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PostSubject: '57 oval resto..   Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:13 pm

This may not read right cos it's bit's cut and pasted from the original resto thread.. I bought it from Paul you the Paul i mean Paul the cock.. lol!


Seeing that eva isn't far from being finished we thought we had better get a new project Surprised

So we found a nice little resto project...

She's a 1957 oval deluxe from Sweden..

Right then she is completely stripped body off, every bolt off, so I've got a floor, a shell, a pile of panels, and boxes of parts..

She is complete apart from engine, gearbox, headlights, semaphores, wheels and brakes....

Comes with a 4 inch narrowed adjustable front beam 8-).
Will be picking her up on friday morning.
Here's the pics we have at the mo..
Frizz thinks it will welded and pretty much back together in about a month ??? :-/







Not sure on plan's for her to many idea's.

Low of course
Not sure about wheels
Was after a rat-look but think she to clean and straight
1600 twin port
Original colour

Watch this space Wink

Got back off our hols on friday so time to play.. Wink

I washed all the dust off and the paint is not to bad..



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PostSubject: Re: '57 oval resto..   Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:13 pm

Rolled her on her side and spent half the day with a heat gun and scraper scraping half inch thick underseal off the botom of the shell Razz






































Also removed the n/s heater channel closing panel ready to replace with genuine metal. The running board fixing panel will be replaced at the same time.

Some more pic's the n/s heater and running board panels welded up and ground back.













I then flipped her on the other side and removed the o/s heater channel closing panel and the running board fixing panel ready to be replaced.



















Both done and painted with black stone chip that will be painted when the rest of the body gets done..





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PostSubject: Re: '57 oval resto..   Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:14 pm

Cleaned up the o/s inner arches. With a flap sanding disk.
And welded up the o/s panel where the rear wing bolts to Smile



Cleaned the front o/s arch and welded the panel where the front wing bolts to..



Also welded the front end of the heater channel...



Then we flipped her round so i can start on the other side....

I cleaned both n/s arches and welded up the front panel where the wing bolts to...


And the rear as well...


Here's some pic's before the previous owner stripped her for resto....











Just spent the evening dragging her on her side down the side of the house in the back garden, to stop the local kid watching me welding they don't believe it will damage their eye's.....

So she's out the back now gonna build some kinda shelter to work under in the rain....

Been off work so got the grinder and welder out. Replaced the n/s rear body mount and reinforcement panel, the mount had been butchered and behind the support panel was holed.. The rear bumper mount and rear corner was replaced as well as it was rotten behind the mount and right in the corner.





Replaced the o/s rear body mount and reinforcement panel, the mount had been butchered and behind the support panel was holed.. The rear bumper mount and rear corner was replaced as well as it was rotten behind the mount and right in the corner.




I've been out and cut the spare wheel well and the bottom of the front panel out due to slight rusting Wink




Replaced the spare wheel section that was rotton.



And also replaced the lower section of the front panel.



That means that all the welding on the body is finished so time to start the floor... 8-)

The front panel repaired



I cut a section of the o/s floor out.



Then welded the new section in.



Cut out the section of the n/s rear floor..



And then replaced it with the new panel...



Repaired the n/s front floor only a hole 1 cm square...
And a plate in the o/s rear floor...

Now all the welding is finished the floor is all painted top and bottom...

Here's the pic's of the floor....





And painted and fitted the narrowed front beam...

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PostSubject: Re: '57 oval resto..   Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:15 pm

Then thought it would be nice to see the wheels and body placed on.... ;D



Started the bodywork got the shell repaired and in primer the doors and deck lid are mint just need a rub down. The bonnet needs slight repair to the bottom lip then she will be ready for paint.... Wink ;D 8-) Razz







Got some more bits though the post nearly got all the bits i need to finish her..... Wink



I've got a 1200 motor thats going in her, a 1300 70's gearbox with sort axles and standard spindle's

Update from this morning spent a few hours wet flatting the primer and she is ready for paint







She is now painted and flatted and polished so all thats left to do now is the wings and bonnet hopefully this will be done tomorrow apart from the front wings cos i haven't got them yet...

Here's the pics of her in paint...













Heres some more pics with the door's flatted, polished and fitted and the deck lid....







Pic of the bonnet painted



And fitted and the chrome trim fitted



Right fitted new brake pipes, hoses and new axle boots....

Then today we moved the floor and shell back round the front of the house then me and Frizz put the shell back on the floor with all new seals and pads, fitted the doors, bonnet and deck lid and just placed the front wings on to see what she would look like. 8-)

Been beat with the slamming stick ???














The front wings have turned up so need to paint them.
Got lots and lots of new bits to fit now still waiting for the wiring loom so can't do it all yet. :-/
Right then the body is bolted to the floor with a new stainless fitting kit....

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PostSubject: Re: '57 oval resto..   Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:15 pm

The windows are fitted with new genuine rubbers, original chrome inserts, and newly cut windscreen one got damaged by my heavy hands... Very Happy

The original chrome trim fitted with new clips....

The rear wings are fitted with new stainless bolts and new black beading, rear lights and popes nose painted and fitted...

