Sunday, February 22, 2009

Bugly's Grille Chrome

The three chrome strips (left, right and centre) around Bugly's grille are quite tatty and in places have rusted through. I would be very interested to find out from other restorers whether they have had similar chrome strips repaired. It would be nigh on impossible to find replacement strips in good condition, so am hoping that the originals could be repaired and re-chromed. Any comment in this regard would be much appreciated.

The chrome on LDG584 (pictured) was replaced by Graham with chrome from a spare vehicle he had, and it really does set off the front end nicely, especially against the maroon colour.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Bugly's Inspiration


I would be a very proud man if Bugly finished up looking like LDG584, an English restoration by Graham. In fact, we have decided that this colour scheme looks so good that Bugly will be painted the same colour. For those who are interested, the paint colour is Ford Lacquer Red, and the Ford paint code is L5. Graham sold LDG a while back, and it now sports the blue livery of the new owner, the RAC. Grateful thanks to Graham for the photos!