Wednesday, 15 January 2014

FHC resto nr. 1; So it begins ...

Started on the restoration today, some 39 years after theTR7 was officially introduced. And as ever with such a job it starts with stripping all parts of the car so only the bare shell remains. I really wanted to avoid this, but using the original body will give the best result.

Sadly I won't be able to work more than one or two days a week on the car for the next month or. So it was decided to do this in a friends garage across the border in neighbouring Belgium. Otherwise Robbie's workshop would be occupied far too long, and he has a few projects going that need finishing.

And today was the day. I travelled to Belgium this afternoon for a few hours of spannering. The original target was stripping the boot area ...

But as that went rather smoothly I also stripped all parts of both doors and surrounding areas.

So far no real horrors. The passenger door looked pretty bad from the outside, and it turned out to be just that. At least I didn't have to be too careful stripping it of all the good parts 😈 Stripping the interior is scheduled for this Saturday.

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