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Offline Willie_B

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Re: Just ordered a Moke shell
« Reply #100 on: March 10, 2020, 04:21:09 PM »
The body is blasted clean top, bottom and inside pontoons. Said it took two hours total. Now it is at the body shop getting a shot of primer.

Guy at the powder coating place that did the blasting had a good idea. He said the painter does like spraying small/light parts as they tend to fly around and be difficult. So he said pick a powder coat color that I think I want the body to be and then let the body shop match the paint to that for the larger stuff and have the small/light stuff powder coated. That's a great idea and probably cheaper too. So I just sent off for three sample colors to see what I think of them. Still leaning toward a very light blue.

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Re: Just ordered a Moke shell
« Reply #101 on: March 10, 2020, 08:24:21 PM »
Nice....

"Leaning towards a very light blue" with a big wide orange stripe down the middle like Gulf colors.

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Re: Just ordered a Moke shell
« Reply #102 on: March 16, 2020, 12:02:58 PM »
I think I saw a Moke painted like that - maybe on the uk mokeclub.org site somewhere or in the mag - great club!
Oh - and that car was looking very good!

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Re: Just ordered a Moke shell
« Reply #103 on: March 16, 2020, 12:37:22 PM »
I think I saw a Moke painted like that - maybe on the uk mokeclub.org site somewhere or in the mag - great club!
Oh - and that car was looking very good!



Probably close to that light blue. But no center stripes.

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Re: Just ordered a Moke shell
« Reply #104 on: March 16, 2020, 12:46:05 PM »
I think I saw a Moke painted like that - maybe on the uk mokeclub.org site somewhere or in the mag - great club!
Oh - and that car was looking very good!


Probably close to that light blue. But no center stripes.



No center stripes?  Well you’re not going to win Le Mans then.    ;D

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Re: Just ordered a Moke shell
« Reply #105 on: March 16, 2020, 01:30:57 PM »
I think I saw a Moke painted like that - maybe on the uk mokeclub.org site somewhere or in the mag - great club!
Oh - and that car was looking very good!



Probably close to that light blue. But no center stripes.

I believe speedwell blue was close to that color maybe a little greyer though.

Offline BruceK

Re: Just ordered a Moke shell
« Reply #106 on: March 16, 2020, 01:59:58 PM »
There’s a modern Fiat 500 color like that you may like.  Always helpful to use a production color for touchup paint availability and matching down the road.
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Re: Just ordered a Moke shell
« Reply #107 on: March 16, 2020, 02:33:18 PM »
And there is an even lighter blue.
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Re: Just ordered a Moke shell
« Reply #108 on: March 20, 2020, 02:45:38 PM »
Looking through the spares collection for washers for the rear hubs. Goes between the bearing and nut. Found 3 different OD sizes. Does it really matter?

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Re: Just ordered a Moke shell
« Reply #109 on: March 20, 2020, 02:50:51 PM »
No, only the ID matters, and the thickness
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Re: Just ordered a Moke shell
« Reply #110 on: March 20, 2020, 06:20:47 PM »
No, only the ID matters, and the thickness

That's what i was thinking.  Thanks

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Re: Just ordered a Moke shell
« Reply #111 on: March 25, 2020, 02:15:19 PM »
Got small bits back from the powder coaters today. I am really liking it.