HC Estate PPJ 177L The Rescue

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HC Estate PPJ 177L The Rescue

Postby Mjones » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:23 am

Collected garage find PPJ 177L today, full report and further pictures to come.


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After a little persuasion, exit from the garage for the first time in 23 years was easily accomplished.

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Outside for the first time in nearly a quarter of a century.


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Nearly done!

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A nice new addition to my neighbourhood.

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Victory! Only when PPJ 177L was finally on my driveway did I permit myself to relax, such a great feeling!

A full account of this rescue mission and further pictures will soon follow. Right now I'm exhausted, it's been quite a day. :D
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Re: HC Estate PPJ 177L

Postby magnumsteve » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:58 am

Its like finding buried treasure when you drag a car out of long term hibernation, well done that man, another estate! :D
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Re: HC Estate PPJ 177L

Postby Paul Dawson » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:56 am

A friend of mine when I was at school - his dad had one of those - always thought they were a good looking estate.

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Re: HC Estate PPJ 177L

Postby Retro morgs » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:12 pm

Nicely saved! I look forward to reading about it's progress :D
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Re: HC Estate PPJ 177L

Postby hbpeter » Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:39 pm

Well done, a write up and a few pictures for the club mag would be good.

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Re: HC Estate PPJ 177L

Postby Mjones » Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:31 pm

HBPeter wrote:Well done, a write up and a few pictures for the club mag would be good.

Peter

The Editor himself has already made the same suggestion, it will be done. :D
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Re: HC Estate PPJ 177L

Postby viva2300 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:27 am

Well done sir!
Glad i went down there and took the pics....it looked really solid to me....surface rust only on body, and interior is, other than a bit of dust, immaculate... Another estate rescued awesome...

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Re: HC Estate PPJ 177L

Postby Mjones » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:30 pm

A few more photos of my nearly acquired HC Estate. This was a true garage find, locked up for 23 years, one owner, low mileage. Grateful thanks to Mike Stanley for posting details of this on the V.V.O.C Forum and of course Paul Cullum who carried out an initial inspection of the vehicle.

I have been after a 1256 HC Estate for quite some time, now at long last I have a fine stablemate for my HC saloon, S74 'Arthur Dent'. With 'Arthur' fully restored and running like a sewing machine, it is time for a new project, 'The White Knight'. This is a name resurrected from the HC that I used to drive over 27 years ago. :D

This is going to be very much a rolling restoration project, so hopefully it should be back on the road within a few months.

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'The White Knight' slumbers, hopefully not for much longer.





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Static seat belts! Even the little plastic hooks that you hang them on are still in situ and intact.

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This looks worse than it actually is, the vinyl is almost like new underneath.

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Just look at that "finger chopper" fan blade. I may well replace this with a slightly less dangerous viscous fan assembly.
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Re: HC Estate PPJ 177L

Postby pbottomley » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:39 pm

Huut Hummm...

Why have we had to wait this long (and are still waiting) for images of Arthur :mrgreen:
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Re: HC Estate PPJ 177L

Postby Mjones » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:59 pm

pbottomley wrote:Huut Hummm...

Why have we had to wait this long (and are still waiting) for images of Arthur :mrgreen:


Quite right Sir, quite right! :lol: Amends have now been made. If you just care to visit here.
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