Greetings, I am restoring a July 1929 chummy with coil ignition and gate change gearbox. The car has fabric type beading between body and running boards/scuttle/rear wings. Other AD chummies I have seen do not have this feature yet there is no sign that the body has ever been lifted. Is this right? I have the windscreen off at present. There are a couple of small tapped holes on the inside centre. Anyone know what these were meant for? Also another couple of tapped holes on the right side steel support, one with the remains of a very coarse thread screw broken off inside. Any ideas about these? Looking at the windscreen, it has a mazak type suction wiper. No sign that the cylindrical Lucas suction type wiper was ever fitted as no fixing holes. I presume this is correct. The nickel radiator surround currently has bonnet tape. Other cars have rubber here and I have bought some. How does this fit?
Hi Tony, chummy restoration is coming along quite nicely now. I am currently replacing the one really rusty running board after which I will be onto the painting stage. I have stripped the many layers of paint back to the original black, knocked out dents and rubbed down and filled ready for painting. I have reinforced the sides of the body where the woodwork had failed and got rid of holes where indicators had been fitted. I have straightened out the bent hood frame and re- finished it, sorted the leaking radiator, re-built the oil button, stripped and reconditioned the bronze carburettor. The mechanics are now basically sound but I do need to find someone to re-cover the hood.