Archive for the ‘1967 Sunbeam Alpine’ Category

Solex to Weber

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

The old Solex has finally run out its life. A new Weber has taken its place atop the same manifold.



Oops, darn screw

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

The right headlight door fell off on the highway and scuffed the paint up, I also cleaned up the battery compartment and put on a new terminal.


Nice Wheels

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Clearcoated with new tires. The wheel nuts will get the same treatment.


Silvery Paint

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Now the silver paint before the clear coat.


Blasted Wires

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

The old wheels have been sandblasted and are now in primer.


White is new for me

Friday, January 11th, 2008

The wheels have been primed and painted white. Four new Sumitomo HTR 200 175/70R13s from the TireRack have been mounted.


More blasted wheels

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Both sides of the wheels have been sand blasted.


1967 Sunbeam Alpine

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

This is the third 1967 Sunbeam Alpine in the shop.


Tear down done

Saturday, December 17th, 2005

All of the rusted metal parts have been cut out so new sheet metal and panels can be welded in.


More Sandblasting

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

Still sandblasting the car when the weather is nice enough and sandblasting and powdercoating the small parts the rest of the time.


Paint Strip

Sunday, November 6th, 2005

With most of the paint stripped off you can start to see what has been done to the car over the years. Also of the major rust has been cut off the car. This car has had the front half of the front right fender replaced at sometime early in its life. The right rear fender was completely covered in a thin layer of body filler.


Big Wash

Saturday, November 5th, 2005

Finally the car is on the rotisseri! We rolled it outside to try to powerwash as much grease and gunk off the car as possible before stripping and media blasting.


Windscreen and dash

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

Windscreen and dashboard are removed. Also the steering column and convertible top frame were removed.


More to come out

Monday, October 24th, 2005

Engine and transmission are out, don’t try taking them both out attached together, I don’t think that is the way it was supposed to happen.

Engine’s out, all that is left is the grill, steering box, and some wiring.

Nothing left but the dash and windshield.


On the lift

Friday, October 14th, 2005

Finally on the lift, the last step before making it to the rotisserie. Also a future project is reunited with the Alpine after being apart for a couple weeks.