It's time to release a few piccies of A2 replica......

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It's time to release a few piccies of A2 replica......

Post by peranaman » Sun 24 May 2009, 21:07

It's only been 4 years so before I get too old to use a computer thought I'd pop some progress piccies on the forum for you guys - especially those who thought I'd given up!!

Much work still to do - but only a few weeks away from the paint and then it's back home for the fun of finding all the bits to put back on...............................

The pics are in no particular order except to say that the current ones are the fully yellow primer rubbed down ones.

The car has been mine since Nov 2004. It was a 6 month project..................... til I saw the A2 resto job that Nick Sheward did. That was either the best or worst thing that could have happened to me.

Time will tell. Having sat in A2 at Kilarney in Feb this year I guess mine will be a pretty darn close thing. In some ways mine will be TOO pretty if you know what I mean. But mine won't work so hard as Ant's car.

I may release some more pics as the car progresses.

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Should add here that without some amazing help from the South African guys on this forum I'd never have got as far as I have. That also includes some guys in Oz too, but mostly in SA.

The trip that John Brits and I did in Feb really encouraged me to finish this project and I'd love to bring the car to Zwartkops and Kilarney sometime but the SA authorities will probably make it impossible. Having seen what SA Customs recently charged for sending a dashboard over to JoBurg - I imagine a car would cost more than the whole project!! Unless someone knows a way to get it over and back??
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Re: It's time to release a few piccies of A2 replica......

Post by Johann65 » Sun 24 May 2009, 21:09

Now I know I'm working on a dinkey toy! Real mean machine!
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Re: It's time to release a few piccies of A2 replica......

Post by peranaman » Sun 24 May 2009, 21:33

Johann65 wrote:Now I know I'm working on a dinkey toy! Real mean machine!
Johann don't be silly of course you're not working on a 'Dinkey' Toy................ it's actually spelt Dinky!!!

Just kidding. I can't wait til this thing is on the road again - got a full diary lined up for it - plus magazines want it as a CentreFold...........................
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Post by gordini » Sun 24 May 2009, 23:09

Very nicely done so far Pman, cant wait to see the completed project 8) 8)
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Post by ZA Perana » Mon 25 May 2009, 07:59

Looking very good...
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Post by FPT » Mon 25 May 2009, 10:04

Must say, AWSOME!! Definately going to be a stunner!
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Post by peranaman » Mon 25 May 2009, 10:49

FPT wrote:Must say, AWSOME!! Definately going to be a stunner!
Thanks - it has to be finished as it dominates my waking moments - at first it was cute now it's OCD!!

Lots of things in mind when done, NurburgRing, Monaco, Silverstone, Donington Park, blah blah.

Kyalami would be favourite but unless someone here owns a shipping company AND works for Customs that ain't gonna happen??

BTW - my car was sourced from Gauteng Province in 2001. See, I am trying to make this project as authentic as possible.

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My wheels, adapters and spinners all from SA.

Paint, thinners and activator collected personally by me from Alan Poulter via BASF in Wynberg.

Hows that for dedication? Hope it goes some way to show there are two sides to Brits and Europeans and Antipodeans doing stuff with SA classics..............................
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Post by Fanie » Mon 25 May 2009, 18:13

Very nice project,where did you get the steel wheel arches ?
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Post by RASSIE » Mon 25 May 2009, 18:58

Very nice, plenty hours and detail went in that car. SUPER JOB. :D
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Post by peranaman » Mon 25 May 2009, 19:17

Fanie wrote:Very nice project,where did you get the steel wheel arches ?
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had them hand made from pictures as I thought the original ones were steel, only to find out this Feb that they were made in fibreglass on the A2 resto by Nick!!
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