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lancelot link 6th January 2019 13:09

The Survivor ...
 
Recently ''found'' in a garage in Dorset .... :-)

https://i.ibb.co/ZYmPkfK/20190105-151211.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/bNHR0wk/20190105-151254.jpg


LOTS of unique features .... every panel changed , 16'' XK140 wires , body fitted lower due to alternative chassis , single screen , custom dash etc etc.

More pictures to follow when screen , headlight covers , dash , seats , final detailing bits etc fitted ...

https://i.ibb.co/d0ryWTC/IMG-20190105-095556.jpg

Sprung loaded boot latches , a mix between Maserati and Ferrari-esque styling , they lift and quarter turn to release and park.

lancelot link 6th January 2019 13:13

https://i.ibb.co/mTf9nHN/20190105-151328.jpg

Lucky@LeMans 6th January 2019 13:14

Looks good, I would say better in many respects compared to the bling new look of some restored / new build old style cars.

What is the chassis on this one ? You mention an, "alternative chassis".

lancelot link 6th January 2019 13:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lucky@LeMans (Post 98449)
Looks good, I would say better in many respects compared to the bling new look of some restored / new build old style cars.

What is the chassis on this one ? You mention an, "alternative chassis".

1950's Rover Special ...

Alex 6th January 2019 14:38

Loving the look Gary it certainly looks like its been "found" in a barn, excellent job mate

molleur 6th January 2019 15:32

Like it!

smash 7th January 2019 16:45

Yeah. I'll give you that. Looks bloody fab!

I should take that to the Mille Miglia for you 🤣😁

Jaguartvr 7th January 2019 17:48

Paint by "MrTowed"

Sorry, couldn't resist!

Lucky@LeMans 7th January 2019 19:50

Quote:

Originally Posted by lancelot link (Post 98451)
1950's Rover Special ...

Was it a P4 donor ? Simple ladder chassis of that type of car lends itself well to almost anything regards a rebody.

Does the owner intend to fit a screen or wind deflector at all ? IMO I think it needs the head light covers to finish it off, even if they were to be a little crazed and chipped ! Where are the front indicators ?

smash 7th January 2019 20:15

One thing discussed on an old buggy site was cold casting alloy - basically using alloy powder in the gel coat - allegedly polished up very much like aluminium. Was just thinking how a GR would look in polished alloy with a load of fake rivets...

redratbike 7th January 2019 21:21

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lucky@LeMans (Post 98471)
Was it a P4 donor ? Simple ladder chassis of that type of car lends itself well to almost anything regards a rebody.

Does the owner intend to fit a screen or wind deflector at all ? IMO I think it needs the head light covers to finish it off, even if they were to be a little crazed and chipped ! Where are the front indicators ?

I asked the same about a screen on facebook

You missed this bit


“More pictures to follow when screen , headlight covers , dash , seats , final detailing bits etc fitted ...”

lancelot link 7th January 2019 22:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by smash (Post 98474)
One thing discussed on an old buggy site was cold casting alloy - basically using alloy powder in the gel coat - allegedly polished up very much like aluminium. Was just thinking how a GR would look in polished alloy with a load of fake rivets...

My laminator's use aluminium powder to create anti static gelcoat on one of their oil rig jobs , interesting idea that .....

Front indicators are going to be created by putting Orange bulbs in the Spotlight's and rears are going g to be flashing brakelight using an old Lucas relay

Nostromo 8th January 2019 07:36

Awesome looking car. From the comments, I'm assuming its a new paint job but done to look old? Very convincing. If it is actually old, then it looks it. Whats the engine used in this?

lancelot link 8th January 2019 08:12

Can
Quote:

Originally Posted by Nostromo (Post 98479)
Awesome looking car. From the comments, I'm assuming its a new paint job but done to look old? Very convincing. If it is actually old, then it looks it. Whats the engine used in this?

Thank you .... Yes painted over Xmas period . I used cellulose rather than 2 pack and sanded back and then waxed without buffing it to give it that old sheen , roundalls and numbers , Sponsor logo's etc.are all painted , rather than vinyl and sanded as well , paying attention to areas most likely to suffer a few knocks or a bit of wear ...

Engine and gearbox are 3 litre /manual Ford V6 and side exhausts are fully plumbed up , The cill area covering the front sections are aluminium

Firestone logo's used as fairly simple for me to do and didn't want to put too much on the car and she's fitted with Firestone tyres . ...

redratbike 8th January 2019 09:40

Did the rover chassis need much massaging ?

Mister Towed 8th January 2019 16:08

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jaguartvr (Post 98469)
Paint by "MrTowed"

No, I couldn't have achieved such a high gloss.

Lucky@LeMans 8th January 2019 18:17

Quote:

Originally Posted by lancelot link (Post 98476)
My laminator's use aluminium powder to create anti static gelcoat on one of their oil rig jobs , interesting idea that .....

Front indicators are going to be created by putting Orange bulbs in the Spotlight's and rears are going g to be flashing brakelight using an old Lucas relay

I looked on youtube but couldn't find anything that had been done on a large scale. Most of it was model making applications but the silver / aluminium effects look quite convincing. I can't see why it wouldn't work if applied into a clear gel coat. You also have the gold effect powder

lancelot link 9th January 2019 09:27

SOME DETAIL PICS ....

Badges ....

https://i.ibb.co/SyNNFP7/IMG-1560.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/z5VnN2d/IMG-1561.jpg

Side bonnet latch .... Homemade escutcheon and handle using the square drive from a Herald boot handle and a Herald Boot latch...

https://i.ibb.co/XXmvRQ9/IMG-1562.jpg

Top latches are vintage aeroplane latches , bit like a Dzeus fastener but you push the centre down with a screwdriver and quarter turn ....

https://i.ibb.co/LSbtLB2/IMG-1563.jpg

Above picture also shows the extensive reshaping of the dash and screen area ...I had to move the dash pod and headrest over about 2'' to allow them to line up with the Rover seating position .... rear view mirror shroud is aluminium

Beginnings of interior ....

https://i.ibb.co/NLk8y0n/IMG-1565.jpg

Dash is nearly done , just a centre section to fabricate ...rev counter in front of driver , Speedo to the left ..... indicator and horn switch being hidden in door hinge area .... horizontal steering column , no centre console due to different chassis and a nice low seating position ...
Fuel cap detail evident here too ... a nice original thru'ppenny bit style one .

I was lucky enough to be given a free pass on this car to build it how I wanted using parts I chose ...I opted to buy original parts rather than reproduction as much as I could ( door latches are 50's 2CV for example ) as part of trying to create 'age' ...

Boot latches ....Home made and sprung loaded , quarter turn style ...

https://i.ibb.co/kcMLP6t/IMG-1566.jpg

More to follow as screen , headlight covers , seats etc etc is added ....

Biggles 9th January 2019 19:25

Absolutely cracking! Tally ho!

Barber 10th January 2019 17:39

I think that this will turn a few heads and wrinkle a few brows, Bravo.


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