Heinkel Ireland.

The story of cinderella.
Here she is in all her rags waiting for her prince charming.

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Unfortunately all she's got is me. But with a lot of tender loving care I will make her into a little princess.

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But first we have to disassemble her before we can make any progress.

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Out with her axle.

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No wheels on this wagon.

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Engine out.

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Down to the shell.

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Now time to turn her upside down.

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Now we can see what the ravages of time have done to her. Not a pretty site.

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We can see now the floor wants complete renewal.

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Not such a big job when you can make your own parts.

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If you can't make your own, I know a man that can, ME! See our panel page.

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Floor removed.

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Fire wall O.K. this will clean up and repair.

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Renew tube at the bottom of door frame.

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Old brackets and strengthening gussets welded to new tube.

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View of battery box, this will have to be replaced with our part no: H5 Battery Box.

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Manufactured new floor using club wheel well, altered swages to look original. OUR PART NO; H1 LHD FLOOR.

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Manufactured new wheel arch repair.
OUR PART NO; H2 OUTER WHEEL ARCH REPAIR.(These are manufactured longer so don't need handing will fit both sides of car).

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Manufactured front outer repair wing. OUR PART NOS; H6 and H6A FRONT WING REPAIRS.(These are trimmed to blend in with part no; H2 wheel arch repair).

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Manufacture inner wing bottom repair, fitted by butt welding to inner wing. OUR PART NO; H7 AND H7a.

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Wheel arches fully welded in with wheel arch repair and dressed off.

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Complete inner outer wheel arch manufactured and fitted to body.
OUR PART NO; Ha3 NEAR SIDE INNER WHEEL ARCH REPAIR OUTER.

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Trial fitting outer wheel arch repair.

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Offer up new outer wheel arch repair to body, mark round and cut out old body, replace with repair.

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Wheel arch repair tacked in position outer wing front tacked in position.
Our part no H6A and H2 fitted.

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Trim and blend corner.

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New floor tacked in position.

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Wheel arch and axle beam stiffeners welded in.

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Outer sills trial fitted, body marked, trimmed with cutting disc.
OUR PART NO; H4 AND H4H SILLS.

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Inner fire wall edges replaced.

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Outer wheel arch repair, trimmed and blended in with sill ready for welding.

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All joint edges cleaned and sanded, ready for fitting sill.

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Sill tacked into position.

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Sill spot welded across bottom seam. (It is necessary to split the sill with hacksaw approx 18" from rear as in photo 38).

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Sill fully welded in stitches to stop distortion.

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New part for back offered up to body, body marked and trimmed as we did with the sill.
OUR PART NO; H9 REAR FIRE WALL TOP REPAIR.

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New back parts welded on.

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Rear under back window repair spot welded and welded to car.
OUR PART NO; H8

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Now we sand blast Cinderella to find any more places that may need repairing.

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She's starting to look like the little princess that she will become.

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New battery box manufactured and fitted.
OUR PART NO; H5

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Checking for any cracks or small holes that may need repairing.

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Body filling

I hate this part of the resturation but it as to be done

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Well Primed

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Underfloor painted and chip guarded.

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Underfloor top coated.

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This starts to become fun as I wave my magic wand.

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Parts are now fitted this is the good bit for me.

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I have rebuilt the engine, now ready for fitting.

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Engine fitted.

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Lots more parts fitted.

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I'm on a roll, Cinderella's starting to look a little smasher.

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Fuel tank treated painted and fitted also sound deadening.

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Rear mudgaurd fitted and silencer /air filter intake

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Rear cowl fitted.

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Interior trim fitted.

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Time to get dressed.

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Seats fitted, the tartan (aquired from the HTOC) is a very good match to the colour of the car.

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Door fitted glass and acrylic to sides and rear windows.

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80 Cinderela goes to the ball

At Last dressed in her glad rags she attends the ball.

National Exibition Center Birmingham  November 4 /5 /6 /2005

Heinkel Trojan Owners Club stand.

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I hope all you enthusiast's out their have enjoyed the photo's and maybe have picked up one or two hints on restoration.

 

There will be more restorations in the future including:- Tiger Nose Messerschmitt KR200, Zundapp Janus, Goggomobil Coupe,  Bambi mk.2, Bond Model A.






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