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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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