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    A bit more progress

    A Happy New Year to all.

    Following on from a recent thread about my Crendon at the paint shop I am pleased to say I was able to collect the completed article just before Christmas. See pictures below taken on the first sunny day of the New Year........in Sheffield!

    Best Christmas present ever and didn't miss the usual socks and Toblerone at all.

    Actually looking forward to working every evening in a freezing garage. First jobs are to remove the doors and bonnet without damaging the paint work and raise the car up to a decent working height. Any tips on jacking up round tube chassis cars?

    Ian
    Crendon No 46 - Southern Automotive 452 cu in BBF & Tremec TKO - Starting with 510Bhp and we'll take it from there.

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    Nice colour, what is it ??? and a man with taste, no stripes.
    Mike
    Cobraless


    I've often been asked, "What do you old folks do now that you're retired?
    Well, I'm fortunate to have a chemical engineering background, one of the things I enjoy most is turning beer, wine, Scotch and margaritas into urine.

    Life's good, live it.



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    Great Colour !! What is it ?
    CHRIS C - Maisie (DB No 46 )

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    Hi Mike and Westborne.

    I have spent months and months pondering over the colour, asking all the owners of grey Cobras what their choice had been, looking at all the grey cars on the motorway on my travels. In the end I've gone for a current Jaguar colour Shadow Grey.

    Ian
    Crendon No 46 - Southern Automotive 452 cu in BBF & Tremec TKO - Starting with 510Bhp and we'll take it from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian 46 View Post
    A Happy New Year to all.

    Following on from a recent thread about my Crendon at the paint shop I am pleased to say I was able to collect the completed article just before Christmas. See pictures below taken on the first sunny day of the New Year........in Sheffield!

    Best Christmas present ever and didn't miss the usual socks and Toblerone at all.

    Actually looking forward to working every evening in a freezing garage. First jobs are to remove the doors and bonnet without damaging the paint work and raise the car up to a decent working height. Any tips on jacking up round tube chassis cars?

    Ian
    Use a large piece of timber between the rails to act as a spreader beam.Lift up on trollry jack,Axle stands to height required.
    lovely paint job and colour.
    Who painted the car?
    Jim
    Crendon fan!!

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    Ian, lovely colour mate. Looks like a Paul the Paint job to me?
    No stripes? Take it back and get it fixed!

    I use a long reach trolley jack on the diff, then on the front cross member.
    Just make up a new curved plate for your trolley jack and you're away.
    2003 Dave Brookes Dax 350ci Chevy SB.
    2008 Crendon 462ci Ford Sideoiler No.43
    2012 Crendon 351ci Ford Cleveland No.24
    2019 Crendon 445ci Ford FE No.66

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    Looking good, Ian, looking good. Another stripe-less Crendon, must be a trend.

    When jacking mine up I always use pieces of carpet doubled up between the jacks and the chassis to avoid bruising the powder coat. Doubled over so the "grippy" side is seen by both the jack and the chassis tube. Don't ask how I learned that one.
    Crendon has left the building................bright yellow Stag has landed.

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    Hi Jim, the paint and body prep is by Paul's Motor Body Repairs.

    I think its the unwritten rule that most Crendon owners have to go there!


    Neil, I didn't feel that I needed stripes. I don't want to drawing attention to myself when driving!

    Ian
    Crendon No 46 - Southern Automotive 452 cu in BBF & Tremec TKO - Starting with 510Bhp and we'll take it from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilf View Post
    Looking good, Ian, looking good. Another stripe-less Crendon, must be a trend.

    When jacking mine up I always use pieces of carpet doubled up between the jacks and the chassis to avoid bruising the powder coat. Doubled over so the "grippy" side is seen by both the jack and the chassis tube. Don't ask how I learned that one.
    I'm gonna tell.
    2003 Dave Brookes Dax 350ci Chevy SB.
    2008 Crendon 462ci Ford Sideoiler No.43
    2012 Crendon 351ci Ford Cleveland No.24
    2019 Crendon 445ci Ford FE No.66

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    I can guess, and sympathise, did the same (without carpet I might add) and went through the divers footwell!
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