Full Mk1 XR2 Restoration
A huge thanks to Leslie (xr2000) for providing the words and images.
Wing and door alignment
22nd May 2009 • 02:45AM
Got the wings doors and bonnet all trial fitted, everything is ok after lots and lots of adjustment except the drivers wing sits out too far where it meets the door from about halfway down to the sill. I'm tempted to get the grinder out and make it fit.
Used bolts to hold the wings on as it means you can change one easier and look for the dreaded rot every year or so.Used plenty so it wont fall off.
Noticed the doors I got seem ok for the late mk1 handles with no cutting , didnt try them yet to confirm but will save a lot of bother if its true.Think the handle changed in late 1982.
1st July 2009 • 12:49AM
Made some progress, got the front kit drilled and fitted:
Plus wings drilled for bumper mounts , door drilled for mirrors, tabs welded onto the a panel for to hold the loom and the front panel fully modded for round xr lights.
Still a few more jobs to sort and a bit of rust on the roof flange.
14th September 2009 • 03:46AM
Seam sealer mostly on ready for underseal , primed the front wings too should get the underseal on in a week or so.
Gravitex underseal applied
21st September 2009 • 02:27AM
Got the gravitex underseal on today, overspray everywhere. I had bought 3 bottles and ran out then 2 more then remembered I had to do inside the wings as well so back for another 2.
Used 6 bottles , got some serious runs but after they dried went over them again and not too bad for a first effort.
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