My 1969 Riley Elf Mk.3 - Abi

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My 1969 Riley Elf Mk.3 - Abi

Post  Elf1301 on Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:47 pm

Finally got a chance to upload the small amount of progress achieved on Abi over the summer...

Starting with small jobs like renovating the seats, cleaning what I can in the engine bay, and now finally welding in new panels.

As always, any tips welcome! Very Happy
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Post  Elf1301 on Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:11 pm







On the drive ready for the restoration to begin...
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Starting on engine bay cosmetics

Post  Elf1301 on Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:16 pm

The manky carb and filter housing...





Finished unit

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All the electrics work!

Post  Elf1301 on Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:19 pm



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Cleaning up the dynamo

Post  Elf1301 on Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:21 pm



to this:

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Engine bay as it is now, before dropping it for full cleanup

Post  Elf1301 on Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:22 pm


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Panels Panels Panels

Post  Elf1301 on Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:24 pm

The welding can begin...



Also had a little look underneath and was pleasantly surprised...

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Re: My 1969 Riley Elf Mk.3 - Abi

Post  boris710 on Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:46 pm

Cool Cool Cool

Excellent pics and nice to see the progress happening.
Keep up the good work. Very Happy bounce cheers
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Re: My 1969 Riley Elf Mk.3 - Abi

Post  Jared Mk3 on Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:37 pm

I do like these cars with spot lamps fitted where yours are Smile Nice job on that carb and filter housing. Keep it up bounce
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Post  Elf1301 on Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:57 pm

Thank you! Yes, the spot lamp position on her is well... spot on...

Another major milestone reached today, the rear subframe is off and has uncovered how much work she really needs, its all good though, it was to be expected.

Photos to follow...
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Post  Elf1301 on Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:59 pm

Removing the exhaust pipe...



Its off...



All jacked up for subframe removal...

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Post  Elf1301 on Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:06 pm

Subframe is off...



What was holding the subframe in is beyond me... dark matter or something?



Time to get the underseal off... oh joy



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Post  Elf1301 on Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:14 pm

Decided to strip down and paint the fuel tank too...



Primed



Good as new



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Post  boris710 on Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:43 am

Cool
Thats coming along very nicely. bounce
Great to see. Very Happy

Just a quick point tho, when you jack it up on those chippings putting a pad of wood underneath the jack will make it a lot more safe and secure. Shocked
Elfs may well be 'small' cars but they still hurt when they land on your head !!! affraid
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Post  Elf1301 on Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:01 pm

Cheers Boris

I always do, however just in the instance that is pictured she was up on jacks at the front for a matter of minutes as I got the exhaust pipe off, so only had a hand underneath.

Yeah, i'd rather not have a car fall on my head... affraid

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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:34 pm

Looking good Smile
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