Hi I thought I would have a go at showing my Pop build, I have had the 1956 Pop for about a year. I have been collecting a few parts and now that the new kitchen diner is done I have started.
I have built a few cars in the past including a 1952 prefect I built when I was in my early 20's 1 million years ago now.
My Pop is going to be done my way and not conform to any pre-conceived ideas how a Hot Rod/Street Rod should be built, it will probably not fit into any particular category but I don't give a monkeys either way as long as it is built to a good and safe standard and I am going to get it registered via a BIVA test as a few more on here are.
I would like to thank Kev (Kapri) for his invaluable advice regarding registering the vehicle and BIVA, unfortunately for Kev it wont be the last either.
I will be building all the car myself and will endeavor to produce some pictures and post them as progress goes on, I have got a Seat Cupra engine with only 225bhp at the moment but as it's turboed a nice power upgrade is easily sorted within sensible levels. I have modified a MT75 ford gearbox to fit on the engine by cutting big chunks of the bellhousing off and fabricating new sections from some alloy bar and dural 6mm sheet welded in.
I have started welding in a mini roof panel, I have repaired the boot lid and remade the lower 4" of the hinge panel and reskinned it with a fiesta bonnet mk4. I have repaired the osr wing mounting flange and made and installed a new inner osr wing, and I have just started repairing the nsr wing flange and making the new nsr inner wing section.
I'm going to make a backbone tube frame and install a multipoint roll cage independent suspension all round which I have designed old school on a drawing board, wishbones, rear uprights etc. the car is going to be low, handle to excess and be used on the road and track days, especially when it's raining and I don't Want to use my 540kg 380bhp (at the wheels) turboed bike engined Westfield.
If people don't want to see this type of car being built on this site then let me know and I won't waste anymore time.
I love a lot of the builds on this site, very good and inspirational and I go on here every day and am amazed at the quality of some of the builds and the attitude of a lot of the people on here, when I get back home I will post some pictures to see what people think and they can tell me not to bother if they don't like it.
I started building it in the middle of January this year so not much done yet.