25 Years and counting.

25 years ago at the age of 15 I dragged home a broken down car. A 1972 Honda 600 Sedan. Two cylinder, air cooled sedan that looks alot like an old Minicooper but oh so much cooler. The last time I drove this car was the spring of 1987. I always intended to fix it up more but life happens and in my grandparents garage she sat waiting. Fast forward 25 years and it's time to finish what I started and bring her back to life.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Front Brake Hoses

Recieved in the mail today two new front brake hoses. It's amazing they even have the same type of hose as the originals without the wire spring protectors which I still need to find. I now have all the parts I need to assemble the front brakes. Also, I've been finish welding the floor pans which are almost done and will be moving onto the rocker panels soon.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Floor Pans Continued

Picture of the driver's side pan being fit.
And from the inside. It has been tacked into place, Next up I need to finish weld both fornt pans and move onto the rebuilding the rocker panels. There are also a few small patches to add on the floor and in the trunk. Then its off to the sand blaster to clean up the entire car before moving onto body work.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Fall Brings time for Floors

I was able to spend a good part of Saturday getting the driver's side floor pan fit and ready to weld in place. Pictures to follow.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Behind but not forgotten

I'm really behind on my Honda but I have not given up. Its been a busy year and been doing work on our house mostly. Once I finish up my Kitchen cabinets I plan on getting back on track with the final floor pan replacement welding. Sorry for the delay.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fall is Here

Rain day today, not much work has been done on the 600, stay tuned for more progress.

Friday, June 17, 2011

New Floor Pan Prep

This morning I fixed the passengers side Floor plan. Here are a few photos of the 4 hours of work. I purchased this front pan from Ray Cave. Ray is a great guy and has just about anything you culd want for used Honda parts. I was originally going to rebuild this from scratch but this turned out to be so much better than fabing this part form scratch

Here is a shot of the pan before I removed it. You can see that all along the diagnal brace its rusted.

The pan the way I got it from Ray.

Shot of the pan removed. I used the lip of the seat brace as the place to join them and the roceker panel edge along the side. Along the front its installed like it was at the factory and at teh tunnel its a butt joint.

Final trial fit before tack welding

Final shot of the pan tack welded in place.

I have the diagonal brace yet to install and then its on to the other side. With any luck I will have teh drivers side done Sunday and I can do the final welding this coming week after work or next weekend. Then its time for a full sand blast for the underside and a couple coats of PPG etching primer and DP epoxy sealer.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Spring is Here

Its been a while since I posted any progress on my car. I am in the process of installing a new front floor pan I purchased from Ray Cave. Im hoping to get the underside buttoned up and epoxy primed soon, then it's on to bodywork.

In the mean time here is a fun video of a really nice S800, enjoy