in under 10 years
in under 10 years
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That looks like its going to be one mean mother. I like very much looking forward to seeing this when its done.
Cheers Scotty, was going for the mean mother look
Yep, painting cage at the moment, second coat of gloss went on last night, rubbed it down again tonight, third coat tomorrow.
Id like that look on my pop. Love that
I'll start at the beginning....
I'll start with a few of the very old shots of when I first started, and add to them later to bring you all up to date.
As first bought.
cutting roof off for a chop.
Roof back on again, with a Cortina MkIII insert welded in.
Getting chassis & cage built.
Hmmm.......adding to this could take some time
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Cage all finished (though it got more added several years later)
Tubs and rear floor go in, (though this also got changed years later)
Floor and trans tunnel get built, (though this also got altered years later, hmmmmm.......seems to be a theme developing here ;D)
Engine and radiator fitted, with front suspension fitted ~ which got sold off later, lol!!
Mocked up with the glass panels at the end of 1990.
I then bought a house and had to build a garage for it to go in, so not a lot happened till late 92, whe it finally got put in its new home.
Ford 9" axle fitted on 4 bars with diagonal link, Scorpio discs and calipers adapted to fit.
Built my own ally fuel tank,
Which fits in the boot here, you can see the new sheet metal going in for the rear of the boot floor too.
Unfortunately I lost a lot of photos (only tiny thumbnail ones left) of the rear panels being replaced, but it was all done and hidden hinges fitted to the rear panel with a fibreglass bootlid.
There then followed a looooooooong break where not a lot happened for several years due to not car friendly friends ???, and a particularly lucky string of girlfriends who also did not find cars amusing
Roll on to around year 2002, and I decided to venture back into the garage again to see what was under the big pile of dust, much to the girlfriends dismay needless to say, not too much got done as a result, but some bits progressed.
Heater got built in a seperate housing (Vaux Cavaliar MkIII, with a Mini matrix) which sits in the nose as there is no room anywhere else as there seems to be a large engine in the way
Roll forward another year and another partner who did not mind the car so much, and more work started to happen, dashboard gets filled and welded and new guages fitted
And this shows how the heater hoses go up to the dash and foot outlets.
Moving around to the rear of the car, new wheel arch flanges had to be welded in as the old ones looked like paper doileys
This was a horrible job to do.
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