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Well, I guess I may as well post up some build shots of my car as I know how much you guys like pics:pmsl: The car's being built as a street legal historic circuit racer.
Here's a pic of the car as I bought it.The guy that I bought it off had stripped the car down totally, removing every last nut & bolt. He'd got as far as having the front crossmember & suspension shot blasted & painted & re fitted (loosely) & had refitted the rear axle & suspension. Everything else was just put into boxes inside the car after losing enthusiasm for the project. Let the work commence, cheers.....Nige







 

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The front fender was chemically stripped inside & out.There was some minor rust on the bottom which I cut out totally & fabricated a repair panel which was seam/hammer welded back in. I used lead then to metal finish the repair prior to a light skim of body filler just to get it spot on.







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Checking panel edge alignment during door & fender repairs. The welded panel had been lead loaded prior to the light skim of filler being added.

Normally this would be done on the car, but I didn't have the car in the workshop at this point. Cheers..Nige

 

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The o/s rear 1/4 panel was quite rusty so it was cut off to reveal a rusty inner arch. I cut out the rust from the inner arch & formed a new piece of metal to fit into it. The new 1/4 panel outer skin then trial fitted to check for alignment, cheers....Nige





 

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Aaahh,memories !..........But where's the finished pic's Nige ??
 

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Trial fitment of the new o/s 1/4 panel. At this point it was only screwed into place prior to final welding at a later stage. I wanted to be able to remove it to bare Metal & repair the inner arch & to have access to the trunk floor, which also required repairs.Cheers....Nige

 

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Now where was I before Bry came along?? Oh yeah, The trunk floor was bare metalled, de-rusted & repaired prior to being primered.The floor was then primed with an epoxy primer & will ultimately be painted with grey speckle finish paint as per original spec, cheers....Nige





 

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The outer roof skin had rusted so badly that you could virtually pass your hand between the inner & outer skins. The rust was cut out totally, rust treated & then new metal formed & tacked into place. Once happy that it all fitted correctly, it was continuously seam welded. There was zero distortion as I stagger welded it :). but it took forever to do :pmsl:







The formed metal being tacked in place







The roof fully seam welded



Coat of zinc primer to protect it until the roof was ready for epoxy primer



 

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The finished pics look very nice indeed..:tup:
Thanks for the compliments, to be honest, it's looking fairly good, but it's built to be a driver, not a show car. I'm sure that there are cars out there that will have far more of a wow factor than mine will. I've deliberately "down played" the look of the car to a point where it should just look like a nice original car with a set of alloys". A real wolf in sheeps clothing :pmsl:

Shortly I'll be posting up pics of some of the lead loading that was done to the body, so that might interest some of you, ;) Cheers....Nige
 

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Nige I know we haven't got that far yet but would be interested in the engine spec and more on the suspension mods if you are willing? :tup:
I envy your bodywork skills.I built a 67 at one time but luckily they weren't quite as rusty then!
 

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it's running a stock Evinrude :pmsl::pmsl:

Lets just say it's a small block (not a 350 :tup:) with an Eagle crank & 6" rods. The fuelie heads have Traco (Tra-co engineering) stamped on them (bit of research for all you budding anoraks out there to do :D) & have been extensively re worked, it runs KB pistons with an actual 11.5-1 compression with quench, sealed gap rings, roller rockers, a "no name" circle track cam as specified by the guy that came 3rd in the Engine Masters Challenge last year (he's a cam specialist & grinds cams to spec), the sump's been modified a bit so's we don't lose pressure in corners, 1 3/4" headers into a 3" X pipe system with home built stainless race mufflers, ali flywheel backed by a Muncie 4 speed box.



Oh, it's got one of these:-



it's a crossram with twin 600 dbl pumpers, as per the Trans Am cars back in the day.

That's the basics of what it's running Steve, but if you want to know the whole truth :pmsl: give me a PM. ;) cheers....Nige
 

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I remembered the crossram from another thread and sadly I'm old enough to remember Traco! I won't pm as it would be nice to keep it under wraps...:)
Excellent.
 
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