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Another PR90 resto 
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Did not get as far as we wanted today, had a lot of interruptions with visitors wanting to check the work in progress. I can say that both sides are now complete and the back beaver will definitely be completed next week so we are getting close to the completion of rust repair work.

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Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:54 am

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I believe we have a 95% rust free Bellett GT after today, only have to do the roof channel on both sides (about a metre each side) and the passenger side suspension tower then we start fitting back the doors, boot, bonnet, front valance and guards so we can check everything once again and then start prepping the car for paint.

There will be no work next week as I have been recently diagnosed with prostate cancer and am having a biopsy on 19 Nov 20 to determine the treatment going forward, bit of a bummer but will deal with it like we have everything else in our lives.

Enjoy the pictures

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Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:42 am
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Great work - looking good.

Good luck with the biopsy mate.


Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:31 pm
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Thanks for your support Neil, much appreciated


Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:22 am

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Well it has been some time since my last post and we have been on a journey of lows and highs. I put the car on hold whilst I dealt with the news of prostate cancer and of course going through the biopsy. It has been quite a ride for us as everything including blood tests, MRi etc. all pointed to prostate cancer however after the biopsy we saw the specialist to get the results only to be informed that I do not have prostate cancer but a very rare disease that mimics prostate cancer in every way. The lesions on my prostate are not cancerous and will reduce in size and eventually disappear with treatment. It took a while for us to get our heads around that but we are now moving on. The car is back in full swing and today was the first time in a while that we had done any work. She is now rust free just a little but of tidy up to do, fit the panels up and start prepping for paint.

I have attached pictures of todays work



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Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:51 am
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Great news Peter! Like probably most, I haven't heard if such a disease before, but 'not cancer' has to be good.
Great plating too, more rust there than previous owners realised I think.
Looking forward to seeing colour.
Cheers, Matt.

Life is far too short not to fill it with what you love. - Jackie French.[/size]

Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:36 am

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Thanks Matt, it is known as Florid lymphocytic granulomatous prostatitis, quite a mouthful and my specialist informed us that mine is only the second case he has seen in the last 10 years.
Yes you are right about the rust, certainly more than others envisaged but it is done now and we have one solid little car. I have sprayed a sample of a proposed colour on the rear quarter to get a feel for it but have not made up my mind. You can see it in one on the pictures above, it is called Lone O Ranger and is quite bright, I am going to get a sample of Valencia Orange and see how that looks, tried for Maple Orange but the paint shop could not find it in their records even with all the information I gave them. I think when I blend a little black with it the colour will look quite good. Hoping to have colour early new year.



Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:40 pm
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Hi Peterd

I must say I admire your work, I think we may all be shocked with what lurks beneath the surface of our cars.

With the Maple Orange it may be the case that the older lead based tinters that make up the colour are discontinued making it very hard to reproduce.

Keep up the good work , we are looking forward to see your car on the road

Regards Flying

Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:53 am

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Thanks Flying, hopefully we will catch up at some time in 2020.

Well I thought we had got all the rust but there was a little niggle that made us look at the driver side suspension tower and I am glad we did, there was some little nasties lurking underneath but had not yet broken out. Not a problem cut it out and I think we have now got it all. Will put it up on my hoist now and remove the rear suspension and gearbox. We then need to make a rear frame with some dolly wheels to allow it to be moved around. It will then go off to the local sandblasters to have the engine bay, front valance and door and window surrounds cleaned of paint then I will bare metal the rest of the panels and start the prep work.



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