Monthly Archives: January 2013

Slowly, slowly

Went to do the final test-fit of the completed dashboard on Saturday & found the glovebox door would not close once the screws were in the trim beads and the hinges. There were several other fitment issues requiring use of … Continue reading

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More Dash: Glove Box

Moss Motors sells for $32 a reproduction TD glove box, “flocked as original,” according to the Moss web site. I think there is a fair chance it would work in Bridget, too, but I wanted something different, for two reasons: … Continue reading

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Glovebox Door Rough Cut

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Dash, Continued

Turns out I miscalculated the thickness of my epoxy layer. I’d figured my quarter-inch of marine ply, plus my eighth inch veneer, plus my epoxy would get me very near the half-inch thickness of the original dash. But not quite. … Continue reading

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New Dashboard Project

So I finally set about replicating the “original original” BCW custom dashboard, which I have never seen in person. Beginning with a review of all archival BCW-related materials  I turned up little except a single, grainy, long-distance photo of a … Continue reading

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Bridget’s Early Racing History

As time has passed I have tried to piece together the narrative and context of my grandfather’s sports car career. It now appears probable that he was, if not a founding member of the Four Cylinder Club of New Haven, … Continue reading

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