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Ken Plumstead Avatar
Smithers, BC, Canada   CAN
1965 MG MGB
1968 MG MGC GT
Epoxy is on.

Ken



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Ken Plumstead Avatar
Smithers, BC, Canada   CAN
1965 MG MGB
1968 MG MGC GT
After much agonizing over colour I've decided to stick with plan A. A BRG metallic, otherwise known as Electric Green Mica (6R4). We did a test spray on a scrap pick up truck hood. It's excellent!!! It's a really rich green metallic that develops a bit of a blue hue when viewed on an angle. Kinda like Mallard Green.

The pics are indoors, hence the reflected lights. When I took it outdoors it was even better.

Ken



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JMA Silver Member John Anderson
Donvale, Victoria, Australia   AUS
Looks fabulous Ken

Now the excitement really startsgrinning smiley

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Bearsails Silver Member Michael Lippmann
Kingsville, Kingsville, Ontario, Canada   CAN
1968 MG MGC GT "Blewe"
1969 MG MGC GT "Uh Oh" (Rusty Red)"
1972 MG MGB "Betty"
1973 MG MGB GT "Trouble"    & more
Hi Ken

Same colour as my Rover 3500...excellent choice! When is the colour being shot?

Looking forward to the pictures then!

Mike

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ron neal Avatar
Coastal, SC, USA   USA
1962 MG MGA MkII
1968 MG MGC
1969 MG MGC
1969 MG MGC GT    & more
Ken
Very nice work and I am sure the color will look great.
Ron

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moesignguy Steve Moore
Galena, OH, USA   USA
1963 Triumph TR4 "4"
1968 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Spit"
1969 MG MGC GT "Da C"
2005 Mini Cooper S "LARG MARG"
Nice! The tint of green reminds me of a blue a friend put on his LBC. Every time I see it can't take my eyes off of it.
So.... Tan interior?

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Ken Plumstead Avatar
Smithers, BC, Canada   CAN
1965 MG MGB
1968 MG MGC GT
Thanks guys.

Steve,

No, I'm going to play outside the box on the interior too. After seeing the actual paint on the car I've picked a light to medium green leather for the interior.

I think that will be the subject of a future thread.

Ken



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Ken Plumstead Avatar
Smithers, BC, Canada   CAN
1965 MG MGB
1968 MG MGC GT
Here we go with some colour.

Before the clear coat.

Ken



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Ken Plumstead Avatar
Smithers, BC, Canada   CAN
1965 MG MGB
1968 MG MGC GT
And then the clear goes on.

I love this colour. I kept walking around and around the car. The engine bay is going to look spectacular with the light green engine.

It'll be a shame to cover up all that great colour inside the car with the interior.

Ken



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JMA Silver Member John Anderson
Donvale, Victoria, Australia   AUS
Once the sun hits that it will really pop!thumbs up

As far as your interior colour goes I think that will be very interesting and will be great to see.

Normally looking at Autumn Leaf gives me the horrors, but we have an MGB GT here somewhere that's a darker metallic green than yours and it really suits it so unfortunately no photo.

Maybe this has something to do that it not being black which used to represent something sporty, now everything is black and has become sooo boring.

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Ken Plumstead Avatar
Smithers, BC, Canada   CAN
1965 MG MGB
1968 MG MGC GT
I agree on the Autumn Leaf or any other brown colour, not that I'm dissing anyone that does like brown. It's just not for me.

Black is the automatic other choice but I wanted something different and I also wanted to lighten up the interior a bit so green it is.

Ken



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ron neal Avatar
Coastal, SC, USA   USA
1962 MG MGA MkII
1968 MG MGC
1969 MG MGC
1969 MG MGC GT    & more
Geeze i may have to repaint mine now.
Very nice pintwork Ken.
Ron

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moesignguy Steve Moore
Galena, OH, USA   USA
1963 Triumph TR4 "4"
1968 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Spit"
1969 MG MGC GT "Da C"
2005 Mini Cooper S "LARG MARG"
SWEEEEET. Yep green on green. Never saw that coming. Can't wait to see that.

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PETE W Sussex Peter H
Ansty, West Sussex, UK   GBR
This is going to look very classy Ken. You must be very excited - well done! I so admire the way you have thought everything through.

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Ken Plumstead Avatar
Smithers, BC, Canada   CAN
1965 MG MGB
1968 MG MGC GT
Pete,

That's the problem I think I've been doing too much thinking and not enough doing but that's going to change. The bodyshop crew dropped off the body shell at my place yesterday so now it's back in the garage and it's time to get busy. First priority is to get it back on it's wheels and the block and transmission back in it and run some wire and plumbing. Today job is to organize suspension parts and make up an assembly checklist.

After I've re-assembled what I can on a bare body shell it can go back for the exterior paint job.

Ken



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