This blog documents the restoration, and conversion, of a 1965 Humber (Singer) Vogue to a fully electric vehicle. The Vogue will be powered by an 11kW(modified), 3 phase industrial AC motor, controlled by an industry standard Variable Speed Drive (VSD) or Inverter. To be able to produce the 400 volts phase to phase the VSD will need about 600 VDC of batteries. A big thanks to the contributors on the AEVA forum:

Monday, October 10, 2011

Brightwork Restoration

"Brightwork" is the name the classic car fraternity give to all the shiny metal on a classic car - chromework, stainless steel trim etc.
I realised that I need to clean up the side trim (stainless on the Vogue) and various other trim pieces. Here are the door sill guards which are made of aluminium so I can't do too much with them. I decided just to polish them up and apply a coat of clear spray enamel. The rust stains are from the self tappers that used to hold them on.

The top one has been polished and clear applied.

The middle one is just cleaned up - you can't tell much from the picture.

The bottom one is as it came off the car.

A close up of the "before".

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