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post #16 of 162 (permalink) Old 12-25-2014, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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Backseat usable or gone?
For your track plans I would go full cage with forward bars to shock towers,knee bar behind/under dash. rear bars to suspension pick up points. full roof bar and at least one door bar for full on track work.

If less bars are in your plans look at Street or Track .com
Convertible braces and less cage
backseats are long time gone, the cage I'm getting is custom made from a professional car builder here in the UK. FIA approved cage.
6 points is the minimum I will go for, the final design/points has yet to be decided.
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Kermit, you're the same Kermit from cooks garage, yes? I remember you and the car from there years back.

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Kermit, you're the same Kermit from cooks garage, yes? I remember you and the car from there years back.
yes I am Kermit from Cooks Garage
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One suggestion .. if you are running fixed back seats make sure at the very least you have roll over protection..it happens quick
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoBQLuvr9-o
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post #20 of 162 (permalink) Old 12-29-2014, 11:33 PM
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Good looking car Kermit.


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Kermit, you're the same Kermit from cooks garage, yes? I remember you and the car from there years back.
+1...Good to see you Kermit but sucks that there is no room to enjoy your car on the roads over there. I am a big fan of race cars though so keep the pics coming please.


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Sweet keep the updates coming...Happy New year
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post #23 of 162 (permalink) Old 01-01-2015, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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Happy new year indeed.

At the moment, there isn't much exciting stuff happening as the car is still at the media blaster until the end of this month.

In the mean time, I'm going to buy a workbench for the garage and do some tidy up.
My garage is not what I would say spacious... I need ALL the organisation I can get...
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Very cool build, but you're going the wrong way on the motor, think big, think Hp. No replacement for displacement my mom always said. LOL

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Today my car has been delivered, it's back from the media blasting.
Here's a video of it, I will post the pictures tomorrow as they are still on my phone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1WxO0WP1UY


To say the car is in GREAT condition is an under statement, apart from a minor rust issue by the cowls, everything else is solid, almost like new.
They are a few holes, from drilling, not from rust.

This car is in an amazing condition, pretty cool knowing it's a 1965.

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Some pictures...









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Looks like it was hit fairly hard in the back. Great shell otherwise. Nice starting point.
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Looks like it was hit fairly hard in the back. Great shell otherwise. Nice starting point.
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Yes at some point in its life.... Nothing too major in my eyes.
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My car will be picked up in two weeks time to start the work required for this build.
first step:
weld all the little holes that accumulated over the last years, ie: drilled holes and not rust hole as there is no rust on the body
seam weld the chassis
prime it
undercoat
engine bay painted


Now regarding engine bay, what colour would you recommend?
I want to be able to see any dirt, oil leaks, splashes etc....
So black is out of the question.
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