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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
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Thanks very much for sharing that! the brown 99 in the brochure is lovely!

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
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A set of those yellow Minilites would look great Ian, assuming your car is remaining the same colour


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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
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A set of those yellow Minilites would look great Ian, assuming your car is remaining the same colour


It would look bold I’ll say that :D

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
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They certainly would 8)

White wheels look good on a blue car :D

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
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I think naturally aged silver and black wheels may be the route I'm going here!

Because the inner wings were just in a factory light grey, then coated in a thick black bitumen I wanted to go as close to the original colour as I could..
Rustbuster 121 epoxy mastic chassis paint comes in a few shades and has a great reputation for being diamond hard so I bought it in light grey. Had a lot of grinding yesterday and a lot of degreasing and prep today
First coat on this afternoon.
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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
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Looks really good. The 121 is great stuff, goes on really nicely. This is going to look amazing when complete.


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Thanks Angus, it's never going to have the shine on it your 900 does though!!
The epoxy mastic was real gloopy with the low temperatures today but great stuff!
due to wanting to get it into every nook and cranny I did it by hand. Not such a pretty result but I'm confident it'll keep my new metal good!

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Thanks Angus, it's never going to have the shine on it your 900 does though!!
The epoxy mastic was real gloopy with the low temperatures today but great stuff!
due to wanting to get it into every nook and cranny I did it by hand. Not such a pretty result but I'm confident it'll keep my new metal good!

I'm sure it will look ace when completed, and yes, a brush is very often the best tool for that sort of work!


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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
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Just read this from start to finish, great work so far and will be superb when finished I'm sure. I had one of these back in 1980 (think it was a 73 model 4 door GL IIRC) and loved it to bits so it brings back fond memories whenever I see one ...

Eagerly looking forward to your next post ....

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
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Thanks!
I can't imagine how good a 99 felt to drive in 1980 when the rest of the population were running around in the British car industry's offerings??
the 99 must've seemed like it was from another planet!

I got a second coat of epoxy mastic on the front arches and a first coat on the rears tonight, the second coat fairly made the fronts look solid, this rear arch still looks a bit transparent!

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when it's rolling I'll get it on my friends ramp and work from the middle of the car back to the edges and tidy it too, scrape off any dead underseal and get it protected. It'll be nice to see it all undersealed and all the rot forgotten!

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I can't imagine how good a 99 felt to drive in 1980 when the rest of the population were running around in the British car industry's offerings??
the 99 must've seemed like it was from another planet!



I think I was driving a Renault 12TL prior to the Saab and had owned a mixture of cars before that including a Sunbeam Alpine (1st car) and a Volvo P1800 (and a Morris 1000 at one point !) but yes the Saab was a revelation at the time. I think I paid £1600 for it which seemed way overpriced but proved to be worth it in the end. I accidentally rear-ended some nutter playing silly buggers with me once and wrote off his MkIII Cortina for the cost of a slight dint on my bumper !

Just noticed that you are in the Moray region, co-incidentally I spent my early twenties up at RAF Kinloss where my love for cars (and a few other things :) developed. What a lovely area to be located, not without its challenges in terms of getting stuff delivered for one thing and the shortage of alternative means of transport for another but all things considered well worth the effort in my opinion.

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It's amazing the damage a 99 will inflict on a lesser car!!
Did you own that car when you were in the Moray Area? Aye it's a nice area here, whisky and the forces keep the wages up yet property prices are low and the recession never hit!

So tonight got the first of the blue on, trying to get it to age I used a thinner I knew would give me a more matt finish but it still came out shiny and will need "aged" a bit to blend in with the older paint farther up.

I always wanted to sympathetically repair this car, if any parts can be left in original paint they will be, and anything that is blue I'll try and blend it into the dead and faded old paint. it's not for everyone but the metal is solid and if anyone ever wants to paint it all shiny it will be an easy prep and paint job!

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
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A set of those yellow Minilites would look great Ian, assuming your car is remaining the same colour


Now who do I know who bought a set of those Minilites off Mal, albeit in silver??

Oh yes, that would be me! Destined for a 96 though, using hub adaptors.

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It's amazing the damage a 99 will inflict on a lesser car!!
Did you own that car when you were in the Moray Area? Aye it's a nice area here, whisky and the forces keep the wages up yet property prices are low and the recession never hit!

So tonight got the first of the blue on, trying to get it to age I used a thinner I knew would give me a more matt finish but it still came out shiny and will need "aged" a bit to blend in with the older paint farther up.

I always wanted to sympathetically repair this car, if any parts can be left in original paint they will be, and anything that is blue I'll try and blend it into the dead and faded old paint. it's not for everyone but the metal is solid and if anyone ever wants to paint it all shiny it will be an easy prep and paint job!

ImageUntitled by ianlaw99, on Flickr


No I was driving the first 5 cars I owned at that time, in chronological order, 1962 Sunbeam Alpine (still registered but not by me), MG Midget, Cox GTM, Volvo P1800 and finally the Morris 1000 (jeez - how the mighty fell !!!).

Its looking good from here, no way you can tell it was ever repaired with the paint now on. Looks a bit grey on the photos but I guess that's the lighting. Keep up the good work, and keep them photos coming :)

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
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That's a fine list of cars!
Aye you're right, it does appear grey compared to the faded, grimy old paint that seems to have taken on a greenish hue. I slyly T-cutted a bit and it is definitely the same colour though.
I have a plan to make it all blend in though, and you'll maybe see in the following photos some bits in progress, and some I've not tried to blend, so bear with me!

Only a couple of photos from tonight but I got handbrake cables, steering rack and column, top arms, engine mounts in, and I thought since I'd only ever heard the engine bark, not run, I might as well drop it in so I can wind it over and do a compression test, see if it needs any love before I've too much of the car together
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Nice work as usual Ian...
Hopefully you'll get the engine fired up and running ok..

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Nice work as usual Ian...
Hopefully you'll get the engine fired up and running ok..


Thanks!

Well, i promised myself this thing would be on the road by the end of March, so the push is on.

I got everything in the engine bay except for the gear linkage, drive shafts, and a brake pipe connected up tonight, and I want to see it all together before the wing gets filled and painted, so the bonnet gap is right etc.

It was nice to see this face appearing!
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