I recently came across an unmade spare 1:24 scale kit of a series 1 2000 & have started to build it up to resemble 'OCC':
It was a bit of a poor mould with some air bubbles & creases on it, but I've cleaned those up.
I had a go at this a week or so ago & decided to strip the new colour off the worst area:
I was sure that I'd overdone the hide feed / oil on this part as it didn't really dry properly before I coloured it. I gave it several liberal wipes with thinners & left it to dry out again & it seemed...
BOP seems to have a non-standard (ie: bodged) spring retaining bracket on its n/s rocker cover:
It looks like nothing other than a piece of bent scrap & I'm sure it doesn't help the smooth operation of the accelerator.
Would someone please take a picture of their own? I know several of you...
I have also started to strip the paint from the bonnet ready for spraying. It wasn't the best finish I've seen ;):
I have most of it off now :cool:. I was going to replace the bonnet as it had been welded up on each side due to some mirrors being on when I got it; the repair had badly...
I was fortunate to get a pair of early driveshafts from a member on here & literally a few days after they arrived the o/s tubular shaft started rumbling & needed its UJs replacing. Time to fit a correct drive shaft I thought...
The rear discs have excellent brake pad...
Both sills are still remarkably good :):
After scraping away loose underseal, 'kurusting' & priming, I applied a fresh coat of 'Shutz', before replacing the sprayed outer sills.
Back on & posed with BOP:
I fully fasten the shock absorber to the lower plate & fully extend it, then guide the top through the hole (by feel as much as anything) & compress from underneath until I can get the bottom bolts in the plate :)
I think it does Chris - although it’s never worked. Hoping to bring mine to its home garage tomorrow (can swap with Hazel on the way back from the shops :)) so I’ll check.
I’m intending to start preparing the bonnet for painting - I’ve only been driving it for 5 years like it is....:rolleyes: