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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:55 pm 
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It seems that I have got myself a reputation as a quality welder! 8)

For those who don't know ERO belongs to Jon Tilson and is a TR7 powered early 1850. As I had the trailer for YGD I took the opportunity to go and collect it from him.

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See, this is why I own a Discovery! :lol:

Back home nice and safe - probably having a chat with DTR about the good old days!

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I do this with any car I get, the first thing is to give it a good clean so I can see what I'm dealing with.

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Much better!

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Now before anyone says anything and the hysteria starts, yes both NWL and DTR are currently parked on the grass to give me some space. Both chassis have been protected and they are not going to suddenly disappear in a pile of rust by being parked on the grass for a week or two.

Back to ERO, starting at the rear, both rear wing tops need a repair, and the rear C pillars.

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A small repair on the NS wheelarch

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OS sill and jacking point needs rebuilding and repairing, they are replacement sills so I may be able to get away with repairing that area, I will get a clearer view when I cut out the rust.

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Like DTR and RUK the inner front valence needs repairs, as do the eyebrows. I'll asses them when I strip the front and decide of it is better to take them off and replace with glass fibre ones or not.

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The outer valence and wings have some small holes that need repair and some small repairs to the lower valence, nothing scary.

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The NS Rear and possibly the NS front doors will need replacing I think as the frame has gone at the bottom, I have spares, problem is that ones russet and one is blue!

On the whole it's fine, in some ways better than RUK, no actually its better than RUK was! :lol:


Last edited by James467 on Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:54 am, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:42 pm 
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I have doors for it James if needed. I knew the n/s front wasnt great but think it should be saveable with your talents. But a new door might be easier. I have ones from a similar vintage car but in saffron.

Great pics and its a whike since its been so clean. Did you miss the damage around the o/s boot aperture?
That needs your attention too. I'm a bit gutted the cill is rusty but then I guess it must be a good ten years now since it was done, so not quite so bad.

Looking forward to this....

Jon

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Note from Admin: sadly Jon passed away in February 2018 but his humour and wealth of knowledge will be fondly remembered by all. RIP Jonners.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:54 am 
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As you all know this was owned by the late Jon Tilson, I am recommissioning and selling it once finished with all proceeds going to the family.

Alun Nicholas is kindly supplying some repair panels and parts, I will be doing the welding and body.

It's an early Dolomite with a TR7 engine, running gear seems fine apart from a few oil leaks and gearbox selector bushes which I will deal with when I pull the engine and box out. I'll replace the old exhaust with a sports one which should make the car breathe much better and fit a new clutch. Bodywork wise it is as bad as DTR and Binny but in a different way. I will fit a new sill, repair the jacking point, boot floor and front valence. The paint will respond well to a buff and the interior just needs a good clean.

First job was to empty the boot, drain the tank and have a look at the floor.

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Removing the tank I found some corrosion, noting scary, I have a club repair panel which I will use here.

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Apart from the other corrosion on the car the OS sill is worse than expected, I will replace this with a club sill and if necessary a new internal reinforcer.

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I also think that the bulkhead has given in to the usual cracking, I'll remove the parcel shelf to clean it and have a good look.

The best way to tackle things is to work from the back to the front I think. So it's out with the welder!! 8)


Last edited by Toledo Man on Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Corrected the spelling of the late Jonners' first name


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