TVR Vixen S2 1969 WFD 400H

TVR Vixen S2 1969 WFD 400H

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Andrew Gray

4,927 posts

116 months

Monday 7th November 2016
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limjamrace said:
Twigged that my colleague in the unit next door is a metslsmith and making those bumpers would be a fiddle for him..Only problem is a pair of bumpers would be needed as a former..Or perhaps a bumper.
David they are cast not formed and all 4 corners are different its not as simple as you think.
Andrew

1969tuscan

572 posts

72 months

Tuesday 8th November 2016
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Hi again , thanks for your input I have purchased a set of original bumpers off a very helpfull andrew gray ,at so it seems now a good price compared to what it seams there bringing , but they do need a bit of work to tidy them but I count myself lucky to have them just got a shock of my life when I checked up how much for a respray ,especially as the body work as been completely stripped of old paint and repaired to any gell cracks,

limjamrace

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789 posts

119 months

Wednesday 9th November 2016
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Will you be doing it in the original Marigold?

limjamrace

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789 posts

119 months

Wednesday 9th November 2016
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You should be able to find my friend ,work colleague in Facebook. ..Iron - Mason.
He could certainly spruce them up for you. .
Casting new ones will be difficult but he has experience in making martial art swords and film setting.
Makes bespoke aluminium motorcycle fuel tanks and so on..
Regarding the painting a guy called here to collect a chassis who is a TVR specialist..
Don't know where you live but I have a hunch from the adverts WFD was in Yorkshire
He gave me his card..

Concept Performance. .07815 101096
Brendan Allen

www.conceptperformance.co.uk

1969tuscan

572 posts

72 months

Thursday 10th November 2016
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Hi no I won't be using original colour there's a few I like one being the austin Martin dark grey, the others two tone silver top with either dark electric blue, or a lighter metallic blue bottom. Thanks for the tip I will ring him ,I'm in the north east ,I've just done some work on the bumpers not concors but will do the job

limjamrace

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789 posts

119 months

Friday 11th November 2016
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Dreamt that I would one day have WFD back one day and paint it and restore back to original..
I have been a stippler for factory colours as left the factory over the years.
Although in my ownership I did experiment doing the bonnet black.
Gunmetal grey sounds marvellous but the trim is tan.
I remember seeing a Davrian at the 1973 racing car show which was moon stone metalic blue .The interior was trimmed in two time ran like WFD and it looked so good. .
Still hope you have success.
Could you not paint it yourself?

TwinKam

1,903 posts

62 months

Friday 11th November 2016
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1969tuscan said:
... austin Martin
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1969tuscan

572 posts

72 months

Friday 11th November 2016
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No room to spray it myself .reason for change in colour I don't like orange cars, still thinking about whitch to choose. Will keep you informed.
By the way not my fault if I can't spell blame my teachers in the 60s still Aston Martin nearly as bad as twinkam ? What ever shakes your boat pal

limjamrace

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789 posts

119 months

Friday 11th November 2016
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I have to give up some time with predictable text.

limjamrace

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789 posts

119 months

Friday 11th November 2016
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Forgot to mention that I have the ignition key on a 1980's TVR fob.
Maybe one day I can hand them over to you.

1969tuscan

572 posts

72 months

Saturday 12th November 2016
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Hi,dont have a key for the car was going to strip the ignition barrel out to find a number so that would be good to have an original key if you let me know what you want for it I would pay, plus postage if your prepared to part with it. regards Keith PS. Just had a quote for respray from that guy you mentioned ,anywhere from £3500\ to £6000depending on condition of body ? Gulp. Might look. Into getting it wrapped. They reckon they do some high class cars and it's cheaper than spray paint

limjamrace

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789 posts

119 months

Saturday 12th November 2016
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That's looney money !
If you visit "Llewellyn Imp Motorsport " on Facebook you can see that I have painted a couple of cars..not concours but what I call competition standard.
No wonder I am poor as my customers never get charged that amount.
If you buy the paint then you could let me have a go at £15 hour..
Or you could do it yourself here but renting a space. .
The only catch is it would have to be ORANGE..lol.
I have someone coming to weld up their coupe imp paying £50 month. So this may be a new thing for me.
You can have the keys.They should have gone with the car anyway!

limjamrace

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789 posts

119 months

Tuesday 15th November 2016
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Well chuffed at this thread..
Emails are to and throwing at the moment..
Keith has promised to keep up with progress as I am having flashbacks during my ownership.
Wonder whonthe first owner was?

1969tuscan

572 posts

72 months

Wednesday 16th November 2016
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Hi just an update on car got the bumpers cleaned up that Andrew kindly sold me they came up great , just got the original keys with 80s tvr fob that David sent me he is also filling me in about the history of Wfd400h / vere helpful, Ii am very pleased with the response off all the people on this blog , I have decided to paint the car in the original orange , so David will be pleased , will keep updating as car progresses

Andrew Gray

4,927 posts

116 months

Wednesday 16th November 2016
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1969tuscan said:
Hi just an update on car got the bumpers cleaned up that Andrew kindly sold me they came up great , just got the original keys with 80s tvr fob that David sent me he is also filling me in about the history of Wfd400h / vere helpful, Ii am very pleased with the response off all the people on this blog , I have decided to paint the car in the original orange , so David will be pleased , will keep updating as car progresses
And a fantastic job you have done on them as well Keith.
So glad they went to a good home.
As for the bolts to attach either side i bought stainless coach bolts and ground the heads down to the right domed size and polished i believe originally they where chromed heads but this is easier to find and wont rust.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/M5-M6-M8mm-A2-Stainless-...





Andrew

1969tuscan

572 posts

72 months

Wednesday 16th November 2016
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Thanks Andrew ,I have got some long chrome headed coach bolts exactly the right size for the holes off a mate so there all sorted and ready to fit when I get the spray job done, thanks again

1969tuscan

572 posts

72 months

Friday 18th November 2016
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Hi hi just a further update on the vixen wfd400h, just bought a new brake master cylinder for the car I had put new seals in the old one but just to make sure I got the new unit, also got new door seals they were missing when I got the car ,Andrew is finding out the new paint codes for the marigold orange the original colour of the car as the paint supplyers don't recognise the old code,so Still an on going labour of love ,David is sending me the original oil gauge it has one in but with this it will have all original clocks so thanks once more to David.

Andrew Gray

4,927 posts

116 months

Saturday 19th November 2016
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1969tuscan said:
Hi hi just a further update on the vixen wfd400h, just bought a new brake master cylinder for the car I had put new seals in the old one but just to make sure I got the new unit, also got new door seals they were missing when I got the car ,Andrew is finding out the new paint codes for the marigold orange the original colour of the car as the paint supplyers don't recognise the old code,so Still an on going labour of love ,David is sending me the original oil gauge it has one in but with this it will have all original clocks so thanks once more to David.
Hi Keith
Andy has kindly sent me the code for what he used on his car

http://tvr.at/vixen2-67.html

He used ICI Paint Code RRT Orange NP85

His car certainly looks amazing however he suggests painting a door as a tester first to make sure your happy as with all paints the colour will vary depending on the light My red car sometimes looks pink in certain light
Andrew

1969tuscan

572 posts

72 months

Saturday 19th November 2016
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Thanks Andrew wow certainly looks stunning if mine looks like
That I'll be more than happy,do you know if he sprayed it himself ,or a paint shop ,regards keith

limjamrace

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789 posts

119 months

Sunday 20th November 2016
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You are right there !
To think under different circumstances my ownership of WFD could have led to it being like that..
I have seen pictures of other Vixens with wooden fascia. .Was that standard?