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    Baby Ruby

    It's all happened quickly, I posted on the "wanted" section that I wanted a Ruby chassis and logbook, then someone gave me a link to a rough body for sale on Facebook. Then I saw an Mgb axle with 4 wire wheels and all the bits to fit them. Was already feeling slightly guilty about spending the money when Mygasser sent me a link to a Zetec with ready to run loom for a good price. I just mentioned to my Lovely wife what a bargain this was and she urged me to buy it.
    So today we got back from our round trip.










    Compared to the red one here, mine needs some slight attention.


    The Zetec is supposed to arrive tomorrow.

    Thank you to RnS and all who sent me the various links to start me on this.
    Still looking for chassis and logbook.
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    "The one who watches the wind will not sow seed, and the one who looks at the clouds will not reap" - Eccl 11:4

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    That is going to be excellent! It's great when the main parts of a project come together so quickly, keep us all posted!

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    excellent well done ian , a new thread to follow ...has the pickup been left outside ?

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    Oh great another build to watch progressing

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    Zetec arrived today, I pulled the fwd gear box off and will be chucking it away- of course!




    Dropped the engine in, didn't have any clearance problems!
    "The one who watches the wind will not sow seed, and the one who looks at the clouds will not reap" - Eccl 11:4

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    Quote Originally Posted by legendlives View Post
    That is going to be excellent! It's great when the main parts of a project come together so quickly, keep us all posted!
    Surprised me, and without help from RnS it wouldn't have happened!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ivanhoew View Post
    excellent well done ian , a new thread to follow ...has the pickup been left outside ?
    Thanks Robert. In answer to your question:




    No




    Although it had to have some road time while we moved stuff into garage!
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    Quote Originally Posted by splitty66 View Post
    Oh great another build to watch progressing
    Thank you Splitty
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    I decided to use MGB axles cos they are available (and parts for them too) and by using wire wheels it looks vaguely similar to the original design.

    Haven't decided whether to narrow these axles, it will look closer to original if I do narrow, compare 2 pics above where wheel sticks out more. Of course, it won't look too bad if I put on some fenders to suit.

    Here is a similar car with wider fenders





    I took these pics at Supernats this year, if anyone can put me in touch with the owner it would be helpful.
    It looks sweet, but I think I prefer the really skinny wings as per original. They are expensive and hard to get so I will be going for some cut down 32 fenders, or similar.
    "The one who watches the wind will not sow seed, and the one who looks at the clouds will not reap" - Eccl 11:4

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    Waits in anticipation . . . . . . . .

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