1956 Willerby Vogue Restoration - Fiberglass RV


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Old 04-19-2016, 03:39 PM   #1
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1956 Willerby Vogue Restoration

Hi all
Thought this section may be more appropriate for the updates of our restoration.
So enjoy.
Nearly ready for undercoat to go on, that will show up the fine filler requirements.
Last Photo Together Photo by stuartae | Photobucket
Feb 2016 General Overview Photo by stuartae | Photobucket
Link to photo album below
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Old 04-19-2016, 05:31 PM   #2
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It is such a cool trailer - thanks for keeping us up to date on your progress!
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Old 04-20-2016, 09:01 AM   #3
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I have been wondering lately how your restoration was going. Glad to see an update. Hows everything else going across the pond?
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Old 04-20-2016, 11:23 AM   #4
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Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

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Old 07-02-2016, 02:51 AM   #5
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Interior fitting and painting

Hi all,
Feels like we are getting somewhere now, about time I hear you say, with a good deal of help from my cabinet maker cousin Alan, the interior is 80% refitted. Used original framing where good, and applied new Light Oak ply to all.

Couple of coats of Epiphanes 2 pack epoxy primer applied to the interior, filling and sanding with final Fine Filler and First coat of Epiphane 2 pack polyurethane applied yesterday ( nice and warm here for a change ) so the paint is flowing well.
Check out the Photobucket album for the latest images.
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Old 07-02-2016, 09:49 AM   #6
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Looks like your making real progress, yet taking the time to make sure the restoration is done right. By the way, what are Cleco pins?
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Old 07-02-2016, 03:11 PM   #7
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Hi Lee
Cleco pins are used mainly in the air industry to clamp 2 or more "layers " together prior to riveting sheet aluminium to an airframe, for example.
They insert through the rivet hole temporarily holding the components together.
Trust that clarifies.
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Old 07-02-2016, 04:28 PM   #8
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Well I learned something new today. Thanks!
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Old 09-04-2016, 04:15 PM   #9
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Painted, now refitting.


4 coats of Epiphanes 2 pack polyurethane now on the outside.
Windows refitted and internals going back in.


As before the whole story is on the photobucket site
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Old 09-04-2016, 05:28 PM   #10
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That is really looking nice.
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Nice work. Can't wait to see it finished.
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Old 09-06-2016, 06:47 PM   #12
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This is so beautiful I absolutely love it. Almost Dr. Seuss-ish for me. Truly magical. Can't wait to see it all back together again. Awesome!
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Old 09-28-2016, 03:28 PM   #13
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A day of firsts

As a friend was running a Historic Vehicle Show at York racecourse, decided to give "Russell " her first run out.
Also our first night sleeping in a caravan.
We reckon we are 95% there.



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Wow!!! That looks simply amazing! Let the compliments roll in

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How come no one today makes anything close to that pretty?

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Old 09-28-2016, 04:09 PM   #16
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Talk about "vintage" that's beautiful.. In 1956 a relative bought a fiberglass boat. None of the family had ever seen a fiberglass boat until then, The boat was overbuilt with thick fiberglass. Very solid. Great job!
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Wow is that ever nice looking. That Land Rover looks pretty vintage too. What year is it?
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Old 10-03-2016, 11:57 AM   #18
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Many thanks

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Many thanks for the compliments, much appreciated.
The Land Rover is a 1955 series 1, 86" wheelbase. All original specification other than the upgraded headlights.
Cheers again
Stuart.
This is status after paint, before refitting interior, lighting and trim etc.

Our 2nd night in a caravan. Going for a 3rd & 4th this weekend.
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I just know noticed the door on the trailer is on the "Wrong" side!
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Stuart & Myra,

The FG on the inside is so pretty... is that the result of a scrubbing and polishing? Or was it painted inside as well?

Beautiful job all around; congratulations!
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