Time for one final Rod [ probably ] before I fall off the perch - being realistic - not morbid!
I found the ad on here just before my PC was hacked [ for the 2nd time ] - and even then the ad. was about 18 months old. I'd had a Vanguard Estate when we had Sandwood Automotive in Tamworth - and regretted selling it then [ as you do in hindsight with MOST things ].
Anyway - soon did a deal for my Land Rover TDI powered Rover P4 and work ..err didn't start for sges.
Due to loss of "promised" workshop space, it's remained outside under tarps ever since.
The body is remarkably sound and rust [ as in holes ] free. As are the doors, scuttle, roof, fenders etc. In fact all the parts you'd expect to be attacked on a 60 year old car. However, having tracked the original owner [ 1 owner from new ] and the history courtesy of Gloucester Archives, I found it was driven into a barn [ dry ] in 1966 and stored there ever since until it was sold to the guy I did the deal with.
After playing with various ideas, I decided to keep the "survivor" look intact and simply upgrade the running / rolling gear.
So plan so far - Volvo [PVR ] 2.8ltr V6 with M112 Eaton Blower, BW35/55 Auto [ when I can find one ]. Original hubs etc fitted with BMW discs [ front ] - adaptors and 8" x 16" Jag alloy 5 spokes. Plans also include a swap to rack and pinion with MGTF electric power assist. BMW 5 series leather front seats with integral seat belts, electric front window lifts [ Scimitar ? ]
I want it to be a daily driver - as I'm fed up getting shafted with £260 + road tax and all that nonsense.
I also need an external sun visor - which I'll get moulds made for.
So, given I can only work outside AND I have no real welding fab skills - could be some time - don't get old fellas.