Healey chassis number 3143, body, 13643, engine NHA1500
My intention for this car is to begin to try
and collect all of the missing parts and return the car
to a point where restoration to original specification
is viable. The obvious parts missing are in the
following list which I'm sure I will be adding to and
hopefully reducing over time.
Interior front and rear glass
interior door and window handles
right side 1/4 vent window frame
Both lower alloy side trims from sills
As first seen on 1st June
Picking up the car on 7th
Back at work and ready for
some serious underbody cleaning before it comes home to my
I do have the rear bumper
cutouts on the inside of the
grill bars, I have no idea why this was done! Suggestions?
note the last 2 digits ( 43 ) of the chassis number still
I did at least get a jack! and a
pair of air cleaners.
After 7 hours work with
degreaser and a steam cleaner most of the accumulated grease,
oil and flaking body deadener is removed
Badly fitting front bumper
Rust in the bottom of the
left chassis rail, right side appears to be fine.
Rust in the inner sills, I
expect the outer sills will also need replacement.
I decided I could not leave
the car in such a sad looking state, so the roof, boot lid
and the other panel damage has been pushed back out into
basic shape, the rusty bare metal areas rust treated and
sealed off with a thin layer of white paint to stop and
The car at least now looks in
The floor area cleaned, which will now also get some rust
The rusted areas behind the seat,
overall nothing to bad has been found. Once again the area will
be treated to halt the rust
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