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by tiker
Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 794
Views: 309371

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

Good ventilation open to idea's
by tiker
Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 794
Views: 309371

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

Hi next bit to tackle was the inside rear screen panel . sorry don't know correct name for it .I must admitt I shyed away from it for a long time
by tiker
Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 794
Views: 309371

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

Just a passing thought does anyone know how many stilettos are left they seem to be rare now .
by tiker
Mon Dec 22, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 794
Views: 309371

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

Thanks Brian from you that makes me feel better about the work I'm doing .I'm already a big fan of your work the the metal bashing is inspiring . you will see later I didn't know what to do with the rear lights ,but I do now thanks to your thread take a look at what I have to fix you don't want to s...
by tiker
Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 794
Views: 309371

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

Don't think you could do it as easy without a spit, it's a pleasure working upright
And I agree with all your comments Peter if you know what I mean
by tiker
Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:11 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 794
Views: 309371

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

Welded and redriled captive nuts,a thin layer of waterproof filler and zinc primer it looks better in the photo than it is but I know it's strong and all metal now
by tiker
Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 794
Views: 309371

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

You can see from this photo through the center of the spring mount that I have cut away on the inside.I don't have any photos must have just got carred away its double skined and looked fine on top but not underneath so redid it ,put flanges on and spot welded it to outside
by tiker
Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 794
Views: 309371

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

Seam welded in and plug welded corner just to make sure
by tiker
Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 794
Views: 309371

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

Made bottom section as I'm not good enough to do it in one
by tiker
Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 794
Views: 309371

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

Welded top section in
by tiker
Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:35 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 794
Views: 309371

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

Cut back the cone for access it was good on the left side so only replaced 1/2 of it painted inside zinc and weld through primer
by tiker
Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 794
Views: 309371

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

The edge had gone so had to replace it and put small lip to plug weld to later
by tiker
Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:07 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 794
Views: 309371

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

Could not save captive nuts so cut it all back to good metal
by tiker
Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:02 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 794
Views: 309371

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

Started on rear suspension mounts
by tiker
Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 794
Views: 309371

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

No rust protection ? Their brand new sills !! just need zinc and weld through primer now sorted till the next bit
by tiker
Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 794
Views: 309371

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

Thought I had better have a look at rear of sill so pulled of the lower wing repair panel
Off
by tiker
Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 794
Views: 309371

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

Front wings need a little TLC
by tiker
Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 794
Views: 309371

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

Now for the bad bit that had already been done I will have to take these apart to redo the metal behind them.Bare in mind that the car was full braced to do the inner and outer sills so there was access to them, the same for front wings I have seen photos of them off so why leave the inner wing and ...
by tiker
Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 794
Views: 309371

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

Hi Peter your bang on horrible work and it take's so long having to pick all the bits of underseal and seam sealer .The cars in a lock up and I work shfts so after unloading and clearing up I will get at most 3/4 hours. It must have taken 6 months to get most of the shell watertight, the lads at wor...
by tiker
Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 794
Views: 309371

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

More wire brushing
by tiker
Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 794
Views: 309371

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

Once on the spit it was down to the lovely task of wire brushing
by tiker
Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 794
Views: 309371

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

More photos
by tiker
Fri Dec 12, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 794
Views: 309371

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

First pics I got the car in bare metal so first stage was to wire brush ,hydrate 80 and zinc prime my plan was to protect everything I could and come back to the welding later .The photos start 2012 and I will try to post in order.Please note don't be afraid to coment if you spot anything you think ...
by tiker
Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 794
Views: 309371

Re: front wing alignment

Hi thanks for the imput its a 68 the wings have been put on before anything was repaired underneath so they have to come of .I just want to put it back as best as poss
I'll have to start a thread in readers cars its just getting the time .I know I'll have more help and input if I do
Thanks gary
by tiker
Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 794
Views: 309371

68 stiletto Restoration

Hi could someone please look as photos the car came to me already repaired should the bottom of the wing by the door .I mean the cill part be straight are turned out like this one both sides are the same I am thinking they need to be re done this is my 1st imp so have no reference to go by Thanks gary
by tiker
Sun Nov 23, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: Imp Club Spares
Topic: club rear wings
Replies: 11
Views: 6804

Re: club rear wings

It seems pointless getting tooling if we can't get them pressed what happens if the firm go out of business it must be nearly a year now ???
by tiker
Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Imp Club Spares
Topic: club rear wings
Replies: 11
Views: 6804

club rear wings

Hi could we have an update on when they will be pressed again thanks
Gary