Le Mans Progress

For now, I lumped all the pre-war cars together, I would LOVE for there to be enough demand to split it into groups (hint...hint, post here about your pre-war Singer)
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Re: Le Mans Progress

Postby Peter McKercher » Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:55 pm

I received an early Christmas present this week consisting of a bonnet hinge and a windscreen. The hinge I discovered a couple of weeks ago was knackered. It had been salvaged functionally by riveting it to the bonnet and covered with bondo. Definitely not acceptable.

The windscreen that came with the car was a 4 AD type, which is quite different from the correct Le Mans version, but lots of folks seem to opt for it. I suspect this is primarily due to cost. However, Sally Hardwick's after market version is very correct and well worth the investment.

Not much left to do now. I need to fabricate a couple of brackets for the radiator and of course chrome the windscreen and repair the stanchions which were drilled through, presumably to remove the studs. The paint shop is beckoning.

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Re: Le Mans Progress

Postby ColinB » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:35 am

Looking really lovely Peter. And what a clean garage, or have you managed to get your cars into the kitchen? :D

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Re: Le Mans Progress

Postby Peter McKercher » Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:20 pm

Thanks Colin. I have another workshop which houses the major tools and where I do all the dirty work. This is reserved for small parts fabrication, assembly, general maintenance and enjoyment.

It also houses my slot car track for a little friendly competition among friends during the winter months. Strictly pre war of course.

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Re: Le Mans Progress

Postby ColinB » Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:52 pm

Lovely! I want a go...

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Re: Le Mans Progress

Postby Peter McKercher » Sun May 28, 2017 3:59 pm

The seats have finally been completed. All that remains for the upholstery is some piping/trim behind the panels and the fascia. These will be applied after painting. The seat adjusters still need to be secured over the boot tonneau which also needs to be permanently fixed in place after painting.

The tonneau is also completed. A bit of a challenge with no patterns, but I am very happy with it.

The final challenge before painting is to fabricate a radiator. My panel beater is up for it, so I look forward to installing in a couple of months.

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Re: Le Mans Progress

Postby ColinB » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:41 am

Great progress!

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Re: Le Mans Progress

Postby Peter McKercher » Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:23 am

Thanks Colin. Just about ready to hit the road.
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Re: Le Mans Progress

Postby DGreen » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:18 am

Spectacular! Gorgeous car, Peter.

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Re: Le Mans Progress

Postby cdk84 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:15 pm

Hi Peter,

Your work is really coming together. Hope you're having some satisfaction along the way, too.

The car looks so good in polished metal, it almost makes me wonder if you should leave it that way.

Look forward to more progress reports.

Hope all's well. I'll call about the cylinder head(s) later this week.

Very Best,

David

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Re: Le Mans Progress

Postby Peter McKercher » Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:56 pm

Yes, the polished metal look would be interesting, but Lindsay thinks it would look too cold. And yes, I am getting great enjoyment out of the restoration. Completion is really the end of the trip.
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Re: Le Mans Progress

Postby cdk84 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:34 am

Let us know when you take the Nine to the paint shop, and post some pictures when home again --or do you want to surprise us at Stowe?

Either way, savor the path and success!

Cheers


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