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PostPost by: NYK » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:27 pm

I have just grafted on a new front mid section (I will make a subsequent post about this as there were some significant challenges resulting from the new part). It is clear from the multiple colours exposed when rubbing the paint down that the car has during its lifetime had multiple resprays.

I can see from the new section and from photos on google that the body line along the top of the wing is a fairly sharp knife edge (red line in my photo). The problem is that during the many body preps the shell has undergone through its lifetime, overzealous restorers have flattened the knife edge to a rounded section.

What I need is a series of photos that clearly show the profile along that top edge, so starting at the front and working towards the screen. Can anyone help?

Nic

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PostPost by: rjaxe » Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:45 pm

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Hi, see if these will help you if its not what you need let me know.
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PostPost by: NYK » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:32 pm

Thanks Richard those look very helpful, there is perhaps one more shot that could be useful. Would it be possible with the door open to photograph along the top of the wing (looking forward) with the camera about level with the top of the wing. This would give me an idea of the the profile at that end of the wing, essentially it would show me a cross section. It is clear from your photos that my wings have been seriously flattened.
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PostPost by: Gordon Sauer » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:02 am

Here's another "angle" Gordon Sauer
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PostPost by: Gordon Sauer » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:16 am

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PostPost by: NYK » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:25 pm

Thanks Gordon, very helpful
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PostPost by: JimE » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:10 pm

Some more. Jim
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PostPost by: NYK » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:14 pm

Thanks Jim, I?m actually working on the car right now reprofiling the top of the wings so perfect timing
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