Interior is finished. Carpet looks good now everything is back in. My front seats are a bit shabby, so if anyone has a pair in Chestnut brown, and in good condition they want to sell, please get in touch.
I’m just doing those nice finishing up jobs now like tidying the wheel nuts with covers. It always annoys me when the paint is damaged on the wheel nuts. Petty, but for me it ruins the overall look of a refurbished wheel. 17mm is tight on the 11/16 Sprint nuts but they do go on with a bit of heat from the hairdryer. They may pop off yet, we shall see!
Finally bit the bullet and put the side stripes on today. I was convinced I’d make an arse of the job, but I took my time and I’m pleased with the result. They were supplied by the club in 2014 so I thought they may have seen better days but the tapes and sticky stuff were still perfectly preserved by the plastic bag they were packaged in. Well done, and thanks to those at the the club who source and supply excellent quality parts.
Definitely looks better with the stripes in my opinion. Gives the car a better perspective? Dunno if I’ve gone too far forwards with the front wing stripes? I couldn’t find an answer as to where they should start so I went with a couple of inches off the front tip of the wing.
I’ve now started the monster clean up. The car hasn’t been cleaned in a good few years. So, it’s a proper wash, polish, and wax. Autosolve for the pitted chrome and window polish for the glass that’s covered in years of grime. I won’t lie - cleaning is not my favourite job, but the results should be worth it.
Then it’s a case of fitting the carb mounts and a good tune up. Plus try to fix an annoying oil leak from the gearbox / OD area. Then get VYK off of SORN and back on the road..............
Then start another long list of jobs to do no doubt..................