Body Restoration 1

Removal of the non-original ‘spray sealer’ type rubberised underseal  turned out to be rather laborious. In a few areas it had been applied over dirt so came off with ease, but in most areas it proved very resilient and had been applied rather liberally in some hard to reach places! Getting it off the backs of the wings and in all the last nooks and crannies took much time! Only once the sealer was completely removed from all areas could the steel chassis be media blasted, the aluminium body was chemically stripped back to bare metal and finished with special PU detailing wheels. All that work was, however, well worth the effort to get this Corsa shell back to its bare non-under sealed state. Remarkably, only a couple of small corrosion points have been found which will be addressed next before paint preparation starts, along with some detail dressing of previous repairs made to the corners of the front floor pans. Retaining original panels by effecting local repairs, without changing complete panel sections for the sake of it, will be crucial to the maintaining the originality of this unique car!

Body Restoration - 1965 1600 GTA Corsa – Team Slotemaker
Body Restoration - 1965 1600 GTA Corsa – Team Slotemaker
Body Restoration - 1965 1600 GTA Corsa – Team Slotemaker
Body Restoration - 1965 1600 GTA Corsa – Team Slotemaker
Body Restoration - 1965 1600 GTA Corsa – Team Slotemaker