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VIN 4566 Restoration
That looks superb Dan. Cool
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You can't powder coat an e-coat.  You have to paint it.
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Interesting; didn't know that. I've decided to hand paint it in POR-15 anyway; it's another level of protection (it doesn't really need) and will be close enough to the original colour. It also drys more like the epoxy finish too. Should be sufficient.
Dan
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VIN# 4566
Former Vins# 5641 (Maddie) and 5284 (Hana)
2016 Mustang GT, 2005 Monaro VXR, 2016 Vauxhall Viva SL, 2001 Honda CBR600F
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Hi all; long time, no update.. 

10 weeks ago my wife and I welcomed our first daughter (and only, I might add). With the run up to that being costly, and my wife being off work, I had to reallocate funds from the car, to food/mortgage/electricity. Such is life!

In any case, work stalled as it was (literally) the bottom of the priority pile. It still is, unsurprisingly.

That said, it hasn't been entirely stalled.

Firstly, I've been collating parts and working out what I can use. Or not. I'm still unconvinced the engine is worth saving, but for now it's in storage whilst I work out what to do with it.
I bought various running parts; brakes, suspension, etc - but some of that will be returned or sold off as I intend to uprate them.
The frame has been painted as well. It was already e-coated, as you know, but I've added a couple of coats of rustoleum. I did a fair bit of research and the colour is pretty close (or as close as paint can be to 40 year old epoxy).

Here are a couple of pictures:
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They look a little blue in pictures, but not in person (the final pic is closer and far more grey).

And the engine, awaiting a fate or three:
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At the moment I'm researching ideas; the car, given her state, is a blank canvas and much of what I could fit, I don't want to - age and general fatigue put me off. So, well... more on that when I'm sure of my path.
Dan
Member 101
VIN# 4566
Former Vins# 5641 (Maddie) and 5284 (Hana)
2016 Mustang GT, 2005 Monaro VXR, 2016 Vauxhall Viva SL, 2001 Honda CBR600F
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First, congratulations........things will never be the same again!
Frame looks great, at least you have a solid start now for however you go.
Chris
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Thanks Claire; they're already changed forever! It's amazing how much free time I have, but I don't, because Baby. Tongue

Yep; lots to think about. Lots of research going on too on engines, gearboxes, hoses, pipes.. you name it.
Dan
Member 101
VIN# 4566
Former Vins# 5641 (Maddie) and 5284 (Hana)
2016 Mustang GT, 2005 Monaro VXR, 2016 Vauxhall Viva SL, 2001 Honda CBR600F
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Yeah, nice one Claire. :-p

Dan. Good job as always. Jealous you're getting on with such a great job. At least i now have mine with me, and my own garage. Time to piecemeal through some niggles which have been in place for 3yrs. Then on to some continued improvement, and maybe down the road i'll be following your progress in a similar fashion. Unless baby. :-D
Rissy
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May 1981 vin#1458
"LEX" aka "Wonkey" - Officially used in Britain's Greatest Machines (80's episode) with Chris Barrie.
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Quote:Yeah, nice one Claire. :-p
Told you before, only at the weekend, lol
Chris
Membership Secretary DOC UK
2018's DeLorean event: http://deloreans.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?tid=5715
VIN#15768 Ex VIN#4584 1972 Bond Bug.
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Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

Congrats on the new arrival Dan, hopefully she'll be a complete petrol head like my 2 girls have become Smile

Chassis looks great, hopefully I'll have #2292 looking as good as that whenever we get the time/money to
start on it.
Claire  - DOC-UK Treasurer
1981/W DeLorean DMC-12 'Flopsy' - #2292 - resting due to block rot 
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1995/N Renault Espace RT Alize 2.1TD "Jaffa the Bus"
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