I'm doing a bit of research for my Rover P6 project which is going to be modified in the style of a Gasser, so thought i'd share my findings! I'm really liking the nosebleed stance, exhausts exiting out of the arches, radused rear arches, the chopped front ends and the wheel set-up. Not so much the altered wheelbase... Good job because I can't get into anything quite so drastic! Here's some pics of cars sporting those modifications, add yours!!
Awesome pics Chris!! Yeah that's the kind of thing i'm thinking of There's a thread on the P6 project in reader's rides
Andy998imp- I joined the P6 owners forum and i'm really suprised how open minded they are to modifying! There's a guy two-dooring one, making a convertible, and Sowen from this forum is on there with his nicely modded P6. I know what you mean though, your typical P6 owner might not be too impressed!
Speedman- Woah!! P5! That's amazing!! I'm going to try to find more info on that one!!
I think you need to fit one of these Jaguar IRS units underneath the back of the p6:
You'll have a seperate crossmember which carries the lower arms and diff nose mount which looks to be in the correct place for the two lower arms in the picture above, and with a little jiggery pokery that could be fitted and running in a weekend
Then to lift the front up, and give you more room for the engine, the matching subframe assembly formt the front could be fitted:
You'll have a wider choice of wheels, unbreakable rear axle, better front brakes and the stance
something to do with factory experimental ^^ - it's the altered wheelbase ones iirc
for teh gasser stance on the front, apparently you can space the front suspension to raise it up - my mate (who was BL 'back in the day') recalls doing something similar to the front suspension of stags to get the handling right - using marine ply!?!?
Almost on the road: b11 sunny breadvan, e36 tds, 325i skidcar,
nearly there: ford f250 tathauler, suzuki alto, u11 bluey
not for a while: ford pop, 32 rails,
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''unfortanatly I'm quite old and scruffy and in need of some loving. my drive shaft needs a new boot....''
Yeah yeah yeah.... Gasser P6 would look cool. Lose the front bumper and lower front panel. Leaf springs n a straight beam front axle. 9 inch under the back. Blower hanging out the hood....... I would forgive you if you just stuck a scoop through. Metal flake paint.... Oh yeah...... I wanna build a Zepher gasser .... Hang on....... I see a plan!
You never know when a mohican vintage car enthusiast will come in handy.
Gasser Wars is out in paperback now, Amazon have it for £18. Super Stock is still only in hardback, so is £30. Both books are absolutely BRILLIANT, Larry Davis was in the thick of the scene back then so he really knows his stuff, both volumes are copiously illustrated with hundreds of really evocative period pics too.