hi scott im 21 also, but with the nasc currently being insured with the nsra insurers classicline. I have got a 100e with a 1500gt pre xflow paying 240 a year. Is your mate on rods n sods?
i believe he saw one of my threads on rods and sods and gave phoned me.
Good call mate, it'll soon pass and you'll have a better car when the time comes.
Good luck Scott, now atleast you'll know what its built with(when you finish):tup:, i was tempted to come have a look at pop, but weighed up what i was looking to alter:shake:, and thought too much work so looking for a more bare + stock car:cool:
so not much work has been done as my dad has been doing 4x4 challenge events and putting new ramps in the workshop but the interior is now bare.
Around the doors to keep the trim in, was packed with the stuff that goes around boxes.. the plastic strips then the trim was hammered in with nails :lol:
A lot of progess has been made but no pictures to show because i dont have a computer cable on my new phone :/. There is nothing left of the interior, all the floor and center consol and prop shaft tunel is out.
Fuel tank is out along with all the wiring and bonnet, dials and switches
My most recent purchase is a supercharged 3.9 rover which falls in line with the insurance at 21, it also came with stainless steel headers and a newly reconditioned gearbox. I've priced up all the parts i'm going to need and i recon 1500 should pay for everything mechanical and another 1000 to outfit the interior so not too bad
looking good mate hows your wiring going?
Haven't bought a new loom yet, waiting for the underside of the car to be repainted. I'm gonna go for pop browns wiring loom.
Looking good! Like to see young blood into hotrods think I was 21 ,22 when I insured my Model A through classicline which had a rover in and they don't go on engine size it's just on value of the car I payed about £230 for the year which I thought was very good at agreed value of £16k anyway keep up the good work!
Well not much progress has been made for a while, cut a few bits out and trying to fit the new manifolds, will require a reroute fo the steering columb and cutting out the front quarter panels a little bit.
My brother has made some pictures of the frame though which he will cut, bend and weld himself:
the best lookin car of alll time,keep roddin young blood :tup:
The rebuild's coming on a treat, is there a reason the cage screen bar dips so much in the middle, wouldn't it be stronger if it were straight?
purely asthetics, its more a show cage than a full fledge rollcage, not planning on dragging it, only a few run what you bring days.
Lookingf good matey!! What rear axle and front suspension are you using? any pics of front and rear part of your chassis?
Its got a vauxhall magnum front end and a jag IRS rear. Going to repaint both. Chassis is fully boxed but cutting out the rear axle mount and tubing it. Once the tubes have been mocked up i'll get a picture.
Also purchased a zombie diff cover at the billing show:
thats just the start, more bars to brace are going to be added and it'll be alot stronger
Scampy And Chips
hey mate thats coming on real good, work manships looks good too.
that wiring is a mess rip it all out lol.
not trying to be critercal, bit the roof bar as it is will gain no real srength as a complete cage a single diaginal or double (cross), is best and the norm, same with floor bars, will just tie all the structure in together properly.
cage bendding, notching and and workmanship looks really good though mate, nice one.
with the quality of it all you may as well build a full tube chassis :), and get it tagable you know youll get bitten by the bug of racin ;)
So progress has been rather slow, got all the rear diff apart and got it all shock blasted and powder coated in black but while putting the new needle bearings in i damaged a few bits so i'm now getting them painted. Also while cleaning the hub carriers i found a large irreparable crack so now i'm looking for a new hub.
HOWEVER the seats are in, the sliders that i purchased with the seats were all wrong, but i was able to modify them so they'd fit between the the bars. And yes they are high but i have long legs and the old seating position where the seats were really low was extremely uncomfortable and there isn't goin to be much room to the pedal box because the engine sits further back and space is tight between the bell housing and driver door.
I'm currently cutting out aluminum sheets shaped to the bars under the seats and am going to have them something etched into them.
I've also made the rear floor panel with all the holes cut out for the fuel tank but its pretty low tech as the only tools i have are a air compressor angle grinder and belt grinder so it all looks pretty rough at the moment.
Next steps are to cut an aluminum panel to the shape of the inside of the boot and cut the steel around the rear arches BUT only once the rear diff is rebuilt and the suspension mounts are in place.
Loong time since update, but loong time since anything major really happened. Diff is now fully rebuilt, did it wrong the first time, put the lower arms on the wrong side :wanker: Now the diff mount and shock mounts are being completed(by my brother) and the hole in the bonnet for the scoop is being made(me, only have to cut a square).
I also purchased wiring loom, brake pedal, throttle pedal & cable and battery tray.
I've weldable filler sprayed the top of the chassis where the floor covers it to give it some protection. Next job is to weld it all in with the roll cage.
jagd fordson pop
your doing a nice job there mate keep it up
This is the 1st time I have seen this build thread it's great keep it up :D
Wish I had your skils (and car! LOL ) at your age, I'm nearly 31 and would struggle to get my work as neat as yours! Absolute top job mate, keep it up! :tup:
My brother doing all the welding and tube bending so hes got the real engineering skills, i just make all the metal floors
Car's gonna look great when it's finished, and it still takes a level of skill to cut panels right. :tup:
Engine looks the biz, and the build looks clean and neet, be the nuts when its finished. :tup:
Sending the front and rear calipers Bigg read ltd for reconditioning and chemical proof paint.
So I randomly typed in "ford pop fibreglass flip front" into google images and I found the thread on NSRA where my pop was sold the first time NSRA forum - f/s ford pop hot rod v8 lower price!!!!! learnt some new stuff about it but it was definatly changed a few times since then again. At least I know how long ago it was first hot rodded now.
As for progress, the new tube parts of the chassis are nearly all welded in. Just need to cut the rear bulk head for the rear roll cage supports to go through.
I've got a set of hedman headers that i've cut and rewelded so they fit but now the steering column shaft has to go between the block and the headers and the angle of the shaft means it touches the engine mount so i'm either going to cut a little square out of the engine mount and replate it or rotate the steering rack a small amount (if its possible). i'm going to route it along the top of the chassis then up through the bulkhead.
Got the calipers back and they look brand new, repainted all new seals and pistons, bigg red did a brilliant job.
Should be able to mount the rear axle again soon as its all painted and back together, need to paint all the new parts of the chassis, also the rear floor panels are the next to be welded in, going to weld them to the original body.
Everything got massively dusty cos the ramp the pop went up by itself and i had placed the flip front on top of the car and it ended up going through the ceiling and causing all the roof tiles to fall down and 2 inches of dust lay on top of the tiles, but its not a bad thing cos they all need to come down so vans can fit on the ramp when the pop is done.
Also got to thank wisbech engineering for selling me a second hand hub carrier for my jag IRS, one of them had a large crack all the way through the top part of the hub, its a shame cos the hubs had been drilled and a bit shaved off of them to make them lighter.