|Tarted up engine bay.|
Restoring cars is less boring, and there is actually a result at the end of it. Can't same the same for political commentary.
Whilst the bodywork has a reasonable appearance, there's a lot of external detail stuff which needed doing. I started with the engine bay, the wheels, and other external bits like the wipers. I painted them, and made a bit of a hash of it.
More successful improvements included a new gear lever knob, leather binding on the steering wheel, and painting various visible bits such as the exhaust system and the brake calipers. The original wheel and gear lever knob were beyond restoration.
|Replacement gear knob - not OEM.|
|This is the old one.|
I also replaced a missing bolt on the folding top, which actually meant replacing two, to get a matching pair.
|New bolts (6mm x 12mm)|
The pics are self-explanatory.
|From left - original - replacement - temporary fix.|
|Leather wrapped wheel. Note interim (5 speed) gear knob.|
|Rimskins - partly detached.|
Wheel refurbishment may be in order.
|Looks OK - more to do.|