Plastic nose masked up whilst the primer was applied. Did all this work in the covered area just outside my garage box until the Environmental Police paid me a visit – OOPS!
Black mist coat applied to aid with wet sanding of the primer. We needed a nice flat base for the colour.
Plastic nose had been primed earlier with a special flexible paint and then the black applied to the grill and bumper areas. The areas with the beige colour would be later sprayed blue with a flex agent when the car went to the paint shop across the road.
The car after the paint shop had finished with it and I had done the final interior build. The hood scoop is not original and was fabricated by me. Here it was running on a set of cheap Chrome Steel rims.
The under hood aluminium construction was also fabricated by me and gives a better flow of cooler air to the intake. The hot air generated by the headers and the larger radiator efficiency is not good for developing horsepower as the air is less dense, contains less oxygen and therefore can burn less fuel.
View of the interior. Originally all the plastic panels were a baby blue with fake wood dashboard panels, here they have been spray coated with a special plastic paint in a blue/grey colour. The fake wood panels were replaced with anodised aluminium and the original multi instrument block was replaced with separate gauges. On the top of the dash is an Auto Gage Shift-lite tachometer, when you reach the optimum r.p.m. a red light goes on telling you shift up. The original front seats were replaced by a pair out of a Saab 99 sourced at a local breakers. They were recovered in black leather by my wife who was working at a local upholsterer’s at the time. The original rear seat was recovered in the same leather. A set of 3 point racing harnesses were fitted in the front making use of the rear seat difficult to say the least. I also installed a cassette radio and some decent speakers but this turned out to be a bit pointless as it was difficult to hear the music above the sound of the engine.
This picture was taken a couple of years later when I had saved enough to order a set of Centerline alloy wheels from the USA.