A40 Farina Countryman restoration

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Re: A40 Farina Countryman restoration

Postby dunA35 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:22 pm

Thanks for the information, guess will have to wait for the British Motor Heritage Trust certificate to be 100% sure. Keep up the good work.

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Re: A40 Farina Countryman restoration

Postby A40FARINAGURU » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:29 pm

more photos taken just a few months ago

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nearside rear corner repaired

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under the rear corner return section & my next project in the background another A40 MK1 Countryman!

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rotton lower rear panel removed

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all the tail end of the rear of the boot floor rot cut out

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replacement lower back panel fitted in

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tail of the boot floor repaired

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countryman inner rear panel strenthening fitted in

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so we are nearly done with the welding, all that is left is repair & re fit the rear lower valance,repair the leading edge of the bonnet & repair both upper & lower tailgates & then it is prepping & getting the body ready for paint hopefully in April when i'm on holiday :)
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Re: A40 Farina Countryman restoration

Postby A40FARINAGURU » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:16 pm

just an update, here are a couple more photos, the shell is all welded up now just got to sort the paintwork the bottom of the lower tailgate repair section was gas welded in it took me about 4 hours to do tack by tack & then continuous welded

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Re: A40 Farina Countryman restoration

Postby a35lad » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:02 pm

looking better every time nick what colour you having this one ?
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Re: A40 Farina Countryman restoration

Postby A40FARINAGURU » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:20 pm

a35lad wrote:looking better every time nick what colour you having this one ?

thanks Dave,the colour will stay the same Sutherland Green & hopefully it will see paint in a month or two once i have finalised the prepping
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Re: A40 Farina Countryman restoration

Postby A40FARINAGURU » Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:06 pm

well being as the weather has picked up i was able to finally do some painting & here are todays results

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Re: A40 Farina Countryman restoration

Postby Richard » Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:33 pm

Looking good, I do like that Sutherland Green colour.
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Re: A40 Farina Countryman restoration

Postby A40FARINAGURU » Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:52 pm

Richard-Essex wrote:Looking good, I do like that Sutherland Green colour.

thanks Richard, Sutherland Green only ran for a couple of years, i think it replaced Ocean Blue during 1959
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Re: A40 Farina Countryman restoration

Postby Richard » Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:00 pm

Looking at the pictures of your A40 shell reminds me of those pictures of the A40 bodies on the "Rotodip" spits at Longbridge. Didn't seem to do much good that rotodip did it :roll:
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Re: A40 Farina Countryman restoration

Postby A40FARINAGURU » Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:14 pm

Richard-Essex wrote:Looking at the pictures of your A40 shell reminds me of those pictures of the A40 bodies on the "Rotodip" spits at Longbridge. Didn't seem to do much good that rotodip did it :roll:

the early shells were a lot better than the ones from about 64-65ish the same with the AV8 vans the late ones rotted more
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Re: A40 Farina Countryman restoration

Postby brianmekon » Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:07 am

Hi Nick brilliant stuff. i thought my car was rusty!! You are saving a car most of us would have sent to the scrap man. Kep up the good work
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Re: A40 Farina Countryman restoration

Postby A40FARINAGURU » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:16 pm

brianmekon wrote:Hi Nick brilliant stuff. i thought my car was rusty!! You are saving a car most of us would have sent to the scrap man. Kep up the good work
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thanks Brian, i will keep up the good work
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Re: A40 Farina Countryman restoration

Postby A40FARINAGURU » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:29 pm

well being as the weather was nice over the weekend i have managed to do some painting,all underneath is done & put a dust coat on the main bodywork

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Re: A40 Farina Countryman restoration

Postby Tight Yorkshireman » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:46 pm

Nice one! Shes looking good Nick!

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Re: A40 Farina Countryman restoration

Postby brianmekon » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:50 pm

Looking good, getting there :D
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