Jon C Thompson

Jon Thompson

Shop happenings.

Austin Healey 3000 BJ8 Personalized Tourer

Here is a couple photographs of the modified Austin Healey 3000 BJ8. It is mocked up here very close to be final welded in place.

Austin A40 Rear Fender Repair/Repair Section

Here are a few photographs of the fabrication of and installation of a relatively simple repair section. We used .039 AKDQ cold rolled steel. Basically hand formed with the use of a planishing hammer and shrinker stretcher. The repair/replace section i...

MGA TWIN CAM Frame Section Test Piece

Test piece is for the inner frame. The material is CR CQ .060" steel. The actual material that will be used for the actual inner frame rail sections will be AKDQ .074" steel. The actual thickness of the original frame rails, as far as we can tell from ...

Lower Die (MGA Twin Cam Inner Frame Rails)

The lower die is complete less hardening. Is has a flat milled on one side to lock in height via a 5/8"-18 set screw, raised and supported by a vertical bottom 5/8"-18 set screw. Upper die next week.

The fit up of air intake trim. Final fit of bonnet and begin the final weld and

The fit up of air intake trim. Final fit of bonnet and begin the final weld and front upper shroud planishing.