The pesky Beetonette is nearing completion

The end is in sight! Here I have mocked up the Beetonette before its final assembly. There is barely an item on this range that hasn’t be repaired or renewed. The problem was that the damage was cunningly hidden beneath layers of body filler and paint so its true condition could not be perceived until it was blasted. Almost all the external panels were in reasonable order so the damage was largely limited to the internal workings. The top plate however was in nine separate piece and took more than a few hours to put right again!

– Note the rather grand nickel plated knobs, vent and tap.