My plans for a relaxed rebuild have gone completely out of the window.
Having stripped most of the car down I got a transfer at work and have to move country. I needed to get the car back together as quickly as possible so that it could be shipped over but at the same time I didn't want to have to take more apart again at a later than I really needed to. That meant finish the bodywork and painting but worry about any mechanical upgrades at a later date. It also meant that I couldn't get the engine out to paint the engine bay properly so that will also have to wait.
The main objective was to do as good a job as possible on the key pieces before the end of the year.
Life was made harder by the fact that I have been working overseas since I got transferred so have only had a few weekends to get things done. Regular updating of this thread has also suffered as a consequence.
Onto the pictures - the only bit of bodge I found on the bodywork was a badly welded repair on the wing in front of the A panel.
I'm not able to weld so the local bodyshop sorted that out for the grand total of 40 quid.
Then it was on to the roof which was covered in a sort of strange black woodchip effect paint. That was sanded off, primed and painted Old English White.
Old stuff removed
Speedwell blue paint on:
Standard black plastic Leyland arches soon to be body coloured: