Body Restoration 1

With the shell media blasted we can see properly what we have got to work with. On the surface the car looks great and areas such as the special Touring made hood box being in good un-corroded condition and good general under bonnet condition are a real bonus. However, as with most cars it has bad points as well. At a previous time it has had 4 new wings fitted, these have not been fitted nicely, so will need to all be removed, have their edges cut off and refitted properly. When the new wings were fitted, some pretty crude repairs were made to the chassis behind the wings in some areas, whilst other (more difficult to repair) areas were left untouched and are badly corroded. Whilst the wings are removed we will be removing all this corroded steel and replacing with new, this will require many hours of bespoke fabricating sections of steel that are not available as repair panels, but it is essential to repair these areas for the future life of the car. The body is now bolted to our factory Celette jig, this allows all the floors & sills to be completely removed to allow proper repair to all the chassis sections whilst ensuring that the body cannot move whilst in this weakened state. We will take the opportunity to add additional strengthening into the new sill sections to reduce the renowned GTC ‘scuttle shake’.

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