Rolls Royce Silver Ghost 42EU

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Manufacturer:Rolls Royce
Model:Silver Ghost
Year of Manufacture:TBA
Chassis No.:42EU
Coachwork:N/A
Body Style:TBA
Restored:2012

July 2012 - you will see from the images that this is a major restoration project; 42EU is in our workshops for a complete chassis inspection and preparation for a full re-wire. We then plan to build her a body, suitable for long distance rallying

August 2012 - the chassis now jet washed and de greased; old wiring removed; new wiring conduits fitted; new period wiring fitted into chassis and almost ready for testing. The rear axle has been removed; rear springs stripped, cleaned, and re oiled. Bushes and pins checked and now ready to be re fitted; shock absorbers have been stripped and are awaiting overhaul

September 2012 - the driving sphere has now been stripped and overhauled with new pins and bushes; it has now been re-assembled and re-fitted; a new HT carrying tube has been fitted and the ignition re-wired; the dynamo has been internally cleaned and its brushes checked; a modern rally alternator has also been fitted and wired in; leaking engine pipework has been repaired and finally the ash framing is now underway with an all-new 2 seater body under construction

October 2012 - the body tub shape and size now can clearly be seen, ash framing well underway with body cross rails and verticals fitted; dashboard mocked up and positioned; headlamps have arrived this week and look superb!

November 2012 - the ash framing construction is now complete and the car is ready for the next parts of its restoration which are the skinning of the body in aluminium and the fabrication of its wings

December 2012 - fabrication of the aluminium skin is now underway

February 2013 - the body is now fully skinned and pinned into place and is looking fantastic; the rear bed height has now been set and storage created underneath; currently the bed is awaiting an aluminium skin before the wooden deck top can be fitted

July 2013 - the new body and wodwork are now completely finished; the new ash frame has been skinned in new aluminium, new beadings fitted around the edges etc; a new rear oak deck has been fabricated form re-claimed oak boards; the remainder of the exhaust parts have now arrived so we can now progress with the mechanical repairs

October 2013 - various mechanical jobs are now underway and progressing towards getting the car running; the petrol tank has been fitted with a filler neck and an adaptor made to fit a stylish tank level unit; the traditional style pleated trim is nearing completion and the upper wooden cappings are under construction; new running-boards have been fabricated, trimmed and finished with fluted aluminium edging; the wings have been shaped and are currently being fabricated; windscreen pillars for a sporting split ‘V' screen are under construction in preparation for casting

November 2013 - all brakes and hubs have been stripped and cleaned; brake shoes are due to be relined and re-fitted shortly; steering and kingpins are also stripped awaiting repairs; the interior trim is now complete; the exhaust system has been installed; the windscreen pillars are due back shortly; wooden cappings are now complete

March 2014 - work nearing completion; screen pillars are now machined and fitted; all wiring completed; wings and bonnet landing panels etc. are now all fabricated and fitted; windscreen glass now fitted and sealed; the car is now running; ll the braking system has been checked, cleaned and overhauled where required; carburation and ignition timing are waiting for fine tuning before road testing and mot time!

May 2014 - now MOT tested and returned to the delighted owner 42EU  is ready for extensive road testing before preparation for the next Peking to Paris!

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