Rods 'n' Sods - UK Hot Rod & Street Rod Forums banner

1 - 20 of 133 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
7,407 Posts
Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
ratrods-r-us(37 morris 8) end of pt1

going up in the world.
a sneak at next weeks project

tiny car.about 6" narrower across the bulkhead than a pop.

means i can use a bigger hammer to make it all fit:D:D





pile of bits
rover/manual box/jag front/rear


its very rotten round the rear



and the stance were going for

 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
731 Posts
I look forward to seeing how the hell all that Jag suspension actually fits a car that narrow !!!
But if anyone can do it !
 

·
Rekindled Dream
Joined
·
2,064 Posts
Will be keeping an eye on this build. Is it a series 1 Morris 8?

Jon
 

·
Rekindled Dream
Joined
·
2,064 Posts
Is it yours? If not sorry to hi-jack the thread with my reply. It's related though.

I used to have one back in the 70's (1935 series 1) and was part way through the build when I had to move it cos the garage owner where I was building it in wanted his garage back to make way for a housing development. I found a "friend" who let me store it in his small garage. (no room to work) until I was able to find a place of my own. I was unemployed at the time. Anyway, when I went to collect it about 3 months later I found he had scrapped it because he thought I no longer wanted it! He never thought to ask. :wanker: :fus:To say I was gutted is an understatement more like devastated which put paid to any thoughts of rodding at that time:sniff:. It's taken me all this time in recovery :)lol:) to get over it. That and bringing up 3 kids and a mortgage.

About 3 years ago heard about a local meet of hot rods and went. Since then the bug bit and I am back on track. I want a 34 Ford sedan delivery but again lack of funds mean I can't have one unless them balls fall right. In the mean time I've just bought and begun to rod a 1935 Austin 10 Lichfield. Going to have rover power and retain the 4/5 seats and MGB rear axle and uprated original front beam axle with jag hubs and discs.. Not much rust on mine really.

The previous owner had 'restored' the body supposedly about 10 years ago. Stripping the paint revealed bodge after bodge so out withe the grinder and I've nearly finished replacing the rusting body parts that need replacing. Rust converter will have to do for the parts/areas I can't get too whether they need it or not. Anyway enough of mine. :bored: let see more of this build. :smoke:

Yep, a 1937 vintage, but the rust is newer.
 

·
Rekindled Dream
Joined
·
2,064 Posts
Wonder if he's going to section the car through the middle ( but only at the rear end ) to make it wider. Would mean he gets the jag stuff in and from the back would look like it's had a chopped roof.

I look forward to seeing how the hell all that Jag suspension actually fits a car that narrow !!!
But if anyone can do it !
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
4,329 Posts
Rover V8 will fit in there no problem with some hugger headers! :) been done a couple of times before...
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
7,407 Posts
Discussion Starter #15
its all been done befor and certainly aint trying to reinvent the wheel.

mocking up a bit while waiting for a delivery.

was tempted to reuse original chassis but thats not going to happen as with the new stance its a bit to close to the floor.
middle crossmember is about 10mm off and the front valance will need to be trimmed a bit









 

·
Registered
Joined
·
919 Posts
Wayne you cannot say your not a hotrodder nowadays ?..I love old English tin..cut out that bulkhead and that rover will fall in.he,he..
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
7,407 Posts
Discussion Starter #17
naaa
customiser ,never a rodder:finger:

well the jag fits the front just with a little trimming of the inner panel.

slid it under with a wheel on to work out how wide i could go and not hit the arch on either lock.

may have to reverse the top mount though to get a coil over in
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
919 Posts
Well come on sir,what's your definition of a hotrodder ?..somebody who takes an old car,strips it,changes things to upgrade the looks and performance ?
 
1 - 20 of 133 Posts
Top