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… and we’re off

Team Ratsey assisted in pulling the body off. Seems quite strange seeing the chassis exposed again, but gave me an opportunity to remove the oil pressure gauge that has given me such grief over the years. Will be shipped out … Continue reading

18. January 2021 by Jens
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Reading for body off

Some final items removed today in preparation to removing the body. Dismantled the radiator metalwork, the front splash guards, and the rear body mounts. Hopefully tomorrow I can conscript the family to help me remove the body.

17. January 2021 by Jens
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Minor progress

Struggling to find enthusiasm at the moment – maybe it’s the cold temperature, although I do have a heater that I haven’t even tried yet. Small progress today – removed the windscreen and did the rough sanding on the top … Continue reading

10. January 2021 by Jens
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Following the Seinfeld Principle

It was warm today, 40 something degrees, which for New York in January is positively tropical. So forced myself into the garage for a couple of hours to generate some more dust – mission accomplished. Not a huge amount, but … Continue reading

02. January 2021 by Jens
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Turning $$$ into du$t

More sanding. Both doors done, trunk lid, and hood. still have the door sills to do but I’m finding that about 3 hours of sanding is my limit …

29. December 2020 by Jens
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I love sanding … said no one, ever

Having chosen to do my own bodywork (and possibly paint), there was always a lifetime of sanding ahead of me. Most of the body is now ‘prime sanded’ – taking off the shine from the gel-coat, but it still takes … Continue reading

28. December 2020 by Jens
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What happened?

Not much in the way of updates for a long time. So what happened? Well, quite honestly, a mix of ‘Facebook’ and ‘not much’. As Facebook groups took on a more bloggy role, I was posting to those rather than … Continue reading

24. December 2020 by Jens
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Meteorologist

Another ‘skill’ that one picks up when one owns a car with no roof. Not a ‘convertible’ – a ‘roadster’. There just is no roof. So when ‘AccuWeather.com’ says that the chance of rain is 40% there’s some mental risk … Continue reading

30. September 2018 by Jens
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Summertime …

… and the living is noisy Finally the white stuff is gone, although plenty of rain of late.  Had the car out a few times, never gets old! Thinking about ‘Plastidip’ping the entire car in black to hide the seam … Continue reading

27. May 2018 by Jens
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‘Tis the Season …

… to not be driving the Cobra.  So thoughts turn to other tasks. I’ve been thinking for a while on the interior and carpeting.  Having decided I really don’t like the factory supplied carpet the search is on and I … Continue reading

22. December 2017 by Jens
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