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Re: Aurora Rebuild
« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2020, 12:31:23 AM »
Nice work!  How did you make the round opening on the new grill piece?

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Re: Aurora Rebuild
« Reply #31 on: July 22, 2020, 07:51:16 PM »
I made a ply template with a hole in it to support the under side. I then rolled the edge of the hole in a bit with some pointy pliers so it sat neatly on the ply template. I then had a hammer with a head the size of the finished hole. I sat it on top and gave the back of the hammer a whack with a bigger hammer. The pre rolled edge meant the hammer would not slip out but go through where I needed it. I had a go with an off cut of metal to make sure it would work. The ply template had to be adjusted and I found a single hard whack was better than multiple lighted whacks. Less distortion of the surrounding metal.


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Re: Aurora Rebuild
« Reply #32 on: July 22, 2020, 08:41:08 PM »
Some really good fabrication going on here.
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Re: Aurora Rebuild
« Reply #33 on: August 03, 2020, 07:59:54 AM »
I am at the stage of sorting out a paint job on the body. The underside repairs are complete. I have scrapped off all the old grime and dodgy black paint that was sprayed over the grime. The whole underside has been coated in Xtrol RC so it stays in good shape while I finish of the top side.

I started to research paint on line and to be honest it just made me more confused. Lacquer, Urethane, acrylic one pack two pack it did my head in. This car is never going to be a concourse show car. I cannot justify the cost of a really expensive paint job. In fact I am considering doing it myself. Can you please advise or point me to a thread that discusses paint choice. Something cost effective, easy to apply, lasts a long time all those compromises. If someone can shortcut that selection process I would be most appreciative.




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Re: Aurora Rebuild
« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2020, 04:25:54 PM »
basically 3 types of automotive paint, Enamel, Acrylic and Urethane (2 pack)

Enamel, slow drying (runs easily) a nice gloss straight from the gun, softish paint but you can buy a hardener for it.
Acrylic, fast drying but dullish when applied so will need to be cut and polished after, hard to cut and polish a moke with all the sharp edges
Urethane, shiny, hard wearing, best if baked in oven after painting, need good breathing apparatus, not recommended for home job.

many years ago Dulux made a great product called Rapid, it was a 2 pack quick drying enamel,
I painted my RX7 and my RX2 with it< I'm not sure if they make an equivalent now but it was a
nice paint to use and nice and nice gloss.

It has been a long time since I have painted a car but I have done about 10 at home.
1976 Moke 1275cc (Dynky),
1976 Moke(Scarlet) current project,
1974 Moke with Suzuki GTI motor (project), 
1975 Moke rust bucket,
1967 Moke rust bucket