Farewell Project Moo

Since moving out of Northampton I have simply not got the time to return to work on the Dolomite, nor do I have the space to bring it up to my new home. It is therefore time to let the project go to a new home. I listed the car

Project Moo – Projected Outcome

As many of you readers know, I’m a big classic car nut, like totally obsessed. Well over the period of last summer a new project fell into my ownership through some unforeseeable circumstances. So begins the new “Project Moo”.. I spent a lot of the summer working on the car

Moo Rebuild – Part 06

Work slowed for a little while over summer as I’ve been quite busy with work and other bits but the past couple of weeks have seen more action. I collected the new subframe and a few other bits. I managed to remove the headlining from the old shell despite my

Moo Rebuild – Part 05

Its been another busy week for car work again. I’ve finished under-sealing the body shell and continued to remove odds and ends from the old car. The rear axle, suspension and differential have been moved from the old car in a single section and located under the new shell ready

Moo Rebuild – Part 04

Today was mostly pulling bits and bobs apart again. I finally managed to remove the Sprint rear axle from the new shell having had to battle it around some badly distorted handbrake cable brackets. I also pulled out the fuel tank. Both are now for sale. Following this I scrubbed

Moo Rebuild – Part 03

Following the ordeal of finding the car unsalvageable, I ordered in the new shell and engine so work has been a bit slow of late. Due to limited space, I can’t really have both shells at the same time so I spent most of this week stripping out the interior,

Moo Rebuild – Part 02

I started work on the car this week. Given the results of the last MOT I’ve decided to start with the bodywork first and that way I can build up to the big technical jobs later. I stripped down the rear end first, removing the number plate, light clusters, badges

Moo Rebuild – Part 01

Setting the scene. So the Dolomite,  codename “Moo” is a 1979 1850HL model in Vermillion but sadly she is in need of some serious TLC. I’ve a pot of money and a mission of fixing it up and making the car look stunning again. This will be my first proper