57 Saloon, rotten!

Let us all know what you are up to with your current restoration project. Get that Minor on the road!

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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby palacebear » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:43 pm

Ah I see. I was temporarily absent during that fiasco. Hadn't realised that folks had resorted to 3rd party hosting for that reason.
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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby SageGreenPete » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:01 pm

I'll try and upload the main pics tomorrow to make the thread make sense if I can.

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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby firedrake1942 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:47 am

It looks sort of naked, cold and shivering! Let is see the pics of the final result. I have really enjoyed this restoration thread!

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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby SageGreenPete » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:32 pm

I'm still having upload issues, I'm extracting zip files to get them!

She hasn't got any wings on yet but the boot lid is on, I'm just filling and sanding the rear arches where the doors open, then I'll re black the inner arches. Just the rear wings to sort and fit the back bumper then.

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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby SageGreenPete » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:39 pm

I've took all the stainless kick plates off ready to go crazy with the waxoyl!

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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby SageGreenPete » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:41 pm

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Bootlid isn't brilliant so I might swap that in future bit it's ok for now.

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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby palacebear » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:45 pm

Glad you've got a few pics back. I was enjoying following your resto :)
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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby SageGreenPete » Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:22 pm

Thanks mate :)

I'll fix a few more as time goes by.

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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby SageGreenPete » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:28 pm

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Arch painted and inner wing re blacked over the stone chip, the weird shape it to fit the weird shaped wing profile! Should look ok with the piping, I've lost the rolled edge but the panels aren't available anyway, other side to finish then I can tidy the rear wings up and bolt them on, waxoyl the box sections until it bursts out and start driving it regularly again.

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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby SageGreenPete » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:30 pm

Over winter I'll go around the entire car touching in all the little bits, I want to remove things like the door strikers and clean them off, everything has been painted over in the past.

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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby jagnut66 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:38 pm

You're making a lovely job of that, glad you've also found a way of adding pictures once more. I hope you didn't loose too much of your archive to that accurst site!
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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby SageGreenPete » Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:37 pm

This wet weather is holding me up now, only a bit of painting to do and I can sort the rear wings out ready to go on.

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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby les » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:07 pm

A real nice job, great to see the quality of your work. You can't beat doing it right! :D


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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby SageGreenPete » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:23 pm

Thanks :)

I'm doing my best, there's plenty of bits to do but it was never intended as a show car, wings are in the garage ready to start having the edges sorted out.

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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby SageGreenPete » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:36 pm

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Welding in plates to strengthen arches, old holes didn't line up.


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