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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2020, 04:52:28 PM »
Going to be drop dead gorgeous when done.

Love finding a build sheet


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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2020, 07:19:38 PM »
Sure they mean something 😉I

The R is likely the engine code, but could be paint code.

The 78 is a rotation number



Thanks Pete, very cool.I reckon I will pop these back on once she's painted.

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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2020, 07:57:16 PM »
Thats your choice, but at least you saw them
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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2020, 10:18:42 AM »
Is the glasswork for 4159 original panels?
I always thought one of the headlight buckets was aftermarket because it had no green paint on the back, but on getting it off it does have some highland green on it.(highland green is original colour, car was sprayed in black at some stage long ago)
Not sure if it's possible to tell from these pics, but if anyone can tell I would be grateful.

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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2020, 10:24:26 AM »
more glass pics.

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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2020, 10:29:09 AM »
more glass pics.

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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2020, 01:00:25 PM »
Smooth and pinkish is correct

Looks original from here
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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2020, 06:40:59 PM »
Sure they mean something 😉I

The R is likely the engine code, but could be paint code.

The 78 is a rotation number


Is the R in red ?
Thanks Pete, very cool.I reckon I will pop these back on once she's painted.

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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2020, 07:40:20 AM »
Sure they mean something 😉I

The R is likely the engine code, but could be paint code.

The 78 is a rotation number


Is the R in red ?
Thanks Pete, very cool.I reckon I will pop these back on once she's painted.

I would say the R looks most likely in white.

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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2020, 07:46:19 AM »
Found some more markings, posting just in case they are of interest to anyone.

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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2020, 07:54:35 AM »
Havent seen those before, but likely made by welders ...
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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2020, 07:54:56 AM »
Smooth and pinkish is correct

Looks original from here

Thanks Pete, very pleased to hear that.

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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2020, 10:37:27 AM »
Back from the blasters and whilst a few little surprises were found it's nothing major. The worst  of the rust is in the cowl which is going to be completely unpicked and sorted. All the original sheetmetal will remain with some very minor patches here and there, so overall I'm pretty happy. The body guys(who work pretty much 60's-70"s muscle cars only)said it was the best body they had seen in the last couple of years. :) :) 

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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #28 on: January 18, 2021, 01:52:06 PM »
Looks amazing

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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #29 on: January 18, 2021, 02:41:20 PM »
Sure they mean something 😉

The R is likely the engine code, but could be paint code.

I vote-  engine code given the  (at all plants it does not need to match exactly) since the mark is over the last paint layer applied to the body
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