Post by blackpopracing on Oct 2, 2007 21:34:39 GMT
Hi all, new to this forum, hope I fit in ok as I'm a hot rodder at heart, but like all sorts. Jonny 69 encouraged me over, so here's my project. I'll start with a few of the very old shots of when I first started, and add to them later to bring you all up to date.
As first bought.
cutting roof off for a chop.
Roof back on again, with a Cortina MkIII insert welded in.
Post by blackpopracing on Oct 3, 2007 19:29:43 GMT
Ford 9" axle fitted on 4 bars with diagonal link, Scorpio discs and calipers adapted to fit.
Built my own ally fuel tank,
Which fits in the boot here, you can see the new sheet metal going in for the rear of the boot floor too.
Unfortunately I lost a lot of photos (only tiny thumbnail ones left) of the rear panels being replaced, but it was all done and hidden hinges fitted to the rear panel with a fibreglass bootlid.
There then followed a looooooooong break where not a lot happened for several years due to not car friendly friends , and a particularly lucky string of girlfriends who also did not find cars amusing
Roll on to around year 2002, and I decided to venture back into the garage again to see what was under the big pile of dust, much to the girlfriends dismay ;D needless to say, not too much got done as a result, but some bits progressed.
Heater got built in a seperate housing (Vaux Cavaliar MkIII, with a Mini matrix) which sits in the nose as there is no room anywhere else as there seems to be a large engine in the way ;D ;D
Roll forward another year and another partner who did not mind the car so much, and more work started to happen, dashboard gets filled and welded and new guages fitted
And this shows how the heater hoses go up to the dash and foot outlets.
Moving around to the rear of the car, new wheel arch flanges had to be welded in as the old ones looked like paper doileys This was a horrible job to do.
this looks like a bob nixon chassis or is it one you have made? 350 chevy? cool looking project and in your last picture of the first post is that a console that has spent time at hot rod enterprise/nixon chassis in 1988/9
Post by blackpopracing on Oct 4, 2007 23:46:30 GMT
Hi Loon, Well spotted, it is indeed a Bob Nixon chassis, though it now has a lot of my own bits in it as some of Bob's work was not as good as it should have been. Details to follow in future posts. Yes 355 Chevy with a TH350 box, and narrowed 9" axle, with a healthy dose of sniff at some point too. Yes the red Consul was at Bobs too, don't know too much about it though. Is Bob still around?
hi mark, you'll frighten people with how it looks later on in build!!! should have a new ride shortly which should fit in here nicely. will find out tomorrow how i stand with the pop in its current home. yep i'm feeling better today than i did last night. i think certain places are making me feel depressed!!! ;-)