Archive for July, 2011

Removing the front suspension/steering.

July 28th, 2011

Tonight I put the chassis up on axle stands, removed the wheels and started removing the running gear. No need for a jack, you can easily lift each corner of the car when it is in this state and put the stand under by yourself. Car on stands. My next idea was to remove the […]

Stripping.

July 25th, 2011

So with the car in the garage I started looking at what I had. I wanted to remove the existing body as it is not in my idiom at all. I also want to totally strip and rebuild everything which means TOTALLY dismantling the car. I figured I should just be able to unbolt the […]

Arrival!

July 19th, 2011

Finally the car arrived! I had to take some time off work, more than I would have liked, but I can make that up. The owner, sorry previous owner, bought her up on a trailer. Arriving on a trailer. We backed it up to the garage and rolled her off. With no engine she is […]

Preparations.

July 19th, 2011

Obviously when you undertake a project like this you are going to need somewhere suitable to store and work on it. Now I happen to be very lucky here and am blessed with not one but two garages! My house, when I bought it, came with a small, single car, wooden garage. Oddly I think […]

Beginnings.

July 19th, 2011

This blog will be about my restoration of an Austin 7 special, a vintage car. The Austin 7 was a small car produced in Britain from 1922 till 1939. It came in many forms from 2 seaters to 4 seat saloons and was powered by a 747CC engine putting out somewhere around 10HP. Yes, as […]