79 GLS resto

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79 GLS resto

Postby escort89 » Thu May 03, 2012 9:09 pm

Thought i'd post how i'm doing with the car, plus if anyone sees me doing something stupid-help is always welcome :wink:
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I have posted about the blistered paint before.. we started to rub it down by hand,then got it shot blast
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Re: 79 GLS resto

Postby escort89 » Thu May 03, 2012 9:15 pm

have had the wheels blasted & powder coated.
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and stripped it out.
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Re: 79 GLS resto

Postby escort89 » Thu May 03, 2012 9:25 pm

AND CLEANED UP THE GEARBOX...
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Re: 79 GLS resto

Postby hbpeter » Fri May 04, 2012 8:49 pm

Nothing stupid so far!

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Re: 79 GLS resto

Postby MikeOC » Fri May 04, 2012 9:35 pm

that'll look a right nice car when done :respekt: i'd like to be able to get that sort of stuff done to mine at some point to make it look decent.
is the colour coppertone?
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1978 Viva HC 1300GLS 2 door,Red with BVR
1985 Ford Orion mk1 1.6 Ghia,quartz gold
2003 Peugeot 206 1.4 HDi 5 door,moonstone-the daily driver.
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Re: 79 GLS resto

Postby escort89 » Fri May 11, 2012 9:58 pm

MikeOC wrote:that'll look a right nice car when done :respekt: i'd like to be able to get that sort of stuff done to mine at some point to make it look decent.
is the colour coppertone?

I had to revise my plans as i thought a quick respray was all it needed...
so once it was in bits i had to go the whole hog. glad i did though as it highlighted a few more things that needed welding.
Original color was BRIGHT COPPER METALLIC, most of it was original so came off quite easy. doors & bonnet were a nightmare. Its going to be resprayed a chrysler color (as near to the original as i could find)
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Re: 79 GLS resto

Postby escort89 » Fri May 11, 2012 10:08 pm

two years ago i had a stainless exhaust made up for the car. they told me they struggled with the manifold :roll:
bit dissappointed when we took the exhaust off to find the studs rusted through, & their solution to the manifold end
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Re: 79 GLS resto

Postby escort89 » Fri May 11, 2012 10:13 pm

At least there were no horror stories under the car, just a bit of cleaning up :woohoo:
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Re: 79 GLS resto

Postby escort89 » Fri May 11, 2012 10:31 pm

Have got some new window seals & boot rubber seal.
(desperately waiting for screen seals, but i have learned patience)
chrome trims were in good order so i don't need to source them 8)
i do need the filler seal on the tank (ignored the one on t'bay recently as i thought mine was ok :( )
tank is in good order so thats a relief
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Re: 79 GLS resto

Postby Paul Dawson » Sat May 12, 2012 8:28 am

That's a nice big workshop you've got there.
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