Category Archives: Aluminum E-Type Body Panels

A NEW nose for an OLD race bonnet!

The circumstances of racing allowed us another shot at restoring the Donovan #61 E-Type aluminum race bonnet. We completely restored this bonnet after a bad crash at Watkins Glenn in September of 2012, and got the job done just in … Continue reading

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Silver – Aluminum E-Type Bonnet Lower Valance

Second place is this aluminum lower valance for an E-Type vintage racer. This is an all-new piece, made entirely of aluminum. the skin is aluminum, the support member is aluminum, even the tapped blocks in the bonnet hinge mounts are … Continue reading

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E-Type Aluminum Racing Door

Earlier this month, we re-skinned an aluminum racing door for one of the top E-Type racing teams in the US. We’ve perfected the fabrication of the door skins – and door restoration in general – to the point where we … Continue reading

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Donovan Deja Vu!

After the race at Lime Rock on the first weekend of June, I INSANELY agreed to take the aluminum bonnet from the 61 car back with me and make it even better – basically make a new fender for the … Continue reading

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Donovan Aluminum Bonnet – Part 8 – Off to the Races!

Well, I made it up to the races to see my work on the aluminum bonnet all the way through. What a GREAT weekend! I had not been to a vintage race since 1992 – 21 years! Back then I … Continue reading

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Donovan Aluminum Bonnet – Part 7 – Sleep is Over-rated…

What an adventure! Time was running out last week, and I had to find the time to finish the bonnet in time SOMEWHERE, so I did something I’ve never really done before in 42 years – I basically just stopped … Continue reading

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VICTORY!!!

It’s 4:13 on Wednesday afternoon. Aside from 1.5 hours eating, 1 hour hanging out with the kids, and 1.5 hours of sleep, I have been working on this bonnet non-stop since 9 AM – YESTERDAY!!! She’s DONE!! Not a moment … Continue reading

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Donovan Aluminum Bonnet – Part 6 – Still at it…

Well, I had this vision of finishing up the bonnet on Friday and then enjoying the weekend and getting a few things done today and tomorrow before heading up to Massachusetts. What a joke that turned out to be… I … Continue reading

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Donovan Aluminum Bonnet – Part 5 – Mouth Patch

Well, we’re forging ahead, but the clock is also ticking! Yesterday, I turned my attention to the carnage in the lower RH corner of the mouth opening. I’ve basically just been ignoring this while there were bigger issues to tackle, … Continue reading

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Donovan Aluminum Bonnet – Part 4 – Center Section Patch

9:40 PM – just came in… Got started on the center section patch in the wrecked, lower RH corner this morning around 11:00 after taking care of emails and parts orders. Stopped for 15 minutes at 3:00 for a bolw … Continue reading

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Donovan Aluminum Bonnet – Part 3 – Wing Fabrication

Just about done the new RH wing – planished and filed the welds and rolled in the edges.  Here are photos of the wing from start to finish – NO time to chat – gotta get back at it! – … Continue reading

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Donovan Aluminum Bonnet – Part 2 – Lime Rock or BUST!!!

That’s no joke – I’m either going to finish this thing in time for the race or die trying…  20 days to go! It’s been a LONG week on the Donovan #61 race bonnet – even if looking at the … Continue reading

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Donovan Motorsports Aluminum Racing Bonnet – Part 1

It’s vintage racing season already!?! – YIKES! Time flies when you’re having fun…  We picked up the Donovan Motorsports racing bonnets in December, and I felt like there was “Tons of time” to figure out this aluminum thing.  Well, time … Continue reading

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E-Type 6-cylinder “Mudshields”

This post includes photos and notes on the construction and different styles of E-Type 6-cylinder mudshields.  All of our mudshields are painstakingly patterened and formed, and are MORE PRECISE THAN ANYTHING ELSE AVAILABLE! – and they are all available in … Continue reading

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