The Original Build (1982-3)

Some of the early pictures from the original construction period. 

Like most people, I didn't take enough shots as I went along, and later regretted that a lot.

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Very early days – March 1983. First bits get assembled onto chassis – 1200cc Herald on Burlington’s new ladder chassis.  Frame at the back is where the petrol tank will go
Summer 1983 - starting to look a bit like a car.  The heavy reliance on plywood is clear - the front panels have been painted.  Later, they were skinned in aluminium and the rear in leathercloth.
Christmas 1983.  First movement under engine power!  My Mum behind, wondering why on earth I'd bother...  Rather a dark picture, but it was mid winter in between rain showers.