Ok, so three steering wheels later the Royal Mail finally got the hint that you don't shove something through a letterbox if it's going to meet with resistance! GE Fabbri were very understanding - going by their Facebook page I wasn't the only one ragin' with our "wonderful" postal service - and eventually I got my wheel delivered in a cardboard box that not even my postman could squeeze through my door.
|What it should've looked like in the first delivery.|
Firstly, there's still a good few pics from the old house's red sofa, just in case you're wondering (probably not) and above is the fantastic DB5 steering wheel piece, complete in its "I'm not really a pretzel, honest" finish. So now, finally, to show you how this pieces together with the steering column bits from parts twenty to twenty three.
First thing is to fit the indicator lever into the steering column:
What a pain in the arse this was, trying to hold that in place in the top half of the steering column - it doesn't clip in - while also placing the steering wheel shaft in it, then clipping in the other half of the column before screwing it all together... while trying to make sure that bloody indicator lever doesn't fall out! Nightmare!
But first it was best to get the leads sorted out for the horn, which were fed through the bottom half of the column like this:
That was another tricky part of this section of the build, keeping those wires inside when screwing it all together. But the finished product speaks for itself, and was well worth all the effort:
|Finally ready to roll... kinda. Just need a car to steer.|
So now it's time to move on to the next parcel of goods, parts Twenty Four to Twenty Seven which includes the, frankly awesome, dashboard. The next few blog entries are all ready to go, but as usual when I'm playing catch up, I'll leave it a few days before posting up so everyone's up to date.
If anyone's still reading.