Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Speedster - The Chassis is Done!

Over two weeks ahead of the self-imposed schedule, the chassis has been fully painted and reassembled. The body was cleaned along with the garage, and both parts are now inside awaiting assembly. Tomorrow's project is finishing the engine and installing it. Read the captions below for more detail: The chassis after two coats of POR15 and two coats of BLACKCOTE by POR15 product.
The finished gas tank.
The beam.
On a protective foam perch, during reassembly.

The master cylinder and brake lines. The coil represents the amount the chassis was shortened.
A front brake, ready for its drum.

The rear brake, showing the new axle bearing seal, new cylinder, new shoes and hardware.
The paint detailed new drum installed.
The paint-detailed front drum installed.
Off its perch on the chrome mangle wheels with Porsche replica hubcaps.
A not-so-good shot of the bottom - where the real metal-prep work was spent, since the top will be covered with carpet.

The two halves.

Back in the shop with cold paws.