Rolls Royce MPW project

Oneball

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After the painful phase it was time to choose a new colour. After a lot of toing and froing and looking at many many RR pictures I settled on Silver Sand (light bronze/gold) with Magnolia upholstery, black carpets and a black hood. The engine required new pistons and rings as they had rusted too much plus a couple other items that were broken, all new hoses and belts etc. The cost of the engine rebuild ended up being about 40% of the total cost of the restoration.

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Nice colour choice.
 

philw696

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Must of been a few years ago as you can't find newspapers anymore for masking up when doing bodywork.
 

Tallman

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Must of been a few years ago as you can't find newspapers anymore for masking up when doing bodywork.
It was, but here in South Africa we still have newspapers and they will use anything to cut cost…very inventive in many aspects and cutting corners is de rigueur so always need to check
 

MAF260

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Must of been a few years ago as you can't find newspapers anymore for masking up when doing bodywork.
I was told to never use newspaper for masking when painting - something to do with the paint being absorbed and rpassing through as well as newspint coming off onto other paint below.