Posted 20 September 2015 - 06:23 PM
Picture before I started
It has a few good features such as factory recliners and rh tank and retains its hydrolastic.
Got the engine out today and hopeful to get it down to a bare shell next weekend
I am not going to rush this one so may not update too often, it will have full m machine floor and heritage boot floor and full inner wings, this will remove all the poor quality panels fitted in the past, although back then that were only ones available.
Posted 20 September 2015 - 07:10 PM
Really looking forward to seeing this transform. Good luck !
Posted 21 September 2015 - 12:16 PM
I thought the panel availability was better back then as there was lots of NOS or austin panels around?
Lots of cheap veng panels too !!
Posted 21 September 2015 - 05:19 PM
I was going to just tidy it up but have decided to do the job properly but not concourse, I will use as many original old parts as I can apart from panels, over the years have collected a few, I want it to look its age not new, I am not into the replace everything restoration as too much is lost from original in my opinion. Also any extras will be strictly period, although the wheels are from 70's I think but I do like them,
Posted 21 September 2015 - 07:14 PM
I've been waiting for this one for a while. Following.
Posted 21 September 2015 - 11:03 PM
Posted 22 September 2015 - 06:56 PM
The pile of bits removed is getting bigger, although on this one I am bagging a labelling everything to make it easier in the future
How it stands at moment
Hopefully finish stripping it so I can survey the extent of body work required,
I have been looking forward to starting this one but know its a long hard road ahead.
Edited by Daz1968, 22 September 2015 - 06:58 PM.
Posted 23 September 2015 - 05:56 AM
Looks like a top project, and nice that its been in the family for so long, makes even more worth while doing :) So are the plans back to how it was just all nice panels and new paint? or you putting you little take on it?
Posted 23 September 2015 - 06:53 AM
Posted 23 September 2015 - 07:24 AM
Sounds like a good plan to me, Rose petal wheels would look perfect on this car, if I ever had a chance at a mini van again i would go rosepetals with that love the look of them. Looking forward to your progress :)
Posted 23 September 2015 - 11:53 AM
Fantastic car and what a great project - I recognise it Daz, I'm sure I photographed it at Himley Hall about twenty years ago. The Dunlop D1 alloys you've currently got on it were first introduced in late '68 so they suit the car perfectly, my October '68 Mk2 S has them on at the moment (mine was origianlly Island Blue / Snowberry White too).
I might have a few Mk2 bits left over from my car's resto, I'll have a look and see what's there
Posted 23 September 2015 - 12:34 PM
Posted 23 September 2015 - 06:53 PM
Trim all out
Not to worried with anything I found, just a few patch repairs that will be gone when I replace panels.
Only area I am a little worried about repairing is this corner of roof, not looking forward to tackling this at all
Fortunately rest of roof is fine apart from drip rails which will be replaced,
Would best method on this be to look for a cut from a van or pickup shell, don't think I could make panels easily due to shape.
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