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4159 KR resto commences
« on: November 10, 2020, 10:05:25 AM »
Thought I would share. Started stripping 4 days ago and have had a good run, should be done tomorrow. Body going off to the experts who need it for 6 months, rotisserie, going back to original highland green. In that time me and a mate helping will work on everything else. Got a nice surprise with the body, a little minor rust in the cowl, A pillars and trunk recess that will require patching but very minor and nothing anywhere else! All original panels, no patches anywhere. Even found the build sheet !
   

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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2020, 10:14:17 AM »
Well done. You can do a little more, by looking for writing on the radiator support and cross member
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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2020, 10:26:22 AM »
Look where front fenders bolt to radiator support on both sides (Two vertical holes) and along bottom front cross member.
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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2020, 10:39:09 AM »
Thanks Pete, I'll check it out tomorrow, nearly midnight here now so well and truly knocked off.

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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2020, 11:30:06 AM »
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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2020, 01:54:05 PM »
You can also look on the front face of the passenger side shock tower for letters or numbers
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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2020, 07:35:51 PM »
Nice work.
And great color.
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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2020, 08:38:10 PM »
Im guessing 4 spd AC car?

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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2020, 10:06:11 PM »
Very cool & good luck where did you find your build sheets & are you gonna keep the trailer hitch  ;D
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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2020, 07:56:02 AM »
Look where front fenders bolt to radiator support on both sides (Two vertical holes) and along bottom front cross member.
Think I found some markings, passenger side looks like an R, can't make out the driver's side very well.
Couldn't find anything on the front crossmember or shock towers but managed to avoid some harder work by trying.  :)
Do the markings have any meaning?

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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2020, 07:59:13 AM »
Im guessing 4 spd AC car?
Yep, good guess  :)

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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2020, 08:04:48 AM »
Very cool & good luck where did you find your build sheets & are you gonna keep the trailer hitch  ;D
Build sheet was under the dash wrapped to the main wiring harness with black tape, which thankfully had no "stick" left in it. Came apart no problem but very fragile.
Yeah the towbar is not making a comeback. The second owner had the car 40 years and the KR was his driver which he used to tow his racer, a GT350.

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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2020, 08:05:22 AM »
Nice work.
And great color.
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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2020, 08:31:54 AM »
Sure they mean something 😉

The R is likely the engine code, but could be paint code.

The 78 is a rotation number
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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2020, 11:19:21 AM »
Im guessing 4 spd AC car?
Yep, good guess  :)
Not that much of stretch. 4154/4155 same  Figured they were in same DSO as yours