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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #125 on: March 20, 2019, 19:06:41 »
Today I brought the Pagode to an aluminum specialist.
He will make the bonnet, tailgate and doors without dents and bumps again.





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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #126 on: March 27, 2019, 14:25:41 »
This layer of copper is necessary to create a nice and shining front bumper.  :D



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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #127 on: March 27, 2019, 23:48:20 »
What a gigantic work Eric, loved to read the progress. Succes verder en zie uit naar het verloop van je project. Petje af.

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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #128 on: March 28, 2019, 09:18:20 »
What a gigantic work Eric, loved to read the progress. Succes verder en zie uit naar het verloop van je project. Petje af.

Gr. Ger.

Thank you, dank!
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #129 on: March 28, 2019, 22:17:04 »
Today I took the seats apart.
I'm pleasantly surprised about the ingenious constructions.











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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #130 on: March 29, 2019, 01:11:22 »
I continue to be pleasantly surprised by how well 50 year old MB-Tex holds up!  It may be a bit soiled but otherwise seems to be in great shape, possibly only needing a good sympathetic scrubbing and new horse hair in the pleats.
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #131 on: March 31, 2019, 19:03:22 »
The wiper mechanism was rusted and moved stiff.
Everything is now protected against rust and all the rotating parts are lubricated.







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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #132 on: April 03, 2019, 11:23:05 »
It's nice that some parts still can be bought.



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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #133 on: April 05, 2019, 20:23:57 »
Here are some pictures from art with yellow passivated parts.  ;D







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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #134 on: April 05, 2019, 22:34:21 »
Wow! I am really impressed!
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #135 on: April 17, 2019, 09:27:03 »
The heating and ventilation control levers also have been renewed.








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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #136 on: April 27, 2019, 18:15:46 »
The parts of the seats are like new again, and also the rear brakes are much neater.



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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #137 on: May 04, 2019, 09:19:59 »
The front fender and hubcaps are like new.
Many parts are waiting to get mounted again.





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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #138 on: May 04, 2019, 16:52:13 »
Both front and rear axle are ready for mounting.

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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #139 on: May 07, 2019, 13:33:29 »
Good progress, you're alot quicker than me.... are you working on the car full time?  I would really like to work on mine full time but I need a job to pay the bills..... :(

Impressed with your windscreen wiper mechanism, what did you paint it with?  I wasn't planning to paint mine as originally it looks unpainted but I dont see it can do any harm to protect it with something.


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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #140 on: May 07, 2019, 23:05:36 »
Hi Steve,
unfortunately I also have to work for the money, four days a week.  ;)
Wednesday afternoon I'm working on this project, and also Sunday afternoon and two evenings a week.
Sometimes I can make time an extra afternoon or evening.

For the paint I use Hammerite, I followed a practical test (in Dutch) from I guy who tests many kinds of anti-rust treatments and Hammerite seems one of the best.

http://oldtimerautosite.nl/update_roest_test_2__21_juni__20.htm
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #141 on: May 10, 2019, 21:25:27 »
The car is back and all the aluminum parts are also flattened.





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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #142 on: May 11, 2019, 03:25:10 »
Very nice progress!
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #143 on: May 12, 2019, 19:48:50 »
Aligning of the rear side trims in the old-fashioned way with a piece of string.





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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #144 on: May 14, 2019, 17:12:44 »
A momentous occasion:  The beginning of the process of fitting parts back onto the body shell!

Cheers!
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #145 on: May 14, 2019, 18:19:00 »
Oh I can't wait for that either but it looks like this body hasn't been painted yet. Aren't the holes already in for the exterior trim?


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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #146 on: May 14, 2019, 19:29:03 »
He has been doing some significant rust and dent remediation, so some panels require drilling holes in new metal (best done at this stage before final body finishing).
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #147 on: May 15, 2019, 11:05:39 »
All parts of the front grill also have new chrome and it still fits well.





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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #148 on: May 15, 2019, 13:42:45 »
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #149 on: May 15, 2019, 22:28:04 »
Great job, will you repaint in 332G?
Also good news that you found someone to repair the hood and trunk. I thought that impossible, how was it done?
Thanks for the ongoing pics.
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