View Full Version : My old mans Devon

28-10-13, 08:20 PM
So, now that the moggy has fled the nest, it was time to have a good clean up of the garage, rearranging cupboards and tool box's and then painting the floor... Awaiting the start of this...http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/29/rary2y3y.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/29/8e6uqa5a.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/29/avumytyb.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/29/a5atu4un.jpg
For some.reason there sideways... I'll try sort that out?,

Anyways. It's a 54, steel bodied fibreglass flip front. Jag back and front. Set up for a baby hemi, but.... Unfortunately not getting one.. Instead, a big v6 Ford lump... Plenty of welding for me to do, and plenty of work ahead. Should be fun...
Dare I say..... "itl be ready by spring "!?!?

31-10-13, 05:28 PM
Delivering the Devon to Kenny's

http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss258/Gerry28a/IPhone26-5-2013015_zps66feb354.jpg (http://s581.photobucket.com/user/Gerry28a/media/IPhone26-5-2013015_zps66feb354.jpg.html)


31-10-13, 05:31 PM
Looks like a great project!:)

31-10-13, 09:26 PM
That's not the one from the early 80's that ran a blown Daimler and was dark green by any chance? Built and owned by Nick Dunford I think.

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31-10-13, 10:22 PM

01-11-13, 08:59 AM
Thanks for posting that pic up Gerry, I never saw it on the trailor.

Hmm.. I don't know about that 40stude, I know the guy my dad bought it off had it for atleast 20 years so it may well have been.it did have a blown Daimler in it, il try find out more tho :),

My dad wants to make it gasser..... I'm not so sure tho. I'd like to see it downlow :p

01-11-13, 03:53 PM
If it had a blown Daimler, I'll bet it's the same truck. Really nice at the time. I'll see if I can find some pics of it back then.

01-11-13, 04:09 PM
Different truck, Mick had it for at least 30 years but it was never on the road with the blown Daimler.
It's mentioned in the very first Custom Car mag I bought! December 1984,tour of Scotland.

01-11-13, 05:16 PM
Wow did Mick really have it that long!? Wow. I always remember going round with my dad when I was younger and always ogling it! Fine thing.
So it's not the same truck then Gerry

01-11-13, 07:05 PM
Be good to see this one come on, are you looking at one of the UK V6's or a yank one.

I'd vote gasser but low down would be different hard call :beuj:

01-11-13, 09:29 PM
Ach, I know gasser is prob the way it's ment to be, everything about it screams gasser. The wheels, the bonnet scoop, the stance just now lol. My dad said eel need to move the shocker mounts forward and down to fit the engine mounts anyway so thatl raise it more. Can a gasser really be used as a daily though?...

And it's just a Granada v6, 2.8 with 2,9 heads... If that makes any difference?, Auto box. Should have some more pics to post up tomorrow.

02-11-13, 11:51 AM

After an hour and half or so, wev had it up on stands, checked the chassis is level and secured. Stripped down brakes, steering and removed axle. Back end nearly off. Next will be body off. Then checking to make sure no twisting I'm chassis. Will be educational I'm sure...

22-02-14, 05:41 PM
So today I got some rare time in the garage to work on the Devon.
Home made blocks with castors attached helped take the body off and away.. Now just this... http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/23/ubybujag.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/23/3y8edy6e.jpg
Got the mounts welded together, and the brake bracket welded up http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/23/uqevy9um.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/23/5epany6u.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/23/a2aga7uv.jpg started on getting the chassis to bare metal then had to go :-( ach well. Maybe get back to routine soon.

26-02-14, 07:00 PM
Kenny my mates selling a pickup back any good for you Mike

28-02-14, 07:28 PM
Cheers Mike, I showed it to my dad, he said he's happy sticking with his "hillbilly back end" lol But says thanks :)