Is this an ugly butt?

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Bennett - Australia on Thursday, October 08, 2015 - 08:04 am:

I have almost finished rebuilding my D and F roadster. The black corner panels are the only original panels left. All I had to do to them is replace 2" on the bottom. The rest of the panels are new.

I still have the doors to skin. I thought they were just twisted in two dimensions, but they may be slightly 3 dimensional, so I will have to get help.

I have fitted the first of the aluminium mouldings on the panel joins. It was an easy straight one. The side ones will be a challenge.

Allan from down under.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jason Kuczynski on Thursday, October 08, 2015 - 09:22 am:

It's beauty-full!

Good job!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Harper - Keene, NH on Thursday, October 08, 2015 - 10:49 am:

Not ugly at all. I suspect a large cargo capacity. I like the body's lines. Well done!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Kelsey on Thursday, October 08, 2015 - 12:46 pm:

Impressive work. I wish I was that talented!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Aaron Griffey, Hayward Ca. on Thursday, October 08, 2015 - 12:56 pm:

Hot dam. I always liked those bodies they built down under. That bugger has a nice rear end, kinda reminds me of a lady I once...... never mind.
What's D & F? Duncan and Frazer?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Thursday, October 08, 2015 - 05:24 pm:

Fantastic! And beautiful.
Again, thank you for all the updates.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Bennett - Australia on Thursday, October 08, 2015 - 06:26 pm:

Bill, at present the cargo space is quite large. However, the oval fuel tank sits on some 3" high blocks immediately behind the seat, so much of the space will be taken up. I am thinking of off-setting it to the left to make a more usable space on the right side of the tank.

Duncan and Fraser almost hand built these late model cars, so there are differences in them. The restored one nearby which I am using as a reference to make up the top irons, has the fuel tank hanging under the spare tyre carrier at the back. This means that car has a vacuum tank on the firewall to draw the petrol to the motor. It has a huge trunk space as a result.

This spare tyre bracket mounting was also used on my 1924 Tarrant Motors special tourer. The body on this car was also built in Adelaide, by Holdens, who a few years later became part of General Motors.

I am aiming to have the body ready to paint over summer, as I need the warmer weather be able to spray lacquer in my backyard.

Allan from down under.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By bob middleton on Thursday, October 08, 2015 - 08:28 pm:

Like it thumbs up mate cheers and beers


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