Category Archives: 1968 Open Two-Seater – GP

Two Down!

In our campaign to clear out space, our next task was to finish up and send out the ’68 OTS we have been working on. After fitting the doors, we just needed to spruce a couple of things up and … Continue reading

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Doors – with our skins!

Well, I finally got a chance to try out a set of skins made here on a set of doors. We picked up the new roller on Black Friday last Fall, and it worked out very well on the prototype … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hey guys – make sure you have everything lined up for tonight!  My tradition is that I cook some type of “fancy, romantic meal”…  Of course, this usually means that my wife hangs out in the living room drinking alone … Continue reading

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1968 E-Type OTS – Rear Lower Valance Repair

We’re coming down the home stretch on this ’68 OTS – and that’s good, because we’ve got plentry more E-Types waiting for their turn in the rotisserie! This Spring, we’re going to build new rotisseries – probably two.  The goal … Continue reading

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Hidden!

After the new subframe was added to this shell, it was time to close everything in – hiding the subframe from sight completely. This makes our “hidden subframe” a great addition to any E-Type – driver, racer, or 100-point concours … Continue reading

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Framed!

Now it’s time for a Monocoque Metalworks specialty – the hidden subframe!  No more chipping of paint along the rear door edges for THIS roadster – after we complete this modification, this E-Type will be stiffer than 99% of the … Continue reading

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Floored!

Once the issues with the rear wings were all resolved, it was OK to go ahead and put in the floors and inner sills.

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Rust Repair in an E-Type Roadster’s Rear Wings

In a previous post earlier thia week, you saw us tackle some poorly repaired accident damage in the LH rear wing of the 1968 OTS. Once that was smoothed out, we were able to move on to repairing the rust … Continue reading

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E-Type Series 1.5 Roadster Rear Wing Repair

Once the chassis legs and rear bulkhead were repaired, we were able to fit the floors and inner sills into place.  This allows us to form up and weld in all of the necessary patches to the bottoms of the … Continue reading

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A Little Forward Progress – Finally!

OK – So far all we’ve done is take a ’68 roadster shell and cut and grind it down into almost nothing! Time to start moving in the other direction! Here are a couple of photos of the first repairs … Continue reading

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Dissection – It’s a dirty job…

This is my least favorite part of the process – it’s depressing, REAL dirty, and DANGEROUS! When people come to visit the shop, they are often freaked out by the shears, brakes, etc. like they are going to get their … Continue reading

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New Project Underway! – 1968 OTS Shell Restoration

This is a shell that has been at the shop for a while – patiently waiting restoration.  We have found our customers to be extremely flexible on schedules with their shell restorations as the business matures, and we appreciate that!  … Continue reading

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