OAW 133P Restoration

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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by Macrootes » Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:08 pm

Even more shinny red.....
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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:09 pm

SHINY NEWNESS - Looks lovely
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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by Macrootes » Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:55 pm

Cheers Dave.
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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by The Nun » Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:57 pm

Are you undersealing it or just applying waxoyl?

Your Sport wheel trims will scratch those nicely restored rims, unless youve a way around it? :o
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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by Macrootes » Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:57 pm

Waxoyl.

The wheels are powder coated and lacquered. Not too worried about scraping the paint as they would do that anyway. But hopefully being power coated and lacquered (in error, they were only supposed to be powder coated!) they will be fine.
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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by Macrootes » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:19 pm

With stripes on.
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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by The Nun » Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:53 am

Takes me back to when they were new in the showroom, I very nearly bought one, quite liked the idea of the cloth seats which was quite a new thing back then, had a Sport instead, it was only the Deep Mango finished that swayed me, and there was only 100 quid difference in the price :shock: .

Did you have to renew the seat cloth or was it ok, you can get it still from America I believe but you have to buy a mile of it :lol: , its called Boca Ratan, but you probably know that anyway?
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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by Macrootes » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:51 am

The interior is pretty good so it will be fine.
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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by ImpManiac » Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:37 pm

The car looks lovely, Macrootes. 8) It is really good to see a Caledonian getting the full treatment. :D

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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by Macrootes » Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:55 pm

Thanks. A couple of bits to tidy up and it will be finished. All the work has been done by Clark Dawson, so any plaudits are his. Not seen it for several weeks but plan to go down over the weekend and see it in the flesh. It's only been test driven up the farm road but it drives fine and is pretty tight and quiet.

Not sure what the first outing will be but not able to make it to Imp Ecosse or Going Dutch; unfortunately. So maybe Stirling or Moffat. Imp009
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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by The Nun » Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:22 am

Its got to be worth a fair bit now, as its probably the best of its type out there as almost all bar a handful have been left to rot away, I had a friend who had one and hers was scrapped due to terminal rot at I think 4 years old :? whether you would get the cost of the restoration back yet I doubt it, but it is now virtually concours rather than the usual conkers condition, but if you hang on to it it will eventually recover its costs, thats my exact intention too now.
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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by Macrootes » Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:10 am

Thanks for that. Aye, it doesn't matter what it's worth to others, I know what it's worth to me. The car is stunning. A few trim bits to sort out that were broken when I bought the car. The plan was to keep the car as I bought it, but restored mechanically and bodily and modernised. Things like the car came with front door trims fitted but not in the back, original radio works but have a slightly more modern replacement, seat trim is fine etc.

Once I get the car up the road and tucked away in Imporium will sort out what shows to attend and what runs and to do.
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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by Macrootes » Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:34 pm

Looking foR a one off garage sticker for the rear hatch of my Caledonian, similar to the one on OAP. It would be a one off unless anyone else requires a Goudies of Paisley Chrysler sticker. Any ideas where I can get them made? Tried a couple of places but so far no success.


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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by 617sqn » Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:42 pm

Where have you tried ? It might prevent duplicating responses.

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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by cov_climax » Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:35 pm

Try this guy, if memory serves he was/is an imper.

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/The-Classic-Capsule
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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by Macrootes » Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:02 pm

That's Eddies Lancasters place. Tried there but not available for a one off sticker.
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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by Macrootes » Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:05 pm

And it's finished. Just to arrange pick up from Mouldyhills.
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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by 617sqn » Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:22 am

Nice ! 8)

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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by pbergs » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:06 am

I don't subscribe to the keep it orange- pealy for originality...shiny all the way. I am sure that given the budget, Rootes would have given the cars a decent paint job. My original Stiletto bought in 1968 did shine for about six months then went off the boil.Our cars live in today's world where paint and finishes are far better so why not make them stand out in the sunshine! The car looks brilliant..well done.
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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by bazzateer » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:11 am

For stickers you could try isaydingdong.co.uk

Or this http://retrorides.proboards.com/thread/ ... e-stickers thread may help?
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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by 617sqn » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:20 am

Could Vistaprint help? I think they can do one off stickers perhaps ?

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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by The Nun » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:21 am

A company such as this might be able to assist or advise you?
https://www.miniphernalia.co.uk/92-repl ... r-stickers

They do some Chrysler ones:
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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by ylee coyote » Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:58 am

I have seen it in the flesh and it looks great ...
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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by tiker » Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:32 pm

All the work and time payed off looks brilliant hope you enjoy every minute you drive it, well done
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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by Macrootes » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:34 pm

All Clark Dawson's work. To say I'm very pleased with it is an understatement.Have some trim pieces to sort out but bodywork and mechanicals are superb.

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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by Macrootes » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:36 pm

Will have a look at the suggested websites for the garage sticker.
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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by ImpManiac » Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:52 pm

Lovely! 8) She's a credit to you - and to Clark, clearly.

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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by Macrootes » Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:56 am

And relax........................... Imp009

OAW back at Imporium after a relatively uneventfull journey from Mouldyhills. No issues other than a blown tyre on the trailer. Lucky its a decent four wheel Brian James one and no idea how, where or when it happened. Maybe at the hairpin bend leading up the hill to Imporium?

Got a few bits and pieces to sort out on the dash and trim etc. but the mechanicals, bodywork and paint are absolutely superb.
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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by Fifeimpman » Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:11 pm

Car looks stunning Alex. Pity we won't see it at Imp Ecosse.
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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by Macrootes » Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:18 pm

Aye. Previous engagment in the big smoke, daughters birthday that weekend.
A few bits and pieces to sort out but will be MOT'd for May 1st run at Linwood. Hopefully, OAP as well if my neighbour wants to drive it.
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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by ImpManiac » Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:28 pm

Now that is lovely! :mrgreen: Well done to all involved in getting her finished.

Enjoy it!

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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by Macrootes » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:09 am

All Clark Dawsons work.

Got some dash parts and mirrors to sort out myself, that will be a challange!!! Imp009
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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by Macrootes » Wed May 04, 2016 12:05 pm

Mot'd and taxed and on the road. First outing was the Linwood Day Run from the old factory in Linwood. A nice country route around Renfrewshire and Stirlingshire with a lunchhalt at the Oakwood Garden Centre, Killearn and a photo stop at the view point above Lennoxtown. Started off wet but dried out to a nice sunny and pleasent day. About 18 cars turned up, mainly Imps plus a Talbot Sunbeam and two Avenger Tigers. Many thanks to Ian Sinclair for the route and the minor detour!!! Got me too as I know the area well but after others turned, I went with the flow too. Campsie Alps are well worth a visit summer or winter.

Next outing will be Stirling, Hamilton and Errol, then Moffat.

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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by ImpManiac » Wed May 04, 2016 9:48 pm

That is wonderful to see! 8) My hat is off to you, sir! :mrgreen:

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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by Macrootes » Thu May 05, 2016 11:30 am

Aye and I get to drive it too. All Clark Dawsons work.
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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by Macrootes » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:43 am

Glasgow Merchant City Festival and outside the old Roootes office block at Linwood. OAW now final polished, just need to keep it clean and dry. Imp009 Imp011 Imp005 Imp011
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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by jakjak » Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:12 am

Looks stunning! Awesome standard of work!
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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by ImpManiac » Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:28 am

That looks really good. :D

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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by The Nun » Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:39 am

I never saw any Caledonians at National now come to think of it?
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Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Post by ImpManiac » Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:06 pm

I'm reasonably sure I saw a single Caledonian at Hatton. :)

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