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Rich
18-09-14, 10:49 AM
the short version
my son saw a rod in rochester and we both fell in love with it. we wanted one but cant afford a ready built one so looked for a small chassis'. found a partly stripped gentry kit car in bits along with a rusty and abandoned vitesse barely rolling chassis.
the guy selling was real nice and patient while we sorted the collection out.
got it all home and it was a mess. needed everything.................
now it has new discs,calipers,antiroll bar bushes,shocks,wider wheels(which dont actually fit:confused:) a gearbox of unknown condition and an engine thats at work in bits too. engine was a bit worn and a stripdown revealed a bent pushrod amongst other stuff.
the heads now at home and teh engine is hopefully getting new big end bearings as soon as i get a lunch break. still needs mains if anyones got a set of standard ones for a 13/60 triumph.the grills of a 250 daimer and was got from a car jumble.
the chassis is all green now except the rear which ive left unti we work out if we need the rear outriggers.
the car came with some framework for the kit car and we took it just for spare metal.after getting no where with hunting done a smallpick up cab or glass rod body a beer fuelled closer examination resulted in a new plan. we want a 32 and weve cut teh rear kit car tub down and moved it forwards . we started making the rear but last night i realised that we could move it even mor forward and still keep the pick up rear which we'd make from scratch.the rear raduis arms foul on the wheels but after a good long think,i recon we can move the front bracket inwards and fit angled spacer blocks to suit the new angle.
the metal framework by the a and b posts is just for us to work out what we want and where etc
anyway,here where we are now.
this is not a competition ,nor will it be the fastest car built but what it will be is a car that my son and i built together and it will be his car when its done. were not mechanics ,painters or bodywork specialists but itll be good time spent together. no one spent time with me as a kid and i missed out. now its my turn to be a good dad and seeing as my sons a total petrol head ,its our dad and son project and the ebay account is rammed full of hot rod bits he wants ..............nothing beats working on a project with the person who will pick the old peoples home ill get dumped in one day :giggle:
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Rich
18-09-14, 10:50 AM
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Rich
18-09-14, 10:51 AM
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Rich
18-09-14, 10:51 AM
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Rich
18-09-14, 10:52 AM
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Fordson Van
18-09-14, 07:33 PM
Enjoy the build :tup: hope you get a nice retirement home :lol:

stilltrying
22-09-14, 06:01 AM
Excellent, I tried a similar thing with my lad but unfortunately he is too "modern" in that he wants the finished product but not the effort required to do it. Having said that he is now early 20's and I think he may be getting a little regretful and may start to do things to it again.
keep your lad interested and motivated, it will be something he will never forget for the rest of his days.:tup:

malamute john
24-09-14, 05:36 PM
That is fantastic! The car looks neat, but the fact that you and the boy are doing it together is brilliant. As Mr Stilltrying said, these are fond memories and a bond that will last a lifetime.

Rich
26-09-14, 07:07 AM
thanks guys.
the bearings arrived yesterday so i started fitting those early this morning but ran out of time. swapped all bar the front big and mains. fitted new studs for the dizzy and fuel pump and a new threaded tube for the oil filter too.
weve sliced even more out the rear now and ive got him doing the welding himself. were trying to establish how to build the body itself. at the moment we are working with the kit car metal famework and cutting that around. the foot print will remain the same so we can bolt it to the chassis as it did when it was a gentry. were happy with the rear drop down sections but have redone the back of the cab area. we'll build up a framework and plug weld the sheet steel (if we manage to get that far) onto that. we are on the hunt for doors at the moment. suzuki sj ones seem doable and ive taken to the idea of a screen surround from the same car too. they do a drop down one an that would be spot on. no silly shapes and we could chop it down to suit our needs.
if anyone has any doors , ideally as oblong as possible and want rid of them ,were interested. ive been looking at van back doors too but they dont open so not as ideal.
so at the moment weve gone from building a small rod to building a small rod from scratch. ive already worked out how to get seams ,ill weld a rod between the panels and bend it over the bodywork as we go along. the rods are already on theyre way. borrowed a pair of scrapped generator top covers to check for curve around the cab rear.................bit thick but great as a template. we also need a rear window too if anyones got any ideas. a small rear quarter from a freelander in best option so far. would prefer something with metal around it though that we could weld straight into the rear. any sugguestions???????

