Tag: Paint job

Box Fresh#

Box Fresh#

Well summer is here, the Capri has been pimped at as many shows as I can get to…….With FRESH PAINT!!!

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That’s just a selection to show you how nice its come out!
The Front end was in drastic need of paint since I bought the car in 2010, however I seemed to put it off and thus it got worse. Also with the sudden addiction to “Clean and Sleek” looking cars I decided enough was enough and got it booked in.

I have to shout out a big thanks to Paul Carlton Crash Repair who did all the bodywork and spraying….To say this paint looks like glass is an understatement, its really that good.

GFB Development highly recommend CCR, so any reader who would like their paintwork to be just as good send me a message on here and I will pass over the details.

Anyway I’m off to enjoy the Sun and a V6 rumble.


GFB Paint job on MG Midget

GFB Paint job on MG Midget

Well its been a short while since even a post was added here.. over the last couple of months GFB has had spraying going on with the Beetle and the MG Midget… Below is a short clip of the Midget going through its major improvement, because it did look horrible before..




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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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