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Old 04-09-2011, 09:33 AM
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I figured it is about time I posted on the US forums as I have been snooping around long enough. I will post a few updates over the weekend as it is hard to update 3 years worth of work in 1 post.

Picked up the Sterling semi-locally at the end of March '08. As some have experienced this was one of those Sterlings that "just needs wiring" but really means "take this complete restoration project off my hands." I was a little bummed that I couldn't wire it up and drive but I always enjoy a project so I threw it on the trailer, stuffed the Sterling and bed of the truck with the unattached parts and thus began the adventure.

I apologize now for just the pictures of the progress and no descriptions, but I think they are self explanatory.

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On the way home and the first inspection.
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:07 AM
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Old 04-09-2011, 01:00 PM
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Shifter and E-brake Changes


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Old 04-16-2011, 03:55 PM
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Hello sir.

Thanks for posting those photos to the site. Having followed your posts on the UK site, I've always felt you've done a nice job of documenting some of the mods / repairs that we all have to account for during our own builds.

Again, I appreciate you sharing your work. It's cool to see your project coming together.
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Old 04-17-2011, 11:41 PM
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Thanks for the compliments. I enjoy seeing progress, hence the many pictures and updates to come. Things have been slow on the care lately but more to come.
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Back with more to catch this thread up with where I am:

Gas Cap


Dash Redesign and Center Console



Front and Side Markers (LEDs)


Seatbelts


That's where I am. More updates to come as things progress.
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:41 PM
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Rear 'bumper'


Dash layout: All gauges are visible with the steering wheel attached with extra room on the right for additional warning lights. If you look just to to the right of the ignition key you can make out another cardboard piece on the underside of the pod - this is where I will place the mirror switch.


Side pocket: Side pocket modified to fit the headlight switch at a usable angle. I also decided to place the switch for the canopy on the adjacent side which is easy to reach and out of the way. I had planned to put this switch elsewhere but it just didn't fit.
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:44 PM
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It's a sad day when I have to look on the forum to remember where I left off with the car. That being said I spent an hour in the garage tonight for the first time in over 3 months and I couldn't remember where I left off. Long story short; I need to get the body mounted permanently so I can throw the engine in and move on. Lots of filling and sanding to begin with the interior pieces and still need to address the rear modifications.
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Managed to get some time in the garage this past Sunday. I backed out the wife's car and set up a nice sanding area for the dash pod. Got a few coats of filler on and a whole lot of sanding done. It's getting there - the top is level and working on the gauge area trying to get that nice and flat. Once it's done I will pull the dash out and start filling it. First I need to decide if I am wrapping it or painting as that will change how much work I put into it.

Pictures to come.
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No big update, just pictures as promised. Another coat of filler on the face of the dash pod to make that nice and straight and probably a few more on the console to get it where I am happy.

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