Sunday, January 17, 2010

Mating body to chassis

A beautiful evening in the 6V barn, the stars were shining....and the body joined to the pan once again for the first time in a long, long time. "Trialfitted" the tires as well, whitewall Firestones never go out of style.... ;-)

Later on, the two were mounted together with the original, renovated 14 mm "kamax" bolts. Note frame number, dating the car to July 1950.


New floorpans had been fitted earlier. However, the correct seat rails were missing. A set of good old were purchased, and welded in place.

Sanding, cleaning and then painting the 'pan was plain joy.... =)

Thursday, January 07, 2010


Finally, I was ready to prep the car for paint. A good auto paintshop in Oslo scanned the inside of my enginelid, which still contains the original L51 Bordeaux red paint. The end result was very good indeed.

Despite heavy rainfall late summer/fall of '09, I managed to find a quiet evening to spray the car. Even though the paint was applied outside, dust contamination was absolutely minimal.

In order for the car to achieve the look I want, the paint finish is not entirely gloss....something more like satin actually.... =)