Well here is a long awaited update on the progress of car 1.
In the last update the tub had been painted and the cappings put on, wiring loom threaded in to chassis, brakes completed, steering.
Since this the seatbox has been painted green, bits on it have been detailed in black such as the latches for the seat tops. The rear body work sections have also been painted green and bolted on to the black roof. This is now sat on the tub in place ready to be bolted down when we are ready.
Plans for this week include getting the inner sills bolted back in place, the seatbox bolted in and the rubbing down and painting of the wings and bonnet. they will all be fitted once we have the engine wired up and running correctly.
We have actually started the engine in the last couple of weeks but it just revved so after a bit of diagnosis we think there is an issue with the webber carb that is fitted, it will be replaced in the next 2 weeks with a zenith copy so we shouldn’t have any more issues there.
Well its been a few weeks since the last updates on the blog and boy have things moved on recently!
With the long bank holiday weekend ahead progress started on Thursday evening, the removal of the tub rear cross member, this has been replaced with a stainless steel and riveted in place. Also fitted are 3 x britpart tub floor supports and new rear quater pannels from the same material as the tub for car 2.
Then it was time for primer and top coat, as bright as the bulkhead looked the tub shows it off even more but it still looks good.
A second coat will be added then black cappings rivetted back on.
Also the repair for the battery box has been put back in to the seat box. this will be bolted on to the tub soon.