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Author Topic: The Portuguese Aurelia B12 .....and so the journey begins..........  (Read 83115 times)
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« Reply #150 on: 26 April, 2013, 02:12:06 PM »

Ok.....fully stripped awaiting blasting..........it does indeed look quite forlorn, as if someone had escaped from the fires of hell!!


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« Reply #151 on: 26 April, 2013, 02:13:55 PM »

During the process.........


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« Reply #152 on: 26 April, 2013, 02:16:35 PM »

.......some more.....then in primer.......


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« Reply #153 on: 26 April, 2013, 02:17:58 PM »

....and........Smiley


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« Reply #154 on: 26 April, 2013, 02:18:29 PM »

....nearly there......


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« Reply #155 on: 26 April, 2013, 02:22:35 PM »

All wrapped up and ready to go home.....45 odd miles.........


Over the next week plus 3 guys will give us quotes and or we'll get a feel for them as body men to allow them to restore the Aurelia body.


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« Reply #156 on: 26 April, 2013, 03:03:04 PM »

That was a job worth doing, going by the pictures. If it was mine, I would think of now as a halfway point, in as much "light at the end of the tunnel"(I know some say passing the MOT is that point). I rather like the "before" photos too. Richard
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« Reply #157 on: 26 April, 2013, 03:46:35 PM »

Its more the end of the first act...... Grin

Finished body and painted........2nd act........


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« Reply #158 on: 26 April, 2013, 04:02:51 PM »

Its more the end of the first act...... Grin

Finished body and painted........2nd act........


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And to mark the occasion, I will up-date my avatar.....Smiley


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« Reply #159 on: 26 April, 2013, 04:49:21 PM »

Great, a major bit of progress!
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« Reply #160 on: 26 April, 2013, 04:52:12 PM »

You must be really pleased with the results Frank. Doesnt look too bad to me at all - I have seen and had repaired much worse. When your bodyshop starts working on the shell can I suggest they look very closely at the area above the front axle and under the steering box as there can often be hidden corrosion or botched repairs in this area on the underside.
Did you have the wings stripped as well?  
I look forward to seeing photos of your progress.
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« Reply #161 on: 26 April, 2013, 04:52:50 PM »

Great, a major bit of progress!

Gee Neil, the blasting etc took a day and a bit....to strip it took us best part of 160 hours!!!


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« Reply #162 on: 26 April, 2013, 04:56:54 PM »

Thanks Chris will squirrel away that info for future use, no big surprises , just a few bits we couldn't quite see, will do only body to start with, front wings need some work, some due to rust and remainder due to modifications done by previous owners when they left off the front indicators and foglights!

Rears are fine, just needs stripped of paint, ditto other aluminium panels


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« Reply #163 on: 26 April, 2013, 08:34:39 PM »

Frank, I think this quote is correct and really quite apt ....

      "Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."
Winston Churchill

We all know how that saga ended and I am absolutely sure that your success will as complete !!!

Keep at it Frank !!!

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« Reply #164 on: 27 April, 2013, 07:45:30 AM »

Very appropriate post Andy as Frank will be spending lots of the new 5 notes featuring Winston Churchuill in the months/years to come on his car!
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