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    Triumph Swordfish 1500

    After spending over 4 years building it, my first car project has finally got an MOT and is road legal.

    It was supposed to be a simple kit car re-body, that turned into a complete nightmare of a build.

    It is based on a standard Triumph Spitfire 1500 rolling chassis, keeping a full total of 14 DVLA points.



    I then ended up with a Frankenstein inner structure bolted to the chassis.
    ( This was a home brew mix of modified Spitfire parts, modified kit parts & home made parts. )



    The fibreglass body shell is then bonded to the inner structure and all the gaps between the two are bridged/sealed.
    ( Both the body shell and bonnet were also heavy modified from the original kit I was supplied. )





    Then, for an added degree of difficulty, the car was build outside on my driveway.

    However, I would also like to mention a few Rods 'n' Sods members for their help:
    - Kapri - For his re-body advice, so the DVLA would update my V5C correctly.
    - Rockin Woley - For his fibreglass tips and explanations.
    - Russ6120 - For his hand painting guide, as that is then next big job.
    - Garage Section - All the builders who share their work, which has been a real education & inspiration for me.

    Anyway, I hope you like it, cheers, Paul.


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    A sterling effort Paul, I've been following along on Mad, but for some reason I can't post on there. Really shows what can be done if you put you're mnd to it

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    Well done

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    great wee car

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    as all above comments, well done, cracking little car

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    Thanks for all the positive feedback.

    Came across a great photo opportunity yesterday...


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    Thumbs up

    Wow!
    What a great car
    Looks great, picked a great chassis and keeping the lovely interior really tops it off
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