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BJ8 Rebuild Begins

Peter Hunt   GBR — Posted on The Austin-Healey Experience
Thursday February 1, 2018 4:47 AM


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Member Comments on Journal Entry: BJ8 Rebuild Begins   ↵
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2018-02-14 07:50:33 # 48492
Comment by Rob Tomlinson
Rating: 10/10
Excellent journal entry! My 65 Healey 3000,imported from the UK in 94 is very similar to yours. It was partially restored back in the 80's. Mechanically it is very good condition but the Colorado Red lacquer respray is now starting to deteriorate, cracks, bubbles fading, etc.. The frame and the bottom of the body was undersealed and as I scrape away some of it I see where it was patched and filled with bondo I love to drive it, take it to car shows, but I really need to rebuild it as you are doing. I look forward to reading more about your restoration efforts! It will be inspirational.
2018-02-16 11:25:48 # 48544
Comment by Peter Hunt
Thanks Rob, it's likely to be a long journey but I'm in no rush so happy enough to take my time and do a good job. If yours was a UK car it probably has similar rot to mine so my rebuild may help to guide you. Interestingly my car was supplied as a UK car but was taken to California for a large part of its life by and english doctor who owned it at the time. Consequently I expected a little less rot than I have. Blame the dreaded salt they spread on our roads.

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