Bodywork

Bespoke Bonnet

Bespoke Bonnet

Progress on the bespoke bonnet has started very cautiously. There are several reasons for this. Although I still had the remains of the wooden buck, since it’s completion, I’ve decided to lower the front of the bonnet slightly. 2 years… Read More »Bespoke Bonnet
Slam Panel - panel beating

Grille and Slam Panel

I've started my version of a 1939 Chevy grille shell. This was my first real attempt at hammer and dolly panel beating. Hopefully it will be strong.

Inner Wings

I've started the inner wings. The first job was to get the flange onto which the wing mounts done.The U-shaped bonnet slam edge is still just propped into place. To clear my new thicker radiator and twin fans, the bonnet was extended forward about 2". The buck was re-proportioned several times, so this "stretch" might make the front look end too long.
Hot Rod Steel Scuttle

Bonnet Frame

With the scuttle 80% done, this Locost was starting to look less and less Hot Rod and more 70’s saloon. I want this car to look like a modified late 30’s sedan, not like a PT Cruiser or a Morgan.… Read More »Bonnet Frame

Windscreen Surround

Motivation to complete my windscreen surround has been lacking. Poor health means I'll never drive this Locost. You can take the man away from his Hot Rod, but you can’t take the Hot Rodder out of the man.
Hand-Built Bulkhead

Hand Made Bulkhead

I could see my hand built bulkhead being the biggest challenge yet. I wanted something that looked original rather than something boxy made from flat steel.