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andysharrock 22nd December 2015 16:29

new project started tribute hot rod
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Christmas present to myself 3.1 gte race cam fitted re-board 17k on the clock with all the mots to back up the mileage .seems a shame to give it the chop but it will make a nice 32 ford pick up rod when its finished

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redratbike 22nd December 2015 18:42

Hardy county hot rod body by any chance

Chris @tribute has a hot rod project on a scimitar chassis on ebay at the moment

andysharrock 22nd December 2015 19:29

yes and yes I have seen the one chris has no doors be a bugger to get in and out of with or without the roof. could just be me getting old but do think doors are a must these days.

Tribute Automotive 23rd December 2015 19:11

Your SE5 Scimitar's wheelbase is 5" shorter than the SE6 I have on ebay, but I am sure that won't be a problem for your grinder!

Cutting doors in it isn't too much of an issue as we have a 32 coupe mould with the same length of door.

andysharrock 23rd December 2015 19:41

body gone
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I need to do some repairs on the chassis so stretching it will not be a problem, I fancy going old school on the pickup bed and building one from wood add that to a 32 close cab with a roof should look sweet. need to find a good spares shop for brakes and poly bush kit if anyone knows of please pass it on.
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Chris if you can give me a price for a full 32 close cab with doors bonnet a grill etc would be good cheers

Tribute Automotive 23rd December 2015 20:35


Originally Posted by andysharrock (Post 73590)
I need to do some repairs on the chassis so stretching it will not be a problem...

I meant cutting the bodywork.....

andysharrock 23rd December 2015 20:43


Originally Posted by Tribute Automotive (Post 73591)
I meant cutting the bodywork.....


andysharrock 24th December 2015 18:43

one for the petrol heads
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note to self I need a engine hoist
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I'm getting to old to man handle engines

ned 24th December 2015 19:11

you dont hang about do you !!! i used to have a 3.1 Burton Performance mk1 Capri it was so much fun in the wet .

andysharrock 27th December 2015 21:00

had a few days off
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well its now almost official it will be a tribute build after all thanks to Chris supplying a kit.
engine hoist on order if not a bit late the chases is now well striped jet washed and mostly degreased going to start welding tomoz and get it repainted then rebuild the brakes by that time my kit should not be far away :target:

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last week
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this week
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outriggers need replacing to suit the kit
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think the exhaust had a slight blow
time for a big glass of wine :amen:

Ollie 28th December 2015 13:01

Err....hate to be a killjoy....but lopping off the outriggers and making new ones to taper to the car, means the chassis has been altered, which means....IVA....
Just sayin'....

andysharrock 29th December 2015 21:10


Originally Posted by Ollie (Post 73663)
Err....hate to be a killjoy....but lopping off the outriggers and making new ones to taper to the car, means the chassis has been altered, which means....IVA....
Just sayin'....

ho bugger never thought of that heres me enjoying myself lol

andysharrock 29th December 2015 21:20

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this is what the plan is for the new outriggers that have been fitted on the chassis
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of course like all good things soon as its changed over on the documents small modifications could take place but I quite like the running board look

Ollie 29th December 2015 21:22

Could standard outriggers be hidden with running boards...maybe...?!
Sorry to put a damper on it, but hate to see you build it then have problems getting it legally on the road...
PS, hope you do build it, i love hot rods..

Ollie 29th December 2015 21:23

Haha you beat me to it....:icon_smile:

WorldClassAccident 30th December 2015 09:41

My G46 build was on a SE5 but seems to have disappeared. It had details of the bushing kits and brake kits I used.

Check if yours is an SE5 or a SE5A as the suspension bushes are different. Also the starter motors are different as one uses pull engagement and one uses push. Unfortunately I can't remember which used which.

These guys are good for spares :

Have fun

Roadster 30th December 2015 13:45

Great looking rod
What style have you in mind for it Rat ,retro or Street rod

andysharrock 30th December 2015 19:36

ye wish it was mine unfortunately its just to show how I plan to cover the outriggers. the kit I have got on order from chris is pretty much the same and will look the same. old school all the way no mud guards and fancy a dab of rust effect paint. doing a full rebuild on the chassis running gear so it will be all new ready to run shame about the budget lol

andysharrock 6th January 2016 19:00

parts are stacking up
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hoping most of my parts will be here this weekend to start the chassis suspension rebuild got just about everything but the shockers 500quid is the best I can find bummer. just spent 500 on the wheels been an expensive week ho well be worth it when its finished, and look mean
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y cymro 6th January 2016 20:21

Love the wheels. Where are they from?

andysharrock 6th January 2016 20:48

Vintage tyre & classic and American tyres North Hants Tyres, they also advertise on ebay look up smootie wheels

y cymro 6th January 2016 20:53


andysharrock 10th January 2016 19:15

chassis coming along nicely
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you ever had one of them days when everything you touch goes wrong well that was today. chassis fully repaired now all new brakes and poly bushed just waiting on the front disc and track rods.

