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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toledo
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:57 am 
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In a word, wonderful...!!!

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toledo
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:46 pm 
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front anti roll bar fitted, annual oil+filter change 1600miles this year!, coolant flush and new anti freeze (2years since the last one) air filter. Cheap motoring! Also finally got an agreed valuation insurance policy on the little car, thanks to the Dolly clubs valuation service!
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This winters project will be the n/s front wing, which has started to bubble up nicely, i'm in no doubt it will be eyebrow panel gone, top of the inner headlamp panel and the front bit of the wing. Now I do have a salvageable Dolly front wing in stock although i'm seriously considering the clubs fibreglass offerings.

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1972 Toledo: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=6OY1otgtVTs
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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toledo
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:34 am 
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I have to get my Toledo looking as good as this...!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toledo
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:23 pm 
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cheers! but your Tolly looks pretty good in the pics! We will have to get the 2 together to compare ever fading carmine red paint!

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1972 Toledo: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=6OY1otgtVTs
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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toledo
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:27 pm 
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Christmas has come so i've got a bit of free time to get into the garage and start making some noise!

here we go again!:
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luckily i've got this:
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Currently i'm thinking I shall utillise one of the clubs grp eye brow panels, after remaking the headlamp panel, along with the white mostly rust free wing end.

the anti roll bar! Probably over kill on the 5 ton axle stands!
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1972 Toledo: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=6OY1otgtVTs
1986 Saab 900
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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toledo
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:31 pm 
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Your workshop, nuch like mine, is like a Machine Mart showroom!

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toledo
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:45 pm 
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Great work here. Nice to see a car evolve steadily during continuous ownership.


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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toledo
PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:36 am 
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WOW!!! Your Toledo is looking wonderful...

I wish mine looked as good as yours does! I'm going to have to get serious with mine next year :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toledo
PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:16 pm 
Matt has your car been featured in Toledo 2 - 4 in Dolly Mixture? If not, I am sure Rob would really appreciate an article (no matter what size) from you and what you are doing?

Keep up the sterling work. :thumbsup:


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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toledo
PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:29 am 
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yes, yes, yes please to an article.. I need material!

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toledo
PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:54 pm 
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thanks for the kind comments! Well sounds like l shall have to do a little article then on the car!

I've started welding, so update on that soon! Also whilst i'm in the area if just fitted poly steering rack bushes and some new rack gaiters.

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1972 Toledo: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=6OY1otgtVTs
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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toledo
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:47 pm 
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Little more progress

Thanks to the Alun Nicholas and the excellent club panels service I have a GRP eye brow panel! First job was to drill out the spot welds and remove the remains of the original eye brow. I've also chopped of a bit of the front panel so I can do another small repair.
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trail run, excellent fit!
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cut out the rotten headlamp mounting panel and remade it. I'm not quite happy with it yet, a bit more work needed.
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Although the nose panel looks in good nick there is quite alot of surface corrosion on the inside of the panel that will need treating before I go any further.

cut out the bottom of one of my spares wings and welded it on
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ignore the splodgy welds on the valance, i had to weld up a few pinholes!

also fitted these:
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1972 Toledo: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=6OY1otgtVTs
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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toledo
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:22 am 
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Stripped down getting reading for paint!
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paint has faded some what in 42 years!
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Got the car trailered over to friend Keith (KW restorations) Who will be doing the paint job
https://www.facebook.com/pages/KW-Resto ... 2380902017
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no going back now! The shell is looking very good so far, front and rear screens are now out and the surrounds aer perfect! There is a small hole in the lower rear 3/4 panel but no horrors have revealed them selfs yet!

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1972 Toledo: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=6OY1otgtVTs
1986 Saab 900
1979 Toyota Hiace camper


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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toledo
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:41 am 
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Looking good... :wink: Are you going for the original colour? I am biased but I do like how yours looked prior to the strip-down!!! I keep saying it but my Toledo needs some very similar treatment damn soon :roll: Please keep us posted with this exciting restoration...

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toledo
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:11 pm 
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Yup its going top be original color but this time one shade of Carmine red rather than 12! I will update as the process goes on. It was long over due a respray but its only now i've managed to save enough to get it done!

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