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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toledo
PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:01 pm 
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Some more progress, Keith is doing an excellent job. As more paint comes off the car is proving to be every bit as solid as it always appeared!

Small repair at the bottom of the rear quarter panel
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Few holes welded up on the boot lid
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Quite interesting to see this side of the car, in the history that came with the car I have an insurance claim from 1984, where the previous owner drove into a gate post, scraping the 2 doors and the rear panel. Due to the age the insurance company didnt want to fix it, but there are plenty of letters to and from the PO and insurance company. Eventually due to the very good condition of the car it was put in to a body shop for repairs. 2 new doors and a partial respray. Seems the repair was a pretty decent standard!
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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toledo
PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:54 am 
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This is just looking perfect...

Where is your body man located?! He looks like he knows these cars well and has great skills and an eye for detail so he could be the guy I need for my Toledo's frail body!!!

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toledo
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:51 pm 
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Hes based near Sudbury Suffolk, face book page here:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/KW-Resto ... 2380902017

Some very exciting news today:

First coats of primer!
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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toledo
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:51 am 
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That is wonderful...! Brilliant :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toledo
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:36 pm 
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RED PAINT!
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i'm going to have to get my Saab resprayed to match now :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toledo
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That is looking lovely :eyes4u:

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toledo
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:21 pm 
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Fantastic! Looks awesome.


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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toledo
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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toledo
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:38 am 
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Factory fresh!


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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toledo
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:42 am 
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That really does look the business sir...!

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toledo
PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:47 pm 
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cheers chaps! Its certainly getting exciting now! Polishing is still in progress, We fitted the front screen using the original seal which was in pretty good nick. Just waiting for the tool to turn up to fit the finisher. Doors and boot are fitted and lined up. I've started refitting stuff today, door seals etc. Front door seals have completely disintegrated, where is the best source for these? The rear ones look like they will go again.
Before I refit to much trim I will be giving all the accessible areas a good going over with dinitrol cavity wax.
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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toledo
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I managed to fit the finishing strip on my 1850 without the special tool. I used a flat bladed screwdriver and extreme care. I put the finishing strip in some hot water to make it more pliable before I fitted it.

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toledo
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:23 am 
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Which door seal?
If it's the inner and outer door glass seals, go to Chris Witor, and use his fitting clips. I made a tool from a piece of scrap alloy and some blue-tac.

If it's the door seal itself, ask Chris - I'm not sure if the T2000 range is the same or not.

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toledo
PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:30 pm 
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Well progress on the toledo has been a bit slow mostly because of the Retro Rides Gathering getting in the way!

But the windscreen rubber trim is now in, although it got slightly out of shape whilst fitting. So i;ve ordered 2 more inserts from Chris Witor, so we can have another go!

Edin Dundee: Its the rubber door seals I will be needing, although for now we have refitted the old ones, they can wait for now! Ive ordered the outer glass weather strip ones and clips from Mr Witor too.

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starting to look like a car again!

I've just go to get enough bits attached to the car so I can drive it home, then I can finish bits like the door glass/winders/quaterlites at my leisure

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toledo
PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:19 pm 
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drove it home today (with out side windows was a bit chilly!) The car is now back in my garage ready for me to finish it!

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