Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

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#81 Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Post by mark10337 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:13 am

pure porn! How did you refinish the rocker covers. Powder coating masking off the ribs? did you skim the raised sections?
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#82 Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Post by Lost Horizon » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:40 pm

mark10337 wrote:
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pure porn! How did you refinish the rocker covers. Powder coating masking off the ribs? did you skim the raised sections?
Skimmed the raised sections. We considered a light milling, but in the end, %$^$#! sanded it. For hours. And Hours. That stuff is hard as the hubs of h.e.l.l. :geek2:

( I throw around the Royal "We", although in truth, it was my project manager, Richard, who really hauled the freight on this... :hammerdrill: )
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#83 Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Post by Lost Horizon » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:07 pm

Here's a shot from the other side to round out the scene a bit:

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#84 Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Post by Lost Horizon » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:45 am

on the barn find hardtop, we are going to try and save the original headliner as it is apparently pretty much irreplaceable. Overall, it should get out to the body shop to match the car for painting this week. The rest of the bits and pieces are sorted for re chroming, and the rubber seals are on order.

Liner as found:
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A shot of the original texture:
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Initial attempt at restoring the interior material:
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#85 Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Post by Lost Horizon » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:59 am

A look at the interior including layering and carpeting - sound deadening black 3M mats glued in with contact cement on the floors, thick grey underlay, then the finished layer...

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A little further along..

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Glove box..

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Behind the seats.. (note the sound deadening 3M inside the door panel on the outer skin. Gives the door a solid feel and pleasant 'thunk!' when it closes. I like it.)

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the other side:

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#86 Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Post by Lost Horizon » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:10 pm

An update on the Burlen SU order, which is on the critical path at the moment. I e-spoke with Andy Barlow yesterday, and he has the new estimate 5 weeks out. However, he had this to offer:

"I have impressed on them the urgency of your case and we hope to have these to you before this date."

Hoping he is far enough up the ladder to pull it off. Fingers crossed.
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#87 Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Post by Lost Horizon » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:24 am

Drive shaft is ready. New U-joints and rubber.

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#88 Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Post by politeperson » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:30 am

Seems to make sense to me. Looks like you are racing ahead with it, excellent.
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#89 Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Post by Lost Horizon » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:18 pm

Drive shaft now installed.. IRS next.

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#90 Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Post by Lost Horizon » Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:25 am

Concurrently getting the Barn find Hardtop back from "B" for barn to "A" in keeping with the rest of the car. It will end up the same color as the car. We have the unique paint formula already.. :mrgreen:

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A short video walk around

The Chrome in first stages of refinishing:

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#91 Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Post by Lost Horizon » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:18 pm

Video on the week in review:

A video of the underside

Some stills from that video:

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#92 Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Post by politeperson » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:15 pm

That looks great.

Mine looked like that. It didn't look like that after 2 weeks of driving it though!
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#93 Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Post by Lost Horizon » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:50 pm

politeperson wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:15 pm
That looks great.
Mine looked like that. It didn't look like that after 2 weeks of driving it though!
Ha.. I'm with you on this. First and foremost, it's to be a solid driver, not just a pretty face. I have no pristeen hoarder instincts as far as I know, at least using the last 70 years as the sample space.
Besides, I don't have a trailer for it....... :swerve:

Now to get Burlen to get on and deliver those SU's, and I'll be on my way to the first mud puddle. Do you know anyone at their shop?
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#94 Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Post by politeperson » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:21 am

Sorry, I dont know anyone at Burlen.

Slap some Strombergs on for a day of two!
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#95 Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Post by Lost Horizon » Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:30 am

You can tell things are going well when the video update of the week is this..

Take a break...
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