Monday, July 11, 2011

Trueno resto: update #3

Time for another update, I got to see the car on saturday afternoon and I was delighted with the progress!

  • small hole in roof spot welded
  • all arches repaired, flared, and primed
  • rear 1/4 panel dent fixed
  • front bumper and splitter repaired and primed
  • rear bumper repaired and primed
  • boot lid primed
  • new rear panel primed

    trim panel has since been removed, the hole for the non existant lock is getting filled
    Its looking great as a work in progress thats really taking shape sooner than I thought! I also Confirmed my colour choice too after a good look at the colour card and a million pics on the net so I'm confident I made a nice choice. I will miss the black over graphite alot but I think its time for the car to evolve a little bit, I have a vision in my head I have to create! I also offered the TE37V up to their new home...

    A couple of other small jobs yet to do but the body of the car should mostly be painted by next weekend, the bonnet will be fitted unpainted and lined up afterwards so they can properly fit the new Aero-catches Ive had for ages , then the bonnet will be painted last and hopefully we can start putting it all back together again maybe in a fortnight or so!


    1. Does this mean the te37s are for purchase? :)

    2. maybe! I still haven't decided yet, but money talks lol. They are lost in the new flares, even as a winter wheel!

    3. The black/graph will be sadly missed on this car but change is good, i can only imagine how hard to pick a new color.. You still going to daily drive her after the transform Daithi?

    4. jason aka 874ageJuly 18, 2011 at 8:13 PM

      cant wait to see it finished!delighted to see your looking after it well and it went to a good home!!

    5. @brokendiff
      it was a huge decision alright but I'm confident it will be special! yep, still the daily for now, unless I can get classic insurance and maybe an AE101 as a little runaround..?
      cheers man, I told you it was going to get nice treatment! she was so clean underneath, no suprises. I still have to fit that Power FC too lol, 2 years on

    6. Will miss the black over graph to. But that's a tough choice to make. Everybody tells me to keep my orange paint, but I'm really getting tired looking at it!
      Quite impatien to see what color you chose. If I would repaint mine, it would be white or silver. But I change my mind every week

    7. The orange is very distinctive, but silver would be nice too, I love the metallic colours..
      I know I am impatient now too it has been nearly 3 weeks since I saw the car. But that all changes tomorrow when I go back to it.. Should have some pictures of the new colour very soon!!