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New (to me !) Lightweight
« on: February 13, 2012, 19:44:59 »
Got a Series 3 lightweight........at long last! Its October 1972 (so tax exempt), Hardtop with lots of rust. Its all complete, and the plan is to restore it, within reason, to its former glory.
Got a spare bulkhead, although the original is probably saveable, chassis is scabby, but again may well be saveable. Had the engine running, and it sounds sweet, just need to get the clutch hydraulics bled and working before I start dismantling. It will need 2 front wings and lights, but most of the rest is OK.
This is my first proper restoration, so any advice welcome.
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Re: New (to me !) Lightweight
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2012, 20:29:46 »
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Re: New (to me !) Lightweight
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2012, 12:18:27 »
^+1 to that, and good luck with the restoration mate.
Series iii 88"                Series 3 88"
2.25 diesel                  200tdi
 Hard top                     Exmoor Trim hood
checker plate wings     checker plate wings
checker plate sills        parabolic springs
checker plate floor       overdrive
                                    roll cage
                                    corabreu bucket seats   
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Re: New (to me !) Lightweight
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2012, 20:58:59 »
would like to add some some photos, but it wont let me! "It" is an imac, and when i hit attachment, "it" does nothing. Any ideas?
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Re: New (to me !) Lightweight
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2012, 21:40:42 »
gotta host the pics on a external site like flickr or picassaweb or such like and then link them into your post
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Re: New (to me !) Lightweight
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2012, 21:29:55 »
Thanks Saffy, will try that.
Well... bought a spare axle case, should make rebuilding the front axle a bit easier. Clutch master cylinder is seized, get a new one tomorrow.
Will need new front wings, maybe a front panel as well. The headlight bezels look to be different to be standard ones, any idea where I can get these from?
Started to strip bits off it, going to be a BIG job!!
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Re: New (to me !) Lightweight
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2012, 20:56:16 »
Got the clutch sorted, and it drives!!! Very well in fact, no clunks or horrible noises, and the transmission is all good. So... its crack on with the bulkhead and chassis.
Dave
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Re: New (to me !) Lightweight
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2012, 21:02:00 »
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Re: New (to me !) Lightweight
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2012, 22:40:39 »
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Re: New (to me !) Lightweight
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2012, 19:39:39 »
Will try to get photos on ASAP,
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Re: New (to me !) Lightweight
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2012, 22:06:05 »
Got some more stripped off today. Rad is very good, top bulkhead piece looks like a new part, along with a new seal! Result!! Roof is off along with windscreen and both wings and front panel.
Will need a pair or wings and a front panel if anyone has some laying around, WHY?
Also considering going to ragtop, so will need all that as well.
Dave
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