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marty
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:29 pm    Post subject: My gte resto Reply with quote

this is a picture from the guy who I bought it off, had been recently restored and was seemingly a show car, Mmmm

Decided to have a poke around the bulkhead not long after buying it

So it was out with the engine and a full strip down


I didn't realise how long it takes to upload pictures, im going for a coffee


My homemade spit, I started doing this on my driveway six years ago, it's a bit ambitious with the weather the way it is in Scotland and your neighbours asking questions.


This was one of the first repair panels I made and it was my first attempt, didn't use it in the end as I got the whole panel later.

This was it before, just love filler!



Driver side wing has had a few repairs using filler, angle iron,welds, seamsealer and underseal.



Old outrigger off only to discovere the replacement doesn't have this strengthening part in it

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah one of those quick blow over of paint on the bits you can see restorations mad

Fair play for getting stuck in and bringing it back thumleft

Tho thinking about it, mine didn't have the strengthening bit inside when I removed the outrigger and I'm confident it was original, tho I took the other side off so maybe their different.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aye, one side has it the other doesn't, dunno why, so had to make a new support






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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of work you have already done, you starting with the worst part, the front, I saved it for last, my mistake lol
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nelson without a doubt the worst part on mine, I didn't think it would take long to do it, until I started to strip it all down. Then it's trying to get all the panels and this was only some of them.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Full size airfix kit lol
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tuffty wrote:
Full size airfix kit lol


That made me laugh more than it should Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An airfix kit would have been easier
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


















All done apart from the bottom a pillar this was to be done much later
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn, that was fast and perfect Shocked . I had to make almost the same repair in mine, but mine looks like was welded using bird poo. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

marty wrote:
Nelson without a doubt the worst part on mine, I didn't think it would take long to do it, until I started to strip it all down. Then it's trying to get all the panels and this was only some of them.


f#@k me did you change the front chassis legs too!?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nelson, the car is ready to paint, that repair was about 3 years ago, I kept meaning to start a resto thread.
Phil I didn't replace the chassis legs, only someone as mad as you would do that, have you finished yours? I will get to the chassis legs soon on the thread.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:01 pm    Post subject: Re: My gte resto Reply with quote

marty wrote:


My gte didnīt came with that gear linkage damper, I supose you donīt have the part number still on it?

(Started my resto like in 2006-2007, there are things I donīt even remenber how reasemble again Confused )
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Epic metal work big grin
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:11 am    Post subject: Re: My gte resto Reply with quote

nelson c. wrote:


(Started my resto like in 2006-2007, there are things I donīt even remenber how reasemble again Confused )


Me too.

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