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Briggsy
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Post by Briggsy » Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:49 pm

Hello, thought it was about time I finally made myself known. I have been a member for the past year, and been working on the restoration of an SE6a for a similar period. No surprise that I am starting to run into a few issues that I am sure people on here will be able to help out with. I have found a lot of good information on this forum so I'm sure you will be able to help me out along the way.

Here is the car in my Dads garage where it sat since 1995.
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After pulling it out of the garage it cleaned up pretty well and looked great from 10 feet away, but in reality the chassis is rusted, the paint is blistered and it hasn't ran in 25 years.
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Here is the current state....
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I should probably start a project progress thread, although with the rate of progress is extremely slow !

Dan



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Old and Slow
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Post by Old and Slow » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:28 pm

Looks like you've been busy and have got a long way forward. Still a lot to do though?
What's the plan with the chassis? Galvanising or painting?
Good luck with the project.


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Post by scimjim » Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:01 pm

Welcome :D


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Post by DARK STAR » Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:14 am

Welcome Dan
A project thread would be great.
Where have you hidden the body :mrgreen:


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Post by philhoward » Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:41 am

Welcome! :D


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Post by Briggsy » Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:31 am

Lifted the body off the chassis at my parents house and left it there. Hoping to galvanise the chassis.



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