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    Great stuff Terry. I'm sure Gordon will love to see the car back on the road in the hands of someone that cares a great deal for it. Looking forward to any piccies...

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    Looking forward to another epic restoration Terry

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamS View Post
    Looking forward to another epic restoration Terry
    +1.....Brilliant

    We need another major resto thread now my RD250's finished!

    I mean Tim's LM is nearly there........

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    Thanks gents for the kind comments and encouragement.

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    Took advantage of the good weather today and had the car outside for removal of the underboby panels. My technique is to remove all the nuts that can be reached on one side then jack the car up to get to all the others. The plastic trays on the floor are to catch the panels before dropping on the ground and they allow the panels to be rolled out.

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    All removed for cleaning

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    A couple of repairs required.

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    The offside rear under wing area all seemed to be OK.

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    Upon closer inspection it would seem that the wing buckled outwards around 20mm indicated by the gap between wing and whell arch trim and confirmed by the small dent in the centre of the quarter panel.

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    Both the above explains the misalignment and gap of the wing to the engine lid. The engine lid seems to be in its original position although bent a little at either rear edge.

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    All seemed to be OK in the right hand suspension area. All the wheel arch liners are also fine.

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    Congrats Terry

    Looking forward to this thread

    Jason

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    The nearside area is where the worst damage was done. On the offside the tree was small and broke off on impact, the nearside contacted a larger tree that did not move.

    The rear frame can be seen crumpled but the engine frame does not seem to be damaged at all. When I get the engine out I will be able to confirm that but seems to be fine. The rear frame appears to have taken the load upon impact before reaching the engine frame.

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    Fab - something to replace Travellers F40 thread. Nice one Terry, looking forward to this.
    "When Lance "cries" on Oprah , spare a thought for all of those genuine people who walked away with no reward just shattered dreams. Each one of them is worth a thousand Lances"

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