This morning I enjoyed my first ride with this old beauty. Hope to enjoy many more…
The 240Z is coming along nicely with everything from the firewall back now repaired. This week the front section is getting some loving with the car all jigged up on a chassis bench. The rails will be cut and news ones welded in place. Beyond that there are some holes to be repaired under the battery tray, the radiator support needs to be replaced and we are just about done with plugging up holes! Happy days.
With the blessing of my beautiful wife I have picked up this lovely 1976 Honda CT90 – or Postie Bike as they’re affectionately known in Australia. It has undergone a complete restoration with all new parts, paint, and even a new CT110 engine! The previous owner went for a stripped down minimalist look in the cafe racer style. It might not be the most macho of bikes but it’ll serve me well for the daily commute to the local train station. 🙂
I receive photo updates every so often. Up to now the car was heading in the wrong direction as it was being stripped and cut up. Finally we are starting to see her come together and the excitement is building. I have booked a trip at the end of November to visit the car, Paul, and all the guys out at Adelaide. It coincides with their Datsun Day as well so it should be a fantastical auto-orgy of a weekend.
I guess there is a bit of the obsessive here but I see no reason to fit a dirty old part in a freshly painted engine bay so…
This is from the donor car, all ready to be subbed in for the Swiss Cheese frame.
It’s a start 😉
I feel like I’ve been holding my breath up to this point. I obviously knew the shell was bad but until it’s blasted you just don’t know what really lies ahead and the anticipation of this moment has been replaced with calm acceptance. I’ve only really had one concern since day one and that was getting to this point and being told that it’s too far gone to repair. That hurdle has been cleared. The rest should be easy right?
Progress on the body. We’re hoping it returns from the blasters with… well, just hoping it returns… NOS quarters fell in our lap… and stole the money out of my pocket but you get that with rare parts.
This morning I received a message with this photo and the words, ‘It begins…’ Nearly a year after I purchased the car, Paul from Custom and Classic Cars is starting on the body work. Maybe in a years time we’ll see the shell complete and home once again.