Jun 2, 2015 update to the Tornado Typhoon project car

Reassembly Begins

We started with the right front corner, but quickly moved to the rear.
As we were working alone, we used an engine hoist to position the rear end into place.
Voila! Four corners! The steering box and shaft can't be installed until the body is mounted to the frame.
Next, the engine, fuel cell and radiator get added to the frame.

With our Tornado Typhoon‘s frame back from the body shop, we could begin assembling the chassis. With The Amelia Island Concours just six weeks away, panic was beginning to set in.

Fortunately, we have all of our mechanical components rebuilt at this point. Assembly should go very quickly, especially considering the simplicity of our English Ford-based special.

We started with the left front corner but quickly moved to the rear end. Simple, crude and light is the only way to describe the mechanical components from this car.

In just two days we had assembled the entire chassis and even had the engine installed. Once we got the wheels back from the paint shop, we could have a roller.

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