I finally have a car here that basically just needs some paint splashed on it rather than an mega long massively indepth project of " 100's hours of rebuilding and replacement of severaly bent and rusted metal all over hull and body". Gee's I better pay for this car in a hell of a hurry.
This is Rogers car ... There's been a joke going back and forth between us for years, will I sell him my black ID19 to donate it's motor to this car ... or will he sell me this
-You could use my black ID19 as a " DO NOT BUY " guide if you to a piccie of all of it's bad spots.... It's that desperate it's just sitting 'cos I don't what to do with it ( HUGE rust repair required on it's structure ).
-This car you could use as a "what you want to find" guide if you took a picture of it's bad spots .... 'Cos there not bad !!!....
I remember when Roger picked this car up years ago .... I thought "Ugly paint and ugly colour, but the boot area looks ok" ...
I got it home and my father said "what do you want another heap of sh!t that you'll never do anything with for" ....... Then we started to look around it.
This is bloody incredible. I can't believe Roger found this car. For starters .... Look at the first picture above .... You haven't noticed right ??? I was amazed when I pushed all the doors fully closed ..... Look at the panel fit ... bugger me, the panels all match each other. I've never seen an early 'D' that's this good unless someone that knows what they are doing has spent hundreds of hours beating and setting up the panel fit.
dead motor .. with a head that can't come off without removing it from the car. Yes it really does look that ugly under the bonnet... It's all surface rust from sitting for so long and has 48years of dirt and muck there. We'll fix that, don't you worry.
The sills you step over there, usually are really crunchy and rusty under that grey trim ... Infact most are torn with huge holes down the length of the box members. I can feel one spot that maybe suspect about the size of your small finger nail. I'll try to inject oil under all those trims if i can and leave them intact (there still the orginal trim). Really good.
... .This here's a proper car ... not a shitty thing with bouncy springs :no:
I like the period clock someone has fitted. The temp gauge doesn't really suite though... but will stay ... simply 'cos it tells us the temperature!
I dont think I've seen this before... an un-rusted lip over the top of the guards. Yes the rubber bit is crumbly as hell... but the rubber holder is perfect
I peeled the shit off around the boot walls .. the floor is good (re-pained at some point). the walls are good (surface rust colour).
This here is what an original "french type" boot seal looks like. All the rubber holders are perfect and not rusty !!
Above the other wheel ... perfect .
There is now one good alluminium roof in my yard.... the rest are all sh!t, the crimped on edge has heavily corroded away from the roof. This one appears perfect. It looks like 40year old rock hard mastic sealing the roof. Inside the car the roof rails are still a nice painted black colour. I don't think this roof has ever leaked. I grabbed the back edge and tried to shake shit out of the roof..... The structure is rock solid. Most wobble around due to C-pillar and roof rail rust. How on earth did he find such a brilliant car ??