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waters
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4th Jul 11 at 10:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

you may remember me restoring this (in the front garden).....




well at a car auction I bought this, its a 1977 simca 1000.....




and i'm hoping to restore it looking something like this....



or



i think it'll be a pretty damn cool car

[Edited on 24-09-2011 by waters]
Brett
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4th Jul 11 at 10:05   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Well, you've certainly got the skills for it. Good luck with it
Phillips_91
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end results of that first one are friggin awesome! well done sir!
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thats pretty


http://www.lemass.co.uk/ for all your automotive/bodyshop needs
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wow, from the side its like the 1st car i ever drew
nathy_87
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I can see this one being a bit easier than the other one for you waters Looking froward to seeing this.
sri14
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Bottom pic looks like the new BMW M1 Coupe!
waters
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quote:
Originally posted by Phillips_91
end results of that first one are friggin awesome! well done sir!




thanks, 2 years worth of blood, sweat and tears went into that one!
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love it, get yourself on retrorides
waters
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i'm planning to replicate this one...........



I think its the best looking one on the interweb
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Thats cool.... Project thread please, i could use your skills as inspiration
waters
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the simca is being delivered today after dinner, but I'm doing a wedding with the Alvis (the car at the top of this thread) so the wife will have to sort it

a project thread has been started here.....
http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/forum/phpbb/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=10811

I'll be starting to strip the simca tommorow so I'll update tommorow night.
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I get my hillman imp tomorow too. Although i cant start it for a month or so
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quote:
Originally posted by waters
but I'm doing a wedding with the Alvis

Does that make decent money? S'pose the project will've paid for itself before long.
waters
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quote:
Originally posted by loafofbrett
quote:
Originally posted by waters
but I'm doing a wedding with the Alvis

Does that make decent money? S'pose the project will've paid for itself before long.


I'm charging £70 for today....thats from brides house to registry office then onto the reception venue (about 20 miles in all)
but to be honest I'm hoping this will be the last wedding I do (i've done 3 since completing the restoration).......its a pain having to keep cleaning/waxing the car....I did a prom for some school leavers last friday and since then the car is filthy again......so busy cleaning again after dropping kids of at school shortly.
oh and its a pain trying to keep a stressed out bride happy
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Fair enough
taylorboosh
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Do you still keep them outside? Bit of a shame if so after the work you did
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Fantastic mate! Ive just laid up a future feature of Simcas including a Rallye in yellow. Let me know if you are still interested in writing a bit for us about your Alvis.
Ricky352
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I remember seeing the first car on the web, loved it. The new project looks pretty cool too. And different.
waters
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well got back from the wedding at 3.45pm and the bride was well chuffed ......phew

the simca arrived at 4pm and its far worse than I remember from buying it last weekend.....things needing welding are....

floor, big hole in passenger side
sills, both total shot underneath
front inner wings, both can be repaired
rear outer wings, you can put your fingers through them

all good fun, tommorow it begins, starting with a full body strip down.....so I'll be up bright and early

my plan is to get it stripped and roll the shell onto its side so it'll be easier to sort the floor.

also got the service history, genuine 10k miles with one owner from new!
last taxed in 1983
waters
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a very busy day.........

photo at 7am this morning......




and same car at 5pm......



still got engine, gearbox and running gear to remove
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Busy day indeed, good work


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you dont take no haste in doing somthing
AlunJ
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You don't hang about! Looking forward to seeing this after the last one!
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fuck me that was quick

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