1933 RR Phantom II Gurney Nutting Faux Cabriolet - Under Construction
The biggest challenge with this model was going to be the body. Almost nothing of the Pocher kit body could be used without major modification. In contrast, the chassis would be much more straightforward. Believing in working on the hardest things first, I decided the chassis construction would come last.
However, the chassis is now largely complete. It incorporates all the changes and additions outlined in my RR Detail Notes. Click here to download a copy of those notes.
Fuel lines and chassis lubrication lines were also added even though all that detail would be covered by the body. Notably, this particular vehicle included remotely adjustable Hartford friction shock absorbers. They were in addition to the regular shock absorbers. Knobs on the dash allowed hydraulic pressure in bladders on the back of the shocks to be changed which then altered the pressure on the friction disks. Pretty neat, eh?
Below are some progress photos ...