Archive for December, 2011


December 31st, 2011

I’ve been a bit slack lately and haven’t done too much. Been using my holiday to get various other things done. But still have 8 days or so to go! I did get the radiator surround mounted. I think the brackets might need a bit more twisting but they are generally correct now. I also […]

Cow horns 2.

December 19th, 2011

Tonight when I got home I went back to the cow horns. A bit more tweaking was needed so I did that to get the fit a bit better. Tweaks. I used a carpenters bevel to match the angle on the horns with the angle on the radiator surround. I’d seen these before but never […]

Cow horns.

December 18th, 2011

Well, my ‘tweaking’ of the cow horns did not go well at all. The engine mounts didn’t arrive till Saturday afternoon so I spent the day working on the MG instead. She’s going to need a bit more work. The dents from the ladder are fixed and I also cleared some surface rust off the […]

Starting the front end.

December 13th, 2011

To give the tail some shape I made up some supports between the sides and the backbone. To bend the tube I took the advice of Joss and made a high-tech pipe bender. Tube bender. Yep, basically a block of wood with a hole in it. I sanded the corners of the hole to give […]

Framing and more cardboard.

December 8th, 2011

The last week and a half or so has been spent bending tube and tacking things together. I started making the easy hoops, the two front ones. One at the firewall and the other at the instrument panel. These were fairly simple to do but it still took me multiple attempts. I used cardboard to […]