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Re: 2300 SL Sport, restoration begins

PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:44 pm
by 1972nail
escort89 wrote:I will add the photo's when I have shrunk them all to fit :)


Stick them in the wash with your tee shirts! :)

Re: 2300 SL Sport, restoration begins

PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:45 pm
by 1972nail
Joking aside....it's great to here that the shell is better than expected.

Re: 2300 SL Sport, restoration begins

PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:24 pm
by Fred Dukes
Ooh Err you are catching me up - we have done the blasters but now need to sort the inner wings out before going to the paint shop - have to abandon hopes for Billing this year :oops:

Re: 2300 SL Sport, restoration begins

PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:23 pm
by escort89
That looks just like mine Fred ...copycat :wink:
It all takes time, so I'm pretty sure mine won't be at Billing this year either.
We can compare next year...over a beer, thinking how much did it cost us?? :)
Photo's are still stuck in the phone, I'll figure it out, eventually..

Re: 2300 SL Sport, restoration begins

PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 9:42 pm
by escort89
Finally got the pictures sorted... First when we took it to the blasters

Re: 2300 SL Sport, restoration begins

PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 10:00 pm
by escort89
Then when we collected it , didn't realise how long it would take to do the half mile to the body shop. As is always the case, everything was delayed so we picked it up in the 'school run', not what we needed...


Was taken to the same place that did my GLS & they used a different type of media, which was better. Came out like a silver car, instead of a sieve. The holes that were there didn't really get much bigger, but it finally got rid if the expanding foam sills :D .
It was primed the same day with paint that needed a week to harden/bond...?

At this stage a BIG thank you to everyone who has helped me with bits & bobs/ panels/brackets etc. :thanx:

Re: 2300 SL Sport, restoration begins

PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:04 pm
by escort89
Work is still progressing in the back ground. Got a few more holes sorted out.
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Re: 2300 SL Sport, restoration begins

PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:55 pm
by escort89
It's been a while since I posted an update, for many reasons. But we are moving forward again.
Due to illness the rework has been on hold for 3 months, but the body has now been restored & hopefully all the 'rust traps' have been engineered out.
Still have to do spot repairs to the doors before they can be painted.
Have got the paint ready (more than enough, I think) to do the job + touch ups...
The next hurdle will be getting the stripes. I have a few samples of size & colour, so we will see...

Re: 2300 SL Sport, restoration begins

PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:00 pm
by escort89



Re: 2300 SL Sport, restoration begins

PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:02 pm
by escort89