TVR Vixen S2 1969 WFD 400H

TVR Vixen S2 1969 WFD 400H

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Andrew Gray

4,927 posts

116 months

Sunday 20th November 2016
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1969tuscan said:
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
No Andy like yourself was on a careful budget but he was wise as to what he had others do and what professionals did so he had it sprayed.
Its not always how big a budget you have but how you allocate the Budget Keth
Andys car turned out beautifully
Andrew

Andrew Gray

4,927 posts

116 months

Sunday 20th November 2016
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limjamrace said:
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?
Most had the Padded dash some earlier cars had wood like the 1800s however they then introduce wooden inserts on the V8SE Interior here are some examples some may vary

1800s


Vixen Mk1


TVR VixenS2,3,4 Tuscan V6 AND 2500 Vixen there where slight variations but most cars had this although a few early cars had the wooden dash



Tuscan V8SE

limjamrace

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789 posts

119 months

Monday 21st November 2016
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Thank you for the pictures. .
Prefer the uphostered fascia myself. .
WFD's is sure impressive in tan

TVRMs

1,912 posts

91 months

Monday 21st November 2016
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Second to last dash looks nice smile

Pretty sure it's a correct period dash for the car too.

1969tuscan

572 posts

72 months

Saturday 14th January 2017
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Hi just an update on vixen wdf have had trouble getting someone in my part of the country to take on the respray all lve tried so far have come up with rediculas prices , especially when all the old paint Is off to the gell coat,and gell crackes all repaired , just had a painter round today to look at the job and he was impressed at the condition of the body ,waiting for his estamate to spray ,keeping my fingers crossed it's a reasonable price,

Andrew Gray

4,927 posts

116 months

Saturday 14th January 2017
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Fingers Crossed for you Mate
Andrew

TVRMs

1,912 posts

91 months

Sunday 15th January 2017
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What do you think a fair price is, and why would you consider, say £4.5k as expensive for a paint job and proper prep?

Just wondering?

Dollyman1850

6,195 posts

217 months

Sunday 15th January 2017
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What is your budget?

I appreciate that the body is stripped and you say it is good condition but experience tells me that their is paint and paint?
You can spend x time to get a very acceptable paint finish standard…You can then spend 5 times that to get perfection.
Have you also hung your doors, got the fits correct with the door frames, fitted the bonnet and aligned the shut lines…
Most importantly fitted both screens prior to the paintwork.

I was similarly on a budget and had the body prepped separately to paint. It may be a better solution to prep and get painted under 1 roof but Painting is always about time in an expensive paint shop and prep / materials cost plus hours worked to achieve finish.

If you want a very good paint job in the NE for what I consider a reasonable cost then I would recommend Darren Burns in Prudhoe.

K D Burns.

Darren painted this..



Again though I don't know what you consider to be a reasonable price?
What I can tell you is that the shell also stripped and with me and dad doing the structural fibreglass repairs still needed a hell of a lot of contour sanding to get the body in a shape where paint finish would be better than just average.

The surface prep was done by Mick Oliver in Knaresborough. Mick is one of the best at sticking crashed TVR's back together.




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Edited by Dollyman1850 on Sunday 15th January 19:40

1969tuscan

572 posts

72 months

Tuesday 17th January 2017
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Hi, thanks for the input ,painter came up with reasonable price so it's all systems go , I removed screens,very scary as rubbers had hardened with age, the screens were rear heated , and front laminated with tinted top section , I would of commited suicide if I cracked one ,cut front rubber to get screen out , have got new rubbers and fillers for both , doors and gaps all done , so painter taking bare shell with doors hung and bonnet seems to know what it's about recons will take two weeks will keep update and maybe some pics, if I can work out how to get them on

glenrobbo

25,910 posts

117 months

Tuesday 17th January 2017
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Posting pics is so easy, even I can do it! smile

Click on "Reply to topic",
then click on "upload an image (beta), and follow the instructions in the box that comes up. You may have to downsize the image beforehand to be able to upload it as there is a max limit.

Simples! wink

1969tuscan

572 posts

72 months

Wednesday 18th January 2017
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Hi do you have a number for Mick Oliver in knaresbrough

limjamrace

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789 posts

119 months

Monday 23rd January 2017
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Just a point. .
The Vixen was never intended to be a luxurious sports car so in my mind an attractive finish is all I would require.
I do think people go over the top in all aspects of historic car preparation ..
All the same looking forward to seeing it in colour
You mentioning the tint top laminated screen and heated rear brought back memories of what an equiped example I sold on.

1969tuscan

572 posts

72 months

Tuesday 24th January 2017
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Yes heated rear screen quite rare now apparently. And tinted top front screen I didn't really notice till I removed it .Will post some pictures as soon as I get the shell back marigold orange as promised .

Dollyman1850

6,195 posts

217 months

Tuesday 24th January 2017
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1969tuscan said:
Yes heated rear screen quite rare now apparently. And tinted top front screen I didn't really notice till I removed it .Will post some pictures as soon as I get the shell back marigold orange as promised .
Heated rear screens are common (relatively) since were fitted to majority of M series cars and Taimars. The rare screens and correct ones for vixens are sundym tinted and un-heated.
I don't recall an original vixen being fitted with a top tint glass. I suspect you have a later laminated screen with top tint.
If it is a toughened screen I would consider replacing it but I would guess it is laminated.

Be good to see the car painted. who did you go with in the end?

Neil.

1969tuscan

572 posts

72 months

Wednesday 25th January 2017
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Yes your right the front screen is laminated royal Dalton . I have had to go for the local cheaper option for the paint just hope it turns out half decent job ,

1969tuscan

572 posts

72 months

Friday 27th January 2017
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. Hi while the body is away getting sprayed I have some work to do on the chassis all new tubes fitted years ago but only red leaded, going to paint it black . Still reguires brake pipes and exhaust .

1969tuscan

572 posts

72 months

Friday 27th January 2017
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1969tuscan

572 posts

72 months

Friday 27th January 2017
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1969tuscan

572 posts

72 months

Friday 27th January 2017
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limjamrace

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789 posts

119 months

Friday 27th January 2017
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Still has the Pirelli and Goodyear g800s tyres from when I had it.
Cannot remember if I stripped the paint off the wheels..Remember painting , greasing the shiny bits as masking a couple though then aerosol blacking them