Archive for July, 2012

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Folding the rear steel.

July 31st, 2012

Tonight I popped up to see Woody who kindly let me use his metal folder again. I had carefully marked out the steel with where to bend and which direction and to what angle. I still muffed it up! One angle was bent too far so when I got home I straightened it by first […]

Rear steelwork.

July 29th, 2012

This weekend I marked out some of the rear steel work. To make a template for cutting out the firewall I used some think ply and made a wooden stand to hold it at the correct 15 degree angle the rear firewall needs to sit at. Firewall template. The rear firewall will have a flange […]

R’oil Can Rally.

July 15th, 2012

I didn’t get much (well, anything) done on the car this weekend as I got to go on the R’Oil Can Rally with the Waitemata vintage car club. The rally is basically a drive all over the place for a whole day with stops for morning tea and lunch then ending up somewhere where everyone […]

Side bars.

July 10th, 2012

In the last few days I finished redoing the rear hoops for the boot opening. I angled them both forward at the bottom edge to follow the line of the firewall better. Rear boot opening. I also looked at the side rails again. Joss suggested kinking the middle one so it wasn’t so straight and […]

More tweaks at the rear.

July 3rd, 2012

The last few evenings I’ve been working on the adjustments to the rear end. I also received some old lights I won on TradeMe that might be more suitable for the car. I think they are off a similar age car. Lights. I also forgot to put up some pictures of the little booklet I […]

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