Ken Sweeney’s 1967 Škoda 1000MB

Club member, Ken Sweeney has his Skoda 1000MB appearing  in May 2015's edition of Irish Vintage Scene magazine.

Here is a detailed description of the restoration which was carried out late 2013 and early 2014.

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Purchased from the UK in May 2013.

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Drove from London to Pembroke ferry then from Rosslare to Ballitore. No problems at all.

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The engine was recently re-conditioned with no over heating problems. A new clutch was installed in 2012. There was a small leak from somewhere in the engine. Later it was found to be just a bad seal in a gasket.

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All the chrome and extras were stripped off prior to the re-spray. thanks to Club Chairman PJ Lawlor for all the tools, workspace and help. Some plastic parts were in poor shape.

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Some sanding was needed but overall, the car had no major use of filling and was almost all metal.

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Finished  job. Thanks to PJ & Paddy Mulhall for an excellent job. The original 1000MB never had a two tone scheme but the car needed a lift so the decision was to go with the two tone .

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The dash was brought back to it's original design with the same white used as was on the roof. The steering wheel is from a later model (Škoda 110R Coupe). An original has been sourced and will be installed over the winter.

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Priming was completed.

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Prior to the refit of all the chrome and interior. The car then went to another club member, Michael Hennessy who completed an engine tune-up and re-wiring.

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The wheels were sandblasted, primed and resprayed again with the roof colour. The work was carried out by Paul Shortt of Crookstown Tyres.

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As of August 2014. The seats need to be completed in the winter.

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Finished! (Well nearly). A big thank you all the people above who helped to make the car look great again.

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