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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #150 on: 04 May 2018, 11:20:58 »

If using drop box you have to modify the final part of the link and change ?dl=0 to ?raw=1


I know. And did so.

No you didn't, I edited it  :y (you changed the =0 to =1 but the ?dl was not changed to ?raw)  :y :y :y

The quote STEMO made is as per the original post (if you quote it you can see the original text)


Fair enough, but that's exactly how I've posted every other picture here and on other sites. Considering that the links are pasted direct from Dropbox's copy link they shouldn't need to be altered at all
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #151 on: 04 May 2018, 12:12:50 »

If using drop box you have to modify the final part of the link and change ?dl=0 to ?raw=1


I know. And did so.

No you didn't, I edited it  :y (you changed the =0 to =1 but the ?dl was not changed to ?raw)  :y :y :y

The quote STEMO made is as per the original post (if you quote it you can see the original text)


Fair enough, but that's exactly how I've posted every other picture here and on other sites. Considering that the links are pasted direct from Dropbox's copy link they shouldn't need to be altered at all

Its a known quirk of dropbox  :y

I have edited quite a few posts for this
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #152 on: 04 May 2018, 13:04:33 »

A quirk. Where's my bullshit dictionary?


Ah yes,


 Quirk -  a fault or flaw that annoys the shit out of anyone who expects stuff to work as advertised.
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #153 on: 04 May 2018, 18:40:28 »

If using drop box you have to modify the final part of the link and change ?dl=0 to ?raw=1


I know. And did so.

No you didn't, I edited it  :y (you changed the =0 to =1 but the ?dl was not changed to ?raw)  :y :y :y

The quote STEMO made is as per the original post (if you quote it you can see the original text)


Fair enough, but that's exactly how I've posted every other picture here and on other sites. Considering that the links are pasted direct from Dropbox's copy link they shouldn't need to be altered at all
I've never been able to see your pics, Nick, just a small, square box.
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #154 on: 16 May 2018, 21:33:11 »

I'm sick of looking at this poorly done repair:





I would have cut the panel considerably smaller, and not welded it as close to the bodyline. Which would have meant less distortion to sort with filler and sanding:





Two coats of Green Ti filler-primer applied with a roller









I've since flatted this down to 600grit, and it's ready for colour. Which I'll do over the weekend when I've bought it.
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #155 on: 19 May 2018, 17:50:55 »

Today's little job was to paint the Metro.


So I removed the rear window, threw some bodymask over the whole car, cut out the quarter panel and taped the edges down:





about 5 minutes of actual painting and I had this:





I also painted the replacement NSF wing.


It's come out OK, hopefully there's enough paint to polish out the defects. But refitting the window and wing is the priority; I'll do that when I get home from ringing tomorrow
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #156 on: 19 May 2018, 18:47:25 »

Today's little job was to paint the Metro.


So I removed the rear window, threw some bodymask over the whole car, cut out the quarter panel and taped the edges down:





about 5 minutes of actual painting and I had this:





I also painted the replacement NSF wing.


It's come out OK, hopefully there's enough paint to polish out the defects. But refitting the window and wing is the priority; I'll do that when I get home from ringing tomorrow

Filler work is looking good Nick,not seeing many ripples  in that  :y
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #157 on: 19 May 2018, 19:00:47 »


Filler work is looking good Nick,not seeing many ripples  in that  :y


There's still some distortion noticeable along the bodyline. I decided not to apply another coat of filler primer, which is a mistake. Still, it looks a lot better than when I bought it :y
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #158 on: 23 May 2018, 20:54:20 »

I've got to remove the rubbing strip from the door, but this looks a lot better:





I did jetwash the whole car, which is probably the first time it's been cleaned in year, and apply some gel to all of the black plastics. And I've the sill covers from a Rover 100 that makes that area look a lot more finished.
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #159 on: 23 May 2018, 20:58:21 »

Very nice job 8)
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #160 on: 24 May 2018, 08:50:00 »

I think my old Metro might have been the same colour.. sadly mine also came with the 1.4L naturally aspirated Diseasel engine ;D
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