Right another weekend of fun, I went over to Bulldogs in Exeter this weekend to play with the Green HB we won off eBay.
The car was moved down to Exeter for long term storage and to determine its future, washed and dried out the car is actually a lot better than we first thought
So the plan this weekend was to asses the car and make up our minds what to do with the car, ironically we only bought it as a scrapper to cut up and use to fix both My GT and Bulldogs HB SL90! we knew first sight it was way to go to do that so now we have to do something. With 4711 miles on the clock and know history to back that up its got all the right things going for it other than the outer shell and the surface rust. It was sopping wet inside when we first got the car, but a month in the workshop with the windows open has done it a world of good.
Anyways we set ourselves a goal, attempt to start it to get a good feeling about the car, then remove the engine and gearbox, get it on the roll over jig and have a good look at the bottom of the car, should the bottom of the car need too much work then the car was a scrapper. (just for the record we both knew it was solid, but we needed to look)
So engine… well it huffed and puffed, and it did run after about an hour of re
wiring (we need a new harness!) so good news, however ist going to need a strip check over and re-assemble by yours truly.
We mounted it on the roll over jig and lifted it over onto its side and the moment or truth was here, the car floor was fantastic, its a good good car, the only rust we found was the bottom of the rear valance, bottom of drivers
front wing and that’s it, the rest is the surface mess, that will sand off.
Personally I was worn out, we took the whole day, and I can see that this car is going to take a lot of time, however this car is so going to be worth it. Statutory Beer and Curry followed and a quick game on the Wii and it was sleepy time. A good weekends’ trip and a great start to the HB.