Lottie, a 79 full restoration Part 1/2/3/4/5

Discussion in 'Restorations' started by martinvention, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. That's looks great mate. We must be on the same wave length as I've been sorting our dash too.
  2. Hi James, we do seem to be progressing along the same lines. Though I might be avoiding my drive shafts after what you said!! I have decided to fit some more insulation, using up the rest of the roll of Solar Bay. A second layer will go over the strips once I have sorted out the hatch seal. Also fitted my support frame for inertia reel which will later serve to anchor some of the OS rear furniture. This part of the build is really enjoyable and a perfect distraction from the miserable weather. Insulation over rear deck.jpg
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  3. Really loving this insulation fitting but will halt at this point and have kept a couple of meters, probably for rear upper quarters or maybe roof or double up elsewhere?? not sure until I have a better idea of the furniture. I plan to fit cargo deck flooring then get back to remaining mechanical stuff below decks and also rebuild the louvered window. Some piccies:

    cargo and rear insulation.jpg

    Rear Insulation and hatch.jpg
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  4. Some Winter lurgi laid me low, so banned from outdoors I decided to do this: Steering wheel covered.jpg

    Finger tips now also very sore, lots of hand stitching with curved needle!!
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  5. Ok, you can go on the "I hate you, because you are too clever list"
    So far it's
    My little brother, @Flakey, @JamesLey and you were teetering on the edge but that has pushed you over.
    Great work it looks stunning.
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  6. Thanks Paul, I'll do my best to stay on the list with this illustrious company!
  7. Far too kind!
  8. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
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  9. Praise where praise is due

    I turned 40 this year but I’ve messed with vehicles since I was 14

    The work you show is the work how my head says it should be done and that’s a rare thing
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  10. i turned 50 :beer::theforce:
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  11. Well folks 40 and 50 are a distant memory for me. My mech/tec obsessions started at age 9 with a cast-off Gilera 175 and a dad who was generous with his talent, training and tools. Now how would my dad have repaired this? butchered steering cowling.jpg

    This was the lower cowling for the steering lock and badly butchered by PO. I guess many end up like this, any suggestions?
  12. Eschutchions, what a lovely word and hours of turning to make a slightly longer pair for the hazard warning and lighting switches soon to be fitted to the vinyl covered dash. Then hopefully I can finish fettling the front loom and fuzebox and get the clocks installed. Eschutchions new and old: Escutcheon.jpg
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