The Preparation

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The collection of the kit at the Royale Motor Co. As you can see on the right the complete kit, included the chassis and body, fit in a regular van (Ford Transit).

 

The preparation: On these pictures you can see the different stages of the project. At first I painted the chassis with zinc-epoxy primer and a black poly-urethane topcoat. Because I was not content with the result on long term, I have sand blasted these coatings off and recoated the chassis with a professional (ship) coating system. Although most parts are galvanized, I have sprayed them in a black color paint. After cleaning I lifted the engine, rolled the chassis under it and put the engine in position. Except for the painting, It cost me two Saturdays to produce a rolling chassis including the engine and gear-box.