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First Update!

Happy Good Friday everyone

I popped down the car today. Didn't get much done as I was on my own for the most part, but I got some pictures nonetheless.

And you'll have to excuse the welding. It's my first time!


I nominate the peacock for the nosiest bird award!! I reckon one of em must have arc eye, he was standing so close!!


Cut the rear panel off to access the boot floor. Panel was rotten anyway


Cut a little section out to replace


I'll sort this side out on Sunday


Welded in a new piece.


This little fucker was practically on my lap whilst welding!

Now there's some nooks and crannies I need to get to. I'm struggling to get into panel joins to clean with a knot wheel on a grinder. Any opinions on what to buy to get in the corners etc?

I'm talking areas like these



And tucked away again (pain in the arse getting it in and out!)

I know it's not much, but thanks for looking anyway.


A Quick Intro

Morning guys

First off, I have never done anything like this, so hopefully I'll be able to pick the brains of the knowledgable fonts on here. If I'm too much, just tell me!

I bought this car back in November as a little wedding present for myself. I've always wanted one ever since the early nineties, and I fancied a project car for a while now, so took the plunge. I mean, how hard can it really be???

The little bit I've done for far has shown me it does actually seem quite hard! With limited time and knowledge, it seems like it'll take forever, but hopefully, with sites like this I'll be able to get it done.

Here's a few pictures of her. She's a 1602 lux with a 2.0 in place. Supposedly a tii engine but with the carb setup.

When I picked her up




A couple pictures when I had a poke about






You get the idea.

I've done a partial strip down so far, and for some reason I decided to start with the rotten rear panel. I've cut it off and have a decent enough one to go in it's place, but I've cut it away to reveal more horrors.

I'll get photos of that when I get back down there as I was pushed for time

How it looks when I last left it


Any comments or advice GREATLY appreciated


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