With the test fit completed, preparation for painting began. Time for the big decision; do we stay with Green or make a change? The original New Zealand owner purchased the car new, painted in Opalescent Dark Green.
OK, there’s no way round it, this was a major blunder on my part. Lack of research. Attention to detail (none). All that stuff. In fact I’m reluctant to write this post, but if it stops someone else making the same mistake it will be worth it.
This is the beginning of the restoration blog, which starts with the car completely disassembled, stripped of paint, and protected with etch primer. The first step is to estimate what’s required to restore the bodyshell.