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Re: Hayesey's red G40 restoration - J142WLS
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2023, 10:05:25 am »
Ye I know what you mean with the body work, mine needs new sills but that's a job for winter I think now with it passing its MOT.
Sorry but can't help with any of them but I'll keep an eye out for you for sure

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Re: Hayesey's red G40 restoration - J142WLS
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2023, 12:11:42 pm »
quick update as this is a rather exciting stage. Some paint going on! Well, high build epoxy primer anyway:







that'll then get flatted back.

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Re: Hayesey's red G40 restoration - J142WLS
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2023, 03:25:35 pm »
Time for another update, the last couple of months have involved lots of priming, flatting, smoothing etc... to get it ready for paint.

Doesn't make for the most exciting photos but here they are anyway....



















So now it's pretty much ready for paint, the next update I post, it should be red again and very shiny.

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Re: Hayesey's red G40 restoration - J142WLS
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2023, 09:43:27 pm »
Loved the updates, can't wait to see the fresh red paint. Keep up the updates

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Re: Hayesey's red G40 restoration - J142WLS
« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2023, 12:41:22 pm »


stone chip applied to inner wing and sills. Just waiting for the paint sprayer to be able to fit it in now, should be sometime in december.

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Re: Hayesey's red G40 restoration - J142WLS
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2024, 01:19:54 pm »
it's painted and been back in my garage now for the best part of two months so best put an update up!













I haven't touched it since as I've been spending some time on my black track g40 which I took to Cadwell last Friday and blew the gearbox up :(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-iY3iMQAIg

So I really want to build up one of my spare gearboxes and get my black polo driveable again before putting it away in storage, then I'll have space in my garage to work on the red one. First job will be brake lines and fuel lines.

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Re: Hayesey's red G40 restoration - J142WLS
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2024, 08:38:22 pm »
Shat gearbox sucks!
Looking forward to the red one going back together.  8)