Inspiring work as usual Richie.
Also pulled the trigger on eBay a few days ago on this:
Corsa B-based power column. I used to have the parts to make one of these, before I got competent welding and making stuff (!) and I ended up selling it with the idea of buying something complete down the line. I was expecting something 4-figures and was actually planning to just fit a standard column to the car in the meantime, but then this came along and the eBay offer was so cheap, I couldn’t pass. The little controller unit with this kit can be changed for different setups, e.g. ones with a knob for steering assistance adjustment, LEDs for assistance indication etc. I might play with that aspect down the road.
Yes, but frankly I didn’t need/can’t afford to drop 700quid on a new pattern one or another old one with its own set of issues. Plus, look at the rest of the door - apart from the dent and the bottom corner repair, it is very good. No other rust or issues. By the time I’ve finished, you won’t be able to tell that there’s been any surgery done on it.Rich, did you consider a door skin or even another door?
No info on its origin, but I suspect it might be a Dave Jarman one. I know he’s done ones in the past (Datsun Dave’s RB Z has one fitted). It’s built to a professional standard anyway. Feels super sturdy. Weighs a ton though!Was this a one-off kit or produced by a company?
Will do. It should be fine though as the escutcheon itself hasn’t deformed in any way. My biggest concern was the small piece of swage line between the handle and the door edge. That was ruined by the dent and the subsequent work, although cutting it, rewelding, and then leading sorted it nicely. Once skimmed and sanded it should be near perfect hopefully.Hi Rich, before you go to paint it may be worth trial-fitting the door handle?