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#151 Jared Mk3

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 11:42 AM

The shell is ready and stripped for the panel shop :
 
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Posted 04 February 2018 - 03:24 PM

That shell is in great shape. I love how the inland weather treats the cars. What are the main things that will need fixing before it heads to paint?

That dellorto website is super cool! So much spares and brand new carbs available.

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 05:24 PM

That shell is in great shape. I love how the inland weather treats the cars. What are the main things that will need fixing before it heads to paint?

That dellorto website is super cool! So much spares and brand new carbs available.

 

Battery box is rusted out (only rust on the car). The front and rear valences need some straightening, along with some panelbeating on the front floors. There's a dent on both sides of the car just behind the doors. The driver's door will probably need replacing. Otherwise, just some general love to get it nice and straight again.



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Posted 04 February 2018 - 07:59 PM

 

I like the look of the FZD Dellortos, never seen a set over here though!

 

If I come across another set for sale, I'll let you know if you'd like?

 

 

Thanks, but I've got enough carbs now!



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Posted 05 February 2018 - 05:06 PM

 

 

I like the look of the FZD Dellortos, never seen a set over here though!

 

If I come across another set for sale, I'll let you know if you'd like?

 

 

Thanks, but I've got enough carbs now!

 

 

Can never have enough!  ;D



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 07:37 PM

Today she went off to the panel shop :
 
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Posted 18 February 2018 - 06:24 PM

Just to keep this thread going - I put the first coat of paint onto the front subframe today :
 
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Posted 19 February 2018 - 06:49 AM

What a great build and an awesome car, how have I not seen this thread before? I will be checking in to see it more often now!

 

Top work and what a great find!



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Posted 19 February 2018 - 04:58 PM

What a great build and an awesome car, how have I not seen this thread before? I will be checking in to see it more often now!

 

Top work and what a great find!

 

Thanks for the kind words, means a lot =] hopefully I'll have more consistent updates on this car.



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Posted 07 March 2018 - 05:11 PM

Received a new Heritage battery box today, along with a new seam strip and clips. I've also sourced a parcel shelf that will be used to fix the speaker holes that were cut into the current one.
 
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Posted 08 March 2018 - 04:15 AM

Will you be tackling the welding jobs yourself? I'd think that if you start doing the bodywork too, then you'd be set to do complete restorations without any assistance.

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 05:10 PM

Will you be tackling the welding jobs yourself? I'd think that if you start doing the bodywork too, then you'd be set to do complete restorations without any assistance.

 

I won't be doing the welding, no. I think that's asking for trouble in my case  :lol:



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Posted 27 June 2018 - 07:03 PM

I finally managed to find an original steering wheel badge! 
 
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Posted 04 August 2018 - 04:52 PM

It's been a while without doing work on this car, but it'll finally get an update. Some parts were recently purchased to rebuild the front frame entirely. The car will be getting all new bearings, bushes, joints etc.
 
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I'll hopefully make a start this week on the hubs and calipers, but in the mean time, I got the calipers stripped and split :
 
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Posted 05 August 2018 - 09:27 AM

That image with the new parts makes me excited. It's going to be awesome once it's all fitted to a freshly painted subframe. 






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