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JPSH120 Posted - 23 Jun 2010 : 22:13:52
This story actually starts on another post :

but i'll continue it here!

A man with an angle grinder, time to look away!

No question that the old strut tops needed replacing;

New panel clipped in place, from inside....

and outside....

So far, so good and progressing well. Will keep posting updates as and when more gets done

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arrocuda Posted - 15 Jun 2015 : 19:26:38
Looks really good especially with the cream interior. Is the same exterior colour as my project car was originally, only difference being mine had a matching green interior. Not nice.... is black now purely because it's the easiest colour to get your hands on.


Building the 'Mark II' fastback Rapier ('Arrocuda').
JPSH120 Posted - 15 Jun 2015 : 09:48:55
So here we go, to finally close this chapter in the cars life! As promised some pictures following the Bristol Classic Car Show of the finished article;


JPSH120 Posted - 09 Jun 2015 : 21:04:30
Hi Dave, we are in the Mendip hall as normal, stand M12. A bit on the small side but hopefully we have enough room, you seem to have bagged a good spot!

David Angel is bringing one of his series cars again this year to accompany Glens left hander and, who knows, maybe even an H120

Look forward to seeing you there.


bigt80 Posted - 09 Jun 2015 : 08:22:30
Roger that Jason.
Dave, I thought that was your green machine at show - not sure where we are at Shepton: Jason has all info, I'm just turning up
Rapierdave Posted - 08 Jun 2015 : 20:43:46
Hi Guys
I was at the show at Chippenham & was looking at your Rapier Glen.
I'll hopefully see you guys at the Bristol CC show this weekend i'll be in Sedgemoor Hall Stand S8 on the Opel Manta owners club stand with My 1976 Cavalier Coupe.
What's on the Rapier stand this weekend & what hall are you in ?

Coupes are cool

JPSH120 Posted - 08 Jun 2015 : 19:15:58
Haha, nice one Glen!

I'll give you a call later in the week to make arrangements for Friday.


bigt80 Posted - 08 Jun 2015 : 13:31:12
Fully sorted then Jason: you couldn't wait to get that bonnet open
Not wishing to hijack your thread, but I flew the flag yesterday at the local 'Lions' show. I needed a shake-down as not used it for a few weeks & got Shepton next wk end. Also took one of the Audi's along. G.

JPSH120 Posted - 08 Jun 2015 : 10:57:14
Well, I'm happy to report that the car and I have made our much awaited return to the show scene over the weekend.

I will be posting some more details and photo's of the cars completion after the Footman James show this weekend but here is a little teaser...


JPSH120 Posted - 09 Jun 2014 : 20:43:29
Originally posted by Rapierdave

Hi Jason
Car looks stunning, are you planning on giving it a run out to the Bristol classic car show this weekend ?

Thanks Dave. I'm not bringing it to Shepton as I need to get some paintwork done before it is truly finished.

Thornfalcon hopefully will be it's return to action!!


Rapierdave Posted - 09 Jun 2014 : 20:30:59
Hi Jason
Car looks stunning, are you planning on giving it a run out to the Bristol classic car show this weekend ?

Coupes are cool

Fastback Thomas Posted - 07 Jun 2014 : 08:22:18
Great to see she's back on the road than!!!
Great work Jason!!

'68 Sunbeam Rapier fastback {B341006846 OD/LHO}
'73 Sunbeam Rapier fastback {AAD 781863 }
I like a car that looks normal but really knocks your socks off!!
JPSH120 Posted - 06 Jun 2014 : 22:19:48
I must have had enough fingers crossed as BJU got through the MOT today with no problems. A very slight leak from the rear flexi brake hose was the only thing picked up which was cured with an extra tweak of a spanner.

Received some compliments from people visiting the garage which was nice;


JPSH120 Posted - 02 Jun 2014 : 13:01:27
Finished the bonnet over the weekend, not perfect but a huge improvement. It needed a lot of cleaning up as the old contact adhesive had eaten into the panel in several areas. I've used some rust proofer prior to priming, flatting, colour coats, more flatting, then lacquer;


arrocuda Posted - 22 May 2014 : 20:30:58
Link works fine..... is looking the dogs danglies under that bonnet, but I suspect it sounds a lot better in real life than it does on this laptop.

Building the 'Mark II' fastback Rapier ('Arrocuda').
JPSH120 Posted - 20 May 2014 : 13:46:59
I've not made much progress in recent weeks for various reasons but the good weather over the weekend gave me the chance to make a start cleaning up the underside of the bonnet. I've removed the old sound deadening which was tatty and plan to paint the underside rather than replace the mat. This is what I'm starting with;

MOT is booked for 6th June () then I just need to get the final bit of external paintwork done, that is booked for the end of June.

Seeing the car out in the sunshine was a good reminder of where this car belongs!!;


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