I have wanted a Bradley GT since high school, in fact I even ordered a instruction manual at that time. I have been building a Baha Bug from the ground up since the late seventies. You can find information about the Baja elsewhere on this site (at least for a little while). Periodically, I "Google" for Bradleys, usually finding them on the east coast and unavailable to me. I recently (October 2007) found a GT2 nearby that would be a long term project due to its condition. I contacted my brother about using his trailer to get it and that resulted in him basically buying me the GT shown here. Great brother, huh! At any rate the car is about 85% finished. Most of the work done is top notch, but some of the later work was showing signs of interest loss in terms of quality. Among its better features are its full roll cage and paint job. My plan is to rewire it, finish the interior (putting in the LED dashboard currently in the Baha), put disc brakes on the front (also currently on the Baha) and then design some doors and windows for it (yes, it is missing the doors and rear window). At any rate, I'm jazzed to own one of these before I'm too old to get in and out of it. I'll update the site as I make progress. I did obtain a California SB100 Certificate of Sequence number in January 2009, which allowed me to reclassify the car as a 1960 vehicle, making it exempt from smog requirements. Prior to obtaining the C of S number, the car was considered a 2007 and was required to have bi-annual smog checks and meet the specifications required of the 1968 engine.
With the exception of the one on the lower right, the pictures above are the ones
used by the seller on ebay. The lower right one was taken by my brother at about
midnight in an "IN - n - OUT" burger parking lot as we were trailering it home.
|My To-Do List!
Upon examining the car more closely after its purchase, I realized it was really only about 80%-85% finish. That was fine with me as I like to personalize things anyway. I then proceeded to make a check-off list of things that needed to be done before I would consider the car done. That list is as noted below. Clicking on the completed date will show a before & after picture if the item is done, or possibly a before only picture if it has not been completed yet!
|My To-Do List!
Following is a list of things that I have or am planning on doing. Clicking on the completed date will show a before & after picture if the item is done, or possibly a before only picture if it has not been completed yet!
|1.||10/18/07||Make sure all bolts present, nutted & tightened.|
|2.||10/20/07||Trade tires & wheels with Baha Bug|
|3.||10/24/07||Align rear bumpers, Name plate, Speedo cable|
|4.||10/24/07||Re-mount Seats/Shoulder Belts|
|5.||10/27/07||Install clear headlight covers & horn|
|6.||11/05/07||Install missing SMOG components/Gas tank vent system|
|7.||11/11/07||Shelf extension/Battery Cover/Rearview mirror|
|8.||11/26/07||Align top/Install headliner|
|9.||12/23/07||Install heater ducts|
|10.||01/12/08||Rewire, fuse blocks, terminal strips, etc.|
|11.||01/12/08||New LED Dashboard|
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