I have a disability that has, for the time being, prevented me from being able to fully check out the condition of my "new" GTII underneath like I plan to. I can tell that there are some issues with the floor though. It appears that there may have been some floor pan replaced over top of existing metal. Not sure though. I'm wondering about what to choose as replacements when the time comes. Should I buy complete right and left halves like I always have in years gone by for bugs and just remove and discard the seat tracks? Or replace with heavy gauge metal from the local metal shop, since the seat tracks are not needed? Thanks.
A GT1 might use the original seat tracks for adjustment, I don't know, but GTIIs use their own tracks, that are "part of" the seats. I'm thinking that if I use flat metal from the metal shop I might be able to build in a little drop that would give me a little more head room that I need. This weekend I plan to get the car up on some blocks/stands so I can get underneath and check it out a lot better.
I was able to get a better look underneath my car today, for the first time. It's not as bad as I thought. There are some pinholes and some points of light shining through. One thing that I'm still confused about is the driver's side though. A couple of spots appear to be two layers, separating. Maybe a previous owner "capped" a new floor pan over an original floor pan? I still think I will remove the body to do a complete brake overhaul and restoration on the chassis. I will be able to tell more about the floors when the body is off.
My decision has been made. Due to the condition, not so bad but still needing some repairs, and me needing a little more head room, I will drop the floors 2". They will be smooth, heavy gauge metal, with some cross bracing in front of and behind the seat rails. I have a little more difficulty than some getting in and out of low cars because of a handicap that prevents me from sliding in feet first. I find it necessary to sit down first then swing my feet in. Not easy to do in a sports car! The lowered floors will help and possibly make it possible for me to slide in feet first. I would rather lower the floors than lift the body because I don't want any more clearance between the tires and the fenders.
kitcarguy: sandy they should just be normal batteries.
Jul 5, 2018 13:10:41 GMT -5
baron: Hi All! I am building a Baron kit that was never completed. I am currently working on the VW chassis. I have rebuilt the engine and getting it set up to the car. My tranaxle has been sitting for 40 years. What is the best way to clean its insides?
Jul 8, 2018 19:43:23 GMT -5
4bettsmotorsports: My Bradley gt 2 is on eBay for 6 more days
Jul 17, 2018 17:47:50 GMT -5
dakota: hey does anyone know what wind shield glass is in the gtll? I know its a corvette but I don't know witch year
Oct 7, 2018 14:57:50 GMT -5
leonardabell: Dakota, if you are looking for a GTII windshield, you may be SOL. They were made just for those cars and scarce as hens teeth.
Oct 12, 2018 16:32:08 GMT -5
recog: YES, check with skip20... Have to buy a body to get glass... Thinking about buying a spare body myself... UGH !!!
Oct 15, 2018 6:44:52 GMT -5
glfourniercomcast: I have a Bradley GT with wind shield and other glass doors, would like to sell whole car but if I have enough interest in parting it out I would do so. If interested in parts or whole car call me at 941979-7503 ask for George.
Oct 25, 2018 14:04:52 GMT -5
jchr7485: Hello peeps! Just wanted to let all Bradley fans know that I've got my late father's BGT1 up on E-bay and CL. Would have felt bad about getting rid of it without letting current fans know, just in case. Love the car, just have a few too many. Have a gre
Nov 5, 2018 8:01:17 GMT -5
jchr7485: BTW- Anybody have a spare rear window?
Nov 5, 2018 8:43:13 GMT -5
coach: i have a 78 Bradley GT ( rolling Project ) for sale in NC $1500 call 336-684-6894 for pics Mike
Nov 15, 2018 12:28:59 GMT -5
vw2themaxman: I have a bradley GT2 for sale need some work chicago area reply for pictures $2500
Jan 6, 2019 23:38:40 GMT -5
cocacoladodge: Does anyone know if Skip20s family has plans to keep his projects or undecided at this point? Who to contact? Heck he was one of the first to talk to me on here, I feel like a good friend is gone before his time.
Feb 23, 2019 18:54:39 GMT -5
modnar: sorry things happen, moved, been off line, crazy times. hope you found a rear window.
Mar 30, 2019 17:55:20 GMT -5
modnar: again sorry for not answering.
Mar 30, 2019 17:55:34 GMT -5
jdawg01: Anyone have spare rear window and a driver's side window as well or no where or a distributor?
Apr 1, 2019 13:08:27 GMT -5
bhackler: I have Bradley GT2 in Nashville has been sitting in garage for 30 years at least. Have all parts to complete assembly except windshield of course. Sitting on nice 1969 beetle floor pan with rebuilt engine. Doors and glass never installed $1500.00
Apr 9, 2019 9:18:08 GMT -5
bradleycrazy1: Hey, you still have the garage of parts?
May 9, 2019 20:00:51 GMT -5
wantabradley: Any body have a rear window for sale?
May 15, 2019 8:24:10 GMT -5