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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.

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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.

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