Looks freaking awesome, dude. Huge improvement over the Spitfire original body.
Belated thanks for the nice comments.
I've been on the road for just over 5 weeks now and have driven just over 400 miles.
( Mainly due to spending a lot of time stuck in London traffic & avoiding the rain. )
Can't believe the hugely positive reaction the car gets whenever I am out it in.
After the MOT I was able to swap my "V" reg. over to a "C" reg. I'd previously bought.
I did think about buying an ageless plate, but figured 1965 was old enough to throw people off the scent.
( After all, how many people try to make their car look "just" 15 years older. )
I've ordered a 70s style plate for the rear, yellow with raised black plastic letters, & another white stick on plate for the front.
( I couldn't order the rear until the V5C had been returned, so that is on its way. )
I will have to wait until 2020 before I can legally use "classic" black and white/silver plates.
Next job is to remove the lowering block I fitted to the rear, as I occasionally scrape the twin silencers.
Here are a few more photos, from the beauty of St.Pancras to my local run down industrial estate.
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I like it
"I will have to wait until 2020 before I can legally use "classic" black and white/silver plates."
you sure about that
black n silver plates have nothing to do with being historic , or thats how it has always been
the DVLA leaflet is also a bit confusing
West - Cheers.
Scottie - Thanks for the reply.
My donor was one of the later model Spitfires, with a first registered date in early April 1980.
So after re-reading the extract you printed, I would have to wait another year until 2021.
As April 2020 would only be for vehicles before 1st Jan.1980 and I would actually need before 1st Jan.1981.
With an MOT under my belt, I was able to change the registration number from the donor's 1980 V reg to a 1965 C reg.
As discussed above, I have to wait a few years before I can legally fit black and white/silver plates.
So I went for raised plastic digits on the back to at least give a hint of an older car.
With another stick on number plate at the front.
I've also removed the lowering block fitted under the rear spring, which has made a big improvement.
From 'slammed' at the back, where the tail pipes kept getting scraped on speed bumps / angled driveways...
To a much more level stance that looks more period (I hope).
I'll leave you with one more autumn photo.
My neighbour started one similar but gave up, well done you for getting it finished off properly and looking so period, any plans to go 'shiny' ?
Whirrr whirrr chuff chuff de chuff........chuff......BRUMMMM!
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28Chevy - Thanks Bernard.
My plan is to rack up 1,000 miles to let the fibreglass / filler work settle / crack and then do the final body work preparation.
( Currently close to 600 miles, so getting there. )
Then I will be hand painting it British Racing Green with a Signal Yellow band around the bonnet nose/grille opening.
As this thread was a great inspiration for giving it a go.
The fact that old racing cars didn't alway have high quality paint is also a big advantage.
Very nice to see an old spit given new life. well done
Excellent! The new stance is spot on
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