1954 Swallow Doretti
This is a really exciting project, I've done two of these cars already and I'm starting to get to know them. This one is to be a full concours build with everything except the mechanicals and trimming to be undertaken in-house. Keep an eye on this one, it's going to be stunning!
See below for more pics and updates on the Doretti
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Big hours going into the Doretti, the body is off the chassis and I've started stripping all the panels off and also made a start on the paint stripping. I'll be using a combination of methods on this car, hand stripping with chemical stripper and hand sanding for the aluminium outer panels and media blasting for the steel inner structure. It's been a nit of a fight so fay, a lot of rusted fasteners that took a lot of effort to remove and a little more rust in the inner structure than we were expecting. At least it hasn't been messed with before and I'm not dealing with lots of old, poorly done repairs.
It turned up as a running driving car. It looks really solid and unmolested so after the usual process of taking heaps of photo and notes I got straight into stripping it down. So far everything looks really good.