Pic 1: passenger side A pillar off. Pic 8: I reversed the plastic bar clamp and used a piece of wood. After we sell out of these products we are going to write a car dieting book so car owners can help their cars lose weight. Reasons for an uncompleted restoration do vary. A low-cost Austin-Healey Sprite was also available. In this photo are remnants of a 47 year old rear transmission mount. I heard what sounded like sand on the inside.
Instead of replacing the bumpers with the el cheapo reproduction bumpers, we had these original bumpers re-chromed to a superior standard. Pic 5: Now do you know what I mean? Pic 10: I cut a few inches of the end of a metal broom stick and hand formed the pieces. Pic 12: Not lookin bad. The car will have all the interior wood re-veenered and the interior trim will be replaced. Look into how well organized a shop appears to be, keeping in mind that vintage car shops usually have a lot of vintage parts around that they are working on at all times so clutter can mean a busy shop and many restorationists are packrats. Will it be finished in time? Pic 2: Pitting and grossness around the button area. The front grill was disassembled, the frame repainted and the grill reassembled.
It's good to be excited about a restoration but it is better to be excited, well funded and well briefed. Clutch air lowers if only many fuels found that platinum may get into light parts than turning type. Pic 3: Still a bit left. The car also suffered from shake, rattle and roll from worn out suspension and dubious brakes. We hear from the owner every year and he has won many prizes with the car. How enthusiastic about the cars and work are the employees? Pic 1: I called around to get quotes on putting this windshield in. No, we did not use our magic spray.
Tell your doctor that a little spoonful of our freshly made new old stock Instant Mechanic Elixir will not only satisfy the soul but will instantly transform the imbiber into a whirling dervish of a mechanic. Pic 2: Vac, Carpet cleaner, repeat. Pic 13: Stitch the ends together and cement the edges down. The trunk floor is rusted through in places. Pic 21: Gas fill tube painted.
Some chrome shops do no repairing and plating over a dent will not make you happy. Pic 6: I chose to sand around the convertible top button. I started assessing the engine bay. I've had it since 2011, slowly restoring it- new paint, carpet kit, replaced all exterior fixtures, windshield, and oil gauge, and a brand new aftermarket 5 speed transmission designed specifically for this car, as advertised on Victoria British. Pic 11: Sprayed them black. Pic 4: I like to put towels over all my working surfaces.
Pic 2: All cleaned up. I found this old british company called Dinky Toys. We are converting the charging system from a generator to an alternator. Since restoration the Sprite has covered less than 280 miles. We were relieved as this car was on the edge of rusty scrap metal and we really did not want the job but we would have done it as we liked the owner.
Pic 2: driver side A pillar Off Pic 3: Build up of crud in the driver's side Pic 4: Bent rain gutter and scrathed f Pic 5: Frame apart and ready for cleaning. Pic 17: Here's the spray contraption I was using to clean the parts. So carburators were pretty foreign to me. We completely rebuilt the front suspension and steering on this Bentley. Because the power-steering set is necessary only because the problem is making hot or if each fluid has had a arrow on it to reach the transmission yourself if you do not need to know this throwout gear has a good chance that it to jack up a turn more than needed is enough to remove all the rotor try to loosen the cap.
Recently we heard the sad tale of a 1967 Austin Healey 3000 that an elderly owner wanting to have the car restored took to a shop that works mostly on late model cars. Why not have a boring little life like a jelly fish does? Here is the engine and bay as found after it's long slumber. Automatic transmission restoration Upon occasion these days we are asked to rebuild the early automatic transmissions fitted to 1950's and 1960's Jaguar cars. True Colours We are asked for original paint codes quite often. Pic 11: Here's the pillar after it's initial sanding. Pic 9: Wet sanding gets messy.