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#WORKSHOPWEDNESDAY California Edition

10th December 2015

“California Dreaming”

This week: Back to Rust! We've made a good start on Mark’s Mk1 “California” special edition model.

Unfortunately the car had been very poorly “botched up” by a previous owner, using copious quantities of body “filler” to carefully cover over the rusty sills and wheel-arches.

Unfortunately the car had been very poorly “botched up” by a previous owner, using copious quantities of body “filler” to carefully cover over the rusty sills and wheel-arches.

It looked quite good from a distance, but once we started peeling away the filler it was a true horror story underneath! The only way to sort out corrosion on this scale is to cut the whole lot out and start again. Which is exactly what we did.

Take a look at the pictures to see some of Phil’s welding work using our wheel arch repair panels.


This is as far as we are going with this car, as Mark has a local guy near to him in Chester that is going to finish off the paintwork and a few mechanical fixes so that hopefully, this lovely California will be back on the road again next spring!

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