Well here goes!

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Well here goes!

Post by Miles Burnett » Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:40 pm

Well I've started! She's on stands in the garage ( the Se5! ) and having bought a new angle grinder/ cutting discs/ drills etc every body mounting bolt bar one have come with spanners/ sockets only. So miracles do happen. Passenger door to remove and heater pipes/ wiring loom/ handbrake etc.
Rear half of chassis VERY crusty but remembered that shiny bits are very good for morale so the wheels have been blasted and powder coated. Colour not quite as original but I think it's come out fine.
Friends and neighbours gearing up for the big lift and then will wheel old chassis out and sit it next to the replacement to swap parts over as they are refurbished etc. Back home this weekend so hopefully will get a bit further. Forum has been a big help but will probably wish I was closer to QRG and club members at times!
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Re: Well here goes!

Post by Scimher » Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:02 pm

...The wheels look great, Remy - glad to see you keeping the 'steels' & presumably the early SE5 wheeltrims..........The bodyshell looks in good order..(I wish my white paint looked like that!!)



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Post by Miles Burnett » Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:11 pm

Thanks mate. Yes the wheel trims will be repainted at some point and I guess I'll need new nuts. The body was repainted I think perhaps late 80's but has suffered garage rash from being in a lock up for 19 years. I was going to see how it comes up with a good clean/polish. I'd rather get chassis /mechanics in top nick first. Also when I have had a car with great paint you are always worrying about parking/ gritters etc etc so perhaps perfect is not so good and at least you can relax and get on and enjoy it.



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Re: Well here goes!

Post by scimjim » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:45 am

Is it an early car? Is that a 7HA axle?


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Re: Well here goes!

Post by gas guzzler » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:57 am

Scimher wrote:...The bodyshell looks in good order..(I wish my white paint looked like that!!)
I was thinking the same thing, looking at the shine on it. Bit envious of your garage, I've only got room to hang a lightbulb from my ceiling :D


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Post by Miles Burnett » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:32 am

The car was first reg early March '69 and it doesn't look like the axle has been removed Jim. How do I check ? I will look on the forum but is 7HA plus or minus? At the moment I just hope it is in good nick.
Thanks gas guzzler it has taken a lot of effort on my part to get it decent. Still gets bl...y cold in winter. Ideally I'd like Jay Leno's!



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Re: Well here goes!

Post by philhoward » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:35 am

A pretty early car then.

Looks like a 7HA axle to me (i.e. not a 4HA!).


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Re: Well here goes!

Post by scimmy_man » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:45 am

the vertical filler points to being very early, ie first 500 or so.


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Post by scimjim » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:01 pm

scimmy_man wrote:the vertical filler points to being very early, ie first 500 or so.
Ah - didn't load that pic this morning :D


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Post by Oldconn » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:08 pm

Remy, which department are you in? (French departement, I mean)?


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Post by Miles Burnett » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:43 pm

I'm in 87 , Haute Vienne close to Corrèze border. About 15mins drive off junction 42 of the A20 .



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Post by Oldconn » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:49 am

Ah, just a bit too far for me to "pop over" one day. I'm in the Saone valley, between Dijon and Vesoul. If you are ever this way, call in .


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Re: Well here goes!

Post by Lukeyboy46 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:01 am

Looks good, look forward to watching your progress :)


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Re: Well here goes!

Post by Chgperformance » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:17 am

Ah, been there, done that,

Your body looks gorgeous though! Looking forward to seeing more pics of progress :D



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Post by AJL Electronics » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:57 am

Ooohh! You little tease. ;-)


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