In 1994 American Car Care Services were commissioned to strip me down to bare metal, repair any defects in my structure and bodywork before repainting me in Connaught Green.
A previous bare metal respray was only carried out 5 years earlier by R F Fuggle Ltd and it is unknown why another one was undertaken so soon. At the same time the interior was re-trimmed in Connolly leather and this remains in excellent condition over 20 years later.
A photographic record was taken of the 1994 work and these are shown below. But first there's a picture of how I looked before the 1989 respray (you'll notice I still had my chrome side-trims then):
01 - N/S sill & chassis.
02 - O/S/R chassis, side & underneath corrosion.
03 - N/S arch cut away.
04 - N/S Wheel arch.
05 - New & Old N/S steel arch.
06 - O/S inner wheel arch, looking up showing panels not connected / welding.
07 - O/S/R rear of arch showing 4 patches of 'repair'.
08 - O/S arch.
09 - O/S arch.
10 - O/S inner steel arch.
11 - O/S inner steel arch fitted and sealed.
12 - Welding O/S arch.
13 - O/S new arch. Holes welded.
14 - O/S arch.
15 - Door skin removed. Repair door frame.
16 - O/S/F.
17 - N/S/R side chassis & wheel arch.
18 - O/S/F compartment, chassis.
19 - O/S/R chassis reinforce plate
20 - O/S/F Chassis, O/S compartment cut away.
21 - New sill extension, side chassis.
22 - O/S/F wing.
23 - O/S/F wing cut away.
24 - N/S wing new section welded in.
25 - N/S Wing cut away.
26 - N/S wing.
27 - O/S wing cut away
28 - O/S wing cut away
29 - O/S/F wing corrosion cut away.
30 - N/S door. Weld holes.
31 - Ready for etch prime.
32 - Ready for etch prime.
33 - Etch primed.
34 - High build.
35 - Panels primed.
36 - High build primed.
37 - Prepare for finish colour.
38 - Ready for finish colour.
39 - First colour coats.
40 - Colour coated.
41 - Flat off colour coat.
42 - 2 colour coats applied. Wet flat prior to final coats. Hang doors.
43 - Flatted back. Local re-primed, re-masked.
44 - De-masked
45 - Wet flatted for polishing
46 - Wet flatted for polishing
47 - Finished!