Thursday, November 12, 2015

Time for Some Real Progress

After some patching and sanding various parts of the car, mainly repairing star cracks, the dear old Bond has sat for some time.

This inaction was principally due to being busy at work with my new freelance design business, Conceptual Voodoo Design Services. Months turned into years before I was finally employed full time by one of my clients, so the car yet again became a priority.

 

Copious amounts of grinding work to dig out cracked glass

Having money for the first time in years, and with Norm otherwise engaged, I decided it was time to get serious. First, the hideous 1980's glass pop-up sunroof was removed...



Urgh...to the rubbish bin!


The body stripped to the bone (note sanded rear section...so much dust!)...


Good mate Russell unwittingly caught in the action


The engine removed...



And off the little chap went to some new experts for a faster crack at the repairs...


Dan the man, he loves driving my cars around


Advanced Fibreglass Techniques agreed to take on the project, arriving in mid-Winter it was the perfect off-season project for them the while away the months between boats and jet-ski's! It wasn't long before the body was broken down into its major sub-sections, gently sandblasted and work commenced. More to follow.


Bits...everywhere...not quite at ground zero (chassis yet to come apart) but hopefully some form of re-assembly is not far away! Note sanded bonnet standing up rear centre



Rusty rear end ready for sandblasting. Roof hole to be filled in



Rusty bulkhead with BIG windscreen issues (stay tuned)


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