Fastback Restoration

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Fastback Restoration

Post by Type1234 » 20th August 2019 - 11:01am

The lovely Fastback I bought that now turned out to be a major resto project.
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Day 1 of the restoration, 10,000 to go

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Re: Fastback Restoration

Post by Type1234 » 20th August 2019 - 11:04am

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I plan to take the body off the floor pan but it looks like someone has welded it on or used a few kilos of bluetack. Better look out the wire brush and cutting discs.

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Re: Fastback Restoration

Post by kaddy » 19th January 2020 - 6:20pm

Par for the course on the restos of fastbacks.

Many interesting methods were used to keep the fasty on the road.
Most of them have innovative repairs putting off the only real solution.

If in doubt,cut it out. You will be glad you did.

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Re: Fastback Restoration

Post by Type1234 » 7th March 2020 - 9:50pm

Yes, a lot of innovative repair methods were used on my fasty and I wonder how the hell it got through all those MOT's. No use crying, my little TLC job is a major rebuild and resto so just get on with it. That's me talking to myself.

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Re: Fastback Restoration

Post by kaddy » 20th June 2020 - 12:37pm

I found heat gun and careful gentle approach a lot quicker at peeling off underseal,
than any wirebrush. And a lot less messier as well.

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