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The Restoration of my DHC has started


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That is a very big NO.
I removed the bolts from the rear deck/wing  and front wing/nose joints and opened them up as much as possible.
Did this to get the inside of the joints shotblasted and coated as well.
These joints will be sealed after painting and after that I will close the joints with new bolts.

The joint between b-pillar and sill will be treated to a good protective coating and maybe some seam sealant

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Finished removing the under body protection and seam sealant this evening. 
A picture of the front of the left hand sill ...
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the left hand floor section ...
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and the right hand front inner wing ...
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Theo, forgive my intrusion, but what was the method used to remove the paint and other gunk at this Giessen place?  Also if you don't mind mentioning how the carcass was transported....
I'm looking for something similar for my Stag to suffer in a years time or so and have no ideas of any place in my area (Goor, OV).  

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Depends pretty much on size and condition of the car, for a estimate it's best to contact them for a quotation.

Although they will only give a price when they have seen the stripped body. And it is not cheap!

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Dropped of the body shell today to have it shot-blasted and coated/primered.
And delivered the first batch of circa 40 items to a local coating firm to have them powder coated.
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And almost finished this piece of kit;
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Not much to report at the moment.
Body will be back from shotblasting by the end of next week.
And sorted the parts that needed coating, should also be ready by the middle of this month.
Except for the body and the wheels the car will get very black 😎

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Planned to pick up the body and the coated parts from Giessen yesterday.
But as the weather forecast spelled a fair chance of rain I decided not to.
So started on the wiring looms instead.
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Plan is to replace all connectors underneath the car with new ones. For this I am going to use the same connectors I used on the front of the car ...
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Picked up a few boxes with coated parts yesterday, which means that most of the parts that needed coating are ready now.
A small selection ...

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As my holiday has just started I will busy myself with re-assembling and preparing as much parts as possible.
So everything is ready for assembly when the body is finished.

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Picked up the body today, well pleased with the end result ...

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Hopefully will get it of for paint preparation within the next week 🤔
... otherwise it will be after I return from Scotland in mid June

Some more pictures soon in my weblog

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Hopefully will get it of for paint preparation within the next week 🤔
... otherwise it will be after I return from Scotland in mid June



Thank goodness for that - for a minute I thought you had decided on peppermint green
(puke)

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Picked up the last of the parts that needed coating ...
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Also busied myself with cleaning up the indicator/side lights. On top the finished LH lens, bottom the RH lens as it came of the car.
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And I started with the cleaning and coating of all the parts for the dashboard...
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