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Thread: Scottish Nova - time for a rebuild!

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    At the weekend I decided to cover the smooth hammerite underneath the chassis with matt black stone chip 20181020_155951.jpg

    and tonight I gave the passenger side topside its 1st coat of smooth black hammerite. 20181023_202342.jpg

    I have to keep reminding myself how far I've come! Offside front.jpg Offside rear.jpg

    Still to weld on the pedal reinforcing plate and the plates for the flexible brake hoses, but I've been keen to get as much painting done as possible so I'll just go back to the metal locally and then blend them in with the same number of coats of paint.

    At last I can now seriously think about the tasks required to get the chassis supported by 4 wheels instead of my makeshift 'dolly'. To that end, whilst my front tyres are still inflated incredibly after more than 25 years, my rear tyres have been flat for most of that time so I took them to the garage at the weekend to inflate them ... only to find they were flat again when I got home. Initially I wondered about getting a couple of scrap tyres fitted to the rims, but 2 cans of tyreweld later and I now have 4 inflated tyres ready and waiting!

    Cheers, Alistair

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    looking very nice and always good to look back at the before photos to see how far you have come. You might regret not doing those last bits of welding before the paint job. The underseal is difficult to get off and paint will lift over a larger area than you think once you start welding.

    Dirk

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    Well done man, looking very good in paint.

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    Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas everyone!

    My 15 year old knew I'd not been in the garage for about 6 weeks and was asking me recently what I plan to do next with the car ... I now realise she was fishing ... and she gave me this today! Great motivation to get back in the garage!!

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    Alistair

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    Merry Christmas to you too Alistair, and all novalites
    Nice pressie 👍
    I got a Lomax bonnet badge 😂

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    Brilliant 😉

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