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Old 07-04-2014, 03:40 PM   #1
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Default 56 Oval resto

So trying out a bit of Wheeler Dealering and restoring an Oval to sell on once done. I may even use it as my resume to get resto jobs, who knows

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She's been sat in a shed since 1998 and not turned a wheel since. Stripped the carb, cleaned the plugs n points, popped some fresh fuel in the carb and hey presto she fired up almost instantly

No.3 cylinder is 15psi down to the rest @145-150 plus after the short running had a little oil on it but hopefully just some new rings will sort that and new bearings just to refresh things and the engine will be a good un

By the end of the week I hope to have the body off the pan and then the fun pictures of the rust can be shown. Apart from the rear valance and decklid the rest of the rust is in the usual suspects. Channels, lower A-pillars, lower rear qtrs and a bit in the rain gutters and front scuttle.
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Lovely project! Will be watching this one!
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Nice! will be following this

the running boards look solid
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Nice! will be following this

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Bahahahahaha ha oddly enough the passengers is rock solid compared to the half a tea bag on the drivers side. Maybe I'll sell it as modern art
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Default breakdown of partnership!!!

So after nearly 60 years together the rot in the relationship has finally gotten to the point where a divorce was agreed upon. A shame but hopefully if the rot can be resolved then they may get back together.





Pan getting attacked first as very little to repair, which for 58 yrs is bloody good going

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And along with the non-existent battery tray the rear area is very Swiss so a rear 1/4 pan shall be chopped up for just what is necessary unless the repro part ends up being nice thick steel


Hopefully i will have less interruptions over the next few weeks to get all the welding completed.
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