Archive for the ‘1967 Sunbeam Alpine’ Category

Removal

Saturday, October 8th, 2005

Gas tanks, trunk lid and other rear parts have all been removed. The bumper is stubborn and does not want to come off. The reverse lights are still there holding it up.

Many engine parts are coming off.

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The floor is ratty

Friday, October 7th, 2005

Seats, carpet, center console, ash tray, door panels, etc. have been removed making the car look like progress is actually being made.

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Finally starting a Sunbeam

Tuesday, October 4th, 2005

Finally it is time to get it into the shop and get started.

A not so nice surprise behind the headlight.

The tear down is going well for the first day.

Still an engine compartment full of parts.

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Back on the road

Saturday, August 13th, 2005

Finished. The car has been cleaned up externally and on the interior. The missing carpet has been replaced and the paint has been touched up.

The top half of the engine has been rebuilt. Most items have been sandblasted and powder coated. The engine compartment has been repainted where possible.

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Reassembly

Friday, August 12th, 2005

Reassembly. New headlights are going in. The intake manifold and water pump are back on.

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Making like new

Thursday, August 11th, 2005

The head has been machined and the intake manifold has been sandblasted and coated with a clear powdercoat.

Everything else has been sandblasted and either powdercoated when possible or painted.

The generator was cleaned with the wire wheel and painted.

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Keep Going and Going

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

More tear down. In the lower picture you can see the box for the heater core with the core removed.

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Engine Breakdown

Monday, August 8th, 2005

Time for the engine tear down. The exhaust manifold got coated with high temp paint.

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Shocks and Hoses

Friday, August 5th, 2005

New shocks and brake hoses get this old car ready for the street. Four new shocks and three brake hoses went on the car.

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1967 Sunbeam Alpine

Monday, August 1st, 2005

Here is the Alpine as it was picked up. It looks better in these pictures than it really is. It is missing a headlight ring that will need to be purchased later. It has wire wheels, numbers matching engine, reverse lights, luggage rack, original tools, and a clock. All correct for this car which make it a pretty optioned car.

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1967 Sunbeam Alpine

Monday, August 1st, 2005

This Alpine looks great on the outside, needs a few interior carpet, and has the wrong engine. This is a Series V and it has a Series IV engine. The engine is a real dog and it smokes a lot. Take a look at this video.

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