If it makes you feel any better, my BJ8 bump stop boxes were way off too.
Along with a lot of other parts.
The cars were hand built, yes, but we are restoring cars that have been around
a long time and have probably lost some of their original specs!
As they say in French- Bon courage!
PS, my car is â??finished â?? but I still have the occasional rant myself.
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> On Jul 11, 2019, at 4:18 PM, Mike MacLean <email@example.com> wrote:
> I am beginning to understand what a restorer friend of mine once told me. He
> said he could restore three BJ8 cars in the time it took to do a 100.
> Virtually no parts I have bought from the usual suspects for my BN2 are easy
> to install. Nothing fits like it was made for the car. This morning I made
> an attempt to bolt up the two bump stop boxes over the rear axle. None of
> the holes in the part lined up with the holes in the body above the rear
> axle. I will have to auger out at least three of the holes in the bump stop
> box to get all four bolts in. This car is fighting me every step of the way.
> I guess it's like my restorer friend who has since passed told me when he
> sold me that rolling frame with a few body panels on it, "Go ahead buy the
> car, it will give you a reason to live". I am beginning to understand what
> he meant. Half the time I am pulling my hair out and inventing new curse
> words, but I go out to that garage everyday and try to accomplish something
> on the car, even if I end up beating my head against the wall, I keep coming
> back. Rant over.
> Mike MacLean
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