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Thread: Berlinetta build and restoration

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    Re: Berlinetta build and restoration

    All good advice and true. Flap discs will strip it really quickly, go steady on the curves. Avoid having it blasted if possible as it will warp unless your blaster is very knowledgeable about thin ally. Once clean degrease thoroughly with panel wipe, spray etch primer (as DJJ says) then high build primer and top coat (get painter to do all the paint so he can guarantee the work - dont be tempted to etch it yourself with rattle cans then expect the painter to make it nice). When reassembling the hinge run a smear of grease along the hing before bolting or riveting it back together and it will last for years.
    My own bonnet is bolted together not riveted. I used M5 interscrews and stainless M5x10 bolts on the inside.

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    Re: Berlinetta build and restoration

    Thanks for the advice guys.

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    Re: Berlinetta build and restoration

    Door mirrors.

    The original mirrors were too low to see anything apart from the rear wing!

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    The new mirrors are much higher.

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    Re: Berlinetta build and restoration

    Great choice. I like that design; fits in really well with the car.
    Mk 2 SWB Roadster with 1.8L Pinto and 5 speed type 9 box.

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    Re: Berlinetta build and restoration

    Thanks. Got them from Europa.

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