This has been a long time in the making, been off the road since the late '90s but went straight through the MOT last Monday after a 2 week blitz on it. On the Sunday before I still didn't have any headlights or wipers so I had to buy another car and strip it in 24 hours (so my boss didn't get upset) and refit mine for a 10:30 MOT. Here's the result
I've fitted Ventora hubcaps and grille as they look nicer and I've been saving the hubcaps for something or another for over 10 years. Everything else is correct on the car, I've not made do with anything even down to the screws and fittings which are all taken from a donor car (a lot had gone missing). Period Raydot spot and fog lamps are now on, the tail end badge is a NOS Bedford one (still haven't found a Vauxhall one) and the S decal for the bootlid is being made. I have some two tone green stripes for the side which will go on soon.
Just a quick update since I've had my dent done and even re-coloured the interior door handles as black ones were proving elusive. Driving daily now without any (recent) incidents. Still need to get the rad re-cored and really suppose I ought to sort a proper exhaust instead of just lashing it together. Eleccy fan going in next week as viscous unit is questionable. Guess I ought to do the cambelt too as I currently have to assume the one fitted is either the original one or fitted up to 1995.
I promise to improved my photography and locations.
Just some pics of the recent additions, I had a new exhaust made up as it was impossible to buy one from fleabay and in the end I gave up trying to deal with the seller..... (VX4/90 1800cc my ) anyway.. I removed the viscous fan as I had previously locked it after the viscous coupling went to poo, I've added an electric fan and also had the radiator re-cored. It's looking unlikely that I'll ever need to switch the fan on!
Sadly lost my twin pipe
I know it isn't stainless but I couldn't afford it. This one will last well though.
Re-cored radiator, collected Monday late afternoon and returned early Wednesday. Nice.
Eleccy fan in the original cowling so it all looks standard under the bonnet.