Building the Austin 7 Special

First day of project - collecting the chassis

Stripped, sand-blasted, and painted chassis

Fabricating the floor-pan

Floor-pan, firewall, and boot flood completed

Building the plywood body

Building the plywood body

Building the plywood body

Building the plywood body

Building the plywood body

Donor from which the seats, electrics, and running gear was removed

Engine and electrics installed and body fibreglassed

Engine and electrics installed

Seats and bonnet fitted

Finished paint

Finished paint

Finished paint

Bonnet sides fabricated, powder-coated, and fitted. Rear mudguards fitted.

Fitting front mudguards in Dennis Milne's workshop

Front mudguards and lights fitted. Windscreens fabricated and fitted.

Rear lights, number plate bracket, and spare wheel mount completed

The first proper drive

The first proper drive

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Donor from which the seats, electrics, and running gear was removed