The white plastic brake rod bulkhead fitting
First wiring diagram…this is all new toggle switches on the dash with additional functions
The re wrapped original rear wiring loom…note where it has to go down a very narrow channel by the front screen. Getting it down there took a few attempts!
Rear loom where it pokes through the bulkhead
Inside bottom of passenger’s door with the old trim grip removed
Here I’ve just placed the repair section on the door
Boot lid and air vent flaps
Reinstalled master cylinder with new pipework. Note also the lovely new cast exhaust clamps
Buzz bar type fuse boxes note the LED light glow when a fuse has blown or is missing! See http://www.holden.co.uk/displayproduct.asp?pCode=080.964
New rubber grommet on the gear change linkage.
Chrome 5 3/4 light see http://www.holden.co.uk/displayproduct.asp?pCode=010.259
Lights – Front view one wired up the other to do. Note also the temporary starter switch on the battery.
The Body is now fully fixed to the chassis. Pedals are back in and connected up and working, I bled the brakes through without a hitch….much to my relief, as all new pipework has been installed.
The car now needs to be rewired, I’ve kept the rear loom as that was all OK, and the wires in the front cross bar that supports the headlamps. I can’t continue with this job as I need the new dashboard to be sprayed prior to installing all the new toggle switches and extra instruments. A temporary circuit has been made to try the engine after 12 months inactivity, and the engine started first go!!!
Gear Lever linkage has had new rubber bushes, the hand brake a new plastic bulkhead connecting fitting (this was a sod to do and I destroyed the first on and had to reorder from ECAS)
I’ve cleaned all the doors and exposed the rot that needs to be fixed by Russell, also on one of the front doors the rubber trim grip was rotten, so I’ve ordered a repair section and cut the old one off. I used our Bilt-Hamber rust removal system to clean, and I was very impressed with the result.
The rear door rubbers are OK but one of the front door rubbers needs replacing. The doors, rear wings, door hinges, front triangular panels, and dashboard will go to Russell for spraying on Monday.
I’m using our 5 3/4″ chrome freestanding lights as I don’t like the plastic Citroen ones, steel ones would have been used if available as my light units are new and have the advantage of dipping to the left or right by the simple bulb position adjustment, and of course I intend to take the car to France……I wonder if it will be its first time (mine is a Portuguese made car)?