Friday, 25 April 2014

After Wash

Just a couple of pics of George at sunset after a shampoo and rinse.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

New Front Chrome

The front end of the car was being let down by horrible broken and faded chrome. As part of the recent parts buy, I bought a new grille and chrome pieces.
The grille is getting a coat of custom 199 spray paint followed clear coat. Then everything gets put together.

As it turns out, the grille isn't actually a genuine piece. I had a very hard time getting it installed into the front of the car.
I'm going to buy a new one and repeat the process, but in the mean time, here's the result. I like the blacked out look. Much better than the grey.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014


Here is where I decided to install the new switches.
There are going to be two of them. One is t turn it on like in the last post and the other allows me to push to flash the light.

This is how I am running the wires.

More on that when I have opportunity.

Let there be Light!

Since I enjoy a night drive every now and then, I decided that the high beam needed a little help, so I bought some LED lights that were meant to be mounted to the front of the car.

Here's a temp wiring job while I test the lights.

Next, I'll start wiring up the switch.

Monday, 21 April 2014

DIY Upholstery

The fabric wrapping the center console next to the hand brake was looking worn and unloved so I decided to take the material off and cover it with something that looked original.

I found a black felt at the local craft shop and began removing the old and tired material. It was glued on so I used a box cutter blade to get under and loosen the fabric.

Here's the original fabric on top of the new dark black felt.

Using fabric chalk, I outlined the shape of the new cover before cutting.

I then glued down the new cuts. making sure it fit properly. As you can see, the clips that hole this down are broken :(

Old v New


Sunday, 13 April 2014

Cheap Fixes

I didn't know how old the current fuses were in the car, so I bought a pack of various fuses. I'll replace all of them soon.