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    #76
    Just picked up my bits from powder coating. Absolutely stunning. I won't list them as you can see from the pic. Cost was only 450 for blasting and powder coating. Cheap I think when you consider the cost of aerosol paint at around 14 a tin and the work involved in cleaning and preparation. I addition my rear suspension components were coated with the original Dinitrol rust preventative which is a nightmare to remove even with blasting.

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    John
    1978 Stag Brooklands Green

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      #77
      Youve had a lot done there,ive got my diff extension and drive shafts being done
      73 mk 1/2 now gone to the dark side BLUE

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        #78
        Originally posted by JOHNS View Post
        Just picked up my bits from powder coating. Absolutely stunning. I won't list them as you can see from the pic. Cost was only 450 for blasting and powder coating. Cheap I think when you consider the cost of aerosol paint at around 14 a tin and the work involved in cleaning and preparation. I addition my rear suspension components were coated with the original Dinitrol rust preventative which is a nightmare to remove even with blasting.

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        That looks like my attic!!

        Terry
        Terry Hunt, Wilmington Delaware

        www.terryhunt.co.uk

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          #79
          Update ust in case you thought my restoration had stalled. Front and rear suspension progressing as I want the car back on 4 wheels ASAP. I have still to fit the front crossmember but before that I want to complete the engine bay bulkhead hydraulics and electrics. Have spent hours checking and testing wiring harnesses before rewrapping them. I liked the idea that Terry had whereby he assembled as much of the harnesses as possible and tested the systems prior to reinstalling dash and console. It doesn't seem to matter how many photographs you take at the dismantling stage there is always something you miss. I am fortunate that I have a friend with a very original two owner car that I can use for reference. A few progress pics attached. Blue marks on bolt heads on the rear of the front hubs indicate that bolts have been torqued.

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          John
          1978 Stag Brooklands Green

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            #80
            Originally posted by JOHNS View Post
            Just stripped the rear half shafts from the swinging arms that are going for powder coating. Pleasant surprise. Hub and brake back plate removed easily and all studs intact. Not a lot of material on the arm for helicoiling. Powder coating guy told me to leave the studs and he will protect.
            The finished products look great. Out of curiosity, did you do any prep'ing / masking up yourself or left it to the powder coating guy same as the studs? Just thinking about areas like the hub spindles, bush holes on steering arms etc etc.

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              #81
              I masked off areas that were not to be powder coated with duck tape to show the guy. I assume he removed it after applying the powder as powder coating is baked at 130 deg. Areas like bush holes etc were coated with a copper type grease which prevents the coating hardening. It then just scraped off after the process was complete
              John
              1978 Stag Brooklands Green

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