andyc Posted May 5, 2007 Share Posted May 5, 2007 Hi Guys, This is to follow on with the article in Manta Magic about the re-build of Nick Webb's Silver Coupé. First of all a bit of background, Nick had the car in storage for the last twenty odd years but decided to help me out and go in with me on a unit as long as I looked after the two cars. Fast forward to the beginning of the year when Nick & Jo came back to the UK for a week and spent a couple of days with us. We dragged the coupé out from its hiding place and Nick got to work on sorting the fuelling and rear brakes out. Once she was running talk got round to what to do with her. Nick wanted to get her back on the road so armed with a big screwdriver we started to have a poke round the metal work. It soon became clear that this wasn't going to be a quick blow over and major work was going to be required. So as Nick and Jo departed for the US we started stripping the car back to the bare shell with a finish date of Billing '08 to aim for. Ths strip down only took a few days and then i opened my BIG mouth and said that "at this rate we'll get her finished for Billing '07. The race was on but if it wasn't for all of Nick's contacts it wouldn't possible. We decided early on that the car was going to be dipped to have all the old paint and rust removed instead of having it blasted, the main reason is that all the box sections will get cleaned out as well. so the car was booked in with SPL in Dudley. If any of you have seen "campervan crisis" it's the same place. While the shell has been away we have been busy doing all the other bits on the car as you' will see in the photos and as I write Ian Virco and the CF mover are on their way back from Dudley with the shell......I hope, cheers Ian. The clock is now ticking, we now have nine weeks to do this, yes Billing is only nine weeks away. Well that enough of my chat here's what we have done so far start of the strip down O/S/F Leg N/s/f Leg Arriving at SPL front axle before front axle finished Rear axle Before Rear axle Finished Gear box Finished Loaded coil spring, don't try this at home kids!! Servo & Master cylinder finished That it at the moment, once Ian arrives the race for Billing is on Cheers Andy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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