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#1 ger

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 12:13 PM

Hi All
 
Here we have my project thread for the resto of my 1980 GT, originally bought in 2007 and has been kept on the road since then. So in May this year I finally decided that enough was enough and I would do the work properly as I found yet more holes and rot just before the MOT. So I set a start date sometime after MiniWorld Action Day to start this.
 
Here she is at Combe.
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So last weekend I started the stripdown.
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Over the next few weeks I plan to have her stripped down to a bare shell so the hard work in cutting out all the rot can start.
 
More updates will follow.
 
Comments, suggestions and criticisms are most welcome.
 
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Edited by ger, 27 February 2015 - 01:41 AM.


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Posted 31 October 2014 - 12:23 PM

looking forward to this



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Posted 31 October 2014 - 12:49 PM

I do love a clubman!

 

Good luck with the rebuild

 

subscribed.. :-)

 

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 07:34 PM

Will be watching this, looks lovely.

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 08:08 AM

A bit more stripping this w/e. Interior now out and now started on the front. Hopefully engine out next w/e.

 

Ger

 

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 08:56 AM

Looking good.

Wow a two fire extinguisher garage!! :-)

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 12:49 PM

Looking good.

Wow a two fire extinguisher garage!! :-)

Yer, I have been known to burn things  ;-)



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Posted 10 November 2014 - 07:49 AM

A bit more this w/e, engine not quite out yet  :whistling:deffo next w/e - or Sunday anyway. Off to NEC Classic Car Show on Sat.

 

  

 

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 01:20 PM

Looking good! What sort of work does the shell need? 

 

I'll also be at the Classic Car Show next Saturday! Might see you there. 

 

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 05:25 PM

I've just bought a 1980 1275GT in black. It's a bit of a project but a beaut!

So will be watching yours even closer now.

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 09:48 PM

Nice looking GT. I've got a 1980 Silver GT myself. It's nowhere near as clean as yours. Where's the Tin Worm in yours? I look forward to seeing more. I may even put pictures of mine on here when I figure out how to. Good luck with it. Hope you're keeping it nice & original.

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 12:54 AM

Nice looking GT. I've got a 1980 Silver GT myself. It's nowhere near as clean as yours. Where's the Tin Worm in yours? I look forward to seeing more. I may even put pictures of mine on here when I figure out how to. Good luck with it. Hope you're keeping it nice & original.


Yeah get some pics up of yours. Mine is coming at the end of the week so will get some pics up of mine then.

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 07:42 AM

Hi 72clubman - she needs wings, scuttle, flitches, a-panels, floor, boot hinge panel rear valence and rear arches and that's all I've fount atm.

 

Hi jim5570 - as they say looks can be deceptive, I've just been patching her since I got her so now decided to sort her properly. She's already had a few tweeks - running on 10's with 7.5" Cooper S discs and a set of W&P arches. Other than that she'll be stock.



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Posted 11 November 2014 - 01:27 PM

Hi 72clubman - she needs wings, scuttle, flitches, a-panels, floor, boot hinge panel rear valence and rear arches and that's all I've fount atm.

 

Hi jim5570 - as they say looks can be deceptive, I've just been patching her since I got her so now decided to sort her properly. She's already had a few tweeks - running on 10's with 7.5" Cooper S discs and a set of W&P arches. Other than that she'll be stock.

 

Sounds like exactly what mine will need when I get around to pulling it off the road! Good Luck.



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Posted 17 November 2014 - 08:53 AM

Right a bit more done this w/e.

 

Engine out and front subby off.

 

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