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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Sun May 16, 2010 9:15 pm

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We sprayed the Flake earlier. I will get some pics up 2mrw

Looks ace!! Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Mon May 17, 2010 7:22 pm

Right then, we sprayed the Gold Metal flake last night and soooo pleased about the way it has come out. Unfotunately the photos dont show the flake in the paint... must be the way the light reflects of it or something. Sad

But you can kind of make it out i guess....











Still needs another coat of laquer as you can feel the flake when running your hands on it.
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Mon May 17, 2010 7:32 pm

The deadline to get the imp finished is Bristol Volksfest so its going to be a close one... we are despirate to get a fuel sender if anybody knows of one?? If worst case we will have to order one but time is of the essence
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Mon May 17, 2010 8:08 pm




Love the color/finish Twisted Evil Twisted Evil one day my kyote will get the attention it needs
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Mon May 17, 2010 8:18 pm

Nice one dude , ....I put about 6 coats of laquer over flake last time i sprayed it ,to stop the 'feel' of the flake .....but you need to let it dry first or the flake will surface.
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Mon May 17, 2010 8:27 pm

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Nice one dude , ....I put about 6 coats of laquer over flake last time i sprayed it ,to stop the 'feel' of the flake .....but you need to let it dry first or the flake will surface.

yeah its had 3 coats already, we have enough Laquer and hardner for one more coat hopefully.
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Mon May 17, 2010 9:03 pm

metal flake ROCKS!
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Mon May 17, 2010 10:21 pm

I've got a Woody!!!!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Tue May 18, 2010 8:43 am

cool as looking awesome. afro
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Tue May 18, 2010 9:38 am

loving it, be nice to see this at the bristol show!!
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Thu May 20, 2010 3:50 pm

Well dad flatted it back last night and applied the last coat of clear coat. Its so much nicer now and cant 'feel' the flake in the paint anymore. Well pleased. Very Happy
Managed to get a price on a fuel sender from GSF carparts... 29+vat which isnt too bad. Just need to find some time to pick one up from them, the bonnet can then be fitted, along with the windscreen and dash reassembled. The Wheels are next to get the paint treatment.
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Thu May 20, 2010 4:07 pm

its gonna look so cool in flake ...don't forget pics dude
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Thu May 20, 2010 4:41 pm

Dude, you want me to go in on my way home from work tomorrow??

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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Thu May 20, 2010 4:56 pm

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Dude, you want me to go in on my way home from work tomorrow??

mate i cant ask you to do that?? Its ok i will try and get up there early saturday morning. Thanks for the offer tho man! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Thu May 20, 2010 8:30 pm

If you want me to just send me a text, it's no hassle to drop down through Brizzle instead of doing the M5.
If I'm coming down through Bristol I will be on the A370 etc anyway.
The offer's there fella.

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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Thu May 20, 2010 8:55 pm

Its ok dude. Dad has said he will pop up there. Thanks though matey. Appreciate the thought . Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Thu May 20, 2010 9:00 pm

Despite the rumours.............I'm alright........sometimes.


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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Fri May 21, 2010 6:24 pm

Fitted the Mini Filler cap



and also the Chrome lights were really badly pitted so i managed to convince dad to lose the chrome as they never stay looking nice for long... so they got finished in Satin black



A while ago a guy posted on here asking who owned the Empi Imp, so i got in contact with him and he is another Imp owner in the UK, he had some re-production metal Empi Imp badges that are identical to originals which are basially impossible to get hold of, so we bought them from him.

Fitted badges and number plate



started sorting the wiring and made a fusebox

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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Fri May 21, 2010 6:34 pm

Basically i want 'all red' rear lights but am wondering how i can make the indicators flash orange. Normally i woulnt care about this but as dad will be driving the buggy aswell i dont want him getting pulled by the poo poo too often.
Does anybody know if the old green bulb behind red lense is a myth or does it work?
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Sat May 22, 2010 3:21 pm

Fuel Sender fitted, bonnet fitted with new rubber beading around edge, fitted an electric fuel pump too so that when we decide to up the power she should have enough fuel. Also went to Vision Impact in bristol and they made us an american flag sticker for the back. - all in keeping with its heritage! Very Happy

Looks like a buggy now! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Sat May 22, 2010 9:00 pm

Nice one ........I'm not sure about the green bulb thing ....but /i believe it works .....let us know how you get on dude
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Mon May 24, 2010 7:56 pm

As the rear lights were manky, i just smoked the lenses to see if it looked better... im not so sure... Rolling Eyes



Fitted brand new rubber seals around bonnet and also round the windscreen



Cleaned up and quickly polished the steering wheel

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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Tue May 25, 2010 9:26 pm

pinstriping looks great mate
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Wed May 26, 2010 12:48 pm

Cheers dude. I think it breaks up the blue paint a bit.
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Wed May 26, 2010 3:08 pm

SimonABT wrote:
Basically i want 'all red' rear lights but am wondering how i can make the indicators flash orange. Normally i woulnt care about this but as dad will be driving the buggy aswell i dont want him getting pulled by the poo poo too often.
Does anybody know if the old green bulb behind red lense is a myth or does it work?
just buy the red lens paint, the indicators will still flash orange

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