Apologies for the lack of posts recently. I can't believe it's been nearly two weeks since my last offering here!
I visited the car last week, but was running late & forgot to take any pictures of the car in the spray booth
I am pleased to report that there has been some progress... you will recall my right rear wheel arch looked like this:
then like this:
well, it now looks like this!
The sills and rear wheel arches were painted with stonechip and left in the oven to harden overnight, then they were overpainted with the topcoat: Medium Red 516. The lower sills still need to be overpainted with black.
The doors have been refitted to assist with mopping/polishing process. As you can see, the polishing process has not been completed yet. So the car's beginning to come back together (still no interior though!) Note: the car has also been fitted with the new (old) alloy wheels I bought recently off ebay. I'm not sure yet if I'll keep these on the W116, I am in two minds whether to fit them to my W108 and keep the W116 on steel wheels. Opinions anyone?
The mechanical work to the braking system has now also been done while the paint was hardening:
new (recon) calipers front & rear, new discs (rotors) and pads front & rear, new handbrake shoes, and all four new flexible brake hoses. If the car doesn't stop now...