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Show us your Kit Cars You've just taken 2 years to build your pride and joy, right? Then why not show it off here. Let us see your creations.

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Old 23rd June 2017, 07:45
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Default 1959 eb50

Finally finished and registered for the road.

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Old 23rd June 2017, 08:08
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That's great ....The only thing that jumps out after quickly scanning your pics , is the seats ...I'd change them , they look large and possibly put you in a high driving position .......but its not my car ....so feel free to ignore that !

When I worked at a Classic car sales and restoration place in the 80's we had an EB there , it had a wind deflector style screen and looked a bit earlier in styling to this one ? Ford Pop or even Model Y based from memory as most of these early cars were ...

Have you seen the Forgotten Fiberglass website ? Absolutely amazing stuff on there ...
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Old 23rd June 2017, 08:29
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I agree about the seats. I needed seats that were fully adjustable so my wife could drive the car, hence the modern ones.
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Old 23rd June 2017, 16:25
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What a great restoration, and another bit of history saved. Great job
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Great stuff very interesting, thanks for sharing! Don't like the seats either sorry.
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Big respect lovely job. Was that an LMB split axle front suspension ?
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I HAVEN'T SEEN ONE OF THOSE AXLES BEFORE ...I am no expert on old Specials but have worked on a few over the years , Ashley , Rochdale etc.

...I think it was Bellamy that used to cut a ford Pop I beam in half and make the two sides pivot independently using a coil over , very similar to this ...

You have got to love this early pioneering stuff .....
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Les Ballamy was doing that from the30's to th60's using the transverse springs on everything from ford pops to Bugattis and Bentleys. If you are interested there is a biography of him by Tony Russell 'Out in front' The Leslie Ballamy story.
It is a bit sad being fascinated by some of the 50's specials but there we are.
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