And lots of other lesser things are addressed - Will it ever end ?
|Rear of skid plate|
|Skid plate from the front|
see Peter Janetzki at JH Classic Restoration in Yatala, half way between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Gidget was up on the hoist and the mock up skid-plate had been designed and taped onto the car in cardboard. Now it was basically finalized, and with our agreement on a few minor points. the mock up was sent off to be laser-cut the following week.
|Gidget arrives back at CCC|
|Looking much more comfortable !|
Rubber and bought 2 small pieces of good foam which I intend to insert between the plywood and the sheepskin. On a trial basis, just sitting in the car, I am very impressed and happy to try this arrangement for longer drives. And when Ashton next comes up here, he can try the two alternatives and decide for himself.
|Uncut threaded rod trial fitted|
proposed solution is to enable the front-hinged bonnet to be raised a couple of inches at the back, so letting the hot air out of the top (and into our faces ?) instead. Initially we proposed to prop the bonnet open a couple of inches at the rear edge using a rubber strip, however on closer examination
|"Low" bonnet pin in place|
|Extended bonnet pin in place|
|Brake fluid supplies|
screwed the coupler on to the already fitted short piece of rod. I shaped the top of this rod as I had the first rod, and again drilled a hole through the rod for the R clip, and screwed the coupler onto the first pin, so extending it and enabling the bonnet to be firmly held two inches open, and with no restriction to prevent hot air exscaping. Project complete, and ready for testing !
|Different sized leaf spring bushings|
|Working on the headlight protection|
|UK sourced commercial ducting|
|Cardboard mock ups|
Gidget atrrived back on Chad's truck again, but this time I was able to drive her off ! And once the truck departed, I couldn't resist a quick spin round the traffic free cul-de-sac where I live.
|Gidget arrives home|
|My alloy ducting takes shape|
|Experimenting on the carb air ducting|
|90 degree Carb ducting job completed|
|Installing dzus fasteners in floor panel|
|Dzus fastener in place|
finally found in a Speedway Supply shop to the "lids" of the in-chassis storage boxes we have made, so the panels could shut securely. As usual, fitting them was far from simple - It all looks so easy when you are in the shop and the guy is showing you how to do it, but when you are squished into the dark footwell of the car trying to drill holes and insert pop rivets, it never seems to work out the same ! Hopefully it is now solved and they will stay closed so that Ashton and I don't fall through them when getting in and out of the car !!
Rest of the pics are here :- https://photos.app.goo.gl/iViGXdoDAnogv3Wa7