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1275Gt Resto - From Flip To Factory


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#181 Verderad


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Posted 05 September 2021 - 08:54 PM

Battery earth cable I suggest but sorry I'm not expert enough to detail the exact position

Thanks Mark, Thats jogged my memory.  

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Posted 13 September 2021 - 10:14 PM

Well fitted the door rubbers and catches. Drivers door needs a little work to get it aligned at the rear and long the bottom of the door.
Passenger will need lots more work, the fit at the Bottom is terrible, and it stick out on the rear bottom a lot. Pics to follow for lots of that good advise.

I expect its going to need top hinge moving out a little, the A-Panel adjustment with suitable weight adjuster.

Then probably more hours moving catch in all directions until it looks reasonable

Going to buy the brackets for rear seat belts, just incase the wife and kids ever want a trip out. Can't add them once its painted, probably never get used.

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Posted 03 October 2021 - 09:15 PM

Found some motivation to get back in the garage.   Didn't need a plan for the mini, so much body work to do, just turn up, cut, grind, weld, grind......


Last panel to strip the plastic, peel able paint from.  Boot lid, been hanging on the wall for nearly 4 years.  

It looked ok, wrong rubber glued on rather that the one with wire hooks






Little bit of pitting behind the hinges, most of the dark spots are foam from the gasket behind the hinge. 




Tin worm has eaten couple of large patches from the inner skin 





Weld in a patch or just filler ??  


Will give it a clean up to see what's needed 








Krust Away 




Good news is the outer skin is in excellent condition, one small dent to dress out and one that will need filler as its behind inner skin 




Will get the filler out in the week. 


Bargain buy at auto jumble  £20 what a steal 



What a mess stripping a bit of paint a filler makes, glad I put full mask on today 




Only 2 3 messy jobs left 


Strip paint off roof, full of chips from stripping off the vinyl 

Front sub frame 

all the glue from the headlining


One bit of welding to close the hole in the rear bulkhead that my roll over jig went through 

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Posted 04 October 2021 - 06:20 PM

You're doing a great job mate, I chickened out of painting mine, good job my nephew owed me 30 years of Christmas and Birthday presents lol

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Posted 04 October 2021 - 09:36 PM

Looking good. Has to be the only active 1275GT resto at the moment.

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