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  • Drew, now that is some great work by you two. Kevin did very well and those seats are going to look great!!
    Roy

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    • Thanks Roy
      It is invaluable to have someone so experienced working with me.
      So next up was sorting out the lower front fender corner and support bracket.
      On with the bumper to check the final adjustment.
      We also addressed a small bit of rot at the top of the wheel arch.

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      At this point we thought it wise to trial fit the headlights, up until this point I had just been using a spare chrome headlight ring.
      The chrome ring was a snug fit to the buckets but at least it was a fit.
      But when it came to fitting the complete headlights they would not fully engage with the bucket rim.
      This is where having a spare body with original buckets in the shed next door pays dividends.
      After careful measuring I realised the the repro (Dansk) buckets had a rim that was taller by about 3mm so I fabricated a depth gauge and ground down the rims.

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      It was the spring clips in the rim of the complete headlight that were not allowing the unit to fully seat.
      An important lesson learnt, trial fit everything before paint.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Regards
      Drew

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      • JTR70
        JTR70 commented
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        The nose is shaping up nicely Drew. I delt with the same issues with those new Dansk buckets as well. Great advise, you have to keep a close eye on the thickness build up around the buckets as the bodywork phase progresses. A very unpleasant surprise to find that the seals and headlight won't seat properly after its all painted. Keep up the great work.

    • Yes those words could save many people hours of work wondering why!! Dansk need to know really !
      Roy

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      • OK guys we are in the final phase of this very long restoration. In fact it’s taken six years to get to this point.

        I must say a big thank you to everyone on this forum for all the help over the years.

        We are almost finished with the welding of this very rusty tub and Kevin is working his magic with the door and lid gaps.

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        I have been busy getting the running gear back together in preparation for fitting some ‘Original’ chrome wheels, they are a 62 dated set of
        Lemmerz rims so not original to the car but so much nicer than the repro chrome rims that are around.

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        With the body almost done it was time to think about priming and final colour coat, but my dusty, draughty garage was not the ideal environment
        for spraying so I have started to board out the ceiling, should be a lot warmer this winter as well.

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        I am really looking forward to putting her all back together with fresh refurbished parts.

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        Spring is the deadline for a complete car and she will then be looking for a new home so if anyone knows of someone wanting a RHD Ruby Red 356A
        just let me know.

        Thanks for stopping by.

        Drew
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        • Well done Drew, you have done so well!
          Roy

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