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#1 stuenutter

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 06:44 AM

Just a taster of my next long term project which was last taxed in 1995.

 

Is it too far gone? Quite possibly but we will try to save her

 

First thing will be to brace the shell before trying to move from my mates driveway.......

 

38494447541_e2cd1390f3_z.jpg20171028_153812 by Stuart gaylor, on Flickr

 

38494450601_c244bf44b4_z.jpg20171028_153803 by Stuart gaylor, on Flickr

 

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#2 FlyingScot

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 07:32 AM

But of t cut and it will be fine :lol:

Worth saving

FS

Edited by FlyingScot, 18 November 2017 - 07:32 AM.


#3 WillCarter

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 09:31 AM

If youve got the time, money and its still got the vin number then yeah why not.


Actually just read that the Vins a requirement after 1980 so thats alright.

Edited by WillCarter, 18 November 2017 - 09:34 AM.


#4 Archived2

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 10:00 AM

That’s a brave resto. Mucho respecto

#5 greenwheels

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 10:11 AM

Never to far gone - brace up and weld on.



#6 Cypher

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 03:39 PM

Looks like it will be a fun project! Good Luck! 



#7 stuenutter

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 05:26 PM

If youve got the time, money and its still got the vin number then yeah why not.

It has the vin and just waiting for the v5 to come. Going to be a lot of work but I'm in no rush now my saloons nearly finished I can at least do some shoes and not have to take my bini s anymore. 😀✌
Actually just read that the Vins a requirement after 1980 so thats alright.



#8 g111mds

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 07:12 PM

Always worth a save if you can. Look forward to following your progress.

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 06:47 AM

This is defo savable, with some time and money, its good to see another one being saved.



#10 stuenutter

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 06:06 PM

No real progress yet as still haven't braced it to move it yet till I fin8sh my city e. I do however now have the v5 so that's a start 😀✌

#11 Mr Frosty

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 09:21 PM

If you can then do. My son's estate has been a real fight but would not change a thing

#12 clarkey31

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 05:52 PM

big project but will be worth it when its done



#13 stuenutter

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 07:47 PM

Back in august I finally got some bracing welded in the estate and got it moved round to my garage

 

44912611874_6ac632f5e7_z.jpg20180505_122321 by Stuart gaylor, on Flickr

 

31765065728_b7192e7197_z.jpg20180505_122329 by Stuart gaylor, on Flickr

 

Finally leaving my mates driveway from where we estimate its been sat at least five years and he pulled it out of some brambles when he got it

 

44723478225_64585ce5c7_z.jpg20180505_122336 by Stuart gaylor, on Flickr

 

 



#14 stuenutter

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 08:05 PM

In its new home for how ever long it takes

 

45637355021_010f6306b0_z.jpg20180818_085911 by Stuart gaylor, on Flickr

 

Engine out ready for work to start

 

43819474440_c0716979b1_z.jpg20181006_124021 by Stuart gaylor, on Flickr

 

Lots of rust

 

30696465817_6ec3f7fa7b_z.jpg20181013_122133 by Stuart gaylor, on Flickr

 

30696463117_eb632a63b7_z.jpg20181013_122146 by Stuart gaylor, on Flickr

 

30696460667_bea020b058_z.jpg20181013_122158 by Stuart gaylor, on Flickr

30696456137_48b1ec7390_z.jpg20181027_132738 by Stuart gaylor, on Flickr

 

 

 



#15 stuenutter

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 08:19 PM

As you can see theres vast amount of rust. 

My plan is to fit toe and heal boards and half floors first to try and get a bit of strength back into it

I'm going to leave the rear of the subframe attached to keep alignment while fitting the healboard as I know them rear bolts are going to snap as soon as I touch them and ultimately that panel will have to be changed too.






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