Bodywork

Body mount rust

Rusty Sills

The taxi failed the MOT because the inner sills were suffering had rusted around the body mounts. I have a look to see how much work needs to be done...
fairway mot failure

MOT Failure!

It's not at all surprising that the taxi failed the MOT, however I'm slightly worried that the reasons behind the failure will now put the taxi off the road for a long time. As I mentioned in my last post,...

A Look Underneath

I had a quick look underneath the taxi to see what the general state is with all the bits and pieces out of sight. Firstly it's apparent that the rear diff has been leaking a bit, the gearbox also...

A Large Undertaking

I've been putting off having a good look around the taxi because I know the bodywork is looking fairly tired at the moment and it pains me to see the taxi in that state. However, I had a bit of...

I did a RESPRAY! On a Fiat 500…

Since I last updated the website, regretfully the taxi has been somewhat unloved. It has been sitting on my front driveway for over a year, dormant and susceptible to the weather. My efforts over summer 2018 have been ploughed into...

Replacing the Windscreen

If you're an avid follower of the TonesTaxis website (!) or you already own a Fairway taxi, you'll be aware of the leaky windscreen which comes as standard with these cabs. Thankfully I've finally managed to sort the problem...

Standby for Some Cracking Content!

Over the last two weeks I've progressed greatly with a couple of different projects on the taxi. The thing is, they are all going on at the same time and whilst they should all be wrapped up by the end of...

The Answer to All My Wishes!

Sorry for the click-bait title, but it's true! Having purchased two new fibreglass (NO RUST!) wings from Leacy Classics in Birmingham, it was time to paint them up. This time, I thought I would branch out a bit and try a different type...

Back On Track

So I'm over the fact the wing I spent a month redoing, didn't fit! In fact, I will go even further and say it was a small blessing that it happened. As I mentioned in the last post (having cocked-up the...

A Complete Cock-up

You may have noticed that there hasn't been much progress recently... This is because I managed to completely mess up the shape of the wing, having fabricated some new parts to replace the rusty areas. Whilst I was extremely content with...

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