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Old 21st July 2017, 04:42
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I've uploaded some photos for jayporter...

The chassis after galvanising.



Part built with some MG alloys temporarily fitted.



Done and MOT’d and now fitted with wire wheels.











Good to see another Miglia on the road.

Cheers, Paul.
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Old 22nd July 2017, 09:16
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THAT LOOKS QUITE SWEET ...Nice grille ...I could live without the badge , but I like the insert ..exhaust looks neat too ...good level of finish by the looks of it ...I bet those Land Rover swabs are hard ....
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Old 24th July 2017, 15:54
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Hi Gary, thanks for that, if by swabs you mean the seats (apologies if not) their the original herald ones re-covered in fresh leather (to match the dash) with heater pads in the base and back, so their sprung and quite comfy actually. cheers, jason
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Old 24th July 2017, 18:20
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Hi Gary, thanks for that, if by swabs you mean the seats (apologies if not) their the original herald ones re-covered in fresh leather (to match the dash) with heater pads in the base and back, so their sprung and quite comfy actually. cheers, jason
Oh ok ...apologies ... I assumed they were Landy swabs which are really harsh ..
Herald seats with heater pads ...like it .

Very pretty car ...
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That's very nice! what's the chassis and running gear?
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Old 25th July 2017, 22:11
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These are herald/vitesse based
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Old 26th July 2017, 08:38
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Thanks for the positive messages and comments! It's a herald 1200 donor and we kept it all original in case we fell foul of DVLA but as that's all agreed now i've also got a 2.5l straight six engine and a 2.0l with an overdrive box and a set of disc brakes we're just thinking about, but as the car draws so much attention and drives well I cant decide whether to bother! We went to town on the chassis a bit before galvanizing and reinforced the back and sides with box section to stiffen her up more. I'll try to get some more pictures on as we built her, cheers, Jason
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My customer , Graham had his side rails replaced with box sections during the restoration process ...its a sensible modification and DVLA allow these areas to be boxed for strength without it affecting the points system ...
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... I'll try to get some more pictures on as we built her...
As if by magic...

Before



Basic Framework



You can just about see one of the herald seats stripped in the car ready for recovering



Better shot of home made stainless steel petrol tank and inner rear wheel arches



Heater location



Cheers, Paul.

PS
Quick question from me… What is the big black 'box' on the passenger side for?

My first thought was spare wheel, but couldn't see a way to access it from your dash photos.
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Old 27th July 2017, 06:27
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Your right Paul it is the spare wheel, it's held up behind the dash on the passenger side above their legs, we tried different idea's in that area and this one gave the most clearance all round so stuck at that. cheers, jason
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Some nice touches on the car Jay ...... I like it ...
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Jason - I didn't think of the spare being accessed from below.

Great bit of lateral thinking.
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Have you seen the kit that's for sale on Ebay 263113852125? Is it any of you guys? Be interesting to see what happens.
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Have you seen the kit that's for sale on Ebay 263113852125? Is it any of you guys? Be interesting to see what happens.
I could be interested in that ......Apparently they are a really easy build , everything you require is with the Spartan or sourced elsewhere .... !! lol...
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I could be interested in that ......Apparently they are a really easy build , everything you require is with the Spartan or sourced elsewhere .... !! lol...
Surely the Spartan is not correctly registered ?

Still shows Vitesse ?
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Lovely car, cool build and i wish i'd thought to mount my heater in that position!!
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hi guys
im finishing my miglia and can you tel me man whitch can build me the grille as shown on up pics kinds regards
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Patrick , welcome to the forum ....I emailed you last week to explain that Chris at Tribute Automotive can do you either the beer crate style grille as fitted to S*mmio's or the Maserati style one on Jayporters car as seen here ... If you give Chris a call or email him , he can sort you out ...
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Better shot of home made stainless steel petrol tank and inner rear wheel arches




Hi Jay,

I like the solution for the spare wheel location - I might try to do the same. Also, the rear side of the car looks great. What is the remaining length of the back outriggers after you've shortened them please (including the bar you have welded on)? Is there space in between the body and the bar, or is the bar attached/bonded to the rear side of the body somehow?

Thank you.
Cheers, Deni
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Old 16th August 2017, 08:00
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Hi Patrick, I made the grill myself, it was a bit painstaking but kept trying it in the hole as I shaped it to make sure it fitted snugly so it's a one off really.
Hi Deni, I'll get under the car later and measure the outriggers as i can't remember the length, cheers for all the positive comments and messages guys.
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