1971 fastback

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1971 fastback

Post by tsettle » 9th February 2012 - 8:40pm

Hey guys just found out that this website existed.
I've just bought a 1971 fastback in January so i thought I would start a thread.
Basically this fasty has been stored in a barn for 25 years and the chap that owned it past away. So until I got it it's only had one owner on the log book and 62000 on the clock.
It's all original and never been welded. It's in need of a little TLC but hopefully not too much.
Here are a few pics of when I picked it up.

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Re: 1971 fastback

Post by tsettle » 9th February 2012 - 8:48pm

Looking further into I realised there needs to be a little bit of welding, the usual areas.
I had a friend help me out from CARwerks in Lincoln with the welding.

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Re: 1971 fastback

Post by Editor » 9th February 2012 - 9:02pm

Welcome to the forum. You've come to the right place! Nice colour, Elm green. You can pick an avatar for your posts to match.
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Re: 1971 fastback

Post by tsettle » 10th February 2012 - 10:58pm

[QUOTE=Tsettle;8264047]Here's a few pics with it all welded up. Just gotta get hold of some front wings as the original ones were fooked!
Managed to get the rear ones patched up which is good.
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Re: 1971 fastback

Post by Editor » 12th February 2012 - 1:28am

Those front wings don't look bad - are you sure they're beyond repair? Decent Type 3 wings are not that easy to find and will run around £100 or more if you're expecting them to be substantially free of rust.
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Re: 1971 fastback

Post by tsettle » 12th February 2012 - 11:53am

Yeah it would be nice to. But under the headlight right down under is totally gone. I know getting some good wings is hard. Getting some new wings seems like a better idea as it's goin to cost more in time and labour as I'm not that skilled to patch then up.

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Re: 1971 fastback

Post by broady_6 » 28th February 2012 - 10:23pm

well dont scrap them because im sure theres plenty of people who could repair them and keep them in circulation :D
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Re: 1971 fastback

Post by tsettle » 7th May 2012 - 2:14pm

Don't get on here much but here's an update.
I've managed to fit a narrowed beam with dropped spindles. Go the rear end down 2 splines.
Also got hold of some new wings and repainted them. All back together now and polished up. Got it straight through it's mot. I've tuned the engine up and she's running sweet as a nut now!
Also added some gasburners with whitewalls to be a bit different.
Here are some pics.
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Re: 1971 fastback

Post by Editor » 7th May 2012 - 3:18pm

Useful garage, but don't you finds the tools roll down under the car?

Elm green and alabaster interior do go well together. Looks good.
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Re: 1971 fastback

Post by Fraz » 8th June 2012 - 12:05am

Spotted this in volksworld, real nice car man!

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