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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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