Topic: My Colorado Sage Green Westy

My new westy is due here end of January, its 2 owners from new, last owner was an 84 yr old lady who stuck it away in a garage when she stopped driving last year. Its been sat for a year or so, so will need some wake up work when it arrives. The interior is mint, comes with a bunch of paperwork incl all the OG service books, OG bill of sale etc

Plans are to tidy it up externally, a good polish should do i hope, and get the engine running, will also need a new poptop cloth fitting i think

I also have a 77 westy im marino yellow which will be for sale when it arrives, and my red 71 is up for sale now too

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Re: My Colorado Sage Green Westy

that will come up lovely with a bit of a mop default/smile

first class interior too...

and late...   

and in the best colour too...

well done Gary I fully approve

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SEND ME ALL YOUR MONIES default/big_smile

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i knew you would dave ;-)

im looking forward to this one arriving

just need to sell the 71 and the 77 now ;-)

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Re: My Colorado Sage Green Westy

What TH said!

Lurverly!!

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Restoring Ruy - my restoration blog

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slammedresto wrote:

i knew you would dave ;-)

I'm actually jealous default/lol
default/respect

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after weeks of thinking about it I finally found the time to paint my wheels, only 3 so far as i snapped my socket using my breaker bar on the rear wheel bolts, so only managed to do the spare and the 2 front wheels

edit- now done the rears too thanks to a 3 ft scaffold poll :-)

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Re: My Colorado Sage Green Westy

old update, cut and polish done, weather was drissly, so will give it another go when its dry

few pics of the good bad and ugly

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Re: My Colorado Sage Green Westy

gary i have edited your last two posts to make the pictures show default/smile

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cheers bud

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Well Fish visited tonight, not good news on the engine front. Got it started but ran very rough, its going to need news rings at the least, and maybe new barrels and pistons too. Gonna get it dropped at some point, strip it down then start looking at what needs doing

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Engine is out for some top end work, now some decisions to make

what to do whilst its out

replace all fuel lines etc ( what do i need? and wheres the best place to get them )
paint tinwear and fan shroud ( and tips on whats the best paint to use, ie enamel? )
paint exhaust pipes( high temp paint i assume will do the trick )


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Re: My Colorado Sage Green Westy

Gary - I'm told don't use anything but VHT paint on exhaust (thats Very High Temperature) - Halfords do a 500degree C tin (for brush in-situ) or spray can
for on the bench).
By the way I have at last posted pic's of my Westy on Earlybay (General).
Cheers -JIM.

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cheers Jim, was a busy day at elemental, will def see your bus at battlebridge if your going

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waiting for my engine guru to pop round and let me know whats what

started on the tinware in the meantime

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Re: My Colorado Sage Green Westy

Engine has now had a top end rebuild, and is a runner at last
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And has had a tickle with the welder and sprayer here and there
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Now with added UK MOT............Woooohoooo

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Sweeeeeeet

Well doctor it went ground ..sky... ground... sky....BLACK

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cool pic from lost souls taken by Ned (bouncy castle dude)
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