ilovedmymantas wrote:seems like destiny, reading from page 1.
Isn't it a west coast thing to 'always back the underdog'? I know I often do.
(Dad's side from Glasgow, went to school for a term in garthamlock - and that's an eye-opener when you've moved from Edinburgh ). Luckily I had some good friends because I holidayed with my gran & uncle in bavelaw street for a few weeks every summer.
It's good to see your level of dedication in a project. You see the potential, realise it's probably a money-pit, and carry on just like the rest of us
Seriously,really nice progress there. Do you have a timescale to complete?
Yes when it comes to cars I do like to back the underdog
and I'm so glad I had the chance to rescue it, as you said must have been destiny.
It hasn't been too bad as per a money pit, at least I know I aint throwing good money after bad, as it is a restoration project and I have my own pride invested in making it as good as possible, and it gives a real sense of satisfaction to see it coming together.
As I have a couple of other projects those took a bit of priority recently. I'd also just moved house and had to move all my cars, well most of them
, and bits to this new house. Mainly just need to get the bodywork back in order. It's that way where there is lots of little fiddly bits that I am trying to manage many different stages of restoration at once, plus getting parts, although have most of those now.
The biggest bits are going to be finishing off the other side crossmember support, which I know how to do now via the other side I just done, fitting new back panel and repairing the edge of boot floor onto the new panel. Stripping the set of doors I got down for respraying as well, another biggie I need to get done is drivers side sill, that was most of it cut out so need to get a new panel and fit that.
I'm hoping to get the crossmember started next week and get that out the way, then have a stab at starting to fit the back panel the week after. Then it'll be onto the doors and getting them ready for spraying. I've got 2 new wings so would be taking all of those to the bodyshop and then when I fit them and get the car on the wheels will take it in to finish the back panel and the sills etc.
I've also got these bits to get sandblasted so what is not stripped off yet, needs to be removed. most of it is, just bumper and driveshafts to take out:
Front/Rear bumper carrier
Rear anti-roll bar
Rear brake plates
Front brake brake plates
Front anti-roll bar
Front and rear anti-roll bush clamps
Battery clamp bracket
Crank pulley (yes it is pretty crusty in the middle section)
Charcoal canister holder
Phew reading that back it is defo a WIP! I hope to have it looking like a complete car by end of the year at least. Haha don't hold me to that!