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Rover SD1 3500cc Twin Plenum Vitesse - Bonnet and Roof Resto 09

Page Two - More Progress - And a Surprise Hole

O/S Roof - Front Corner N/S Roof - Front Corner

O/S Roof - Front Corner

N/S Roof - Front Corner

O/S Bonnet - Front Edge Front Footwell & Jacking Point

O/S Bonnet - Front Edge

Front Footwell & Jacking Point

O/S Rear Arch - Poking Around N/S "B" Post - Rear Door Shut

O/S Rear Arch - Poking Around

N/S "B" Post - Rear Door Shut

Apart from normal progress of the prior page of illustrated problems the big surprise next day was a hole in the driver's side footwell which also extended to the edge of the cill and the front O/S chassis outrigger rail . This was removed to gain access to the cill corrosion,

So in this set of images one also sees the hole in the floor being worked on plus the start of the rear O/S wheel arch investigation, also used as the welding earth point pro-tem.

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This car was my introduction to the Rover SD1 in '93 and I soon undertook its first restoration. I spent the intervening 16 years trying to learn everything I could about the car, particularly the electronic fuel injection system and its many other technicalities.

Having written essays about the car for magazines and forums over the years I decided to bring them together along with all the new technical material now featured on this website here and the full story of that original restoration during my first full year of ownership here.

A second major restoration took place in '04 with various minor blemish resto's in between times. The current work is due to paint finish failure on bonnet and roof plus the few scabs shown above taken in hand at the same time.

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