VIN 4566 Restoration

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Re: VIN 4566 Restoration

Postby Dan Willis » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:05 pm

mec wrote:thats a very nice job, this is a job i hoping to start on mine over the winter, where did you get all the dipping/ e-coat done ?


SPL or Surface Processing in Dudley. They have a partner they use for welding, so the steps were/are:

1. Off to SPL for acid dipping
2. Off to Mobile Welding Services for a few holes to be filled
3. Back to SPL for acid clean (from the welding)
4. E-Coating at SPL
5. Return home (Mobile welding do that)

I can detail the costs; they will differ depending on the work done, but my frame was actually very good, so the welding part was minor.
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Re: VIN 4566 Restoration

Postby mec » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:12 pm

ok thanks for the info, ive got the welding part sorted, not sure on the other bits yet but good to have a few options :thumbsup:
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Re: VIN 4566 Restoration

Postby MikeWard » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:19 am

That looks mint Dan, are you planning to get the frame powder coated?
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Re: VIN 4566 Restoration

Postby Dan Willis » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:33 pm

Hi Mike. No, no powder coating here - I'll be painting it grey though for another level of protection. I'm over £3k in and whilst it's done properly, that's enough money on the chassis for now (I have SO much more to buy!) ;)
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Re: VIN 4566 Restoration

Postby dmc4087 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:28 pm

The frame looks class, well done.
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Re: VIN 4566 Restoration

Postby Dan Willis » Tue May 15, 2018 11:12 am

Hi all; long time, no update.. 

10 weeks ago my wife and I welcomed our first daughter (and only, I might add). With the run up to that being costly, and my wife being off work, I had to reallocate funds from the car, to food/mortgage/electricity. Such is life!

In any case, work stalled as it was (literally) the bottom of the priority pile. It still is, unsurprisingly.

That said, it hasn't been entirely stalled.

Firstly, I've been collating parts and working out what I can use. Or not. I'm still unconvinced the engine is worth saving, but for now it's in storage whilst I work out what to do with it.
I bought various running parts; brakes, suspension, etc - but some of that will be returned or sold off as I intend to uprate them.
The frame has been painted as well. It was already e-coated, as you know, but I've added a couple of coats of rustoleum. I did a fair bit of research and the colour is pretty close (or as close as paint can be to 40 year old epoxy).

Here are a couple of pictures:
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They look a little blue in pictures, but not in person (the final pic is closer and far more grey).

And the engine, awaiting a fate or three:
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At the moment I'm researching ideas; the car, given her state, is a blank canvas and much of what I could fit, I don't want to - age and general fatigue put me off. So, well... more on that when I'm sure of my path.
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