From the thread at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/486175.html Tom Butterworth shared about going to Stuggart Germany to build 4 faultless bodies for a friend.
Below are some photos on the progress on the bodies that Tom asked me to post for him. Beautiful work!
And some "zoomed in" cropped parts from the above photo to show additional details
Did you notice the speedster on the lift that is shown below:
Tom also sent a few photos from a tour. I will resize and post them tomorrow.
Respectfully submitted for Tom,
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very nice, is it a copy of some old body, or a new design?
It is a copy of a Faultless but I Made them 4 inches wider.
What a great time . Built 4 bodies in 5 days with 5 helpers. 3 day tour in the foothills of the Alps . Plus 5 days in Paris.
Thank you Hap for posting pictures.
I took my patterns with me and then changed them to fit the lowering frame brackets. All were the same after I made a new pattern .
Tom also sent the photos below of the tour he went on. He commented, "Over 30 cars on 2 day tour . Beautiful trip."
It looks like Ts are a lot fun all over the world.
Respectfully posted for Tom,
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Are you now wiring the body edge around the cockpit? If you recall, the body you made for me, (s/n 1), has the soldered-on split steel tubing. The tubing has come loose and cracked. Would it be possible to have you now wire the edge?
P.S. Not complaining! Just want to fix this before the sheet metal begins to crack.
Yes I have been using wire for many years now.
When I built yours s/n #1 I didnt know how to do
it and used a tube I slotted and soldered on. Much
stronger and will not come loose.
Any photos of the frame rear lowering brackets?
Sorry Les , no pictures or rear bracket . They cut the frame about 5 inches back of rear crossmember and welded steel plates to lower .