse, it seems the exhaust may have slightly moved over a period of time and now and again vibrates against the sides of its allocated space! Bloody Typical! An easy fix though hopefully! (UPDATE: Middle box pipe that connects to back box has split near the join).


Return of the Corsa!

Return of the Corsa!

Its not easy having the nicest car at GFB..Faster than the Capri 2.8… Better than a polo or Land Rover Freelander!!! So it has to look good too.. This weekend see’s the Corsa finally getting the rest of its paint job done, in the past the boot lid and back bumper were sprayed first with nice results, followed by the Front bumper, Bonnet, Wings and Arch pieces.. Now its time for the sides.. as of today one side is ready and the passenger side is next.. the most tedious bit of the job is the masking.. time consuming and a pain in the arse sometimes.. its only when i see the paint going on that i know its worth it..

The miracle of all this is that NGFB’s MG Midget is coming out of the garage to make more room for future jobs, and thats like chopping off his manhood and putting it in a freezer for a while.. (It just doesnt happen)… the midget holds a hell of a lot of memories for Butler (NGFB) and its a car he wont ever get rid of, same with his MGB GT.. and now his Capri.. anyway, enough of the internet posting.. im off to de-mask the car, as its has to have primer flattened down and tomorrow the passenger side last bits filled and then primed.. One thing i DO know is that there will be a sarcy comment or two on this post! If not then it will be said at the weekend!! lol