Thursday, 27 September 2012

Stripping paint

Am learning bodywork skills.  Wednesday is bodywork day.

Protective clothing.

Working out what type of paint is on the panel.

Using paint stripper

Using a dual action sander

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Friday, 21 September 2012

Reading material

Got Fundamental of Motor Vehicle Technology by V.A.W Hillier off Amazon for £3.60 delivered to my door.  I already have a whole bookcase of car books but thought I would get this one as recommended by one of the course tutors.  At that price less than a magazine can not be bad.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Cheaper than I thought

Total fee turned out to be £1153.00 - guess I will spend more on commuting than that in the end. (15000 miles)

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Spitfire looking for love


I have just finished my first week at Leeds City College as a student on their Classic Car Restoration course - great fun with an interesting group of students.

Amongst the many cars for us students to work on is Triumph Spitfire. These 2 images taken on my phone do not show how crusty it really is. Will try to get some better pictures later.

Originally published on my other blog

Sad Spitfire

Amongst the many cars for students to work on is this sad looking Spitfire.  Crumby pictures from my phone.

Monday, 3 September 2012

The course

I have seen the Leeds City College display at the NEC classic car show and been impressed. I saw a feature in Dep-O-Magazine that said the fee was had been reduced so made further inquiries.

Now I am a student on the Classic Car Restoration course