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Statesville, North Carolina, USA
Total Posts: 8 Latest Post: 2017-12-02
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Nearing Completion

Ken Bonnema   Silver Member USA — Posted on The Austin-Healey Experience
Saturday December 2, 2017 2:02 PM


Business end lacks only hood install and new wheel

Business end lacks only hood install and new wheels/tires

The grill surround is out for replating

The grill surround is out for replating

New dash and original instruments refreshed by Nis

New dash and original instruments refreshed by Nisonger

Pretty much everything in the trunk is new includi

Pretty much everything in the trunk is new including half of the floor

Newly upholstered seats await only interior panels

Newly upholstered seats await only interior panels and carpeting installation.

Pretty much done on this end Refreshed seats stan

Pretty much done on this end. Refreshed seats standing by.

Interior Taking Shape

Interior Taking Shape

New Wheels and Tires Trued Tuned and Balanced

New Wheels and Tires Trued, Tuned and Balanced




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On To Assembly!

Ken Bonnema   Silver Member USA — Posted on The Austin-Healey Experience
Thursday September 21, 2017 8:04 AM


Masked for lower color

Masked for lower color.

Classic look but slightly different colors

Classic look, but slightly different colors.

Just an engine and an interior away from being on

Just an engine and an interior away from being on the road. How long could that take?




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Primary Color Is On

Ken Bonnema   Silver Member USA — Posted on The Austin-Healey Experience
Tuesday July 25, 2017 7:10 PM


The upper color is a very dark almost black meta

The upper color is a very dark, almost black, metallic grey.

The lower color will be a very very light pearl g

The lower color will be a very, very light pearl gray, almost an off-white.

From a distance it will be hard to tell from the c

From a distance it will be hard to tell from the classic big Healey black over ivory white two-tone.




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2017-07-25 19:53:16 # 43802
Comment by Simon Griffin
It is going to be incredible!
2017-07-26 09:14:30 # 43816
Comment by Ken Bonnema
That's the plan. I sure hope it turns out that way.Ken
2017-07-26 11:05:40 # 43821
Comment by Rob Glasgow
You're wise in fitting the panels before painting the lower color. Often time the swage line on the fenders and doors don't line up perfectly and if you try to paint the lower color with the panels off the car, the assembled line will not be straight. I know this from experience.

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Getting Ready For Paint

Ken Bonnema   Silver Member USA — Posted on The Austin-Healey Experience
Thursday April 20, 2017 7:20 PM


Even the aluminum needed some welding

Even the aluminum needed some welding.

New trunk floor panel and passenger floor panel

New trunk floor panel and passenger floor panel.

Die straight and flawless Huge change from before

Die straight and flawless. Huge change from before.




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Like A Swiss Watch

Ken Bonnema   Silver Member USA — Posted on The Austin-Healey Experience
Thursday September 15, 2016 4:17 PM


Port 8 2016

Port - 8/2016

Removable Panels 8 2016

Removable Panels - 8/2016

Starboard 8 2016

Starboard - 8/2016

The Retrolet

The "Retrolet"




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Engine Rebuild Complete

Ken Bonnema   Silver Member USA — Posted on The Austin-Healey Experience
Thursday September 15, 2016 3:18 PM


Starboard

Starboard

Port

Port




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Rated 10 out of 10 based on 1 ratings
2016-10-19 22:14:50 # 37919
Comment by Skye Nott
Rating: 10/10
Wow. That looks amazing, I bet you're looking forward to starting it up!

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