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All Alloy Cup progress
#11
There are several examples of GE Stadiums with aluminium bodies.
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#12
I feel sure I have seen a period photo of a cup with a painted body, probably have it saved on my old computer will try to find it.
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Go fed up tiding garage so instead adjusted holes in dash to take
A rim wound clock and voltmeter, all owner driver extras!
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(10-08-2017, 10:00 AM)Ian Williams Wrote: I feel sure I have seen a period photo of a cup with a painted body, probably have it saved on my old computer will try to find it.

It is my understanding that all Cup Models were painted, would be good to see your pic please.
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#15
You may be correct R, I assumed the mottled finish seem on a lot of examples was just the way the rexine came. The picture I am thinking of showed a car in a plain colour with a white sheet behind it, as I recall it was rather and shiny not at all like a rexine skin. However in light of your comment I wonder if the old grey matter may be playing tricks on me, I will endeavour to find the picture.
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#16
Brilliant Bill,
Yes, I completely agree it seems likely that they could have made one with ali skin.
I assume the plan is to make the boot lid yourself? Certainly a nice challenge, and if it doesn't come out to your liking, I'm sure there must be a coach-builder/panel maker/restorer nearby to finesse it or remake.
You certainly seem to be keeping busy with it. Keep it up and it should be finished with no time.  Big Grin
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(10-08-2017, 10:00 AM)Ian Williams Wrote: I feel sure I have seen a period photo of a cup with a painted body, probably have it saved on my old computer will try to find it.

It is my understanding that all Cup Models were painted, would be good to see your pic please.
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#18
Hi Ian

There's a video with a clip of GE 1928 on a
Period stage show which appears to be a version of 
silver with blue sponged pattern.

What's surprising is just how shiny it it's so the silver must be painted?
Most of the best Cup Replicas/Restored cars I've seen
Have Rexine coatings which has been cellulosed
In much the same way that Rexine trim in cars
Has been restored. 

Regards

Bill G
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#19
Despite the appalling weather, work continues
on my All Alloy Cup. Busy at the moment fettling
the front wings, taking a breather from the tail cover
 , more later! Wing radius formed on our new shrinker stretcher.
Alloy wings have 4 mm alloy wire in the edges. Valances to be riveted on.
Presently they are fixed on with BA screws.
The photos below are first fit and soon the wings will soon go for welding up
After some refinishing, sanding and planishing.

Enjoyed making the hood and sidescreen frames from 
sketches kindly posted by forum members.

Now have most of the engine bits needed and hope
to start on that soon.

More posts to follow on lamps, bulbs and number plates.

All the above greatly helped by Neil who lives locally and is also working
On his GE Cup LWB Special. Two heads are better than one
when learning metal bashing we’ve found.

As learners we are having to be pragmatic about wing tips!

Wings are incredibly light and stiff, slightly wider than standard?

Alll the best from the snowy Borders....

Bill G


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#20
Looking good Bill.
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