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HealeyRick
Rick Neville

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12/19/2007 05:01PM

Main British Car:
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Ford 5.0L

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Louver Update
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: December 18, 2018 05:51PM

Been a bit dead in the Healey section so I thought I'd put up some pictures of my louvers in their final configuration. I tried getting away with just painting the hood with the same color code used when the car was restored but it's going to need some adjustment.

https://vgy.me/Heno8s.jpg



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/18/2018 06:00PM by HealeyRick.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2626 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Louver Update
Posted by: rficalora
Date: December 18, 2018 06:26PM

Hood looks great. Never seen a paint code for modern paint be that far off!! I'm thinking either to code was wrong or it was mixed wrong.


spridget
bill green
Maine
(53 posts)

Registered:
03/22/2008 01:29PM

Main British Car:
3 1980 TR8, 1 TR7 2 Bugeye Sprite 1 MG midget TR8 3.5 and 5.0, Sprite 1098 and ?

Re: Louver Update
Posted by: spridget
Date: December 19, 2018 07:21AM

Very nice.


HealeyRick
Rick Neville

(466 posts)

Registered:
12/19/2007 05:01PM

Main British Car:
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Ford 5.0L

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Re: Louver Update
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: July 05, 2019 02:59PM

Rob,

Turns out you were right. Took the bonnet to a hot rod paint shop that said they could do a better color match. They mixed up the paint to the code and without any tinting got a match. This is the result

http://i65.tinypic.com/n1qnis.jpg

Apparently, the original paint supplier mixed the formula wrong.


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
(720 posts)

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02/28/2009 10:01AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: Louver Update
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: July 06, 2019 12:10PM

Much better.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2626 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Louver Update
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 06, 2019 02:09PM

Yep, definitely way better. Looks good now


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