More On Glenn’s Monaro
Glenn sent through some more pics and info on the build up of his Monaro. If you have no idea what I’m talking about head over to the FIRST POST and take a look.
What’s remarkable about Glenn’s car is that the majority of the ‘shiny’ bits are made from scratch in his back shed, often with little more than a drill press, die grinder and some hand files. The info he sent over explains the process he goes through to create these awesome looking pieces and rather than putting it into my own words (and probably leaving a number of things out!) this is the process straight from the horses mouth.
In the early days of this car’s build I was lucky enough to talk to one of the judges at the Brisbane Hotrod show, he told me that big points come from innovative engineering. Custom, one-off mods are the key, any fool can bolt on store-bought shiny bits but beware, custom work can make you or break you creative ideas are great but it’s all in the execution, it has to look like it grew there and attention to detail, the really really big points come from attention to microscopic detail.
All of my custom parts started as pencil sketches, moved onto CAD drawings, some cardboard modelling, then the real thing. The attached photos help to illustrate. I chose brass, copper and bronze to make most things in they’re easy metals to work with, simple to join (silver solder with relatively low heat) and return a chrome finish better than any other metal and you can get supplies quite cheaply from the local non-ferris scrap merchant.
Can’t even estimate the hours that went into this stuff probably hundreds and somewhere out there, there’s a chrome plater driving around in a Porsche I paid for!!!