Lily's transformation

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Re: Lily's transformation

Post by dragonflyjewels » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:21 pm

Eventually, Lily had her spray job so it was time to apply the pinstripes I bought from cranna - original Volvo ones, black and grey and still in the box. Perfect !
The bodyshop use their local signwriter for stripes - silly me had visions of an old fashioned signwriter with a paintbrush in one hand and stick to steady his hand in the other. Instead he was about 25 with a computer system that cuts designs from vinyl, but at least he was able to stick my pinstripes on very accurately once we'd agreed the exact position.
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I am so pleased with them, lovely finishing touch.
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Re: Lily's transformation

Post by dcwalker » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:31 pm

Those stripes finish off the white sooo well!

I'm really looking forward to having Lily meet Lily in October :D

As for that poor GT :( ...I think breaking it up for parts is probably the kindest thing now...

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Re: Lily's transformation

Post by frenchfries » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:39 pm

Damn you all

I want pinstripes as well now!
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Re: Lily's transformation

Post by dragonflyjewels » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:12 pm

ah, but what colour would you have ?
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Re: Lily's transformation

Post by arthuy » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:34 pm

Did the signwriter make new ones or use yours?

They look really smart, not something you see today.

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Re: Lily's transformation

Post by dragonflyjewels » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:29 pm

arthuy wrote:Did the signwriter make new ones or use yours?

They look really smart, not something you see today.
He used the Volvo ones. I don't know how long they will stay looking good - I'd hoped to have them laquered over but the white paint is built up in layers and the top one isn't completely clear so it would have meant laquering the whole car as an extra coat. Also, I was warned that the laquer might affect the stripes and make them bubble. Just have to be ultra careful when cleaning.
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Re: Lily's transformation

Post by dcwalker » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:38 pm

dragonflyjewels wrote:
arthuy wrote:Did the signwriter make new ones or use yours?

They look really smart, not something you see today.
He used the Volvo ones. I don't know how long they will stay looking good - I'd hoped to have them laquered over but the white paint is built up in layers and the top one isn't completely clear so it would have meant laquering the whole car as an extra coat. Also, I was warned that the laquer might affect the stripes and make them bubble. Just have to be ultra careful when cleaning.
Hmm...interesting problem to have! I guess on a metallic finish there would at least be the benefit that the top coat will be a clear lacquer. You'll just have to get used to being very careful!!

Looking forward to seeing this car "in the metal" :)

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Re: Lily's transformation

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:02 pm

Heater buttons before and after sanding
There should be a picture here, but it isn't displaying sigh..... I checked I'd got the url right by copying it into my browser, and that found the pic no problem so it must be the forum playing up. I didn't get an error message, it just showed the url instead of the photo. Has anyone else had that ?
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Re: Lily's transformation

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:28 am

Silly me, kept thinking I'd got a typo in the URL and didn't even look at the command ! :lol:
These are the heater buttons before and after sanding. Still debating whether to follow jifflemon's advice and add a coat of nail varnish. Anything bigger would go on the polishing wheel with jeweller's wax but we'd have to rig up something to attach these to. Might dig the Dremel out if I can remember where I put it when we started the house renovation. Anyway, they'll do for now.
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Re: Lily's transformation

Post by jamescarruthers » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:31 am

Those heater knobs make a huge difference to the interior of 480's
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Re: Lily's transformation

Post by frenchfries » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:34 am

dragonflyjewels wrote:Silly me, kept thinking I'd got a typo in the URL and didn't even look at the command ! :lol:
These are the heater buttons before and after sanding. Still debating whether to follow jifflemon's advice and add a coat of nail varnish. Anything bigger would go on the polishing wheel with jeweller's wax but we'd have to rig up something to attach these to. Might dig the Dremel out if I can remember where I put it when we started the house renovation. Anyway, they'll do for now.
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Re: Lily's transformation

Post by dragonflyjewels » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:10 pm

When I first bought the GT ready to be Al's retirement car, he was still working away. I put it in the garage and used it as a cupboard for all the 480 parts I kept buying. In the boot was a cardboard box with all the smallest bits in it. When Al retired he emptied the car out, took an inventory (which he promptly lost :wall: ) and re-arranged the garage with most of the parts stashed in the roof rafters. Many times I have asked after my box, many hours I have spent searching for it. FINALLY last week I found it with the treasures we'd been needing - original Volvo sunroof struts (Lily got repaired with 3D printed ones from Shapeways) but more importantly these:
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So, both turbos went to Belgium with shiny new buttons - hooray :rofl: :rofl:
Amazing what turns up on evilbay every now and then
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Re: Lily's transformation

Post by frenchfries » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:20 pm

Oooh
If you have a spare one for sale...................................
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Re: Lily's transformation

Post by dragonflyjewels » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:41 am

Sorry to say I only bought 6 - never envisaged having 4 480s. Wish now I'd bought the lot of course, but I don't think we even knew about the club at the time so 6 seemed ample. There were loads of them so there must be cars out there sporting newish ones. Might be worth asking when a breaker comes up.
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Re: Lily's transformation

Post by frenchfries » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:03 am

4 480 sounds delightfully unreasonable :)
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Re: Lily's transformation

Post by dragonflyjewels » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:04 pm

o totally - sheer GREED ! It's not as though we like them or anything..... :lol:
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Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo with richmod
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Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo with Robou mod

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Re: Lily's transformation

Post by dcwalker » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:59 am

Sylvia and Al are buying them all up to make them as rare as possible on the market and so push values up... ;)

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Re: Lily's transformation

Post by dragonflyjewels » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:22 pm

damn, sussed us out..... :lol:
I was actually quite proud of myself when I turned down an offer to buy a friend's two tone - we just can't bring ourselves to sell any of them. Anyway, now the two tone is being featured on Wheeler Dealer we should see prices rise as long as they don't mention quirky electrical problems or unobtanium. Trouble is, prices of parts will probably rise as well and they're ludicrously expensive now :( :cryhard:
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Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo with richmod
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Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo with Robou mod

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Re: Lily's transformation

Post by Van » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:50 am

dragonflyjewels wrote:Silly me, kept thinking I'd got a typo in the URL and didn't even look at the command ! :lol:
These are the heater buttons before and after sanding. Still debating whether to follow jifflemon's advice and add a coat of nail varnish. Anything bigger would go on the polishing wheel with jeweller's wax but we'd have to rig up something to attach these to. Might dig the Dremel out if I can remember where I put it when we started the house renovation. Anyway, they'll do for now.
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Nail varnish isn't that durable.
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Re: Lily's transformation

Post by Rachel » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:49 pm

Enjoyable read - I love before and after photos, you can really see the improvement after her respray. It was lovely to see Lilly last weekend too, and those pinstripes are great.

You mentioned you had sunroof struts 3d printed, are those the small plastic things that always break? I have a new pair still in bag of those somewhere, but I can not find them anywhere :( Nice to hear someone is 3d printing them, do they still do them?? As I may need some!
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