Monday, January 25, 2010

Instrument panel

Because the instrument panel that came with the project was a hodgepodge I tried to find parts and pieces to make up a new panel. This one was offered in the Coupe Capers club magazine. After some negotiating I purchased it for a very reasonable price. This panel is out of a 1947 Ercoupe model 415CD. It maintains the art deco style of the era.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Fitting the parts together

This project came packed on a trailer ready to be shipped across the country. It had been disassembled by prior owners. They had taken it down practically to the last nut and bolt. Some things were labeled but most were in totes and boxes. My first activity was sorting out all the pieces and determining what went where. The accompaning photos show my efforts. All the controls were assembled and were functioning as per specs. Next, of course, was to disassemble and start the work of restoration.