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    Looking pretty

    So at last the paint is done . Time to make her look pretty with Chrome and stuff . If anyone is interested she is for sale as us or finished . I have a significant shoulder injury so finishing it may become impossible for me ..... Time will tell .
    Anyways PM or email me if your seriously interested .
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    Re: Looking pretty

    Looks good! Sorry to hear about your shoulder. Did you have someone else do the paint for you?

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    Re: Looking pretty

    Quote Originally Posted by blueskies View Post
    Looks good! Sorry to hear about your shoulder. Did you have someone else do the paint for you?
    Yes it was painted by a pro body/paint/restoration shop . I did the best I could with panel fit and initial body filler etc to get it to around 85% then handed it over to the shop to finish .
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    Re: Looking pretty

    Looks good! Sorry to hear about your shoulder But:

    Get you some of that STINKY Asper creme and rub the shoulder good then you may be able to get the rest of it done.
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    Re: Looking pretty

    Great looking Healey and you should be really proud of your effort and its result.

    All the best,

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    Re: Looking pretty

    Looks great. Should be a beaut when it's finished. As far as the shoulder goes, I feel your pain. Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery:

    Rick

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    Re: Looking pretty

    Thanks guys for all the kind words . I am going to keep going on it as much as I can . Plan this weekend and for the immediate future is to get the shiny chrome Dayton 72s on with new spinners and get the boot lid and boot interior all done . All this and get all over it and clean off all the dust from the body work , they masked it all extremely well but that dust gets everywhere .
    Im having extensive Physio, MAT (muscle activation therapy) and acupuncture and possibly surgery in the near future so we will see how it goes .
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    Re: Looking pretty

    My physio is working wonders but this is almost better than any physio right now .... This is motivation and gratification .

    3 more corners and a whole pile of other stuff to go .
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    Re: Looking pretty

    wow that looks like it sits very high

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    Re: Looking pretty

    Quote Originally Posted by rjc157 View Post
    wow that looks like it sits very high
    Ahem ...... No battery , no fuel in the tank, no interior ,no spare in the trunk , new springs all new bushings ,rebuilt shocks with uprated valves , no road time to help it settle and I took that pic right after letting it off the jack . It will settle trust me .
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    Re: Looking pretty

    Beautiful two tone.
    Did you have the body shop paint the wheel wells black? Is the frame and engine bay red?
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    Re: Looking pretty

    Quote Originally Posted by AUSMHLY View Post
    Did you have the body shop paint the wheel wells black? Is the frame and engine bay red?
    Check the pics in my albums . The exposed areas of the frame and inside the wheel arches and wings are all coated with an epoxy type gravel guard . It has a finish similar to pick up truck spray on bed liner . The engine bay is red . Once the car is finished and settled on the suspension etc you really wont be able to see it that easily and you could if you wanted paint over it all and make it red as well .
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    Re: Looking pretty

    Hey Healey Nut,
    Healey looks beautiful ! Had a minor rotator cuff issue so know how that feels, like walking around with your arm just hanging down. Hope you can finish it as now is the fun time putting her back together !
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    Re: Looking pretty

    Nut,

    Take time to enjoy your beautiful car! Don't be in a hurry to throw in the towel. Time will change your perspective on what you can and can't do. Maybe some Healey guys in your area will help you finish. It would be a shame if a few months down the road you find out that its not all that bad and you sold your beautiful car. We are all here for you!

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    Re: Looking pretty

    I have been out in the garage .......tinkering this morning and last night , funny how chrome dulls the pain....lol .
    All four corners now have the Daytons on she looks even sharper now . Time for some lunch then its wing flashes and some other little stuff . If I feel adventurous I may even fire her up again . I haven't heard that glorious Stebro side exhaust in a long time . Who needs pain killers ......give me garage tinker time any day of the week .
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    Re: Looking pretty

    It's called "Chrome Therapy"
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    Re: Looking pretty

    With an awesome physiotherapist and lots of swimming and excercise I'm winning the battle finish her . Just the tunnel carpet to fasten down and the sill trims to do then it's time for my battle with the lower Windsheild seal .
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    Re: Looking pretty

    Good to hear and see you are finishing the car yourself, it looks great
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    Re: Looking pretty

    Really coming along nicely

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    Re: Looking pretty

    Hang in there dude- it's a beauty!
    I have opposite troubles- knees are wrecked. Can't kneel or squat, it's a controlled fall to cushions on the garage floor. Flop around like an old bull trying to heave mtself up. Could be much worse though; was close to death's door 2 years back. Glad for what I have.

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