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An interesting way to cheat

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A friend of mine has been restoring a Daimler V8-250. He bought it a few years ago and at the time was told the car had been restored with all rot cut out and replaced with new metal, a magnet test bore this out - no filler. But the car deteriorated over the years and my friend decided to treat it to another bare metal respray, but on rubbing down the old paint he soon found filler, and lots of rust, the filler had been mixed with iron filings and so the car passed the magnet test. Clever but very dishonest.

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:shock:
I wonder how long it actually had lasted. You say a few years but, if those few years were 10+, maybe the bodge had actually worked quite well :?: :!:
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Hi Martin. I asked my special friend at the Salvation Army (Dry of eye, tender of heart) who used to be a car thief. He stated that bog put on correctly and allowed to properly dry before painting is a proper substitute for more expensive metal. He said that it is the rapid application by dealers/sellers that causes problems. "where do yous keep your car?"
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The previous 'restorer' did use some correct metal repair panels, but he couldn't, or wouldn't, weld so glued them in place with more glass fibre mixed with iron filings.

But Martin does have a point, this was done in the late 1980s!

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Sounds similar to a 541 R I worked on in the 80's. Previous owner/or seller had inserted shaped pieces of plywood into the rotten rear chassis and then covered it all over with fiberglass. See below. This is what I found after I removed the fiberglass. (The plywood can clearly be seen.)
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mikebyrne wrote:Sounds similar to a 541 R I worked on in the 80's. Previous owner/or seller had inserted shaped pieces of plywood into the rotten rear chassis and then covered it all over with fiberglass.
Probably restored at the Morgan factory :)
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"Probably restored at the Morgan factory"
No don't think so, the wood was just wedged in place, not glued as per Morgan.
All I know, is that it was bodged up by someone in North East of UK.
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LOL
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