The Original Build (1982-3)
Some of the early pictures from the original construction period.
Like most people, I didn't take enough shots as I went along, and later regretted that a lot.
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|Very early days – March 1983. First bits get assembled onto chassis – 1200cc Herald on Burlington’s new ladder chassis. Frame at the back is where the petrol tank will go|
|Summer 1983 - starting to look a bit like a car. The heavy reliance on plywood is clear - the front panels have been painted. Later, they were skinned in aluminium and the rear in leathercloth.|
|Christmas 1983. First movement under engine power! My Mum behind, wondering why on earth I'd bother... Rather a dark picture, but it was mid winter in between rain showers.|