Design and fabrication
This 1939 newspaper article was found in Basil's photo album. It was obviously used to inspire his design.
This article was also found in his album. This car, built by a high school student in Chicago, must have been an inspiration of the streamline concept. Notice the rear engine design wich was used in the Teardrop.
The construction of the shop
Here is a shot of the construction of Basil's shop. I am not sure of the timeline as I believe that the teardrop may have been started before the start of shop at John Norton's house. Nevertheless there were numerous modifications performed here.
What would a shop be without a workbench. Check out the style of the hat hanging in the top left corner.