Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:04
As I see this, the workshop picture shows what appears to be mere jigs, for what looks like pretty well made body panels. I don't doubt they're not "cars", but it is a lot to go through for mock ups. The top picture shows what appears to be a complete car. The rear springs puzzle me, as they still look like the "wooden" dummies, although these could, as was the practice, have been bound with string, to keep the leafs together. They do appear to have a more substantial rear mounting and proper rear shackle plates. There's also a lot of detail in first picture, like the rad' pressure blow off hose, that's a lot of detail for a film mock up, as in the louvering, that would have been painted on.
The fact that in the background of the workshop picture, there appears to be a saloon car, my guess is that it's coachshop, preparing body panels for an outside customer. Still doesn't answer what the first picture is of though!!