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The Restoration of my DHC has started


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Finished the first  stage of the restoration of my DHC this evening. Dropped the engine from the shell ...405345288_2009-01-28Motorgedropt.thumb.jpg.6f8e8f1f4f3f16a03435bccb794add82.jpg

... so it is completely bare now ...
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Body will be send off for paint removal and shot blasting next Wednesday.

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OK, the 2nd stage of the restoration has started ...
Brought the body shell to a company called Giessen in Maastricht, to have the paint and the rust removed.
The shell did look a bit sad and abandoned, lying outside while they made room inside ...554321926_2009-02-04-03GiessenMaastricht.thumb.jpg.075c8d52dadb739a5c2f640cbabd4f9a.jpg

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Paint removed from the shell ...
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The suspect areas have been lightly shot blasted ...
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... revealing some nasty bodged repairs to the LH wheel arches ...
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Will pick up the car somewhere next week and move here over to the body-repair-guy

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Brought the car away for the body repairs today, that stage should be ready in about two weeks ...

Quoted from stricky
looks a very thorough strip, will make a sound base for the new paint ...

Yes the body shell stayed in bath pretty long ...
Will be completely shotblasted and primered after the body repairs are finished though.

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Body returned home today after the body repairs.
Also brought the interior trim panels to a local car upholsterer.
And still found no one good enough and willing to prepare the body for painting 🙄

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The car is going to look great tho when it's done Theo /static/blahsmilies/cool.png


I hope so 😉

Found some time yesterday to start on the most boring bit of the restoration, removing what's left of the seam sealant and under body protection.
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And a few pictures of the finished fuel filler shroud ...
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