Refurbs, Paint, Liveries

Ben here, as you probably don’t know who I am, and this also being my first time writing a blog post, feel free to scroll down, look at the photos of cool cars and ignore the text.

It has been a steady but enjoyable start to the year, with Dan driving at a Rockingham “Meihan” day and a Rockingham Outer Paddock day testing prototype Mazda parts.

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From what I gather, and a quality full day of sitting in the passenger seat of the Nissan at Meihan, both cars performed well. But it was PS13 that ended up coming out the worse of the two after a couple of disagreements with the Meihan wall.

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After some success with a slide hammer, a new rear light, and some fiberglass repairs to the rear fender, the back of the car was back to its former shape.

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With a couple of new touches to the car, and the rear end needing a respray anyway, Dan and I decided that we could probably set up a DIY paint booth in his newly built garage. So we did.

A bit of prep later and Dan started to paint. We were both quite impressed at the reasonably high standard he managed to get considering he’d never painted a car before.

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With the car looking great and Ali’s highly anticipated STL! 3 looming around the corner, it was time to ruin the nice paint and mock up a livery for both cars. Dan had designed the livery in house – which he will go into more detail about in a later post.

An idea was put together, so Dan, Ellie, and I moved the vinyl cutter into the workshop and got to printing, weeding, and sticking.

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After a fair amount of time and grossly underestimating how much vinyl we’d need, this Nissan was just about done.

Here’s some photos of the car just before STL! 3.

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While exhausted following a 4am bedtime due to applying the liveries to Tom and Conor’s MX5’s the night before, the car was loaded onto the trailer for Dan’s maiden voyage towing a trailer up to Driftland.

I personally think that it looks great, and i’m really looking forward to seeing the rest of the Destroy Or Die boys rolling them out onto their own cars soon.

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