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Old 14th March 2016, 13:30
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Thats my car!
B*****ks did this Reg bloke build it! I believe Roy who I sold it to had the rear tubed by him. How can he say he built it! Bloody cheek, Im off the facebook to trash his reputation. Grrrr.
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Old 14th March 2016, 13:45
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Richard Bird Can i just set the record straight here...this car was not 'built' by Reg Chatwin! I was the owner before Roy Giles and I built it. It was imported from the States in original condition (Brown) it was then blasted and had it painted at Prince Brothers in Porsche Guards red. The 396 c inch was bored to 402 and numerous engine modifications and ancillaries. The centrelines were bought from Shadow wheels in Reading. The list goes on. I sold it finished to Roy who took it to Reg to get it tubbed and a cage fitted. Built by Reg is not correct, further modified would be a closer description.
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Old 14th March 2016, 13:54
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Ha-ha!
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Old 14th March 2016, 14:02
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You're not supposed to be enjoying this Akister.....your car may come out metallic Pink!
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Old 14th March 2016, 15:22
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https://scontent-amt2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...23&oe=57553918

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Old 14th March 2016, 16:33
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Thanks for the street machine feature pics
Was it May 1986?
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Old 14th March 2016, 18:13
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Sorry Richard. Not my photo. Found it online, so no clue which issue it was.
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Old 14th March 2016, 18:53
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Appreciate it anyway, thanks.
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Old 14th March 2016, 22:18
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The axle was shortened with Strange shafts and 12 bolt posi rear end. Centreline racing wheels, very wide at rear, very narrow at the front. Alloy tubed inside and roll cage. Also had a parachute and wheelie bars fitted. It was running mid 10's but potential to go faster. Stock interior apart from No idea where it is now but one of the fastest cars I every owned and one of the prettiest.
Great - Thank you for the pics . I am emailing them to Ron right now . Its not his old one but he'll still be interested .

Quick question - Am I being thick , but if the new owner tubbed and roll bar'd it - did he re-do what you did above before you sold it or were you running it without tubs and rollbar ? I only ask as we had a guy locally who ran a MK2 Consul with a V6 in it and the stock , narrower rear axle from the same Capri that gave up the engine , he wanted that raw street racer look , 2 lane Blacktop kind of thing and didnt have tubbed inner arches , just big holes with tyres exposed if you opened the boot ! Anyway , he was always getting muck and spray coming through the boot gaps which didnt matter on his aerosol paint job .
Did the new owner remove the parachute and wheelie bars too ?

Totally agree with you ranting on facebook too . I have had previous work done by me and my mates accreditted to other people . It annoys me - the Beetle we did in my old workshop years and years ago , major mods , chop , suicide doors , window grafts etc. The owner , who runs his own Buggy shop , took credit for all the work , not a mention in the articles , and he even promoted his business off the back of it !!
Penguin Speedshop in Wales have done the same , using pictures of his shop truck etc in adverts advertising Hot Rod builds by his shop . His shop truck was built by Home Grown Hot Rods in Southend !!

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Old 15th March 2016, 08:56
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Yes it was very frustrating.
The chute and wheelie bar were removed before I sold it and put on my next project at the time, a 1971 Mustang 351 Cleveland, which I drag raced for many years. The chap I sold it to, Roy took it to a few shows and won them all which again was frustrating for me but really my fault for not doing the same. However I always build the cars for me not to show. The boot was relined in ali at the time of the tubbing so no muck gets through.
I will say from what I saw, the work done by this Reg chap did seen to be of a very high standard.
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You're not supposed to be enjoying this Akister.....your car may come out metallic Pink!
You nearly painted it silver anyway!
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Old 15th March 2016, 09:43
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Penguin Speedshop in Wales have done the same , using pictures of his shop truck etc in adverts advertising Hot Rod builds by his shop . His shop truck was built by Home Grown Hot Rods in Southend !!
Jon Golding does top work - top prices mind you but top work! Besides he's an English Bull Terrier lover so he's alright by me
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Old 15th March 2016, 09:51
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You nearly painted it silver anyway!
Silver, Matt Black, Pink...what does it matter, its only paint?
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Old 15th March 2016, 16:32
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Can I have it Kit Kat brown?

Anyways....I got the bill for import duty and VAT today on the wheels.

255 and 55 pence which is less than I was expecting tbh.

So total wheel cost door to door 1498.

Then there's the tyres of course....
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Jon Golding does top work - top prices mind you but top work! Besides he's an English Bull Terrier lover so he's alright by me
Yes he is , known Jon for years and years , used to supply some parts to him many years ago . He recently lost his dog , which truly gutted him .
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Very sorry to hear that - my own English is on borrowed time now as he has congestive heart disease aged 11
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Old 18th March 2016, 19:22
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The car is back from paint.....I've had the email pics.....

O M G - is all I can say - looks incredible

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Old 18th March 2016, 19:26
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Can we see the pics please?
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Old 19th March 2016, 09:47
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HOLY CRAP!
You can see for miles
Well done mate, I'm so jealous
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Old 19th March 2016, 11:05
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I know - it's ridiculous! Just imagine that with all the chrome work and wires.

I'm actually slightly worried it'll be too much...but very excited now we're on the home straight.

I just won't be able to park it anywhere, ever lol!
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