Viva 2300SL "Barney"

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Viva 2300SL "Barney"

Postby bluemoontezza » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:53 am

The restoration on "barney" has started.
The viva was on ebay and had been in a barn since 1991.
Barney had a very bad skin complaint,paint on roof and boot had rusted due to being covered for so long.
Barney could not torque/talk lol due to engine seized--tried freeing with diesel but looks like gugion to piston problem.
Over last months have sorced parts from all over england.
I started the resto and stripped it for paint etc
The car is in paint shop as we speak
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Inner fitch started
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a lot more photos to follow when i work out how to resize them
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The Secondhand new wing fitted
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Re: Viva 2300SL "Barney"

Postby Paul Dawson » Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:34 pm

Lots of photos of welding please :wink:
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Re: Viva 2300SL "Barney"

Postby hbpeter » Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:45 pm

Well done, another one saved. Pictures please.

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Re: Viva 2300SL "Barney"

Postby Retro morgs » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:18 pm

Nice one! Keep it coming :D
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Re: Viva 2300SL "Barney"

Postby bluemoontezza » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:10 am

Work is continuing on car,went to norfolk where car is being refurbed.
Looks like its going well :D :D

Inner flitches had been done in the 80s badley,just tacted over rust,N/S had been done twice,but now have been totally cut out.Have gone for the satin black look in the engine bay.

Post more pictures soon

Terry :thanx:
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N/S inner flitch after
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N/s inner flitch before
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O/S inner flitch after
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Re: Viva 2300SL "Barney"

Postby bobblehead006 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:50 pm

Tidy.. :respekt:
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Re: Viva 2300SL "Barney"

Postby bluemoontezza » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:38 am

More bodywork pictures
rear arches were rusted and also rear sill area and floor at rear seat belt areas.
the short sills are very good,did get original ones but are not needed,
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n/s rear arch
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n/s rear sill area
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Re: Viva 2300SL "Barney"

Postby bluemoontezza » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:50 am

This is how n/s rear has turned out to now,rear quarter has been bare metalled,arch cut in,sill and floor repaired
Terry
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n/s floor after repair
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arches-4 door ones but same profile
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Re: Viva 2300SL "Barney"

Postby bluemoontezza » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:52 pm

Went back to Shipdham today to look at the progress of my car,
I used the same guy "Mydadhadoneofthose" used for his ruby viva.
This is first time seen car in colour after most of it had been bear metaled
Heres the progress :) :D
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Re: Viva 2300SL "Barney"

Postby bluemoontezza » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:49 pm

More pictures,cant wait to put it together :)
Fronts very high but sure that 2279cc lump will sort that :wink: :wink:
And think new arches on rear wings look good :D
And no thats not my Daf :lol: :lol:
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