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by aslef » Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:24 pm

Air ducting and flitch welded into place.

Wing joints being prepared,the lead removed from the front panel was kept as a point of interest-check out the weight!!

It makes me wonder what the ratio in terms of weight would be on an average body between steel and lead.

Tim
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by Grant » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:57 pm

There's a video Tim, I think it maybe "Jensen factory tour", search the forum or your tube to find it, you will see the man at the factory putting lead on the cars with a blow torch and a whats looks like a plasters trowel, an art at its best, plenty of lead in the Ole Girls :lol:
What does the plaque say on the door step sill Tim please?
Keep the good work up sport, its looking good Tim... well done :wink:
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by Jorrocks » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:27 am

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by aslef » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:00 pm

Thanx Grant,will certainly check the video-that kinda thing fascinates me.

Jorrocks has a keen eye,it's the supplying dealers plate.

Tim.
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by Grant » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:53 pm

Tim , here is a link to one video but I did just watch it and there some lead filing going on in the video, but it wasnt the video I was thinking of, the video with the trowling of the lead is another one called the turn around man (at the jensen factory) but It was a borrowed copy I had and I am still trying to get another copy but to no avail at the moment :cry: ... sorry for misleading you there Tim :oops: , but this one is still a good Jensen Video to watch anyhow >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3tPgf4SzNE
With my kind regards to you Tim.... Grant :P
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by aslef » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:55 pm

All the metalwork completed for now and back home.

wings have been left off to be able to get into all the "nooks and crannies" for a long overdue clean up and refurbishment.

Its bitter sweet at the moment,nice to be making progress but this will be my first summer off the road as the engine and box both have to be dealt with at this stage also.

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by PaulMcElhinney » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:34 pm

Impressive metalwork.
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by aslef » Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:16 pm

Got a bit behind schedule owing to a knackered back a couple of months ago.

Firewall/bulkhead shot lasted then primed,sound proofing applied-heat resistant foil cloth yet to be applied.

Metalwork to be addressed on passenger side footwell area.

Chassis tubes and top/rear of crossmember shotblasted and finished.

Air ducting and footwell air box sound proofing applied.

Transmission arch and tunnel cover recovered with sound proofing and foil cloth.
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by Keith » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:51 pm

It's really coming together now. Going to be a fabulous car!
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by aslef » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:49 pm

Been shopping before the rush!!
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by aslef » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:14 pm

Wings and doors now on so a few pics of progress so far.

Gearbox is back from the factory approved specialist after a refurb then thorough bench test.Its returned looking like new but wrapped in plastic so not worthy of a pic at present.

Both cylinder heads have been overhauled and the engine block with its internals is awaiting attention from the company that took care of the auto box.

A couple of more pieces of heat resistant material to apply now the metalwork is in place and will be able to begin throwing it all back together!!

I will put a few more photos on as things progress,nothing particularly interesting to look at just now.
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by Kevin Birch » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:53 pm

Tim, nice to see it being put back together, will you be using it over the summer, would love to see it warts and all, out and about again.
I think Dartmouth park is rearing it's head again.

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by aslef » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:39 pm

Kev,"in the lap of the gods" as to whether it will be roadworthy for the summer,no firm dates as to when the engine will be back with me to plan around.
If the jaunt to Dartmouth park rears its head me and Chris will attend that's for sure.
Keep soldiering on with yours-it's all a game of patience!!
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by Grant » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:37 pm

aslef wrote:If the jaunt to Dartmouth park rears its head me and Chris will attend that's for sure.

Same Place Same Time Tim? :P :wink:
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by aslef » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:05 pm

Would be great to see you again Grant!

Outside "the house",in the park or even down Kelvin Way?

Best wishes,Tim.
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