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Subframes and everything is ready to go for shell

Post  Stuie.91 on Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:57 pm

More updates I picked up the subframes from the Powder coater today they look better then new. Were sandblasted back to bare metal and re done from there.



Also got two spray outs for the Persian Blue and Snowberry White from the painter.



Different shade of blue then I was expecting but looks really nice with the white.

I also have all the pedal box, heater matrix all repainted ready for re assembly when the shell arrives back. It is ready to go the painter is waiting for a slot to fit her in Thinking it should be tomorrow or Friday and should have her back in a week or two.

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Re: 1968 ELF MK3

Post  Jared Mk3 on Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:21 pm

Really starting to look good there - I like the colour combination and interior choice Smile 
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Engine all cleaned up

Post  Stuie.91 on Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:34 am

So myself and dad went at the engine at the weekend. We cleaned all the gunk and oil off it and gave it a lick of paint. It look brand new.



You can see the drastic improvement from the black it was coming out of car.



we will be changing the spark plugs, leads, cap etc.. as well obviously jsut poped old ones on to get the look.
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ENGINE ALL CLEANED UP :

Post  David2010 on Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:10 am



Only a suggestion mind !
But have you considered painting the entire engine (and gearbox) green ?
A slave to authenticity (?) would paint the starter motor & dynamo (or alternator) black.
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Engine paint

Post  Stuie.91 on Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:07 pm

Hi David I thought originally the engine and gear box was two colours. Did'nt think it was all green. I know in 1972 they started to paint the engines black as opposed to the green and where two tone. Would be interested to know.

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Ready for Prep before Paint

Post  Stuie.91 on Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:06 pm

Car is down in Airside now with Tony for paint. Here are few photos.







Can't wait to see it finished
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Re: 1968 ELF MK3

Post  TONYELF on Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:28 am

Looking good.

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gret stuff

Post  shelly20 on Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:19 pm

hi stuie,lord you are flying through this project.

the rate you and your dad are going,it will be driving by x mas day:lol: 

stunning job,the fun part is putting it back 2gether again:) .

keep the pics coming.


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Shell is on Primer

Post  Stuie.91 on Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:25 am

So popped down to Tony today to collect the powder coated wheels and got to see the car. It is in primer and should be painted next week.





and the wheels done to match the roof. Powder coater got the colour exactly look really well

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Its Painted

Post  Stuie.91 on Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:48 am

Its Painted.
So here are a few photos from Tony in Trimtech I will see it in the flesh tomorrow so will get a few more then.

So he did the Persian Blue first



and then the roof



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Re: 1968 ELF MK3

Post  Jared Mk3 on Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:55 pm

Paint is always a big step. Keep it up, looks good.
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Subframes are in and is back of 4 wheels

Post  Stuie.91 on Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:23 pm

Today we started to put the car back together. It left the paint shop and went to MiniFix to get the subframes back in. We ran the brake lines, fuel lines and got the subframes put back in. It turned out to be alot of fiddling and swearing but got them in eventually. Huge thanks to Paul and James for everything. So photos

Arriving from the paint shop






Back one almost in


front


radius arms and suspension back in and wheels back on.





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Re: 1968 ELF MK3

Post  humph on Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:36 pm

Looking amazing, so jealous.  Very Happy 

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Re: 1968 ELF MK3

Post  humph on Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:38 pm





Great work here, this is my next step. Managed to get the boot floor and heel board in last week, rebuild all the back bits now before moving towards the front.

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Thanks

Post  Stuie.91 on Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:49 pm

Thanks Humph.

Yeah I was amazed when I saw the finish on the paint. Loved the colour combination as well. That is it out of the gun as well it is yet to be buffed and polished. Looking forward to having it all back together. Just interior to be done by the trimmer in the new year and she will have everything done really. Will slow down now over the xmas break but all going well will be back on the road early next year. Keep at it though is great to see another one saved.

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More progress

Post  Stuie.91 on Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:38 pm

Right some more progress.

everything is going well with the Elf hopefully will be finished soon. This week all the brake lines have been ran. This includes master cylinders etc... the engine is in and everything is bled.


Dad has also finished the dash it has been lacquered and is ready to go back in







The rad is in, with full wiring loom, wiper motor and other bits and bobs




Also have pedal box, switches, bottom dash rail in with steering column





Hopefully to have more done soon next job is glass and headlining so off to the trimmers


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Re: 1968 ELF MK3

Post  Jared Mk3 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:10 pm

Really moving along there and what a stunning job too. Keep it up.
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Re: 1968 ELF MK3

Post  kaschperl on Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:36 am

Very nice colour!

Did you forgot to paint the doors?  confused (see last picture)
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Re: 1968 ELF MK3

Post  DirkWegman on Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:16 pm

Hi,
how did you manage to get your dash clean? Removing all vernis without damaging the wood?
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Post  Stuie.91 on Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:45 am

No I have painted the doors thanks kaschperl good spot they are in fact my old green doors that were very bad so I got a replacement pair, that have been painted.

As regards to the dash DirkWegman it was completely stripped of all its old flaking veneer, there was some spot where a layer had lifted in the wood itself. Here we just cut a piece to size to fill the imperfections. Standard wood glue did the job. we left it in a press over night to ensure good adhesion and it was properly set. Then we sourced a roll of new veneer which we placed over the top of the entire dash. We cut the piece in a way that the grain goes from one side to the other in one complete follow on. It was stained with polish to give it colour then lacquered with six coats of aerosol lacquer being sanded between each coat when dry.

Finished piece is it complete article then, look nearly better then new.
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Back from the trimmers

Post  Stuie.91 on Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:15 pm

So as I said the car went to the trimmers last week to get the headlining in and the dash rail covering in. We have also left the seats and door cards with the trimmer so should have them back soon. We bit the bullet and said we would go full leather. We chose a grayish/bluish colour whick compliments the paint and carpet colour. Can't wait to have it all finished so photos





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Rubbers, windows and few other bits

Post  Stuie.91 on Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:44 pm


Right more progress today, starting to take shape and looks like a car again. So Windscreen, Rear window, quarter windows are in. Also have all the rubber seals for boot and doors on. got gaiter back on the gear stick and all new seals put in the rear lights. Should'nt be to long now to she is finished. So photos

Windows





Popped one of the chrome strips on her aswell



Rear lights and Rubbers







Have few more snaps but Photobucket is acting up, will update with more progress soon.
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Re: 1968 ELF MK3

Post  Big_Al_Smith on Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:40 pm

coming together nicely  Very Happy 
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Re: 1968 ELF MK3

Post  Jared Mk3 on Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:23 am

I can't wait to see this one finished Smile 
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More updates

Post  Stuie.91 on Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:05 am

Thanks Guys is coming together great now. Looks nearly better then it did in 1968 i'd say. Thanks Al_Smith and Jared it should'nt be too long now until complete. So when we went to start it the fuel pump started to leak so a new one was popped in and is running sweetly now. The boot lid has also been fitted.

I ordered blank door cards for it off Newton, they arrived today and are going up to my trimmer tomorrow to be wrapped in the same leather as the seats. He is working away at them as I speak. He came down with the rear seat yesterday and popped it in looks so nice. So photos





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