Jan 29, 2020 update to the Elva Mk VI project car

Project Elva: Disassembling Our Project

With a lot of research done and some parts on the way, it was time to actually get started on our Elva Mk VI project. While disassembling a car that was taken apart by a previous owner sounds relatively easy, we still need to take pictures, write notes, and mark what goes where. We also had to compile a list of items needed. 

We took our time, too. We carefully disassembled the rusty door hinges while also removing fasteners, taillights and other items. Then we could load everything into the van for its trip to Blast Masters, Inc. for media blasting.

The whole gang pitched in to disassemble our Elva. Our buddy Steve Sanguinetti, an accomplished Lotus racer, drilled out the door hinges.

Surprisingly, the tiny doors gave us the most problems, as the hinges and hardware were badly rusted. Thankfully, they seem to be garden variety hardware store hinges.

Debbie Winters, owner of Blast Master, removed the hood latches.

Everything had to removed, bagged and tagged before media blasting. These engine cover tie downs are rubbish but will saved so we can source correct new ones.

Stripped and ready to go, it is time to get the entire body and frame media blasted. Then we can begin repairs.


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mrichlen New Reader
1/30/20 2:07 p.m.

What a mess, you are making me feel a lot better about my old S/R project. 

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