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My resto! 1965 Singer Vogue
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:49 pm    Post subject: My resto! 1965 Singer Vogue Reply with quote

Here's my current resto on my 65 Singer Vogue. It sure did look a sorry sight but it has come a long way since the 10 of June.








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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's scrubbed up well hasn't it, Gresham Flyer will like that one.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like a little scrubber...sorry that should read scrubbing.

A nice Rootes find.

There is nothing more satisfying than finding a car all dirty and tired looking and giving it a good powerwash and valet inside and out.
I always think clean windows make the car look a lot brighter .

Taking the gearbox out and polishing that though is taking things a little too far.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gresham flyer wrote:
I like a little scrubber...sorry that should read scrubbing.

A nice Rootes find.

There is nothing more satisfying than finding a car all dirty and tired looking and giving it a good powerwash and valet inside and out.
I always think clean windows make the car look a lot brighter .

Taking the gearbox out and polishing that though is taking things a little too far.

Gresham Flyer


It's a little more than a powerwash and valet m8. I actually think that the car should be cleaned thoroughly everywhere. There is no point in putting a clatty part back on a car when it can be cleaned and made presentable. In addition, it helps when looking for leaks and such. The plan is to clean and redo the whole underside, every bush and balljoint replaced and the car will be resprayed. The engine will also be overhauled to a degree, I think it will be worth it, especially if I have access to a garage ramp and every tool you could think of...it's all good!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And when you´re finished you will have to get yourelf a Willerby Vogue Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol,

It may be just the place to park it up. Just a few things taken out and it will fit fine. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:14 pm    Post subject: Vogue Reply with quote

Brilliant!
A good car in the right hands. Well done.

John
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's off for the spray job next week, I'll post up the progress shortly. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice project Cool looks to be in good condition (not too much rust)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JC T ONE wrote:
Nice project Cool looks to be in good condition (not too much rust)


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Yes I was fortunate that it had been dry stored and then pushed into a garden when storage fees went unpaid. (caught it just in time.) It has had only one owner and I was told it was an old soldier who had it. Down between the front seets were old parking tickets from the British legion car park at 2d in old money so it may well be true that it was an old soldier.

The whole underneath of the car has no rust as it was coated in some sort of oil (probably engine oil.) The only rust is really a couple of very small spots on the sill and front valance and at the bottom of the C pillars.

Mechanically it's in top order engine wise although I had to replace some bits that for some reason were missing. It started first turn after 25 years of not running. In addition, full clutch kit is now replaced...happy days!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yes I was fortunate that it had been dry stored and then pushed into a garden when storage fees went unpaid.
(caught it just in time.) It has had only one owner



Hi Smile yes that was also what it looked like to be in your pics.

very good find Cool shame my car wasnt in that condition Rolling Eyes

Mind you , then it would have been too expensive for me Wink

nice story with the parking ticket, and that she startet first time Cool

Is the dash real wood ?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JC T ONE wrote:
Journer wrote:


Yes I was fortunate that it had been dry stored and then pushed into a garden when storage fees went unpaid.
(caught it just in time.) It has had only one owner



Hi Smile yes that was also what it looked like to be in your pics.

very good find Cool shame my car wasnt in that condition Rolling Eyes

Mind you , then it would have been too expensive for me Wink

nice story with the parking ticket, and that she startet first time Cool

Is the dash real wood ?


It only cost me £500 so it worked out ok. I had to transport it from Warrington to Glasgow and that was £260 but it was worth it. Yes the wood is real it has a walnut veneer.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple more:

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It's coming together.
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