Saturday, 28 August 2010

Lovely Bumpers

A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are built for.
John A. Shedd

Still busy busy busy filling and sanding the front. It's actually rather bent out of shape but I'll flat it and smooth it and get it as good as possible. I'm not trying to make a concourse machine - this will be a vehicle for hitting the game reserves and a lot of out of the way places so looks are not as important as comfort and reliability. She's always been a head-turner. I guess she always will be. I would have made a bit more progress but Dad came to visit so I downed tools early.

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The bumpers were pretty battered and were both a little twisted - the result of a lot of bushwhacking over the years. I have straightened out most of the twisties and re-aligned them. I have removed the worst of the rust. A little more cleaning up and they'll be ready for primer. Oh I do love a nice pair of bumpers!

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Frustrating Front-End

Without adventure civilization is in full decay.
Alfred North Whitehead

For perhaps the 12th time I have removed surface rust, sanded down yesterdays filler, cleaned up the filled area and applied another thin coat of body filler. It's finally starting to look a little like a Kombi again, although the filler is so thick in places that I feel more like a sculptor!

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