Restoration process


Overview period - week 20, 2019.

1. Progress of the project.

We attached body carcass to the frame to check compatibility of the reconstructed structures.

We checked compatibility of the carcass with all available removable components of the body.

We installed rear part of the outer shell onto the recreated carcass.

We drilled out all rivets of the overlapping patches to remove these additions.

In some places there were installed several overlapping patches.

We had to clean discovered surfaces and correct shape of the body-shell.

We installed all adjacent components to evaluate necessary corrections to achieve original appearance of the body. We corrected shape of the outer shell to achieve correct alignment and fit.

We checked compatibility of the body shell with recently recreated wheel arches.

We manufactured necessary aluminium workpieces for restoration of the edges of the wheel openings.

We installed shell of the rear part of the body onto restored carcass and attached prepared sheet metal parts.

We finished recreation of the shape of the restored areas.

We fixed outer shell to the carcass in the same way as it was done originally.

We closed incorrect openings for rear lamps and produced others to ensure precise fit of new lamp housings.

Locking device of the hood was seized. Since it was made unrepairable, we had to cut away central brace completely to disassemble unit for maintenance.

We completely cleaned front part of the body-shell for restoration.

Fuel tank was leaking so we brought it up for detailed inspection.

Inner cavity suffered from corrosion and inner baffles were loose and rattling.

We noticed leakage under this soldered patch.

Here were several long cracks under the poorly soldered patch.

We opened tank, gaining access to the inner surface and broken baffles.

We cleaned inner surface of the tank and fixed baffles in dedicated position.

We brought up for inspection steering gear and steering column.

Unprotected areas of the steering column suffered from corrosion.

Carcass of the steering wheel was separated from the handgrip made of plastic.

Shrinking of the plastic on the central bulb of the steering wheel caused cracking.

Switch mechanism of the steering wheel needed just cleaning and maintenance.

Housing of the steering gear was filled with mixture of the oil and water – it required replacing of the seals and bearings.

We disassembled steering linkage.

This rubber distance piece was manufactured from ice-hockey puck and seems had been working acceptable.

More bearings to look for.

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