|That just leaves, you guessed it, the bodywork
There are a couple of small dents on the boot/wing where some tools fell on the car, the
lower rear wings are beginning to bubble, the drivers side interior windscreen pillar
|Since my welding skills are limited, a very poor ashtray
c.1977, it's time to find the local tame expert (Stag menders will never be out of a job)
and I intend to find one locally
This is proving more
difficult and expensive than I thought but I have now found someone.
E. Sedgwick of Alun Road, Ipswich, UK please take a bow. He was
repairing vintage cars when the Stag was new and owns a couple of Riley's. Gave me a lift
back to work in his 1943 2.5 4 cylinder Riley
All the above now done, bruised knuckles to prove it. The cooling flush took a lot
longer than estimated
I have also flatted the paintwork (some orange
peel) with 1500 wet and dry, loads of water then rubbing compound and T cut afterwards.
This was really worth the effort and even my wife commented on how shiny it was then
pointed out, quite rightly, that I had missed the lower rear deck!
When I purchased the Repair and parts manuals I also got a detailing (damn good
clean) book. This makes interesting reading and having done the chrome have noticed that
the front bumper is much poorer quality than the rear, more money
|Completed so far . . . .
rear wing repair, dents in bootlid, hole in sill
Restored burr walnut facia
New hood bolts, rear side trim panels
Engine breathing back to standard
New Spax rear shocks
Fixed hazard, turn flash rate
Tubed rear subframe
Strengthened diff nose
Reinforced front tie rods