Sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dure

New Zealand Classic Car - - Nationwide News -

This stun­ning two-owner 1969 Mor­gan 4/4 is hav­ing a much needed birth­day, thanks to its New Zealand owner of many years.

The skilled team at The Surgery in Welling­ton has dis­as­sem­bled all re­mov­able pan­els and acid-dip stripped them back to bare steel.

The fixed pan­els of the rear body and scut­tle were hand stripped to bare steel while still in place — th­ese pan­els are ac­tu­ally nailed to the wooden body frame­work. The pan­els were then hand scrubbed with metal prep (Deox­i­dine) then coated with epoxy ure­thane two-pack etch primer.

The team at The Surgery has also hand fab­ri­cated new al­loy pan­els for the rear and at­tended to a cou­ple of ar­eas of wood rot that had eaten its way into the orig­i­nal Bel­gian ash tim­ber frame.

The Mor­gan is mak­ing good progress and is steadily head­ing to­wards prepa­ra­tion for paint work.

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