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    The reversing light is very 60's and well done with the fuel tank.Really like this build.
    Nuttier than squirrel shit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Street View Post
    but I just love the look of the old jacked-up street racers
    Same here and great to see the build is still going

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    Thanks a lot guys
    Going to spend the rest of the week on it so that should surely make some progress! I'll take some pics as I go.
    '72 Rover P6 3500V8 Gasser Project

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    gets thumbs up from me. realy great to see progress.

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    What happened to that escort !! thing you were building
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    Thanks for your interest guys


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    What happened to that escort !! thing you were building

    It's sat next to this one, waiting its turn! Thought I'd better get on with the Rover before I mess about with that thing


    Right, time to face the rust.
    Thought I'd start with the good side.





    I think I confidently said it will need 'almost nothing' on the passenger side. But I poked every bubble and inevitably made a few holes.





    So I decided to go from front to back, cutting to good metal so that I can get this side done all in one go.





    Front corner needs a little bit.






    Here on the outer sills.





    Rear wing off for inspection.





    ^Couldn't make a hole here so that will all be cleaned up and treated. There's a plate from an older repair that seems fine so I'm leaving all that.






    ^Started with that front corner and let the new steel in.





    That's all the passenger side solid now
    There's an older repair on the back of the sill but it's solid still so I'm just going to leave that alone.

    So next job will be the driver's side. That needs a bit more work than the passenger side, but I know what I'm in for and it's not too bad.
    Anyway cheers for looking in, more welding reports will follow!
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    Had a good afternoon on the Rover today. While I'm waiting on welding supplies I carried on with the fuel tank to begin with, in an attempt to actually finish one job before starting another.

    I'd determined that the Scimitar tank would fit, so it was time to take the old tank out:







    And then line the new one up central and mark where the fuel lines go.











    The shape of the tank really is bang on! I'm glad I remembered what tank it was that was this shape because if I hadn't seen a Scimitar tank before I would have ended up wasting a lot of time making one that's pretty much exactly like it...

    I took a bit off the length of the fuel pipes and then market where the fuel pipe will run.
    Question: The position of the fuel pipes on this scimitar tank seem quite high up. The tank is at the same orientation as it was in the Scimitar, so I can only guess the outlet pipe is angled down inside to draw a little closer to the bottom, as they're over half way up the tank?





    Anyway I thought if it worked for a Scimmy it will work for the Rover, so I found a couple of grommits:





    And I'll mount the electric pump behind there tomorrow.
    I took the fuel filler off as it's no good to me there. I'll add that to the list of things that need welding up.





    I need to mount it here:





    And I'll have my filler cap in the stock Rover location, the P6 has a nice filler but I quite fancy a Le Mans domed ally type. I'll find a nice old one hopefully.


    After I'd had all the stale fuel smell I could take (the only smell I've known P6's to have!) I moved on to something else.
    I'd been torn over the idea of cutting the bottom half of the rear end bodywork down for a while. I like the way a chop looks and I'm trying to get as much weight out of this car as possible so it makes sense. But I also kind of like the profile of the rear quarters as well, and the P6 is a relatively low-slung body which might look a bit odd chopped down.

    In the end I decided to compromise and just chop down the rear panel like the front is, and leave the rear quarters alone.





    I drilled out the rusty screws and marked an inch like it is at the front.





    There's hardly any weight saving in it, not like the front. But it makes the car look higher!





    Then while the bumper was off I decided to get rid of some of the furniture to clean things up a bit.












    Think that's better. I had some nice little dome number plate lights off a Datsun or something but I seem to have lost them. I'll put something there though to replace the big old Lucas jobbie.
    They do make a nice bicycle headlight though





    There's always a use for something, or that's what I keep telling myself as I stare at stacks of tat





    The bumper is bent but I won't take any battle scars away from it. Someone managed to give it a new battle scar by denting the bonnet when it was being moved recently. I think it was being towed by the forklift which wasn't going to end well with no steering box or brakes! The radiator got hit also but doesn't seem to be compromised. A dent in the bonnet doesn't look out of place but I was intending to trim and reprofile the leading edge of the bonnet because it's the one part of the P6 I dislike the most.
    Obviously I'll save that sort of thing for much later in its progress, my aim is just to get the thing on the road at the moment.

    I've got another day on it tomorrow so I'll see what I can get done.

    Getting lots of inspiration in the history archive 70s and 80s thread! Keep the cool pics coming
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    Quote Originally Posted by Street View Post
    Getting lots of inspiration in the history archive 70s and 80s thread! Keep the cool pics coming

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