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Now I have all the body off (despite Mr Rust) my Vitesse Mk2 Convertible and have a rolling chassis. Have to get everything off the chassis so it can be blasted and repaired. Previously a MOT failure due to chassis rust.

I'm intending to start at the back and gradually work forward. Any tips for what not to do?

Differential, Overdrive, Gearbox and Engine will all be sent to specialists for inspection.

Thanks

Steve

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Do you know what is wrong with the mechanicals? Driving them is the best way of finding issues.

Obviosuly get all the suspension blasted, new witor bushes, and do a CV conversion unless you have new metalastic rotoflexes to fit. But all very simple nut and bolt stuff. Clean and reuse bolts where possible, or new black bolts. 

You ought to pop over to the east sussex meeting and see us..

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49 minutes ago, t-stag said:

Differential, Overdrive, Gearbox and Engine will all be sent to specialists for inspection.

so what do you feel is the problems on these units that we cant sort out with you 

specialist ..................can equate to deep pockets and a poor result at times 

so advise get some   help from those on here before you open the bottomless  wallet 

Pete

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Previous owner spent a lot of time and money on the mechanicals. Unfortunately not enough attention on the body and chassis.

New rotoflexes and poly bushes in 2019. Is the CV conversion an alternative to rotoflex?

Checking out the Differential, Overdrive, Gearbox and Engine is possibly beyond my expertise, tools and patience.  As everything is 52 years old, maybe best to get it checked out by experts before reassembly.

Steve

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yes CV constant velocity joints     ie like a modern drive shaft  sold by a number of outlets

sorry forgot the post about side screens  

maybe open up some of the fixing holes  and use a large washer on refit 

Pete

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