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Re: 1962 Wolseley 6/99

Post by Lil Neon on June 11th 2009, 5:59 pm

Wow Very Happy That green is looking really sharp! Oh and I looked REALLY hard and I saw that tape you were talking about before lol
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Re: 1962 Wolseley 6/99

Post by Troppo on June 12th 2009, 3:30 am

Nice volvo. I had a '79 245, awesome wagon, amazing space in the back. Yeah I reckon go for the 2 tone. Of all the two tones I've seen I think the lighter shade on top usually looks best. But on the other hand the chrome surrounds on the windows really stand out with a bit of dark paint around them!
The factory 2 tone on my car actually had the roof and pillars the same colour as the sides, but I didn't want a green roof, but it's an option to consider when you do your photoshops.
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Post by Troppo on June 28th 2009, 11:37 pm

Finished! As well as doing the paint I have also made new door cards from plywood, and covered them with new vinyl. I front parcel shelf was covered in vinyl (looks MUCH better than the crappy grey cardboard stuff) and the rear parcel shelf recovered. Additionally, I replaced most of the old upholstery kapok stuffing with new synthetic quilting. The front parcel shelf area above the overdrive handle also got a bit of padding. All up, it's taken about 3 months, but my progress was hampered by my work space, only being able to do anything on a fine day. If I had a proper sized shed I dare say it would have taken 1 month to do it all. I have not sanded the paint smooth yet, I've run out of time, needing the car for a journey tomorrow. The paint still has a lovely gloss to it, it's just not totally smooth. Anyway, enjoy the photos, and if you are in progress of restoring, take heart, you'll get it done one day!

Before: Note the patches on the boot and the rust showing through thin paint.


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Covered and padded front parcel shelf



New door cards. Note the door armrest swapped with the rear door. Why didn't the driver get a proper armrest from the factory!??



Rear Parcel Shelf
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Re: 1962 Wolseley 6/99

Post by retired plumber on June 29th 2009, 12:08 am

That came out really, really nice. Good job on the interior also
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Post by megaglow_z on June 29th 2009, 1:27 am

that sir, is a sharp old car!
Love the look. good job, and thanks for the pics and info!
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Post by 63Falconconvert on June 29th 2009, 8:23 am

great looking ride.....the color combination looks great but isn't the steering wheel on the wrong side Razz
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Re: 1962 Wolseley 6/99

Post by Troppo on June 29th 2009, 4:13 pm

no. that would be the 'right' side. lol.
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Re: 1962 Wolseley 6/99

Post by longdx on June 30th 2009, 4:45 pm

Excellent transformation on your vehicle. I love the classic lines on that car and the two-tone really sets it off.
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Re: 1962 Wolseley 6/99

Post by retired plumber on July 1st 2009, 6:53 pm

I have a Brit. friend and he said "the wheel is on the PROPER side lol"
Makes no difference to me. I'd still drive it but it does take a bit of getting used to for us U.S.A. guys. I drove a mail delivery van for a while so I know what I am talking about. It was an experience. Laughing
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Re: 1962 Wolseley 6/99

Post by Troppo on May 3rd 2011, 12:06 am

Just an update a few years down the track. I sold the car about 3 months back to an enthusiastic young guy, reminded me of myself before I got old and cynical!
The paint didn't fare too well on the roof, with a whole heap peeling off on the drivers side. The rear wings and boot lid also developed some strange little bumps in the paint. In retrospect I think I should have spent more time prepping the surface, and used a proper undercoat. Also, where I lived at the time was right on the ocean. So close in fact waves would crash over the deck on a really high tide. So there was always a lot of salt in the air in a fine mist which would settle all over the car in between each paint layer...
But... I would do it again, provided I had a warm dry shed.
Good luck and you'll never know 'till you give it a go!
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