Herald Restoration Week One
Week one included the removal of the top or as the Brits say, "hood," then the doors, the interior, the trim, then the bonnet and the boot. Also removed were the right side tailight and trim. Some pieces were taken home from the shop for sorting, cleaning, polishing, sanding and in some cases painting. The interior was taken to an upolsterer for an estimate. More parts were ordered from from England and a wiring harness was ordered from British Wiring in Penn.
restoration began with removal of top

restoraton began with the removal of the top

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top removal

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top and backseat out

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next the doors and seats

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doors, seats and carpet gone

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passenger side surface rust under carpet

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floor pan rust

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more surface rust and remnants of glued down carpet

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removal of this glue will be a big job

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aftermarket radio gone, looking for original ashtray

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trans cover out and saved

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one greasy trans

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dash next week. pressboard and not in bad condition

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glove box door gone

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horns

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bumper and valance remove along with indicator lights and headlights

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note overspray from a bad respray job years ago

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hood retaining bolts had to be heated to be removed

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trunk stripped of lining and spare

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left side surface rust in trunk

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small amount of rust on right side

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after much heating the hood bolt came out

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the other took more time but finally came out

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left side with bumper removed

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visible damage after the bumper removed

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seat rails being restored

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a finished seat rail

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restored air filter

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cleaned grill and hood trim

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discolored glove box door

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back of glove box

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mirrors

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hood frame home to be cleaned

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rust on corner

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an old repair here that may need some new work, slight crack seen

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opposite side had similar repair

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tried out some epoxy paint in spots

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some parts ready for stripping

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