1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by Lodein » Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:25 am

As allway Mark, a very good job, congratulation

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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:37 pm

scoobyh123 wrote:
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In the nicest way Marc, you never cease to amaze me. Just when i think you've done one fantastic bit of work, you come along with an even better thing! Keep it up, i enjoy being amazed like that! :wink: :D
Thank you so much for these kind words my friend. :D

Thanks Lodein!! Very happy with it.
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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:03 am

The left rear footwell is done. All cleaned up and fitted again:
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After this, the interior was fitted all again.

Painted a strutt that goes in the engine bay:
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The scuttle panel almost together again. Only the wipers are missing:
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Because i had to paint them. Did the rear one as well:
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Primer:
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Semi gloss black:
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And complete. I put some cavity wax in the seems between the glas and bodywork:
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Another detail attended to. The rims need doing in the future but the hubcaps were looking even worse. Work to do!:
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Plastic primer:
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Silver:
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And then.... I was thinking about what next. Leave them silver, make the emblem itself black, grey and make the emblem silver (like original) or something else. On the internet i came across a blue SD1 2600 with the hubcaps in colour of the Rover badge. I liked it a lot! It had to be that. I coloured the emblems by hand and that was a satisfing and presize job:
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Then a colleague applied 2K clear in the spray booth:
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After all that work and messing with the old chap, it was time for a spa threatment! Wash, claybar and wash again:
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Then i gave it a machine polish with compound and another wash to get rid of polish dust:
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I realy like the hubcaps!! :)
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Then i went home and put a fresh coat of wax on the bodywork!:
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This car came a long long way and i am feeling quite proud! :)
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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by scoobyh123 » Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:13 am

More excellent work Marc, i definitely like the centre caps!

A technique i've used successfully many times in the past, mainly on badges with chamfered edges but a silver front and black edges is to spray the badge silver with a few good coats of paint.

Once dry, spray with Matt Black (for the edges of the badges) then using a block of wood to keep the sandpaper/wet'n'dry flat, lightly sand the front of the badge to remove the black from the front of them, revealing the silver underneath.

This is surprisingly effective at creating the badges as they once were, a coat or three of clear lacquer gives them a nice shine and a bit of a sheen on the Matt Black edges.

Your work on the centre caps reminded me of this technique - i've not used it for ages though!
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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:13 pm

Cheers Dave!!

Ah yes i know that technique. My colleague showed me that with one of the centrecaps of my Rover 827 Vitesss. Worked well. But i must say i enjoyed to use my pencil and colour the emblem. Like a kid at school! :) Never grow up haha.
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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by scoobyh123 » Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:15 pm

Marc-827-Vitesse wrote:
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Cheers Dave!!

Ah yes i know that technique. My colleague showed me that with one of the centrecaps of my Rover 827 Vitesss. Worked well. But i must say i enjoyed to use my pencil and colour the emblem. Like a kid at school! :) Never grow up haha.
There was me thinking i invented that technique 35 ish years ago! :P :lol: Didn't think anyone else knew! :lol:

Either way, you've done a cracking job on them! :wink: :D
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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:49 pm

scoobyh123 wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:15 pm
Marc-827-Vitesse wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:13 pm
Cheers Dave!!

Ah yes i know that technique. My colleague showed me that with one of the centrecaps of my Rover 827 Vitesss. Worked well. But i must say i enjoyed to use my pencil and colour the emblem. Like a kid at school! :) Never grow up haha.
There was me thinking i invented that technique 35 ish years ago! :P :lol: Didn't think anyone else knew! :lol:

Either way, you've done a cracking job on them! :wink: :D
You did! In your country! :wink: thanks mate!
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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by scoobyh123 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:28 pm

I'll take that as my claim to fame then Marc, thanks! :wink: :D
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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by 820Vitesse » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:26 am

Excellent work Marc, true dedication

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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:22 pm

You should Dave haha! ;)

@ 820vitesse: thank you!
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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by Lodein » Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:00 am

You could be proud of yourself, Marc, your Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas is very beautiful with all the work you have done.

But, because there is a but !!! stop, our beautiful cars will be just acceptable comparate to yours !!!

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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:59 pm

Lodein wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:00 am
You could be proud of yourself, Marc, your Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas is very beautiful with all the work you have done.

But, because there is a but !!! stop, our beautiful cars will be just acceptable comparate to yours !!!

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Wow thank you Lodein! Big compliment. Haha well it is lovely now and i think it is almost done haha. No wories. :wink:
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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:46 pm

Last things to do. It was time for the annual oil change. This time i decided to do an engine oil system flush. Good result and the engine runs even more quite. After the flush drained the old oil and flush solvend, porred in half a liter of new oil and drained that as well. Then installed the new oil filter and the plug. Then new oil was added. I also replaced the brake fluid:
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Then i did another job. The right side rear window never realy worked. The door was gutted from most of the components after some work and components were missing. I ordered these parts like the window motor+mechanism, guide plate and the wiring harnass for the right rear door:
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The old wiring harnas was cut aparantly so that is why i ordered a new one:
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One of the receiving plugs in the B-pillar was altered by someone. the fourth receiver was sawn of:
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Here the door is mostly assembled again. I cleaned the inside of the door, put cavity wax in the seems and sprayed in all the plugs. The plug in the B-pillar that was altered was still ussable but i only had to pas by one of the wires. I forgot to take a picture but the window works fine again!!:
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After all this i closed of the door with new plastic:
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I like symmetry so i also cleaned, cavity waxed and sprayed in the plugs on the left rear door:
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And closed of with fresh plastic as well:
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I am very happy with the car how it has turned up:
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As a cherry on the cake i also ordered ''3500'' emblems and put them on the wings. I like them!:
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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by scoobyh123 » Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:04 pm

Nice to see the car looking more and more complete Marc! Excellent work on the window, nice touch adding the wing emblems (3500) as i'm fairly sure the Series 2 (like yours) had them as standard, unlike the Series 1 and 1.5 like my last one (square tailgate window like Series 1, stainless door mirror cover likes Series 2, recessed instruments like Series 1, gear lever like Series 2 and a few other things i don't recall now) and just finishes the wings nicely! :wink: :D
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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by Lodein » Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:01 am

Whitout mecanism, it is sure that it will not work well !!! Was it a surprise for you, or you knew this ?

Allways a very good job Marc, and thanks for the beautiful pictures of your car.

Where did you find the plastic for the doors ?

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