All door handles are fitted...

Rear us spec bumper fitted and front just placed on.....

Started to sort the front wings had big reactions... >Sad






We've got some more bit's...

New wheel cylinders, brake shoes and fitting kit...

More stainless bolts for the wings and running boards...

Complete new wiring loom....



The front wings are in primer with no reactions this time so abit more prep and they will be in paint and fitted.... 8-)
The wings are painted, polished and fitted with new black beading and stainless bolts....










Start to put the dash back together aswell.



The new loom is in and she now runs
The running board's are fitted.
The brake's are rebuilt and bled.
Bump steer fitted.
Fuel tank in place.
And despite a few thinking she was too low to get off the drive i drove her off and back on again.

Here's some more pic's with the running board's fitted.
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PostSubject: Re: '57 oval resto..   Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:16 pm

Not done much to her for a while to much work not enough play or day light anymore >Sad
Just been play with the electrics getting thing's wired up also fitted the steering column wheel...






Right then just a little update,

Wiper motor fitted.
washer with electric pump.
All the wiring now sorted everything work's.
Rear indicators fitted.

Highered the front suspension to low to go on the mot ramp.

Then last Friday took it for the mot and she failed on,

Hand brake not working,
Front brakes out of balance,
Steering to tight,
Excessive rear camber,
Wipers didn't work,
No number plate,

So i sorted it all.

Fitted two new hand brake cable's,
Adjusted front bakes,
Stripped cleaned and regreased the front hubs and king pin's,
Highered the rear suspension,
There was nothing wrong with the wiper's work fine,
It's not registered so can have plate's they didn't understand unregistered use the chassis number

Took it back in today and she PASSED.

So got all the paperwork and popped to Exeter DVLA but they need to inspect ALL age related vehicle's now so have got it booked in for Monday morning they say the paper work will all be sorted by Wednesday.

Took her to Exeter DVLA and had her inspected all is fine and they sorted all the paper work then and there got the tax disk so will be getting some plates made up tomorrow so she's on the road and cruising. Cheers Andy me love you long time

All sorted on the road today number plate's turned up this morning so i fitted the alternator and changed the oil cooler seal's due to a slight leak (A litre and half of oil on the drive in less then 2 minutes :Smile )










Here's some pic's after the school run (got blagged in to fitting the rear seat first thing this morning cos the kids wanted to go in style) Wink









Went out and took some pic's for the insurance and thought i'd share them....



















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PostSubject: Re: '57 oval resto..   Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:05 pm

erm... *looks around*.... my time machine worked!!!!! Shocked lol!
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PostSubject: Re: '57 oval resto..   Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:25 pm

Shamrockez wrote:
erm... *looks around*.... my time machine worked!!!!! Shocked lol!

lol! lol! lol! lol!

Looked awesome when you'd finished it.
Proper job.
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PostSubject: Re: '57 oval resto..   Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:37 pm

Not bad!!
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PostSubject: Re: '57 oval resto..   Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:10 pm

If this isn't enough to bring back your motivation Richie-babes then nothing is!!
How is it now?? Isn't some dude from Resto-wagen redoing it all again (??!!!???!) I though he was mad when I saw that!!

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PostSubject: Re: '57 oval resto..   Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:34 am

Mate I was only kidding, that is sweet, I love it
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PostSubject: Re: '57 oval resto..   Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:43 pm

great to see a resto thread from start to finish ...without having to wait for weeks for an update ....


fantastic car you got to love an oval
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PostSubject: Re: '57 oval resto..   Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:09 pm

was some mighty fine work you did there Richy me boy...
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PostSubject: Re: '57 oval resto..   Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:09 pm

So gutted i hadnt pulled my finger out and passed my test then.... Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: '57 oval resto..   Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:29 pm

Fair play thats amazing awesome bug afro
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PostSubject: Re: '57 oval resto..   Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:15 pm

Pure talent dude, plain and simple, top motor!
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PostSubject: Re: '57 oval resto..   Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:32 pm

That's bloody amazin Rich, Wish I could have just watch you do it.
I recon I would have learnt loads.

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PostSubject: Re: '57 oval resto..   Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:33 pm

Mr Scoops wrote:
If this isn't enough to bring back your motivation Richie-babes then nothing is!!
How is it now?? Isn't some dude from Resto-wagen redoing it all again (??!!!???!) I though he was mad when I saw that!!

here's the link for restowagen.

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PostSubject: Re: '57 oval resto..   Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:01 pm

joker 67 wrote:


here's the link for restowagen.

andy

scratch
Where?!!

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PostSubject: Re: '57 oval resto..   Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:38 pm

Cheers guys..

Heres the linky link..


http://restowagenuk.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=4967
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PostSubject: Re: '57 oval resto..   Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:45 pm

preferend the colour you had it in than the new colour, personal preferance i suppose..
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PostSubject: Re: '57 oval resto..   Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:55 pm

delboy wrote:
preferend the colour you had it in than the new colour, personal preferance i suppose..

love both colours me self, would be well happy with it either way
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PostSubject: Re: '57 oval resto..   Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:24 pm

yeah me too
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