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Old 04-03-2014, 09:44 AM
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A few month ago I purchased Cimbria SS from Florida and had it shipped to NY. I purchased the car site-on-seen and considering the price I paid, the overall condition was not as expected, including the cracked windshield. But I do like many custom touches that were added to the car. My plan is to strip the paint, address few issues, make some improvements/custom touches and install new divertrain which I already have.
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Old 04-03-2014, 01:58 PM
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Welcome to the Cimbria SS club. Great starting point.
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Old 04-03-2014, 02:06 PM
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Hey up cousin, welcome to the forum and sorry to hear about the screen, not too bad in the UK for the SS but State side ouch$$$.
Keep us posted and nice to see another 'droop snoop' on the mend.
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Old 04-26-2014, 05:36 PM
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Finally I got a chance to do some work. I disassembled the car and began stripping paint. Next part I will be working on is my roof. My car already has 1" steel tubes glassed into the pillars and across top of the windshield. So my next step will be building an aluminum roof structure similar to delorean roof box.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:58 PM
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I was under impression that Cimbria bodies had gelcoat over fiberglass resin? But as I continue with sending I notice that grey coating over fiberglass looks more like an ordinary primer. In fact I have many area now that have clear fiberglass. So my question is, what is the proper finish over fiberglass; gelcoat, polyester primer, expoxy primer or something else? Please advise.
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:52 PM
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Gelcoat is typically a color coat only over fiberglass. It's there to protect the virgin glass/resin mix. Gel does not always have to be used depending on the quality of the fiberglass; early Corvettes were gel coated until '57 when it was much easier to paint the glass after applying a typical epoxy primer coat. So goes with the cars - what you're sanding through is a primer coat and will need to be replaced. My Aquila is still in it's factory primer - it has no protective gelcoat. Since you (or I) don't know what the base primer is, the safest direction is an industry standard polyester or epoxy primer. It doesn't matter which - both are created to cover unknown bodywork. A polyester primer will sand easier while an epoxy primer will create a slightly harder surface. Personally I have no preference. I've used both, but my go-to for simplicity is the polyester.
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Old 05-01-2014, 06:23 AM
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Not sure if this is a late or early Cimbria as it is different in small ways to the others I have seen on here and is closer to the VW version of the Eagle SS, like the nose vents, (where I have my daylight running LEDs), the ribs on the bonnet and boot etc. Don't know what to make of the large 'hole' in the rear valance, type 3 engine fitted maybe? Why the huge scoop on the rear deck, obviously not a VW lump under there. I'm liking the body mods as in side skirts and flairs to the front and rear.
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:54 AM
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Yesterday I jacked the back of my car to get under it and once I lowered it, the rear stayed raised up. It didn't go down to original height. Why is that?
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Old 05-06-2014, 11:16 AM
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Torsion bars and spring plates got moved. No worries, it'll settle back down once you roll it a little bit.
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Since you said that thing got moved, does it mean I have something loose or worn that needs replacement? I have zero experience with torsion bar setup so any help is greatly appreciated.
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