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.
Triumph Swordfish 1500