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    Hi Terry

    Great to see you have started the resurrection of my poor car! It is in good hands now, I really did not want my stupid accident to be the end. Still wish it never happened, really miss her!

    I can't wait to see the results of your work. Started saving now so I can buy her back!!

    I will be watching with great interest!

    Cheers

    Gordon

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    The Doctor has started work. Good on you Terry. I was convinced that you were going to go for a 360 or even a 430. If we know you (and we do) you will not stop at sorting out only the damage. Every nook
    and cranny will get the treatment.
    All the best,
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    Quote Originally Posted by GordonD View Post
    Hi Terry

    Great to see you have started the resurrection of my poor car! It is in good hands now, I really did not want my stupid accident to be the end. Still wish it never happened, really miss her!

    I can't wait to see the results of your work. Started saving now so I can buy her back!!

    I will be watching with great interest!

    Cheers

    Gordon
    Hi Gordon, it will definitely not be the end, give it a little time and it will be well again!

    Quote Originally Posted by ronrob View Post
    The Doctor has started work. Good on you Terry. I was convinced that you were going to go for a 360 or even a 430. If we know you (and we do) you will not stop at sorting out only the damage. Every nook
    and cranny will get the treatment.
    All the best,
    Ron
    Thanks Ron, I was ready for whatever came along. I saw a couple of other cars but getting another 355 made a lot of sense as I have quite a few extra compatible parts lying around.

    I plan on stripping the interior first as I will be short of space in the garage when I remove the engine. All the spare corners in the house will be taken with interior parts, amazing how much space is required for removed parts. First job is removing the roof, a task for next weekend.

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    Terry

    If you come across that drivers side door window glass rubber gasket that you thought you may have in a box somewhere do please let me know.

    My 355 needs one bad.

    Howard

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    Quote Originally Posted by lotusk View Post
    Terry

    If you come across that drivers side door window glass rubber gasket that you thought you may have in a box somewhere do please let me know.

    My 355 needs one bad.

    Howard
    Will do Howard. I did have a good look round a few weeks ago and did not find it. I know that I would not have thrown it away so will keep a look out for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    Will do Howard. I did have a good look round a few weeks ago and did not find it. I know that I would not have thrown it away so will keep a look out for you.

    Very kind

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    It's why I re-subscribed if I'm honest. Looking forward to seeing you and Jane soon. May try to get Mr Capner and his missus to join us.

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    Looking forward to reading your progress.

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    Roof removal was the first task. It seemed to operate reasonably well but I had to motor the seats forward manually before the roof would stop beeping and open, will sort that out later.

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    The main hinge point has three attaching bolts although only one is visible.

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    The rear frame also has three bolts bolted into the top of the rear quarter recess. Only visible with a torch and mirror at this point.

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    With the hinge covers removed, not much more could be seen regarding the attachment bolts, at this point I thought there were only two. (proved wrong later)

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    Centre trim removed (easiest part of the job), two screws.

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    The left side of the car contains the hydraulic distribution block. You can just see the two actuators that move the roof, the larger lower on and the small upper underneath a small cover.

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    The pipework feeds underneath the carpet to the pump mounted in the centre of the bulkhead, there are also two lines from the left to the right hand side.

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