Put the body back on today. Not quite ready to drive yet, but after 4 months of paint, upholstery, and nickel plating, it finally looks like a car again!!!
It looks good, Kevin. Those 4-wheel discs ought to slow it down right now! What kind of wheels are those?
What a beauty..congrats Kevin.
What do the holes in the front axle do?
Reduce unsprung weight.
That's a beautiful car. Really nice work.
PS--Almost forgot to say cool!
Harold is right, the holes in the front axle in theory reduce weight, in actuality they just burn up your selection of 3/4" drill bits. If I remember correctly it only saved a handful of ounces.
As for the wheels Mike, they are Buffalo's with 21" snap ring rims and wing knock-off caps. I used to run stock 26-27 wires, but there is something about knock-off wire wheels that makes a car look like its in a hurry!
Nice car! They take up less room when they are assembled than when they are apart, don't they?
Third look for this car isn't it Kevin? New wind reflector came out good, any clecos left?
Cool Beans! Looks Great, Zoom Zoom!
WOW what a beaut! I hope my speedster is as nice when I am finished.
One question, how did you move the lever to the outside of the body?
Andy is right, if you count the new paint this is the 4th look on the 3rd body in 16 years. Everyone keeps telling me that the paint will stay on longer this time if I keep the rubber side down.
I did find a few rogue clecos holding the old girl together, but I'm afraid I removed the last of my favorite temporary fasteners.
As for the outside levers they are both made from stock e-brake levers. One shifts the Ruckstell, and the other pushes the original cross shaft for neutral. I figure since the small drum will hardly hold the car still on level ground, why have a ratchet?
is that car 121?
Looks GREAT Kevin !!
Sorry for the confusion Tim, I should have taken a picture from the back of the car. Maybe you would have recognized it easier.
I won't see you guys up in Washington this weekend, but I wish you all best of luck and good weather. Last year was a blast in Leavenworth WA, and I hope to make it up there to see you all next year.
Great work Kevin. very nice shape and finish