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 Post subject: Ivy's Coupe
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:36 pm 
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New coupe acquisition. My youngest son's TF is getting to the stage where it is not a great investment to fix it up. Plus he drives it every day so can't really afford the down time. He has had it for 15 years now so a reasonable run.

The plan is to refurbish this shell to a roller and transplant as much as I can salvage from the TF. Car is currently sitting at my oldest sons house and it is not welcome at mine until i clear a back log of house maintenance.

Te shell is a TD SLE Coupe and came with spare beaver and bonnet. Rust is not as bad as my TD wagon and TX coupe. Becasue the donor is a TF I plan another late model dash conversion.


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 Post subject: Re: Ivy's Coupe
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:37 pm 
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I told my son his is actually his nieces coupe but she might let him borrow it.


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 Post subject: Re: Ivy's Coupe
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:54 pm 
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Lol!

I think I saw this forsale on Facebook or something about it?

Look forward to seeing the resto man. Your builds are decent reads.

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 Post subject: Re: Ivy's Coupe
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:44 pm 
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Ivy and I sat in the shell and played cars yesterday (she's 4). Told me I have to paint it rainbow. I told her that was a bit hard (although politically correct in some circles), so she settled on pink.


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 Post subject: Re: Ivy's Coupe
PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:05 am 
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A bit of work salvaging the spare bonnet front lip inner and outer rusted away. I used some 1.5mm steel cut from a dexion shelf for the outer – nice straight edge and thick enough and minimise heat distortion. The inner is some 0.75mm gal that is pliable enough to shape to fit over the ribs.
My welding is a little rusty but this should clean up OK.

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 Post subject: Re: Ivy's Coupe
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:00 pm 
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Finished the bonnet and did a similar resto on the boot lid. Shell is still sitting at my sons place and I am working on a panel at a time.

The missus has banned the coupe from the garage until I complete "a few little jobs around the house". Have finished the external house repaint, replaced all the rotted ballastrade and hand rails, replaced the stormwater drain that was full of tree roots, sanded the deck - so about a quarter of the way through her list.

Waiting for Elky to cut up a TG firewall to use for a late model dash conversion. Front floor pans and a new boot floor ready to go.


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