Thanks very much Matt for posting the photos This car has been a labor of love since 1980 Being a long distance owner driver there was not lot of time spent at home to work on the old girl I did manage to have a running chassis that I could drive around the yard in 1992 From then until 2012 there was work done in dribs and drabs ,mostly wood fame work We moved house in 2009 and I started to build my workshop in January 2012 and finished it in July of that year I was still trucking at this time as well I decided to sell my Road Train set up and retire and concentrate on the cars I advertised the gear and it went as a complete Road Train rig which I was very pleased about No mucking around selling off the bits and pieces.
The car was purchase off a cockey (farmer) and the poor old girl had been (modified) a fair bit It had the wrong diff center and torque tube fitted and mounted on the front left side where a passenger would sit was a Lincoln welder She was the mobile welding plant for the farm These moderfications were done by an engineering company in Perth
I had no windscreen posts, no drivers side door the dash had been cut away to accommodate the welder and the rear of the body tub section had been hacked out with an axe It was not a pretty sight. In the mid 1990s a purchase another DB Senior that was more of a basket case than mine It only had an engine and transmission battered fenders and cowl and WINDSCREEN POSTS. Wow at least I now had a much better cowl than the original and a Dash panel too Then the guy says that he had more bits back at his house My eyes nearly popped out of their sockets when I seen the rear tub section and 4 doors Without this doner car god only knows how I would have gone The doner car panels were very rusty around the bottoms yet the right side drivers door was almost perfect except fro one small rust patch about 1/2 inch diameter The rear was a much different story That took over 6 weeks to repair
I am very greatful to Dick Perry for buying the Dash Gauge Cluster that the Ebay seller would not ship to Oz and the NOS original North East coil and switch I made a new frame for the coil and it works great The originals were pot metal and broke very easily The most help that I have received is from Gundog Anthony if you read this without your help with photos and measurements and the odd phone call this project would have stalled There are many other people that have inspired me and without there help I would have given up and the person that is on the top of that list is my late Father in Law Peter Longworth He taught me patience which I never had years ago
All I have to do to complete the car now is the right front fender the upholstery in leather and the top Well the sun is now up I am off to the shed Thanks Ron