RR :: Summer 2018

RR :: Summer 2018

Part 22 May 2018

Today has been a good day, the grey leather steering wheel cover arrived, and I was also advised the repairs to the rotten body were completed, sufficient for us to finish the fitting the new brakes, skimmed brake hubs, make and install a new wiring loom and fit the body, prior to assembly of the doors, windows etc, ready for bodywork painting.  I also managed to finish some work on the wiring conduits, the last bit of sandblasting by my local stonemason cleaning service, “Noone Memorials” of Glencorrib, Co Mayo.

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Ger and son Jarlath Noone with last bits of metalwork
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Martin Ryan (club sec.) and Martin Nyland (woodwork and interiors) and “Baby Ford”











The daffs and tulips have come out and the countryside is looking much happier. Martin and I visited Martin Nyland, the upholstery/woodwork specialist, who is rebuilding the rotten woodwork and making virtually new seats from 2.5 hides of leather (£150 per hide).  In total, the 4 seats will cost €2,000!

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The body repairs after 9 months of work at Martin Nyland’s shed



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A closer view of some of the new rear woodwork in place, dry and wet rot gone forever!
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The new roof nearly finished, sun roof gone forever….









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At last, a sunny day to discuss details (and costs!)