3.8 seat shell colour?

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#1 3.8 seat shell colour?

Post by richard btype » Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:40 pm

Does any one know what colour was used on the 3.8 seat shells?
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#2 Re: 3.8 seat shell colour?

Post by Heuer » Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:59 pm

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#3 Re: 3.8 seat shell colour?

Post by richard btype » Fri May 01, 2020 6:21 pm

Thank you David, (I did do a search but with no luck)...
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#4 Re: 3.8 seat shell colour?

Post by abowie » Fri May 01, 2020 9:40 pm

richard btype wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 6:21 pm
Thank you David, (I did do a search but with no luck)...
It's always easier after you post because the nice Similar Topics box down the bottom gives you 5 good leads..
Andrew.
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#5 Re: 3.8 seat shell colour?

Post by Heuer » Fri May 01, 2020 10:06 pm

:yeahthat:
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#6 Re: 3.8 seat shell colour?

Post by abowie » Fri May 01, 2020 11:47 pm

Heuer wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 10:06 pm
:yeahthat:
Which is a tad frustrating because you don't see it until after you post..
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#7 Re: 3.8 seat shell colour?

Post by Philk » Sat May 02, 2020 5:18 pm

The original was BS381C 694 Dove Grey. For our seats, GB Classic Trim used the modern replacement code RAL7030 (stone grey) which came out well.

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This was also used on the hood frame and was a very close match to some of the original paint that was still present once it was stripped back.

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#8 Re: 3.8 seat shell colour?

Post by MarkRado » Sun May 03, 2020 12:40 pm

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#9 Re: 3.8 seat shell colour?

Post by ysmalkie » Sun May 03, 2020 4:49 pm

Note that the back part was not painted.


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