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by Apae01
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Dutch 1800 project
Replies: 14
Views: 673

Re: Dutch 1800 project

Yesterday, my friends did all the work to free the other two Princesses from their resting place. I had to work during the day and joined them around three o'clock. As found, a few weeks ago: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50175824346_440de52cd5.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/501760804...
by Apae01
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Dutch 1800 project
Replies: 14
Views: 673

Re: Dutch 1800 project

IF I were the one to restore this, it would probably get the candy red from the respray. Honda moped Candy red is very similar, and we also have several old fourstroke Honda's, so that's fairly easy to come by. However: there are three Princesses to be rescued, this one just happens to be the first ...
by Apae01
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Dutch 1800 project
Replies: 14
Views: 673

Re: Dutch 1800 project

The mystery of it's colour was solved today. It turns out to be the best respray I ever saw after all! However, had we cleaned out the boot earlier, and looked under the carpet there, we would have found an orange colour. So it probably started life as a vermillion car, and gained the vinyl roof onl...
by Apae01
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Dutch 1800 project
Replies: 14
Views: 673

Re: Dutch 1800 project

This 1800HL is the same colour all over, so when this was a respray job, it's far more thorough than I've ever seen before. Nowhere on the car a previous colour can be seen: not inside the boot, not under the vinyl roof, not under trim, etc. It's really all the same colour, which indeed looks a bit ...
by Apae01
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Dutch 1800 project
Replies: 14
Views: 673

Re: Dutch 1800 project

Wanted to take a picture of the Princess next to the Allegro to show the difference in colour, but the Allegro currently is locked inside the garage by a Rover 25 we're dismantling. In two weeks time that will be gone and we can take more pictures.
by Apae01
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Dutch 1800 project
Replies: 14
Views: 673

Re: Dutch 1800 project

My friend is sure it's not Raynard: he also owns an Allegro in Raynard. That is really a brown gold, the Princess is much redder. When the opportunity comes, I'll take a picture of both cars together. That will show the difference and maybe act as a reference for the colour: it indeed is difficult t...
by Apae01
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Dutch 1800 project
Replies: 14
Views: 673

Re: Dutch 1800 project

From a little distance, it looks OK. Note the colour is all over the place... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50092393193_f94f9ac932.jpg In the full size picture on flickr , you can see the rust easily. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50092975746_b4934080d3.jpg Black interior, non-faded pain...
by Apae01
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Dutch newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: Dutch newbie

I'll give this car it's own thread in 'Princess 1975-1982'. Pictures will be added there.

When the other two arrive, we'll see how they turn out to be, and if they too deserve their own thread.
by Apae01
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Dutch 1800 project
Replies: 14
Views: 673

Dutch 1800 project

As already told in my introduction thread, together with a friend I rescued a dutch Princess 1800 from 1978. The car was standing since 2010 (according to the last MOT) and we took it from a garagebox in Amsterdam. When found, the suspension had sagged on the left side. After pumping it up, the car ...
by Apae01
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Dutch newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: Dutch newbie

A link to my mate's facebook posting with pictures: https://www.facebook.com/adriaan.elsena ... e_friend=1
This weekend I'll take more pictures and try posting them here.
by Apae01
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Dutch newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: Dutch newbie

The clutch hose has already been replaced. A brake hose of a Volvo did the trick (but is a bit longer). We had the 1800 on the ramp last saturday, and underneath it looks pretty good. A small bit of welding needs to be done on the inner sill, and the brake lines need looking at, but the rest is most...
by Apae01
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Dutch newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Dutch newbie

Hello all, In the dutch AMRWR club, a member passed away earlier this year. He owned three Princesses, all of which were already a long time off the road. Together with a friend, we rescued them from being scrapped. Our longterm plan is to find new owners for them, and maybe keep one of the cars for...