Exterior before restoration: Body Shell and Wheels

The Car before work began
The Car after work was done

Bodyshell Primed 29th November 2012 and now we have some real progress

The Bodyshell preparation was completed late yesterday and this morning, went into the paint chamber and had it's first coat of primer.

I also collected the completed, recovered, interior door panels from the upholsterer today and they really do look good in two tone leather, but that is for another instalment.

There is still a way to go yet, but progress is visibly happening at last.

Road Wheel Whilst the car has been with the painter I have also polished the bumpers and had the road wheels shot blasted (you can see the condition before cleaning in the image) and powder coated to match the interior window frames

I actually sourced a set of 4 wheels from a long term Traction owner in Aberdeen so that the wheels could be ready when the car was.

Just waiting for the painter now so we can get on with putting the car back together with all the new rubbers etc. I have sat in boxes in a spare bedroom........

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