The next job is in and this time it's a 1275GT.
This one is not a full restoration. I will be fitting a full new floor including sills, a new toe board, a new boot floor, a new rear valance including closing panels new rear arch tubs and a new rear bulkhead.
The reason being, the entire underside has been patched and patched to a point where it can't reasonably be patched anymore.
Paintwork wise, we will need to repair the lower quarter panels and replace the A panels so both sides will be painted from the waist down so that we can match in the colour.
Obviously the underside and inside will be painted body colour too.
Here is a picture of it this morning after putting it up on axle stands and removing the wheels
And then the strip down began.
First, the bonnet and front end components followed by the exhaust, selector box and then the brake lines were disconnected along with the handbrake cable, fuel line and the tank was removed.
Then the rear subframe came down
It's looking a bit sorry under there
With that out of the way, i turned my attention to the front subframe and engine.
Once i had unbolted the lower mounts on the subframe, I lowered the car down onto a pallet and supported the bottom of the subframe on some pieces of timber and set about disconnecting everything going to the engine.
Then i lifted the shell off of the subframe
And slid the shell away
And then tidied up and put the shell back
Next came the doors, bootlid and glass
And the interior
And then the master cylinders
And that's today over.
Monday, ill finish removing the last few bits that need to come out and then the cutting can begin.