This week we show you the updates to a couple of customer cars, one nearly complete the other is in the body shop. Thanks for joining in with the “Guessing Game” this week. Yes it was hard from a little red picture. We have added another couple at the end of the post to see if it gets easier.
The Pear is having the underside completed and all put into place. The suspension has been geo’d and cleaned up. Adam will take it for a second road test to settle down the carb and its settings.
The old exhaust and parts that we could salvage have been fitted back to the car.
This gives the car that just looks like it has been lovingly looked after for fifty odd years. We actually like what this customer has done and their idea.
During the week we had been asked by a visitor why we sprayed the interior panels dark blue? The answer was simple; to match the seats!
Another nice little touch to make this car their very own, and it looks right too.
The last post showed the front end assembled all be it with clamps to hold things in place. The fenders and hood have been removed in order to start the spot welding, just like the original cars had.
The floor pan is prepped ready for the seat mounts and ready for the welding and drilling.
Most of our competitors will will use welding plugs and simply leave them. We grind them off to be how they should be, even though you won’t see them.
Ground down plugs look so much better. In the back of your mind – you know it’s done right!
The front radiator support and inner aprons are spot welded and red oxide sealed. These tiny indents are the signs of attention to detail. Adam had to dig deep to buy a new spot welder as his old one had given up and had welded it’s last panel. You had been a good tool – we shall miss spot!
The scuttle and cowl will be taken of and taken to paint. Then we will clean up and spot weld back into place – just like they should be.
Guessing Game (part 2)
We had all sorts of guesses some with specifics like we asked. Many of this car’s parts are not available off the shelf. So Adam has had them made with a spare or two at the same time.
- Clue 1: It’s Not a Mustang.
- Clue 2: It’s a Ford.
These pics are not obvious, but once you see it, you will know. Then it gets a little more tricky to nail the model/version.