We are now full steam ahead on this beautiful primrose and white Academy car, we were extremely lucky to find a virtually rust free undamaged shell, after hours of painstaking scraping with a hot air gun and paint stripper, we returned the shell to bare metal before welding in the rollcage mounting blocks, stretching the rear arches to accommodate slightly wider wheels and then painting the whole car in ICI two pack pale primrose, the result is stunning, we are certain this will be the best looking A35 race car bar none, it will be racing later this year





Out of the spray booth with white roof, at this stage the shell has just been flatted with 1500 paper and mopped with G3 but not yet hand polished



Wiring loom fed through all relevant apertures and waiting to be connected to ancillaries, this loom is to Academy spec, with wiring for alternator, electric fan, rev counter, rear fog light and rear electric fuel pump, available to buy on the website



Full set of fibreglass panels just arrived after we have made all new moulds to produce them ourselves, note the louvered bonnet



Offering up the new fibreglass wings and bonnet we were delighted to see the quality of the fit



New laminated screen and rubber fitted, dash and special Academy wiring loom in place, progress needs to be fast on this project so keep watching....



Air vent installed and being held in place until adhesive sets



The twin cylinder brake and clutch pedal box prior to fitting



Axle installed and fitted with Midget brake back plates



Academy springs, wishbones and top trunnions, new kingpins, wheel bearings, discs and calipers



The A35 doors just after spraying



The A35 rear seats before installation



Roll cage re installed, powder coated in old English white, note also metro handrbrake installed



Suspension installed and ready to drop onto the ground



Close up of anti roll bar conversion kit



Academy engine just installed



Rear panhard rod kit connected up



Fuel tank and competition fuel pump installed



Really coming along now, wings, lights and grille fitted up



Down on the floor for the first time



Running the engine in and setting the fuelling and ignition timing on the rolling road



Most exterior fittings now completed, the next Academy car in the background awaiting it's turn



Interior with Kirkey race seat, TRS yellow belts



Moto Lita steering wheel, and Stack rev counter in auxiliary dashboard




More photos coming soon after the test at Goodwood




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