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« Reply #120 on: December 02, 2023, 03:40:14 PM »

And back in the garage with an old stablemate!


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« Reply #121 on: December 02, 2023, 04:52:56 PM »

Looking good Chris. Don't forget to wash off that salt.
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« Reply #122 on: December 09, 2023, 01:09:38 PM »

Time for a bit of winter bodywork.  

I'd noticed some cracks behind the rear wheel arches so needed to investigate.  The result is the usual sill type deterioration.  Repair will be with three new fabricated pieces all coming together at the floor joint. Very pleasing, however, was the repair to the arch completed by Chris Bastow in around 2005.  The earlier filler has all been removed, and the picture shows a new layer of fibre glass around the joint, but otherwise it's all very clean and strong.


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« Reply #123 on: December 09, 2023, 01:10:47 PM »

And the other side was just the same!


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« Reply #124 on: December 14, 2023, 05:22:02 PM »

Nice progress this week.  Green should be going on today  Smiley



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« Reply #125 on: December 18, 2023, 02:48:04 PM »

Finished for now.  Plenty of Waxoil underneath too.  Delighted!


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« Reply #126 on: December 19, 2023, 09:39:27 AM »

Looks great Chris.
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« Reply #127 on: December 19, 2023, 09:57:26 AM »

Agreed - Fab.

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« Reply #128 on: December 19, 2023, 11:04:43 AM »

Lovely sleeper
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« Reply #129 on: December 19, 2023, 02:52:28 PM »

Looking lovely!
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« Reply #130 on: December 19, 2023, 03:50:11 PM »

Thanks guys.

Next big event could be a run down to Sicily for my brother-in-laws wedding in April. I think it's a great idea to take the Beta... but I might need to convince my wife?!  A bit of post-Christmas thought/planning is needed. Grin
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« Reply #131 on: December 19, 2023, 05:19:21 PM »

Looks absolutely stunning Chris!  Smiley It was a combination of seeing your car going around Goodwood at full throttle and Tony's and Mark's Coupé's at various points over the Betameeta weekend this year that swayed me to getting my own Coupé. I'm loving every minute of it so far and slowly, but surely getting there with making it perfect. 

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« Reply #132 on: December 19, 2023, 05:29:14 PM »

Looks absolutely stunning Chris!  Smiley It was a combination of seeing your car going around Goodwood at full throttle and Tony's and Mark's Coupé's at various points over the Betameeta weekend this year that swayed me to getting my own Coupé. I'm loving every minute of it so far and slowly, but surely getting there with making it perfect. 

Alex

I'm pleased to hear it Alex.  Getting any Beta out on the road is sure to put a smile on your face.   
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