57 Split,,,,,,, Finished !!!

Discussion in 'Restorations' started by PIE, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. PIE

    PIE

    DUE TO CRAPPY PHOTOBUCKET RUINING ME THREAD PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW AS SOME REALLY GREAT BOFFIN ON SSVC HAS MANAGED TO DEFEAT THE EVIL PB AND ALL THE MISSING PICS AT THE START OF THE RESTO CAN BE SEEN THERE !!
    https://www.ssvc.org.uk/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=109026



    Finally got started on me 57 split, it was dipped in acid some time ago at that place in Dudley when they would dip vans! then dipped in E-coat primer, its in amazingly good nick!!

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    The retro fit front indicators need removing as its a semaphore jobbie, I need the 55-57 back lights and single central brake light COSTA LOTTIE!!
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2017
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  2. PIE

    PIE

    No wonder the suspension seemed a bit soft
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    Last edited: Dec 3, 2017
  3. PIE

    PIE

    Bit of a dilemma
    Original colour was Dove blue
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    Im tempted though to go from another year correct colour, Palm over sand
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    Last edited: Dec 3, 2017
  4. PIE

    PIE

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  5. Its a shame your so far away i would love to put some of my ocd into a build like this:)
    If theres anything i can do from a distance or in a short two days your end please give me a shout
     
  6. PIE

    PIE

    Im hoping to have it in paint some time next month!!
     
  7. Whats your plans so far say it could be a show stopper if thats what you want?
    I need to make a picture cv of my work if im ever going to dip my toe in the pond of pro restos
    Your about 150 ish miles from me i think??????
     
  8. Flakey

    Flakey Sponsor

    Palm over Sand , there's plenty of Dove blue splitties around :thumbsup:
     
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  9. PIE

    PIE

    Hope to get it the bulk of the welding done this month, any filling I hope to keep to a minimum and if any hope to do it with lead, sourcing the parts is difficult as lights are only 55-57 and some panels are unavailable, Was going to keep it stock, I was going to get it into primer or paint and sell it but I'm thinking of keeping it now so may go down the 12v route now
     
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  10. This is the gearbox for my van


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  11. PIE

    PIE

    Nice!
    Im gathering a pile for the powder coater, took me an hour with gunk and the jet wash to clean up the front beam, oh and also a brush handle and lump hammer to clear the middle of the the top tube of what was left of the torsion leaves !!
     
  12. Nice one Pie, keep the pics coming!!

    Good luck, hope it goes smoothly :D
     
  13. Palm over sand looks awesome, have fun :)
     
  14. 72wilma

    72wilma Moderator

    Ready for the bluebells?
     
  15. sANDYbAY

    sANDYbAY On benefits-won't sponsor!

    Palm over sand for me as well. Much more classy than a single colour.
     
  16. PIE

    PIE

    I will be in the bay, a bit more room!
     
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  17. PIE

    PIE

    Did a trolly dash around Schofields today, Rick there was brilliant!!!
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    Removed the front panel, it had a big ding in it and the metal had streached, As I want to keep any filling down to a bare minimum if none!! decided to replace it!The acid and coating had done its job it looked like new in there.[​IMG][/URL[​IMG]
    New face ready to go on, none of them there indicators![​IMG]

    The illusive tool box, Rick had a new one in his stash[​IMG]

    Got her up on stilts![​IMG]
     
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  18. Well done with the dip and parts dash - I am also going to be watching the progress on this.
     
  19. PIE

    PIE

    Progress this weekend
    New outriggers on drivers side,
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    Inner sill
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    Bit of damage in front of wheel arch replaced
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    Spot welds marked ready for drilling then floor will be welded from outside to keep it neat

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    Last edited: Mar 18, 2015
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