Long time since Ive put anything on here. Ive got the Toledo to the point where it would probably run if I turned the key! I’ve got the engine/ignition all wired up and apart from putting the carb linkage on the wrong way round and breaking the throttle cable engine wise it is pretty much ready to go.
Body wise there is still a lot to be done. One of the only rusty bits in the car was the boot floor so I have taken that out and am waiting for a new boot floor to come from the UK. Im probably going to have to weld it in myself given how expensive panel beating is – I have welded before so hopefully it shouldn’t be too difficult however if any one knows someone who could do a bit of mug welding form me in Wellington I would be very appreciative.
After having assumed I would have to start from scratch with the car registration I have found one of the number plates and I see it is still on Carjam so that sounds hopeful.
The cars going off to have an exhaust pipe made for it sometime soon. I need to be able to start it and move it around so I may get the people doing the work to give it a bit of a go over and get it running while they have the car. Then I can move it out of the garage and work on it outside.
Eventually Im going to have to paint it – something else that I may end up doing myself…..The days of getting someone to do give a cheap once over seem to have gone, some panel people are happy to work on it but they won’t say how much it will cost to do – and I don’t want to spend a heap on a car that isn’t really worth much.
In term of getting it back it back on the road I’m keeping it pretty standard for now however Im keen to find some minilite wheels if anyone has any tucked away. Once its up and running I’ll develop a bit hopefully.