Jaguar E type fitting

Fitting trim and components and setting gaps on an E-Type Jaguar.

Joe Potter


Abarth Double Bubble goes home

This lovely Abarth 750 GT Double Bubble’s restoration is done and on the truck back to its home in Illinois.

Joe Potter

 

 


55 Chevy bits

These parts are a brake pedal assembly on a 55 Chevy convertible.  Not our normal thing, but fabrication is.  The pedal shaft was worn, so we turned it and installed new bushings.  The link from the rotator shaft needed to be adjustable, so Trent, make a replacement that was stronger and adjustable, so now we can set the pedal right where the customer likes it.  

Joe Potter


Fiat 1200 TV chrome batch back.

Chrome batch back for the Fiat 1200 TV.  Came out very nice.  Actually one of a few batches.  A lot of chrome for a 50’s European car.

Joe Potter

 


Jensen Interceptor rear hatch fit.

Fitting the rear hatch on the Jensen.  A lot of glass with a little frame.   Final fitting prior to paint.

Joe Potter


Jensen Lights

This is a kind of cool little lamp that if fitted in the engine compartment of the Jensen Interceptor we are restoring. Clever design that allows you to move the lamp around the bay for inspection. We placed an LED bulb in it to get brighter light after it was restored.

Joseph Potter


Abarth Record Monza Chassis Build

Eric is just starting on the rust repair on an Abarth Record Monza chassis. The hand made aluminum skins have been removed and this is the bare chassis. These were hand made cars and not particulary well sealed from the environment.

Joe Potter

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Casting Aluminum parts

These are photos of Eric casting new door pulls for a Fiat 1200 TV we are restoring.

Joe Potter

KODAK Digital Still Camera

KODAK Digital Still Camera

KODAK Digital Still Camera

KODAK Digital Still Camera

 

 


Austin Healey Hinges 100-4

Trent is restoring the hinges on an Austin Healey 100-4. We are fitting the body for the first assembly of many. The door fit on a Healey is critical. If the gaps change it ruins the lines of the car and door function can be an issue. We have seen lots of them done wrong, and it creates a real problem because it is so core to the car. Once it is painted and final assembled, trying to go back and correct door fit on a Healey is near impossible. They will change shape over time and the of course the pins wear and the pins are usually frozen in the hinge. Trent is reshaping them as well as installing new pins and bushings along with the correct Oilite bushings between the hinges. We make the new pins machine them for correct fit.

Joe Potter


Austin Healey Transmission woes

Kai is currently dissasembling this tranmission from an Austin Healey 100-4. Part of a full restoration. It is an overdrive gearbox with the electrically activated overdrive. Sadly, this box has a lot of internal damage. The gear sets are worn and damaged. Not a lot to save here. New gears will be neccessary along with all the normal bearings bushings, syncros, and such.

Joe Potter

 


Fiat 1200 TV top (hood) mechanism restoration.

Here Wade is fitting the top mechanism in its unrestored state to the Fiat 1200 TV body.  We will fit it before we take it apart and start restoring it, knowing we are starting from a good position.  Really quite a nicely engineered and built mechanism.

Joe Potter


Jaguar XK140 Suspension continues

Wade is building the suspension and steering on a Jaguar XK140

Joe Potter


Fiat 1200 TV fuel tank restoration

Another Trent project, this is a fuel tank from the Fiat 1200 TV.  Freshly acid dipped, and now the repairs must be made.  Very common to find this kind of damage.  Impact damage and rust.

Joe Potter


Siata Daina GS race car build

Trent is finishing up the Siata structure build. This is a heavily modified race car that we are building in the race setup. The structure was just too weak and we are forced to make upgrades to make it stable and safe.

Joe Potter


Jensen Interceptor AC system

Kai is installed an updated more modern AC system into the Jensen interceptor build. I included a picture of the giant original pump. We will convert it to 134 from the original R12. This neccesitates a few modifications, but not many and we will work to make it look at home in the engine compartment. In this case, this car will be used and the AC system must deliver, which justifies the move from stock configuration.

Joe Potter


55 Chevy power pump

Kai has been doing a lot of service and rebuild work on a very nice 55 Chevy. This is the power steering pump which mounts on the back of the generator. Full rebuild of the pump.

Joe Potter


Austin Healely 100-4 Chassis and Body build

Trent has handed over the Austin Healey 100-4 build to Eric. Trent finished the core structures and rust repair. Eric is now fitting the wings and shrouds.

Joe Potter

KODAK Digital Still Camera

KODAK Digital Still Camera

KODAK Digital Still Camera

KODAK Digital Still Camera

KODAK Digital Still Camera

KODAK Digital Still Camera

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KODAK Digital Still Camera


Fabricating our own bolts now.

Here Eric has constucted a mold to recreate some special bolts that hold on the windscreen of a Fiat 1200 TV. He made the mold to allow him to press and shape the metal to match the unique shape of the original bolts. Then he welded the actual bolt to the new head. After they are fitted, they will go off to chrome.

Joe Potter

KODAK Digital Still Camera

KODAK Digital Still Camera

KODAK Digital Still Camera

KODAK Digital Still Camera

KODAK Digital Still Camera

KODAK Digital Still Camera

KODAK Digital Still Camera

KODAK Digital Still Camera

KODAK Digital Still Camera


Jaguar E-type Floors

Part of a color change on an E-type Jaguar, we are doing a lot of metal work. Found quite a bit of damage once we got it stripped. Here Jeff is replacing the floors.

Joe Potter


Jaguar XK 140 Body Build continues

Jaguar XK140. Adam and Jeff busy with a Jaguar XK140 build. Still quite a bit of metal work to do, but they get into a sealer as soon as they can to protet the raw metal..Some areas left in bare metal for further work.



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Jaguar E type fitting

Jaguar E type fitting

Fitting trim and components and setting gaps on an E-Type Jaguar. Joe Potter [...]
Abarth Double Bubble goes home

Abarth Double Bubble goes home

This lovely Abarth 750 GT Double Bubble's restoration is done and on the truck back to its home in I[...]
55 Chevy bits

55 Chevy bits

These parts are a brake pedal assembly on a 55 Chevy convertible.  Not our normal thing, but fabrica[...]
Fiat 1200 TV chrome batch back.

Fiat 1200 TV chrome batch back.

Chrome batch back for the Fiat 1200 TV.  Came out very nice.  Actually one of a few batches.  A lot [...]
Jensen Interceptor rear hatch fit.

Jensen Interceptor rear hatch fit.

Fitting the rear hatch on the Jensen.  A lot of glass with a little frame.   Final fitting prior to [...]