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Ocf 280 Resto From Sm Classic Cars PhotoBucket has fukked this up

#1 User is offline   elliecharlie2008 

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 02:40 PM

hi all
thought id catch up with whats going on at the min and whats in
this belongs to a member on here im sure some of you know the car or have seen it over the years
its a 1988 brooklands turbo with 38k genuine miles on it
pretty cool number plate too
ive know andy for a while and he asked me recently to bob up and have a look to see what i thought
it was two options really the car has been of the road for a fair few years but did run(with a whack of the fuel pump with a hammer lol)
nothing was siezed up as it had been moved around at his house
its a very nice car but it did have issues and for a car of its rarity it wanted to be right
the paint was nice but up close you could see blemishes where it had been re painted one of the rear arches was suspect same again on one of the ends of the sills
the front wings had been replaced at some point with pattern wings so the bonnet gaps were out as were the door gaps
the engine bay had been painted with the engine in and they had taped around the turbo plate and the yellow decal
there was a mis match of screws on the front
the side strips looked to be glued on
so the options were either sort the bits out or go for a full blown restoration
we decided to bring it to my workshop and have a good look and fire her in for a mot
after cleaning up the brakes and re filling with fresh fuel and changing some bulbs i sent her for mot
all was going well until one of the fuel lines burst lol
so it failed on that but i managed to replace it at the mot station and she went back in and passed

so with a full mot we had another chat about what route to go and it was decided to go all out and totally rebuild her
it seems me and andy are on the same wave length when it comes to cars were both a bit anal with things i sent him a list of the top of my head and he agreed with it
so the stripping out will begin monday and a list making up as we go along ie whats being replaced,powder coated,zinc plated etc
the pattern wings will be coming off and replaced with ford ones
the bonnet boot and doors are spot on and rust free
sunroof is stuck but ill sort that out
the boot floor and rear chassis legs are very good
drivers side front spring hanger has had a repair that dosnt look that good so that will be changed
both out riggers are crushed again they will be changed
the floors look good again will know better when its stripped
were going for all new underneath
front legs refurbished
rear axle stripping and rebuilt
engine will be stripped and a new seal/gasket kit fitted the engine is pretty dam clean too lol

its going to be quite a big project and definatly looking forward to it
i had a bit of a drive the day after the mot and it pulls really well all the drive train is nice and tight as you would expect for the mileage

so come monday ill have some more pictures of her as she is stipped

here some from when it came and after the mot

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#2 User is offline   elliecharlie2008 

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Posted 01 March 2016 - 06:52 PM

so monday the car was stripped out apart from the engine i totally forgot to get some pictures but i did today
went through the car and found all the faults that need attention and some more bits today
i cleaned off the paint on the engine bay and removed the front wings(pattern ones)
that revealed the headlight bowl tops had been messed with and were more filler than metal it also had three drip rails lol
the ends of the front valence where the wings bolt to have gone and been plated so the pattern wings were just but welded to to the valence

after cleaning of the strut tops that brought more filler out and holes so the strut tops are going to have to come off if its on top then its underneath
the front of the floors have been previously repaired with what looked like plaster of paris
the scuttle panel is very good barring a bit in the middle as are the a posts
the passenger side rear floor has a hole in in above the spring hanger section so that will be having new sections fitted
one end of the sill drivers side has been plated over and filled
passenger side lower panel has a hole in it which has just been filled over
there is a couple of bits on the floor here and there and one inner arch has been repaired badly so thats coming out
other than that the rest looks pretty good
some kind person has welded all the exhaust together too lol

so cleaned out some of the old paint and pulled the engine out
heres some piccys


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Posted 01 March 2016 - 07:44 PM

missed some photos lol

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#4 User is offline   elliecharlie2008 

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Posted 01 March 2016 - 07:46 PM

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 07:51 PM

Been to Steves place today and saw this car, steves doing an incredible job so far and his attention to detail is second to none, I think ill be taking my cars to him in the future as he loves these cars which is important these days as to most garages its just an old car to them. Keep up the good work Steve!

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 10:26 PM

View PostMikey, on 05 March 2016 - 07:51 PM, said:

Been to Steves place today and saw this car, steves doing an incredible job so far and his attention to detail is second to none, I think ill be taking my cars to him in the future as he loves these cars which is important these days as to most garages its just an old car to them. Keep up the good work Steve!


cheers mike
it was a pleasure meeting you and showing you round today :thumbup1: when you read the threads its all good and well looking at pictures but so much better in the flesh
your welcome up here anytime as are your cars
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Posted 08 March 2016 - 12:02 PM

bit more cutting today to see what was hiding
lots of plates over rust ive cut in some holes for you to see
cleaned of 85% of the under seal the car will be going on the spit but i wanted to order all the panels before that as didnt want to be hanging around
no real horrors on the main section of the floor
strut top plate has been removed that needs the under side done some kind person plated it from underneath lol the triangular strenghterning plate will have to come off to as its rotted behind
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Posted 14 March 2016 - 11:08 PM

on the spit now and started cutting in to see whats hiding
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Posted 21 April 2016 - 03:13 PM

Any updates on your top quality projects? We're all waiting with baited breath!


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Posted 21 April 2016 - 06:41 PM

Sorry pal ive been so busy not had chance to upload pictures/updates there is several others on the go too im currently looking for a bigger unit which is proving harder than i thought
i am on capri world updates are on there as i can just upload from my phone rather than havibg to mess around with photobucket
sun is my day off ill catch up with picvys lol
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Posted 29 April 2016 - 02:41 PM

Fantastic work Steve :thumbup1:

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 08:44 PM

Wow nice work Steve, I don't usually scroll down to this part of the Forum, so glad I did.
Top work mate.


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Posted 03 August 2016 - 09:09 PM

Excellent work Steve!


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Posted 03 November 2016 - 09:20 PM

well not been on here for ages it seems capri world has taken over a bit plus its easier to upload pictures to it
but heres a few pictures of the brooklands when i get a min ill upload the previous piccys just never seem to get a min
as you can see by the photos she has been painted now and will be coming back to the unit soon for putting back together again ill upload some more pictures but for now heres a few of her now
steve

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 04:13 AM

Was wondering, Steve, but that's a worthy excuse. :thumbup1: Seems like a lot of big projects going on here recently. CP is bustling !


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