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Post by scaryoldcortina on May 2, 2008 22:20:47 GMT
Improvised engine cover raised a few eyebrows...
Had a nice sunny evening today, so I got the grinder and the chisels out, to remove the tougher bits. Despite looking fairly reasonable, the car is rotted along almost every panel, to the extent that bare hands and a hammer have done most of the stripping so far.
carefully removed the rear skin, I'm gonna need that.
and the roof. Drilled the spotwelds at the back, grindered the front.
looking rather skeletal now.
but the pile grows as the car shrinks.
and finally... bare bones. The bulkhead is only held by the gearchange and the steering column. I'm going to spend the bank holiday weekend putting it back together, anyone else see my plan in those interesting shapes? I'll start to re-arrange it all tomorrow. Watch this space!! ;D
Someone would have raced that and yes, the steering arrangment is terrible on these, in frontal smash the driver gets whats effectively a scaffold tube with a load of bacolite and chrome on the end though his mush, not fun!
Surely the chassis would be good for something? Maybe someones got a good shell knocking about somewhere. The pics in this thread are very educational!
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