1956 s11 traveller restoration

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Postby ASL642 » Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:31 am

David - you must be thrilled he/she looks fantastic. What colour is the car? Is that the RAF blue?

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Postby ani » Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:46 am

Looks like Trafalgar Blue?


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Postby ani » Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:52 am

On second thoughts it looks a bit lighter than mine so maybe not!


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Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:56 am

Yes cant wait to get stuck into putting it all back together!! Its clarendon gray though the it does look a bit dark in the photo.


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Postby ani » Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:00 am

Grey :o It certainly looks very nice - perhaps the grey is more evident in the flesh :D


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Postby ASL642 » Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:21 pm

My first thought was clipper blue, but it was just too dark and wrong for the year as well. Well you've got all the hard work done - wood and paint. Fitting the rest is a breeze! :D

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Postby stevey » Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:40 pm

time to polish again and again and again and again etc.... s.


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Postby Sidney'61 » Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:58 pm

Looks grey on my screen! My guess is Frilford Grey
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Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:51 am

Heres a pic before the respray, definitely clarendon grey!<br>Image<br>


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Postby markattard » Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:53 am

Do you want to sell it Dave? :lol: :lol: This is my favourite colour on a trav. Good luck with the rest of the works!

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Postby stevey » Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:12 pm

No chance ive got first dibs........


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Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:38 am

So I finally got some spare time and motivation today to make a start on the traveller, about time I hear you shout Stevey!! I started by clearing all the junk off it that had appeared while clearing out at Dads and removed the drivers wing. The painter seems to have lost most off the bolts, so found replacements. The doors had been removed as well after Robert and I spending about 3 days getting them lined up..... So first job achieved today was lining up the drivers door and pushing it back in the garage again!!

Im starting at again tomorrow morning, Berts coming down to give me a hand. I shall report back of any more progress tomorrow :D


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Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:46 pm

Todays progress - Both driver and passenger doors refitted and swinging nicely, along with glass and chrome tops. Wood removed again to allow for final brush painting of the full floor and inner wings.

Back to it again in the morning!


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Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:53 pm

I gave the wood its final coat of varnish after I had drilled all the pilot holes for the side panels. Front wings trial fitted, I just needed to file out 2 of the holes were I had repaired and put new nuts in the flitch.

Im having a weekend off, the clubs having its end of season weekend in The Mill Park Hotel in Donegal town. 30 rooms are booked and on Saturday night we are having a pre halloween ball!! Some people dont even need false faces.........<br>Image<br>


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Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:11 pm

Panels fitted ready to lift on,<br>Image<br>
refitted!!!!!! and on to stay
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shiney screws<br>Image<br>
A good days progress, all the other smaller jobs wont look so obvious. Its starting to look like a car again!!!


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Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:57 am

This week we have been working on fitting the new wiring loom, a nice pleasant task! Everythings been wired up and tested, I had ordered a new loom that had built in indicators as well as the original semaphores and this was a very neat job. I stupidly let the screwdriver slip when I was fitting the headlight switch and now have a scrape on the dash...... Probably the first of many on the new paint :(

Hopefully next week should see the engine and gearbox back in there rightful place!


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Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:59 pm

So todays progress, wipers wheel boxes refitted, headlights ( returned to original bulb type units), fuel tank and the gauge actually works now, it used to read backwards?, heater and bulk head sound proofing. Hopefully the engine tomorrow :D
<br>Image<br>Sooooooo bright 8) <br>Image<br>The old wiring was all faded to black<br>Image<br>Semaphores, the way forward


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Postby mogbob » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:28 am

David
I can feel the warm glow of satisfaction from here.
Good steady progress and excellant results.Keep plugging away, the end is in sight now.Well done !!

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Postby ASL642 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:13 am

Getting there fast now. I just love the colour!

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Postby stevey » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:41 pm

Engine and gearbox in today!!!


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