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Viatron 27th April 2012 19:12

New Ribble navigator Build, with a twist....
 
Just thought i would introduce myself, after pestering Gary to death over the last couple of weeks i have bought a spitfire 1500 donor with overdrive today and will be placing my order with Gary monday morning for a comprehensive Cordite kit including deluxe fram and double hump rear, and....... a German style front end.
Plan is to carry out a chassis up rebuild with full refurb of all running gear. hoping for a quickish build but as its going to run paralell to my Tiger GTA Race car rebuild and finishing of my Peugeot 205 GTi restoration it may drag on a bit!

One question i have is ref the triumph running gear, is the 1500 unleaded friendly? if not has anyone got any recommendation for who carries out unleaded head conversions?

Mac

Viatron 27th April 2012 19:14

Oh and just as aside the colour is going to be a gunmetal silver with blue leather interior, if anyone needs leather hides for their interiro i may be able to help as the upholstere in the unit next to mine is shutting shop and is currently selling complete hides in a dizzying array of colours for 45 a piece, i have 2 matching one for mine but i reckon if you were only doing seats and side panels you may get away with 1.

AndyP57 27th April 2012 19:21

Welcome aboard Mac. I'm sure I speak for all when I say we're all looking forward to following your build. Where in the country are you based? Cheers. Andy

Viatron 27th April 2012 19:29

Shropshire just south of shrewsbury but the workshop is near Market Drayton

Mister Towed 27th April 2012 19:32

Hi Mac, welcome to the Sammio experience. :)

I'd definitely be interested in a couple of hides in dark red at that price, like Andy says, where abouts are you as I'd love to take a look through their stock.

Oops, just seen your post above. Probably a bit far to come for a browse...

tlrtone 27th April 2012 19:49

Hello and welcome Mac. :welcome:

The rule is lots of pictures :biggrin:

We accept anything, from tatty donor vehicle pics :eusa_clap: to pics of bad eye infections :sick: and engraved gearknobs :ohwell:

Mister Towed 27th April 2012 20:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by tlrtone (Post 29968)
Hello and welcome Mac. :welcome:

The rule is lots of pictures :biggrin:

We accept anything, from tatty donor vehicle pics :eusa_clap: to pics of bad eye infections :sick: and engraved gearknobs :ohwell:

But preferably no knob infections...

Viatron 27th April 2012 20:16

unfortunately the only colour he doesnt have a good matching pair of is red! that was my first choice but single reds from bright through to oxblood no problem.
First pics will be the donor im picking up after the bank holiday.

Pics of current projects available here:

https://picasaweb.google.com/111529572187631903852

Viatron 27th April 2012 20:17

ahhhhhhh knob jokes, the staple of any half decent automotive forum....

Roadster 28th April 2012 07:17

Hi and welcome to the madhouse.

Are you going with a standard german bonnet or is it going to be modifield to take 7"lamps behind covers? There has been some talk of the conversion.

I look forward to following your progress

AndyP57 28th April 2012 07:28

Mac, I've taken the liberty of adding you to the Sammio map. It's good to see the void between the Southern builders and us up in the North getting bridged :biggrin:

Mister Towed 28th April 2012 08:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by AndyP57 (Post 29990)
Mac, I've taken the liberty of adding you to the Sammio map. It's good to see the void between the Southern builders and us up in the North getting bridged :biggrin:

Hey, what about us over in the mystic East?

lancelot link 28th April 2012 14:28

Welcome ....you found us then !

I really appreciate this forum and the fact I can steer customers here ..its an incredibly valuable tool in the selling of the kit and the positiveness of its users is phenomonal....

The 7'' headlight conversion is only at the ''this would look cool stage'' ...so it'll be good old VW/Porsche units for this one....

I would guess that looking at the colour choice , your leanings are very German anyway !!

If those trimmers have some canvas/natural/browny sorts of colours - I would definitely be up for a couple of skins...

The 1958 Rocker 28th April 2012 14:35

Hi Mac,
 
Hi Mac,
welcome to the "not a kit car club". You will no doubt have realised already that most people on here are somewhat mental. We have been trying to work out if it's the cars or the banter that does it! Either way welcome and get stuck in,
Regards
The Rocker

davecymru 28th April 2012 17:52

:welcome:

Apart from everyone wanting photos of just about everything you get up to (phaaannaaar) the thing you really need to know about us is that this certainly isn't a club as just about all of us have had bad experiences with club-politics at some point or other :frusty:


I think we are all looking forward to seeing a few Cordites under way and seeing what ideas we can 1/2" from each other :)

Dave

Straight Sixer 29th April 2012 11:06

Yes yes yes, bring us more ideas to steal! :happy:

Viatron 30th April 2012 12:42

Seat Width
 
I have my eye on a pair of seats but could do with knowing what the maximum width is that will fit in a cordite, can anyone help? The seats im looking at have a maximum base width of 500mm

Nick59 30th April 2012 14:17

Hi and welcome,

I am still toying with the bench seat option...so not sure if that equates to one cow or two?

Viatron 30th April 2012 14:29

if it is just the seats, bench or not a single hide would do i think

Viatron 1st May 2012 18:03

Picking up donor on Saturday afternoon, stand by for pics....


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