The Smurf
Steam Garden
Island Race
Little Floater
4AGE build
AMOC Pasta
AMOC 5th
The Garden
New HQ
Mr Ed (16v)
SMD castle
Camp Jul05
Camp May05
Annie Done
MR2 _1
Snow '05
Ed Spec
Annie Fix
Trailer 2
Mini Prayer
Spag Art
Trailer 1
The Pool
Ed at Lydden
Riv Run '03
Ed Vids #01
New Arrival
Rebuild 2
Rebuild 1
Taz Swap
Painting 2
Lakes 2000
Painting 1
CC 2000
MLM Dyno
Spag & FTM
Doris of Old

Annie Fix

1984 998cc Mayfair Automatic

Rebuilding Annie during 2004...

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The outer sills were showing some slight hint of surface rust that would need cleaning up !

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However, the inners were fine, so the car was actually quite solid.

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Rear arch/quarter/side pocket needed rebuilding on both sides though, which was a bit fiddly.

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And the scuttle corners were shot too :-(

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Front chopped off, spare front panel in place...

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New wings fitted.

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(Just showing off how much access the Special Spag Trailer provides when in 'Ramp Mode')

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Fill & sand the join...

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Only to discover a spooky little face in the surface. OK, it's maybe not the same as finding the Messiah inside an aubergine, but we found it amusing!

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There was this plan to paint Annie with blackboard paint, so that her graphics can be easily changed to suit the show, but there was a concern about how well actual blackboard paint would go on.

So a quick test was done using some of the cellulose satin matt black left over from the inside of Doris, which provided a superb base for some 'pub sign' chalk pens :-)

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Primer going on after the shell was sanded back - spot the protective clothing!

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First top coat going on.

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All black, a few coats later, Elaine looks pleased :-)

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Looking a bit more complete with stuff fitted back on.

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