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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-09-2017, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
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My Project Rolls

While this car should probably be parted out, I'd rather try and save her. I know I'll never make any money with it and she'll take a small fortune to restore, but I have a weakness for saving cars from the scrap yard.

She's a 1967 RHD model and a complete basket case.







Here's the body after a little beating and primer work:









The engine bay:



A video showing that the engine isn't locked up:


The interior is a mess:





At least the headliner's good:



The fuel tank is one of the worst pars of the car:



More updates to follow as work progresses on the car.

1967 RHD Silver Shadow Project
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post #2 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-09-2017, 12:22 PM
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Wow! You must have some tolerance for pain!

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Rather you than me Dracula, good luck with the restoration.
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I am impressed by your motivation ...

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I'm speechless! That is a lot of work. I have never seen a fuel tank in that bad of shape. BUT, you have the best Shadow dash AND the picnic tables. Best of luck getting everything up to speed.
Perhaps a "Go Fund Me" page?

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I always considered the likes of GoFundMe to be tantamount to panhandling; and, I imagine, that panhandling to restore a Rolls-Royce would probably not be well-received.

That said, if anyone wants to donate parts, I'll be happy to accept.
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Hey there Dracula...ummm...I'm actually speechless, WOW! I wish you all the best and cant wait to see the progress, if you need any assistance sourcing parts, I do have a bunch of places I've discovered in my own quest.

Much luck!

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. . .if you need any assistance sourcing parts, I do have a bunch of places I've discovered in my own quest.
Jon,

If any of those are not already in the RR & Bentley Parts, Repair, Restoration & Other Resources Compilation, and you've been happy with the service and parts you've received, please e-mail that information to me so that I can include them.

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I have restored many cars over the last 40 years but that is the most terrifying project I have ever seen - whatever is on the surface is going to be twice as bad underneath - a donor car from FS would be my first port of call because the parts costs alone are going to be off the Richter scale. In true British fashion I would sit down with a large cup of tea and consider whether this really is what you want to be doing for years to come ..... the idea of a restoration is great but you don't have to go to the desperate level of that rusting, rotting shambles - you could use a car that is very cheap to buy but 50 times less damaged - The Titanic is probably in similar condition and that has been at the bottom of the sea.
I only say this to ensure that you have really thought long and hard - I nevertheless marvel and respect your enthusiasm to consider the project - a huge GOOD LUCK from me.
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Thank you for your concern. I'm not immensely worried about what it costs me or how long it takes; the satisfaction of actually getting the car back on the road is all I desire. So far, I've been working on a list of what it needs; carburetor setup, fuel tank, fuel pump, brake overhaul, floor pans, hood hinge, wooden dash bits, seat upholstery, rocker panels, body repair, and electrical work.

It's a lot, but, it's not unreasonable. My first goal is to get the engine running off of a fuel cell so I can diagnose the rest of the issues.

If anyone has a good source for spark plug wires and a distributor cap, I could use it.

Once I get it up and running, the brakes will be next.

I may leave the exterior alone for a little bit, as the idea of a beater Rolls Royce is somewhat novel.
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