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Author Topic: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750  (Read 149521 times)

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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #830 on: Jun 10, 2019, 04:12:33 »
Yup, I do like what I see...
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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #831 on: Jun 10, 2019, 06:27:06 »
Greg, Brodie - thanx for the kind words of encouragement ! The chassis tag - 3.90 on Chinabay !! I asked the guy [ local ] if he could do "machine engraving" ...... obviously not. The stamped OEM # is still intact under the plate if there's any future queries. I've ordered another plate ..... might use my chassis stamps on that one. - see which looks better

Not a  very productive day yesterday - but I did get the belly pan attachment brackets primered ready for glassing in. Once the remedial glasswork had been done and the perforated screens pre-mounted - it's down to surfacing [ more ripples than the Atlantic Ocean ] and then painting.

Those who have followed will know I experimented with Satin Black and Manx Silver for the bodywork etc. The Silver was a big disappointment ..... no Manx I ever saw was that colour ! And the Black [ red pinstripe ] looked evil ... but not sixties ............................ 8)

Thoughts are now to go for Red with accent panels / pin striping ...... used to be indecisive, now I'm not so sure. ::)
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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #832 on: Jun 10, 2019, 14:52:37 »
Beach, 

You are right.  Satin black is so last decade and doesn't work with a red frame.  Silver should be the way to go with a decent size of metalflake in it and good clear coat on the top. After sanding it will look dull gray, but should sparkle with a decent clear coat.

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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #833 on: Jun 10, 2019, 15:46:53 »
Beach, 

You are right.  Satin black is so last decade and doesn't work with a red frame.  Silver should be the way to go with a decent size of metalflake in it and good clear coat on the top. After sanding it will look dull gray, but should sparkle with a decent clear coat.

I have a couple of packs of flake - One a pretty good match for the Manx Silver, the other more Gunmetal. I'll shoot a couple of sample panels to check them out. Haven't used Flake for nearly 20 years !!
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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #834 on: Jun 10, 2019, 17:36:29 »
It probably needs to be metallic or smallish flake to avoid a bass boat or very seventies look.  Unless you want some of that funky lettering the beezumphs used.  ;-)

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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #835 on: Jun 10, 2019, 19:11:39 »
It probably needs to be metallic or smallish flake to avoid a bass boat or very seventies look.  Unless you want some of that funky lettering the beezumphs used.  ;-)

NO - trying to avoid the 70's look ! I managed to get a good selection of mini flake last year for silly cheap money. Already done a few bits and pieces for my girls. I even invested in a flake gun - good old Chinabay 20 !!

I saw a TVR last year in exactly the colour I wanted, but couldn't stop the bloke to ask him what the colour was. Plenty of time to experiment. Thanx for your input.
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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #836 on: Jun 12, 2019, 05:49:50 »
chassis stamps

If you mean letter punches, make yourself a frame so the letters don't come out crooked and then just take your time. I had to mark all the parts I built for my sidecar and the guy at our local transportation office asked me, where he can get his own stuff lettered like that. (4mm letters on black is easy though...)
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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #837 on: Jun 12, 2019, 10:14:50 »
If you mean letter punches, make yourself a frame so the letters don't come out crooked and then just take your time. I had to mark all the parts I built for my sidecar and the guy at our local transportation office asked me, where he can get his own stuff lettered like that. (4mm letters on black is easy though...)

The annoying thing is Greg that I had a frame specially made for just that ! When I was building my replica cars. We numbered all the chassis' and bodies [ hidden tags ] .... can I find it ...... NO !! I still have 3mm, 4mm and 6 mm punch sets.
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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #838 on: Jun 12, 2019, 22:17:06 »
An old instrument tech at Oak Ridge used to tape computer punch cards just below the lettering to use as a guide. His panels looked machine-made.
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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #839 on: Jun 13, 2019, 09:09:45 »
An old instrument tech at Oak Ridge used to tape computer punch cards just below the lettering to use as a guide. His panels looked machine-made.

yea - I had a guy worked for me that could produce that sort of result without the frame we had !
"if at first you don't succeed, you've already been a failure once"

" we're not going back to the sixties - we never left "

"yep, nostalgia ain't what it used to be"

"I used to be indecisive - now I'm not so sure"