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Old 13-03-2017, 02:19 PM   #1
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Bought a 1303 blind on eBay Feb 2016 and I've been fiddling with it to get it through an MOT.
Cost£450 with a running engine but owner had started stripping it to build a trike
When collected it actually surprised me how good so.e parts were anyhow I have a new mobile that works so thought i would post up a couple of pics
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I had one of these as my first car about 30 years ago and it was as rotten as a pear! Took over a year to restore and then i sold it !
No digital cameras back then i do have pics but not sure how to scan them
Anyway this car in the picture hasn't been on the road in 24 years so over the last year I've been going through the brakes electrics and welding all on a budget to get it through an MOT.
Worst job I've found on these cars is the fresh air box it's really fiddly to repair so I tackled this first.

Opened to reveal

One of the biggest mouse nests I've found in a car yet!
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Wow, £450! Looks surprising solid considering the cheap purchase price.

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If you don't have access to a scanner then simply use your camera phone to photograph the old prints under good natural daylight? Watch out for glare if the prints have a glossy finish though. This may be easier to do on an overcast day when the light is more diffused...

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Anyway this car in the picture hasn't been on the road in 24 years
Probably why the gutters are still looking good
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So stripped all old sealer out removed rust and acid etch prime then skim pu sealer to fill a few pin holes followed by seam sealer prime and paint

While this was drying I cooked the front panel and wiper frame in my little electrolysis experiment




Both were painted in enamel


And reassembled

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Good gutters are almost priceless. Well done.
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So when I picked it up on the trailer the passenger door would not shut lower hinge rusted solid,rather than force it door was tied up and this became next job.

Door was removed and lore hinge removed from door(I did have some pics but my iPhone cooked itself and I lost everything on it!
Drove pin out with heat and a drift cleaned and welded back to door ,the skin had creased so this was dressed before hinge went back on
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So we've all faced this job on one of our cars at some point of ownership!
I'm doing this on a budget and just to get through mot so will be repairing as much metal as possible rather than replacing in short it's not going to be neat!


So gsf have been having weekend sales a couple of panels were purchased




So positioned /marked and cut/dressed and welded in
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Door back on wil dress it up a little skim and pant later
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Etched seam sealed and painted

Few years back worked in refinishing factors when they cleared out the old deltron mixing scheme i kept some of the old paints 18 years on and they are still good! So had a couple of metallic blues that were close and used that for now
Also cleaned up and stripped suspension


Painted and reassembled

Replaced all the bushes at same time
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