What have you been doing for 2 years?
Researching History (continued), this time including a shameful past in Impact Bumpers
The Australian owner from whom I bought the car had intended to restore it. He made a good start and amassed some interesting parts. Along the way he took some photos which tell a bit more of the story.
Let's start with this one:
Yes, it's my 70S.
As was obligatory in the 80s, the poor thing was painted red. It also acquired fat rear arches and a whale tale. The full stockbroker treatment.
These pics give an idea of the bits the PO removed as part of the strip down:
Which left us with this:
Looks pretty awful on the face of it, but luckily it turned out that the unmolested parts of the chassis are in good condition.
Also we've not yet found any accident damage. Unless you regard wide arches and a whale tail as an accident. Maybe more of a crime.
I know, I know, the 80s were different times...