Discussion in 'Rebuilds and restorations' started by Robert Campbell, Sep 17, 2018.
Bag is to protect the wiper mechanism from water
Not that I can see. So far no filler or welding found. A little bit of rust inside the wings. I’ll probably get them and the engine bay blasted.
Looks like a good un.
Rubber bag ? That is to keep the wiper motor inside nice and dry.
I’ve emptied the rest on the engine bay to get the blaster to blow away the bad, leaving the good.
The wings and the light housings have also come back from blasting and had a later of primer added.
Shame about you wanting new interior panels. I bought some bits off a 280 that had been written off and brought over for spares. The interior panels were in good condition but brown and quite a bit different to my cars. It had a wonderful dash too (remember John).
This shell looks fantastic.
I'd recolour what you have (if serviceable) - they are as brittle as hell though) ask me how I know) and break at the slightest force. But can be repaired easily enough.
i don’t think I have a single complete panel. I don’t mean just broken, I mean broken with bits missing. It would be impossible to rebuild them. So far I have a good set of door cards, but I need the rest.
Ah, no more discussion to be had then on that score ... I hope you have luck in getting new ones for a reasonable ££££
Mrs Wrench is 6 weeks away from our first child so I’ve been on full time Ikea duty.
Mostly been stripping off more of the car to get it to the blasters...
Bag is weatherproofing for the windscreen wiper motor...
Managed to escape to the garage today to disassemble the front axel and do more on the wing repairs.
Good pics again Robert - keep 'em coming
Great pics Robert, I am very happy to hear that she is a good solid body. Happy that I did not miss any big rust demons hiding on the car.
Thanks for the encouragement. Im now forming the shopping list and firstly its obvious I need a new bushes set.
As I am quite lazy sometimes, I prefer to buy a complete set, and have found this one on ebay:
Getting one in the UK is about £100 more, unless anyone has an alternative resource?
Yes, keep us informed please. Until we started to be 'flooded' with US imports (ha ha) bodyshells in this condition were very rare. I'm missing the pictures of rust and botched repairs.
Anyway you have a great facility to work in and what is that 'single-seater' body off please?
I've read it's worth going for the OEM bushings as they actually perform really well - these ones are apparently quite stiff? Anyone have experience with that?
I've got poly bushes throughout on my car and I don't find it at all harsh, but it was very bit by bit changing it, never had a time when I could really compare with a good oem setup.
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