August 2007 – October 2008
20 years after the first rebuild, things were starting to get a bit “untidy”. No major rust other than the doors. The rest of the body was just suffering from surface rust. Filler on the original bonnet extension (bonnet had to be extended by 31/2″ to accommodate the 2 litre 6 cylinder Vitesse engine) had cracked and let water in. Replacement of this was to be the biggest job. The panel beating needed to be better to reduce the amount of filler used. Needless to say rebuilding the car I had originally rebuilt 20 years ago brought back a lot of memories, undoing the bolts I had tightened up all those years ago.