------ 3.9.2000 ------
|When Rolf saw this Coupe parked in the paddock
he fell in love with it. It's a coupe from 1960.Little
rust and the engine is still turning. Interior is fine. Overall
quite an easy restoration
|Isn't she beautiful ?|
Well after dismantling all body panels I found so much rust that I even considered to look for another body. But after
revisiting the body it was not too bad and booked myself into a welding & panel beating course and started welding .... ..... every weekend for 6 months.
Here are the results:
|Passenger's side (back)|
|Driver's side (back)|
Finally I can start restoring the mechanical parts and after 6 months of welding I indeed enjoy it very much.
Now the engine and the front end needs restoring. See how long this takes ?
|The Front End||Not available yet !|
My first sample piece with a metallic colour, which is not the final colour yet
------ 21.11.2008 ------
After three years of restoration I'm so close of finishing the car (Ha ha took me only another 7 years). Rob & Roy from Balranald Panels - NSW finished the rest of the body work as well as the paint job. Only the mechanics need to go back into the car and then I should be able to take the car for a drive. I already get excited about it
Here are some pictures of Rob & Roy's fantastic work.
For more pictures please click here
------ 10.01.2014 ------
The final stage of the restoration just has started. I moved the car to a friend's place where we finished the mechanics of this car
The engine still needed cleaning up and restoring. Once done we just had to lift it into the engine bay. Took us a few hours with medium level of cursing
Here is video that shows the first start of the engine. It hasn't been started since 35 years. Sounds very good. Got lucky with the engine
------ 1.03.2014 ------
The breaks, the floor and the wheels needed finishing off.
Brand new frontscreen was fitted.
and finally the wheels were aligned and a brand new exhaust system attached.
------ 01.05.14 ------
Now after 14 years I finally finished the restoration. It took a while and it was a long journey and I learned a lot like welding etc but all worth it.