The finish isn’t great, the bonnet isn’t sitting right (shouldn’t be hard to fix) and there are a lot of details I’m not happy with but it’s acceptable for a rush job.
Can’t do much more tonight, I have to wait for that last coat of clear lacquer to dry properly so I have to take the bodyshell off or it’ll stick. Then, fix the bonnet, put in the windscreen, paint some trim, paint in indicators and tail lights, wire it up and light those cigarettes.
There is a top for this but it’s removable. I’ll finish it anyway. It’s only three bits. Then the first Smoking Man’s Ride, a Jaguar XK-120, is done.
Just in time for the latest antismoker insanity.
This one has no roof and no room for children, but antismokers will still believe that it’s smokier than a flat-cap bar on pension day in there.
“Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.”
Can’t remember who said it, but he was right.