Building a completed car
|We arrived with a standard kit, engine and transmission ready
and a complete rear end (just as we offer as an option). We
a couple of compressed air cylinders in case we didn't have access to
electricity. We used the dolly wheels* to support the kit
of the construction: It raises the kit to just the "right"
Note the time
on the clock!
Typically, we ship the kit on the same dolly wheels that we
kit on. For a modest deposit you can keep the wheels as long
wish. When you're done, return 'em for a full refund.
If you have limited time, E.R.A.can powder-coat the chassis
and small parts,
and install the floors, footboxes and body for you. Then you
wiring, interior, and installing the engine and transmission and
|We removed the doors, hood and trunk
lid, then the front and
We also removed the rear bulkhead pieces and the tunnel.
The top radiator mount and fresh air vent hoses were
Then we removed the body, which was fastened to the
chassis with sheet metal
screws in many places.
|The footboxes and
pedal assembly were then removed.
Then, it was
quite easy to bond and rivet the aluminum floors to the frame.
the footboxes and body
||The engine and transmission were then installed as a
The rear suspension is also installed. There are
only 4 bolts securing
the unit, so this operation takes less than 1/2 hour.