XWV838 61 Wilma

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XWV838 61 Wilma

Postby Bulldog » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:00 pm

Hello i not been on here for a long time 2012 but now it time for Wilma to have the restoration She deserves Wilma is a 61 two door porcelain green with tan interior and looks to be quite original it been 31 years since Wilma was last on the road and I hope she be on the road next year
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Re: XWV838 61 Wilma

Postby plastic orange » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:37 pm

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Re: XWV838 61 Wilma

Postby Bulldog » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:01 pm

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Re: XWV838 61 Wilma

Postby The vast minority » Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:05 am

greetings, good luck with it and have fun
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Re: XWV838 61 Wilma

Postby Plin » Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:29 pm

:D How exciting that Wilma is about to be bought back to life again. Welcome back, we're still the same friendly, helpful lot here to encourage you along the way!
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Re: XWV838 61 Wilma

Postby DaveS » Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:08 pm

Welcome Bulldog
Good luck with your project and plz keep us all updated.
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Re: XWV838 61 Wilma

Postby ruairidh » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:11 pm

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Re: XWV838 61 Wilma

Postby Bulldog » Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:59 pm

Thank you I am excited To to start on willmas I am not to sure what to do with her yet as in a full restoration Or or just do what needs doing and keep her as originally possible what do you all think ?
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Re: XWV838 61 Wilma

Postby old english white » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:35 pm

What a good project! Quite a rare colour combination too. We all have different ideas of restoration but I think the most important thing is to be able to drive and enjoy our cars. I have no idea of your previous experience or ability but I would suggest not taking on too much at a time. Break the restoration up into manageable portion. Get the engine running first and the tackle structural areas one piece at a time. Once you have the structure sorted out you can move onto the rest of the mechanical work - brakes etc - and then finally if you have time and money left you can tackle the cosmetic work.

There is nothing wrong with getting the car back on the road looking original and shabby if you cannot complete a full restoration in one go. The worst thing would be to dismantle the entire car and then realise that it is all too much to tackle at once, get bogged down and never finish it :( There are lots and lots of half-finished projects foe sale on ebay I notice.....

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Re: XWV838 61 Wilma

Postby Bulldog » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:08 am

What a great bit of advice you giving there obviously you have been through a restoration
fortunately for Wilma I restore classic cars professionally and have many restorations under my belt I think I am going to lean more and two doing every that she needs and not over polish it i much prefer to see genuine car I see it far to often With my customer cars putting far to much crap cheap new copy parts on or making bodylines and gaps better than when they left the factory I have managed to find some old Front wings that seems to be quite thick metal which I am hoping will fit well as two years ago I did weld a Morris minor for a customers That fitted Heritage panels and wings and I was not happy with the fitting of the wings
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