10 June 2012
Well, not really a huge update, but a very significant one and subsequently a LOT of photos. I apologise in advance (no, not really, Iím just being polite) but the car is BACK ON THE GROUND!
The car was first delivered to Will on Saturday 28 May 2011. 12 months and 13 days later, I have the following to show you:
Thatís right folks, itís ALMOST DONE!! You have no idea how good this feels. Actually, Iím sure there are plenty of people who do, but I can guarantee that if you havenít ever rebuilt a car you have never felt this good. Itís simply amazing and Iím buzzing, waiting for next weekend to come so I can bring it home
Ok, so, theatrics aside, this is how I found the car when I arrived:
Still, not bad. Will had the cowl panel off waiting on me to deliver the wiper motor and all the wiring and pipe work, but Iím going to do that later after I get it cleaned up and presentable, however, chek out the bonnet locks:
I couldnít help myself and so started snapping away with the car on stands:
Rear tow hook, also in Monaco red:
Unfortunately, weíve had category 2 cyclone winds today here in Perth and the result was the the power blacked out after Iíd only taken 5 pics. Not to be disheartened I asked Will to take the car off the stands so I could take some better pics. I tried to get a little creative using a torch to try and get the sparkle in a photo. I had not seen it before, but in the dark under a spot light the car just looks INCREDIBLE!! I know a lot of these photos have looked good, but WOW. The paint starts to have a bit of a purple tinge and HEAPS of pearl comes through. This was the best I could manage:
The lack of light couldnít hold me back, Hell, thatís why cameras have flash right!? Sit back and enjoy:
The wheels now fit inside the guards:
Compare this to when I first mounted the new rims over a year ago:
I kept going in the dark and the arty me tried to come out, despite being severely hampered by my extraordinarily poor photography skills:
For some reason I just canít get enough of this photo:
And here I was thinking that the suspension was looking in good nick, I swear it did! Will just makes it look bad in comparison!
Looking above the front bumper and under the bonnet at the bonnet hinges that have been shown some love via nickel plating:
And the engine bay ready to take the L28 that Tus and the boys at Osborne Park Service Centre are building for me:
Like I said folks, not a big update (aside from the 17 photos) but a significant one. Will tells me heíll have the car ready for me to put on a truck next weekend so that I can bring it home and get started on the slow process of putting it back together. For now, stay tuned and enjoy.
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