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  • 03-01-2016, 15:05
  • 03-01-2016, 14:12
  • 02-01-2016, 17:56
    cosmic canary
    Finally managed to sort the seats out, its taken a few months but I'm happy with the results as the covers have a habit of not fitting on new foam but they are fine. The runner/tracks have been powder coated and fitted to the bases and are just awaiting final fixing to the floor.

    Door cards are in with the rest of the ali trim, all painted in BMW Monostein pearlescent.

    Finally got round to fitting up the vent windows and fitting them in.

    Trunk mat is in but just needs cutting in the rear to fit.

    Front bumper was removed to fit restored grill and fit nudge bar and indicators, now just needs setting up with front wings/bonnet

    Running out of things on my todo list now.......

    Passenger seat assembled by cosmic canary, on Flickr
    Setting front seat bases by cosmic canary, on Flickr
    Setting front seat bases by cosmic canary, on Flickr
    Front seat bases by cosmic canary, on Flickr
    Vent window by cosmic canary, on Flickr
    mat in place by cosmic canary, on Flickr
    Trunk mat by cosmic canary, on Flickr
    Nudge bar in position by cosmic canary, on Flickr
    Final fitting of complete bumper by cosmic canary, on Flickr
  • 23-08-2015, 14:58
    What a beautiful car! Great work
  • 22-08-2015, 23:19
    yep. my wife was getting 9mpg around town, as our town is hilly and twisty an car never gets a chance to stay in one gear for any length of time, so, as I worked 7 miles away, I ended up using it and getting 14mpg, but petrol was about 50p per litre back then LOL
  • 22-08-2015, 04:09
    cosmic canary
    Thanks guys, V8.jimmy, I too used it as a daily commuter back in the late 80', driving every day from South London right into the city for almost a year, seems almost ludicrous to do that now!

  • 21-08-2015, 22:06
    cracking build, just been right through this thread. These are superb cars, much under rated. My wife had a '61 as her daily back about 1997/8
  • 20-08-2015, 22:26
    Lovely Rebuild
  • 20-08-2015, 16:30
    I've used Birds nest too. They wouldn't send me a brake servo though as they insisted on a core.

    Haven't driven mine as much as I'd like. Heater matrix went, then the brake servo went and last month a front stub axle snapped. Have just fixed that by using later hubs with disc brakes.

    For the servo and the brake calipers I got them from rockauto.
  • 20-08-2015, 04:14
    cosmic canary
    Thanks Torment!

    Martin, I try to refurb wherever I can but if I have to I use Birds Nest in Oregon. Fred there is a great help and there's never a problem. I've used quite a few companies over the years but these guys as far as i'm concerned are the best. As you may well know most repro parts seem to come from Tapco in Korea and of a very poor standard unfortunately but they all seem to be importing parts from them.

    Hows your bird, have you been able to get out much this Summer?

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