CSL Re-Birth - Sydney

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  1. sandhu

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    LOOKING awesome
     
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    Latest update. Front lights fitted with updated globes 110% brighter than standard 11s.
    Original Batmobile fins fitted.
    Windscreen wiper area, and dash now finished.
    Other progress on sills, rear windows and motors Fins.jpg fitted.
    Thanks to all who have contributed to this project!
     
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    And the front of thec ar with the fully restored kidney grill Front of car.jpg front of the car
     
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    Another week of progress:
    - Boot latch in
    - Fuel funnel complete with all new fastenings
    - New fuel lines
    - Rear bumper back on
    - Rear lights and tail plate in
    - Side fins with backing stickers installed

    BTW: Note the multiple drill holes on the rear aluminum number plate. My current European style plate covers these holes, but if I move to historic plates I am going to need to fix the holes. I can create a false back to the new smaller plate, else how would you suggest I fill the holes - take it to a jeweler with some spare aluminum as the panel guys don't want to touch it because of the fine corrugated pressing!?

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    Another week of progress:
    - While O&S did a trial fit of the front air dam - it seems it didn't fit properly! The guys have made some minor changes and repainted because it was cracking already (please note anyone considering using O&S in Sydney).
    - Same with the rear spoiler - the fiberglass was in a very poor state and needed reinforcement which has now been completed
    - The list of missing parts from O&S continues to grow this time part of the door opening mechanism. The guys managed to use and then modify some donor parts from the e3
    Best

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    Amazing restoration, big congrats.
     
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    Awesome job
    Keep posting photos !!!
     
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    Hey mate,

    Good progress. Do you think you will be ready for September show in Canberra?


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    Absolutely - otherwise we will eclipse four years of restoration!

    See you in Canberra if not before.
     
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    Lol. Awesome, can’t wait to see the results, hopefully before September.


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    Another week of progress:
    - Front air dam adjusted and fitted
    - More brightwork - mouldings around the roof and windows
    - turn signals installed (the right lens has a small crack - so needs replacing and the left is missing both the inner and outer gasket - so I am tracking them down)

    Starting to take shape!

    Next week: Fit boot and rear air dam, finish the front light mouldings (the plastic has weathered and has whitened, so we will respray all matt black)


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    Simply amazing. Full marks for your dedication, and to your Team, for your relentless pursuit of "getting it right" It truly shows! Mike
     
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    This week, the stainless steel wheel arch extenders arrived so we started to fit them - we were lucky enough to source some NOS parts.

    The guys also installed the boot light and resprayed the well-faded light surrounds - note the innovative spray booth stand - too late for a patent?

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    Another week of IMG-7539.JPG IMG-7540.JPG IMG-7542.JPG IMG-7544.JPG progress:
    - wiring now all finished and tested across the whole car, so the dash can now go back in for the last time
    - the NOS chrome week arches are on and looking fabulous
    - the badges are back on!
    - the kidney grill has been aligned
    Next week
    - boot trim and rear parcel shelf
    - back seat
    - bleed and test the brakes
    - new tyres
    - still waiting on some plating (air box clips and quarter windows)
     
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    Looking so impressive David.
    Will be one of the finest RHD CSL's in the world.
     
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    Some great progress this week (or perhaps just more obvious progress, so due credit to those who have been working on behind the scenes items or on preperation)

    - Rear parcel shelf installed
    - Rear seats installed
    - Rear ashtray restored with the metal trim coming from the donor car
    - interior upper door trims assembled, but some more polishing to do on the metal trim
    - new original tyres fitted
    - rear boot panels remade and ready to install
    - front window trim preparations underway
    - floor hole fillers painted
    - correct radio sourced - see other thread
    - brakes bled and now fully operational

    For next week we expect to progress:
    - More interior trim and install the dash
    - air box clips re-installed
    - research on how to get the rear window back in!

    Regards

    David


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    Another week of progress:

    - Left indicator lens and light fully installed with new gaskets and remanufactured bracket
    - Air box clips plated and reinstalled
    - Rear trim now progressing - back quarter panels remade from originals so looking brand new
    - Rear seat belts back in
    - The holes in the floor have been filled, we will apply some new dynamat - what are these holes for?
    - The screws have been replaced in the boot light
    - A new battery connector has been installed
    - We tested the new indoor car cover

    Next few weeks
    - Trim, trim and trim (Dash, console, boot)
    - Front quarter window re-chroming


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    Hay David, get Ralph Moore to put the front and rear glass in, seriously
     
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    Thanks John

    I am sure they would be happy to take guidance from an expert

    How do you know he is the right guy?

    Is he local to Sydney?
     
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    The glass is notoriously difficult to get in, the front especially. Look up Ralph Moore Glass, local and the only guys I would trust to do our cars
     

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