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A Day at HR Autoworks -

A Day at HR Autoworks

Tuesday 03 January 2017

The lads over at HR Autoworks invited us down to their place for a cuppa and to have a gander around the cars. So, naturally, we did. And we filmed it all, just for you! *All work done by HR Autoworks, unless stated otherwise*

1965 Bagged Bug

Engine: 1600 Twinport engine. Standard gearbox.Chassis/body: 4-inch narrowed Limebug beam. Extended shock towers, to maximise lows. 2.5-inch dropped spindles. 3-inch AtomWerks dropped spring plates. Shortened Limebug rear shocks. Limebug welded in air ride kit. V2 Airlift management system. Monroe front Air shocks. Airlift double bellow rear bags. CB Performance front disk brakes (5×205). 1965 UK Spec RHD. Pastel Roundel blue and white (original Ruby red and white). Reproduction chrome parts, bumpers, handles etc. Air install under the bonnet, trimmed in herringbone, along with wiring cover. Flat 4 Gravel guards.Interior: Seats and door cards trimmed in Beige cloth and Cream Vinyl two tone. Period steering wheel, and horn push. Period Basket accessory. RetroSound radio. Rockford Fosgate hidden speakers to parcel shelf. V2 Controller to glovebox.Wheels: Original steels (4j fronts 165/45, rears banded 8j 185/45) painted white, with reproduction hubcaps.

1986 Single Cab T25

Engine: Stock watercooled 1900cc Petrol unit. Stock gearbox.

Chassis/Body: Original period paintwork Bamboo Yellow. Tubbed front and rear arches. Full Rayvern 2-way hydraulic system. Hydro install in the treasure chest. Front chassis notches. Standard disks up front and drums on the rear. Doors cut down to shut over the tubs.

Interior: Custom-made front bench seat, trimmed in black leatherette. Door cards made and trimmed in black leatherette by HR Autoworks. Original Rubber mats. Race-specification auto meter rev Tacho.

Wheels: Custom-made Works Seeker alloys (welded two-piece) 17-inch 9j 185/35 up front. Rear 17-inch 10j 195/45.

1957 Oval

Engine: Stock 1500cc air-cooled (1967 H Code). Split-case gearbox.Chassis/body: Frame head raised 20mm. Shortened steering column. Transmission raised 1-inch. Flattened rear floor. 7-inch narrowed adjustable and Shockless front beam. 2.5-inch drop spindles. 4.5-inch dropped spring plates. Shortened Limebug rear shocks. Body notched. Stock drum brakes (all new internals). 1957 US Spec, paintwork in L51 Indigo (original colour Horizon Blue). Patina left as found, inside and underside fully restored and painted back. Original Towel rail US spec bumpers. Original 4-tab bonnet and bullet indicator wings. Swedish gravel guards. Tubbed rear end.Interior: Original black leatherette seats. Door cards made and trimmed to match. Black TMI carpet set. Correct beige roof liner made by (installed by HR Autoworks). Original dash pieces, grills, knobs, speedo, and steering wheel.Wheels: South African Sprint Stars (4j Fronts, 145/65 Nankangs), rears banded to 8J by Alonze Customs, 185/65 Nankangs.

1952 Zwitter

Engine: 2110cc Bears Motorsport engine. Engle 110 cam. Dual-weber 45 DCOE. Compu-Fire electronic ignition. Full Flow oil system.Gearbox: 3.78 x 2.06 racing main shaft. 4-spider gear super differential. 11 T spider gear. 3.875:1 US gear ring and pinion set. 16mm HD clutch cross shaft.Chassis/body: Frame head raised 20mm. Shortened steering column. Transmission raised 1-inch. Flattened rear floor pan. 8-inch narrowed, adjustable and Shockless front beam (fabricated by AireValley). Shortened Limebug rear shocks. 3-inch AtomWerks dropped spring plates. 2.5-inch dropped spindles. CB Performance front disk brakes (5×205). LHD sedan. Original Fauxtina black paint (body, wings, bonnet, and boot). Euro spec semaphores, blade bumpers and overriders. Swedish gravel guards.Interior: Original herringbone front original Zwitter seats (rears missing, but another has been trimmed to match - by Original door cards. Roof lining, by (installed by HR Autoworks). CrossWeave carpet set, by Original 3-spoke steering wheel. Original dash grill, grab handles and ashtray. Rev Counter. Oil temp gauge. Fabricated holder by BJ Speedshop.Wheels: Fumagalli brasilian, chrome, powder coated, optional extra wheels (4j fronts 145/65, 7j rears 175/65).


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