79 tin top

Discussion in 'Restorations' started by BettyBay, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. Hi all.
    Just wanted to put a few bits up to show you what ive been up to for 12mths, when work and family allow.

    After months of trawling the net looking for a decent Bay I found this one. By no means perfect as I had wanted, but I thought I wouldnt mind a go at trying to do one up?? So I bought Betty from California last year for a couple of hundred quid. No engine - gearbox or any sort of interior.

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    It seemed an age before it actually arived in the uk. Im not the most patient person anyway
    So she was delivered in June 2010
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    All god with only a tiny bit of surface rust under the windscreen
     
  2. So i Stripped it all back to bare metal and put it in primer ready for a mate to paint
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    Then found myself an engine n bits. 2000cc type 4
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    did a bit of powder coating on it
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    After a lot of thought about her colours, blueish bottom and ivory top. The choice was made. Probably the hardest thing of the whole job!! 4 weeks later the old girl came back from my buds paint shop. we loved it!!


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    Then we got her home to do the nice stuff!!

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    Headliner in. quite a tricky job
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    Engine in next
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    Glass in

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    This weekend I have just starte to make some up and over cabinets for above the engine bay area.

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    will post some better pics up when ive finished them off.
     
  4. Tidy work. 8)
    I like the colour - it looks green, then faun, then blue. I do like colors that change in different lights.
     
  5. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Moderator

    Looking very good - hard work pays off :)
     
  6. Loving that, superb standard of work so far! :)
     
  7. Cheers for the nice comments guys.
    Its the first time ive ever attempted to do anything like this. I couldnt of managed anything too hard core, I know my limits. But i have loved every minute of doing it!!
     
  8. That's the most sensible start point for a project you could have had I think.
     
  9. good to see your thread back up matey, looking very nice!
     
  10. Diddymen

    Diddymen Moderator

    thats looking great 8)

    nice work mate, very good standard :D

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  11. Very nice indeed :)
     
  12. Very nice job on that headlining, can I ask where did you get it from?
    Have you glued the window sections in ?

    Oh and nice colour O0
     
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  16. not had a lot of time recently so not done a great deal on the bus.
    Have made a console for the walk through part, still got to put a handle on it for the lift up part, and to drill 2 holes in the front for the drink holders. I have danish oiled it for a nice finish

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    will post some more of the rear cabs as i stain and finish them off.
     
  17. I really like the colour... much prefer vintage low saturated paint on a bay, than ultra bright 70's that most of them came with.

    The window rubber chrome adds so much to it... I'll have to get me some of those.

    on a different note, i've never seen a man paint his engine white... twice. ;)
     
  18. Very very nice dude
     
  19. Looks great mate
     
  20. dog

    dog Administrator

    looks lovely buddy, that engine looks proper nice 8)
     

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