GT40 P 1066


GT40 P 10XX RESTORATION

After nearly life long ownership of GT40 10XX the owners agreed it was time to inspect the Chassis of this very original Car.

On the surface the only visable sign of any damage was rust around the Footbox area and side Pontoons.

Gelscoe Motorsport started the restoration by opening up the Floor and looking inside the hidden areas where the rust can spread.

Of all the original GT40′s Gelscoe have restored this example was by far the best with only decay in the normal spots. Dry storage in a humid free Workshop had kept her in very good condition.

 


GT40 P 10XX RESTORATION

Once inside, the small areas of rust can be treated and stopped from spreading. The front Chassis Legs are a common place to find rust, here you can see it has just started to take hold.

The damaged areas are cleaned and then treated before the original Floor is refitted.


GT40 P 10XX RESTORATION

Further indepth investigation shows up more decay which is treated as soon as it’s possible to gain access.


GT40 P 10XX RESTORATION

Damage to Engine Bay Ribs can be sorted whilst the Floor and sides have been removed.


GT40 P 10XX RESTORATION

With the rust and small rotten areas repaired and treated the Chassis is placed in the Jig and the Pontoons re fitted.


GT40 P 10XX RESTORATION

Great care is taken to ensure that the main Chassis is kept hard down on the Jig floor to stop any chance of a twist as the sides are welded in place.


GT40 P 10XX RESTORATION

The last outer Sill cover is fitted, still with the Chassis clamped to the Jig.


GT40 P 10XX RESTORATION

With the Jig spun over the tops of the Sills can be welded up.


GT40 P 1066

After a complete Chassis restoration and repaint GT40 P 1066 starts to have the internal panels fitted.

Finished in it’s original colour of a deep grey. The Chassis has also been painted in the original black.

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