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micky1mo 10th January 2016 19:38

This might help with the out-rigger issues

VOSA have provided the following response to your questions;


Q) What is classed as chassis? Is it purely the outer longitudinal rails or are the crossmembers between these also a part of the chassis?

A) Chassis should be taken to include crossmembers.

Q) We know that cutting or shortening a chassis is classed as modification but is this relative to the vehicle wheelbase i.e. the chassis must remain uncut between the 2 axles but anything forward of front or aft of rear suspension mounts can be removed?

A) Chassis includes the full original length of the longitudinal members including to the front of the front axle and to the rear of the rear axle.

Q) Is it acceptable to remove bodymounts, which contribute no strength to the chassis when changing a body to a different style /make?

A) Yes, providing they are additional to and are not an integral part of the chassis structure.

This little statement has helped me in the past but be polite when dealing with DVLA and always remember they are never "wrong" just "mistaken" :flypig:

andysharrock 10th January 2016 19:44

that will come in useful tar, but as its all back in better than original the running boards will cover the out rigger. at least this way is one less thing for concern.

andysharrock 18th January 2016 17:23

pucka steering wheel
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trying to add the parts up ready for the build should have shares in ebay
just got this really cool looking steering wheel should look the dogs with a rat look truck. wheels come back from powder coating Wednesday and coil overs are on order. this rate my swb will be up for sale sooner than latter.

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andysharrock 20th January 2016 13:30

check out these bad boys
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wheels have just come back from the powder coating shop they will look the dogs when fitted.:becky::becky::becky::becky::becky::becky:

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y cymro 20th January 2016 15:32

They're going to look great. Can't wait to see them fitted.

andysharrock 31st January 2016 18:59

kit arrived
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well its here as of Monday the 25th could not wait to get started but the delivery company put a nice big crack/hole in the roof propper knocked my duck off. got the cab sat on the chassis just to have a look to see what we are building.
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I was thinking of doing a roof chop but on seeing it up close the windows would be a bit on the small side so I chopped 4inch off the bottom of the body. if you look at the 1st pic compared to the 2nd you can see how much closer the bonnet will sit to the engine .
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this is the new size of the now chopped door stood against my daughters for Ka give you a idea just how low the cab will be.
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Roadster 31st January 2016 19:14

looking good Andy
4" section would look great with a 4" roof cop but with a pick up cab its hard to find a driving position.

andysharrock 31st January 2016 19:14

need a bigger garage
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cab floor now more or less in, stated work on the rear pick up bed I did not want to shorten the chassis so the new side panels got the chop. I cut them into three to fit the chassis and extended then by around 20inch putting a piece in each side of the wheel arch.
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18mm WPB boards use for all the framing then raped in fibre glass I plan to tong and grove it to finish it off latter.
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the underside now glassed and painted
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and back up the right way
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you can still see the panels I cut in but bit more work should blend in well
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need to work on what wheel arches I am going to use and get them on order ready for next weekend. need to go back to work for a rest. lol

ned 31st January 2016 20:51

Great progress Andy I'm looking forward to this one

andysharrock 3rd February 2016 20:05

coilovers have arrived ouch
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bit of bling arrived today full set of gaz coilovers,will be having a play this weekend see how low we can go.
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We had some gas pipe removed & left in pile outside back door at work got me thinking roll gage. hour latter its starting to take shape.
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andysharrock 7th February 2016 20:24

home made wheel arch
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I bought some wheel arches for 17inch wheels thinking that would cover my wheels as they are 15 inch but no chance. I took a mould off one and cut it up to try a stretch it still no way.
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the white one is a arch for up to 17inch the one behind is the sze it needs to be
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here is one I made earlier looks a bit rough & but its only the shape I need I can tweak the rest latter.
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well it should not stick once its dry I can trim it down to size and gel coat them fingers crossed should work.

andysharrock 7th February 2016 20:39

doors hung
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good weekend doors are on ish, I have framed them out in WPB and the fibre glassed over the wood they stiffened up well. its only the inside of the door so looks are not important as long as it dose the job. The black is gel coat keep doing bits around the car when I have resin left over.
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andysharrock 7th February 2016 20:46

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pick up bed makes for good storage with a lid on but need to find a lighter alternative to 18mm board its to heavy.
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back door is fitted and the catch is on the inside so you need to lift the lid first I did not want them on show, waiting for the panel adhesive to dry
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my gear stick head arrived
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ned 8th February 2016 13:15

its taking shape quickly now , looking good, great minds think alike we have the black version of that gear knob on our white mx5

andysharrock 8th February 2016 18:23

cheers mate nice to here you still have the mx

andysharrock 8th February 2016 18:37

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The wheel arch was a bugger to pull out but it came out and it looks sweet on. its got that relay oversized look but with the massive white wall under looks good.
I flattened it out filled it a little flattened it and drowned it in gel coat so it will flatten down just so cold taking time to dry out.
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put the other side in ready for the morning, small one is the front thought while I was at it may as well take a mould off them
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back lights arrived this morning ford model A from usa not a cheap copy.
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Danny_HUFC 8th February 2016 20:42

Your not messing about with this build are you?! Fast progress. Have you decided on a colour?

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