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JK London 1968 S800 Mk2


Hello All,

I have already posted some photos of the progress that I have made over the past two years but via other message threads but here goes a start at a thread of my own restoration. I will try to make updates to the thread until I am finished but time is short enough with work and family so I may not be able to update each week.

To start I have never restored a car before. I helped a little with some mechanical work but that was more than two decades ago!

I bought a red 1968 Mark 2 S800 from one of the forum members in July 2013.

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It had a little rust!

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So I started a complete restoration.

I stripped everything off, it took me about 8 months of a couple of hours every couple of weeks and eventually I got the body off the chassis.

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Time to burn off the wax oil before sending the body off to the sand blaster.

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Loaded and ready for the drive to sandblaster.

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Back from the Sand Blaster !

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Wow - sandblasting is amazing. As expected there was a kilo or two of rust and filler that came off.

Right Wing

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Well this was back in August 2014.

I had been following your threads, following ebay and japan yahoo auction sites so I knew that getting replacement body panels was not really going to happen . There was not really enough metal left to do a decent job so I was on for using the fibre-glass panels. Timing was perfect when the moulds went up for sale in 2014 and thankfully to Slim I got the first set.


I figured that the body work was a skill beyond me so I eventually found a bodyshop that would take on the work.

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BACK HOME !!!

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Progress slowed down between April and September as we were getting some work done on the house so the car was under wraps for 5 months and I did not make much progress.

As you may have seen the bonnet rust was bad also so I was keen to experiment with a fibre-glass bonnet also. Thanks to Slim we got a new bonnet and I got the same body shop to fit and spray.

It looks great.

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Update from today...

So in the past couple of weeks I have finished (almost) the roof liner, wire brushed a lot of rusty components. The next jobs are,

1. Finish interior carpet.
2. Finish rubber door seals, weather-strips.
3. Fit window rubbers, fit windows.
4. Start refit of interior electrics and dash. Fitted the wiper motor today, I think that is the right component behind the dash to start with first as it was the last thing to come out.

I will also show you the current condition of the chassis which has been sandblasted and powder coated.

To help me with the rebuild I found another S800 on ebay a few weeks ago. Here are a few photos of the two cars. Second car is not in a MOT condition, needs a little work!

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These are nice !

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That's all for today!

JK


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Re: JK London 1968 S800 Mk2


quite a transformation and a superb colour.

2nd car looks almost useable as it is, what's the plan for that one?
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Great work so far.
Was the replacement bonnet made from fibreglass? If so, do you have a mould for that as well?

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Slim does the fibreglass panels. (link to thread)
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Re: JK London 1968 S800 Mk2


Hello all,
After 4 years of effort, help and guidance from Peter, plenty of parts from Herr Ortmann and the panels from Alan, the car is now running and yesterday it passed the MOT. It failed on the first attempt as I had not filled the washer bottle which was kind of funny as I was expected a worse outcome. From the DVLA website it appears that it might not have been on the road since 1981.

Not sure how to add a photo but will do as soon as I find out.

Over the winter the engine needs some work so that will be the next step....

Hopefully it will be up a club meeting in the near future.

Regards,
john.
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Re: JK London 1968 S800 Mk2


Hi John,

To put a picture on here you need to host it elsewhere then do a link across. Photobucket was the preferred option - but they now charge (a huge amount!) to let you post pictures on other sites such as ours. There are some free sites still - and I found some easy to use ones via Google where you don't even have to have an account - although the worry is do they 'steal' your picture?

Once you have your pic uploaded somewhere just follow the guide in the 'sticky' message at the top of this forum page.

Great news on getting your car on the road - we hope to see it out and about in 2018 at some events. We are at the NEC Show in November if you are around.
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