OCC 469 - restoring & running a "sharkstooth" 2000

Phil Robson

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Me neither. I did however manage to get a superb finish on Sparky, by removing all of the panels, taking them all down to Clive Annable and asking him to do them :)
It’s a difficult call in my view. The paint is what makes a restoration & doing it myself means that I’ve done ‘the whole job’. However, if it’s not great then it can spoil the whole job......
 

quattro

Administrator
Staff member
The pre February ‘66 cars had the reflectors in the rear light cluster.
Of course, I had forgotten that.

It’s a difficult call in my view. The paint is what makes a restoration & doing it myself means that I’ve done ‘the whole job’. However, if it’s not great then it can spoil the whole job......
I did everything on Sparky, every nut and bolt, but chickened out with the paint and reupholstery. I'm happy with that :)
 

Phil Robson

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Well, I've had a go with OCC's bootlid:

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TBH, it is flattered a degree by the photos, but overall it's not too bad. I've still got to get the prep spot on in the future, especially with cellulose paint, but I'm learning....

Just the number plate to do now:

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Is that city grey?

My first P6 was that colour, ULD933F, a 2000 TC, I painted some panels, I was just 18 years old, did it outside, result were appalling, but it got me about.
 

Phil Robson

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It is City Grey, Ben.

Rover soon changed it to 'Burnt Grey' which is probably less chocolatey. I matched the paint to an unused Rover touch-up pot I got many years ago. Whether I mixed that properly, I'll never know ;)
 

tonys

Active Member
Well done.

I've just read through the whole thread and it's reminded me how much I still like the very early cars, how 'right' they looked and their little peculiarities such as end-of-dash map/courtesy lights, troublesome exhaust etc.. The fact that it has (presumably the original) non-suffix regn. number makes it look very 'period' and takes me back many decades go my first car, also a pre-suffix registration A-suffix chassis (regd June '64). Unfortunately, the only thing remaining is the regn. no. which I still have.

As a comment, reference your post #242 re 'seat belt hooks', mine was fitted with them from new (they were plastic and from memory were either creamy coloured or just opaque plastic).

Great thread.
 

mrtask

Well-Known Member
Great photo, Phil. I rather wish that my life looked that! I might just have to use that as a motivational desktop image to help me get my lazy backside in gear in the year ahead!
 

Phil Robson

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Great photo, Phil. I rather wish that my life looked that! I might just have to use that as a motivational desktop image to help me get my lazy backside in gear in the year ahead!
Indeed - it has ‘simpler times’ written all over it ;).

Hard to believe it’s 50 years ago!
 
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