SE3 Restoration (The Chicken Coupe!)

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SE3 Restoration (The Chicken Coupe!)

by Shaza » Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:21 am

As most of you know we acquired an SE3 whist at Billing last year. Not in the best condition but too cheap to turn down. It was covered in tree sap, parking dents and a few rusty bits to say the least but it had potential lol!!
After spending a full day polishing she looked quite presentable from a distance!!

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When we got home we started to strip the car ready for restoration. One black bag full of pine needles was removed from the interior, engine bay and the boot!

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Once the interior was removed Steva set about the dents and rust!

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We have now decided to make a job of the old girl so we have 2 new genuine rear quarters to fit and have managed to find a brand new genuine roof skin!

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And we have now bought another SE3 that were going to use for spares!

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A lot of work to be done!!! Hopefully will be ready for Billing! Will keep you updated on her progress :D

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Re: SE3 Restoration (The Chicken Coupe!)

by rich30mex » Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:48 am

So how longs this one going to take you then 3 4 5 years?
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Re: SE3 Restoration (The Chicken Coupe!)

by Callyman » Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:57 am

rich30mex wrote:So how longs this one going to take you then 3 4 5 years?


Depends how busy the Powder Coaters are.
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Re: SE3 Restoration (The Chicken Coupe!)

by rich30mex » Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:17 am

callyman wrote:
Depends how busy the Powder Coaters are.

Or depends if he can be arsed to pull his finger out and stop drifting the vxr8 round roundabouts
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Re: SE3 Restoration (The Chicken Coupe!)

by Shaza » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:25 pm

Steva dropped the SE3 off at the body shop today! Looking forward to seeing some progress on her ill update as I get pics!! :D

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Ready for her make over!


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Re: SE3 Restoration (The Chicken Coupe!)

by Shaza » Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:18 am

Here is a quick update. Rear quarters removed. Inner arches as expected needed repaired.

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Re: SE3 Restoration (The Chicken Coupe!)

by Shaza » Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:42 am

Graeme and the boys set about making new inner arches!!

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Pics of the rear quarters fitted :D

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Coming along nicely!!

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Re: SE3 Restoration (The Chicken Coupe!)

by v6 steve » Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:05 pm

Looks great pro job from Graham as per :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: SE3 Restoration (The Chicken Coupe!)

by vec 160 » Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:15 pm

A lot hard work going on there. Should look really good when it is finished


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Re: SE3 Restoration (The Chicken Coupe!)

by craigyboy » Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:49 pm

Plenty of good work going on there,well done :clap: :clap:
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Re: SE3 Restoration (The Chicken Coupe!)

by v6 steve » Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:51 pm



there spot welded on you use a spot weld removal drill
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Re: SE3 Restoration (The Chicken Coupe!)

by Shaza » Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:43 pm

No they came off really easy. Graeme had them off in a couple of hours. He's the boy lol.

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Re: SE3 Restoration (The Chicken Coupe!)

by sealeysonic » Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:32 pm

Oh my days. Hats off to you!

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Re: SE3 Restoration (The Chicken Coupe!)

by pappasmurf » Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:48 pm

Impressive amount of work! Were the rear quarters hard to track down? Was only discussing doing similar to a mates the other day.
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Re: SE3 Restoration (The Chicken Coupe!)

by tosh1985 » Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:31 am

liking the progress pal nice work
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