Having got the lining clear in my mind what about the transfers on the tank ? Mine have all but rubbed away and looking on the Club’s Regalia site the red limit gauge transfer seems the nearest but it has the word ” Shipley” on it. Is it OK to use by simply cutting the word off or are there specific Brum transfers for the tank and if so where can I get them ?
Hello Charlie. Been a while. I have had my tank painted and line work etc done with a coat of clear coat over the top. I was going to find a sign writer to do the job but could not come up with one, so here is my finished product. The colour is as close a match as I could get to some of the existing paint that was left. Its a maroon and originally I am told that the paint was sourced from Midland Railway at Birmingham and is not BSA red as some have suggested. This information I acquired from the forum. All the best Charlie. KP
Hi Kev, The colour on your tank looks about right in the photos you posted. I T-cut the under side of a new old stock tank and mudguards I bought from David Holder, years ago . Turned out to be British Standard Maroon. It matched a few car colours when I cross checked, Volvo 21, and BMC ruby, comes to mind. Matt Holder would not have used anything special!. Some thing which was local, and cheap ,would have sufficed.
Hello Charlie. Yes you can just cut the Shipley bit off as the words and the logo are seperate. But there are different transfers, some with a protective facing and some where the logo is fully visible. Once applied leave them for 24hrs before you clear over the top of them. I think that I probably saved about $4000 Australian dollars doing it myself. A classic car that requires body work and a paint job is around the $20,000 figure. So I am happy with the result and the cost. Paint,paper and bog. KP