as i'm a sucker for saving a sud it was only a matter of time before it happenned again....
so yesterday shrew and me had a trip down south where they talk funny to meet up with harvey and bring his car back up north for its combined attack to get it back to full health
having seen a good few pics from harvey and heard about how much work was needed i was expecting to find a car in similar condition to what VJM was, but pleasantly surprised to find it isn't that bad really.....or maybe i've got used to seeing rusty cars and not panicking anymore
usual suspects that need attention - sills, rear arches, wing rails, "A" pillars, front & back panels, door bottoms, rear hatch etc etc.......
but it doesn't appear that bad really.
will tell more once it's up on the spit.
the rear arches (and probably the front wings) will need a little thought to make sure they cover the very wide wheels that harvey has fitted, 7.5" wide at that...but they are what he wants so that is what will be made to fit
quite a road trip yesterday to collect the car, think we must have done over 300 miles for the round trip? probably nearer 400 i guess?
called in at BLS on the way back to shrews' after dropping the sud at my place.
was a pleasure as always to chat to tom & phil, mostly alfa chat as always, and mostly sud stuff too
then as we were about to leave a guy turned up and was introduced as being mark, an ex sud racer from back in the day. just happened to be mark riddle, the driver of the supercharged sud from back in the 80's that we used to drool over at cadwell before calling in at the local alfa/lancia dealer to dream about sometime owning one of the sprints or gtv's that were all over the forecourt..
a pleasure to meet the inspiration for all things alfa & italian cars in general
so a great day out and the start of another build thread, hoping the updates come thick and fast