Hot Rod Widow
27-09-14, 05:59 AM
Thanks for sharing good luck

Rich
29-09-14, 07:07 AM
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Rich
01-10-14, 06:28 AM
so its one step forward and two back........................
block is almost completely stripped of rust and paint however,a close inspection of the bores showed two small scratches. no other way around it,the piston came out. no suprise to find a bust piston spring. any idea how deep a scratch can be before having detrimental affects?
can i get a honing attachment and just fit standard rings back in? how easy is it to use a honing attachment if i can source one?
found a tarder who may have a distributor,top end gasket set ,plugs,leads and maybe a fuel pump too so fingers crossed

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SG57
01-10-14, 06:46 AM
If you are just going to Re Ring it you need to De Glaze the bores. De Glazers or Honers are easy to use and cheap to buy...http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SEALEY-VS029-Engine-Cylinder-Hone-Honing-Kit-4-in-1-/190638162119?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item2c62eb80c7

Rog.

Rich
02-10-14, 05:26 AM
thanks mate. bought one now and have been watching youtube vids too. our budget doesnt go to a rebuild so ill have a go at the honing,if its no good ill bin the engine and nick all the pistons ,bearings etc and sell on. could really have done without all this .................................................. ........

Chucks41
04-10-14, 08:50 AM
Hi Rich, good to see you taking time with your son, mine have worked on our cars since about the age of 6, just beware you may create a monster I should know I've got two :lol:

After you've honed the bores, if you remove a piston ring, fit it flat & level into the bores & measure the gap with feeler gauge. The engine is the same as used in spitfires so there's plenty of info on t'interweb as to what the allowable gap is. Years ago you could buy Cord rings, these were designed to be put into worn engines. The engine won't have a high power output & they are known to speed further wear (take a few years) not designed to be a permanent fix so these may get you away until you can afford or want to rebuild it.

Good luck with the rest of the build & keep us posted

:tup:Ian

spanners
05-10-14, 12:08 AM
piston ring end gap == 3 thou per inch of bore diameter :tup:

Rich
06-10-14, 11:34 AM
Thanks guys,may now have a lead on some doors for the rod. been looking at all sorts to use but have found a set of rear doors that would make suicide doors an option. thats one of the requirements of my son .once weve got doors we can start sorting out a and b post locations and start tying the body shape together. to break up the squarenes (due to my lack of metal shaping skills) i've devised a way that i hope will work. i wont post any details just yet though in case it all goes wrong............................................. ..........
after a sucsessful shakedown run in my other toy yesterday shes ready for mothballing at the end of the month so i can give the rod 100% .

Rich
09-10-14, 05:49 AM
only took a few mins and were now at this. not 100% but easily a 99% none the less. shame when i took the honer out the bore as per you tube directions (spinning all the way out,no dragging) one clipped the head rod and twatted a chunk off. not bothered though. it did what i needed it too
had some more fun with my 10 year old welding apprentice yesterday. both having auto darkening visors makes it so easy to oversee what hes doing
still working out the body shape. got a pare of rear doors off an old rover 60/90 (whatever that is)ordered so fingers crossed.i got rear doors as these ones were suicide ones and thats what my son really wants. hoping to build the door frames to suit the doors. once weve got those we can put in a and b posts properly.
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skippy
11-10-14, 08:28 PM
fare play time spent with ur boy on this project will last forever

Nigel Incubator-Jones
11-10-14, 10:41 PM
Very cool, I suppose you're going for a track nose kinda look?

By the way, the donor car was a Spartan, not a Gentry.

Rich
16-10-14, 05:38 AM
the front grille may be swapped for a bigger one, myson cant make his mind up......
def a gentry, ive got all the build paperwork with the car

knocked this up in betweeen set backs to sell on and raise some cash . just needs some glass to finish the "v8-table".
anyway,back on track heres the doors i found. will lose the exsisting rear and look at making a rounded one to suit. not sure whether to chop the doors down of to hang them over the sills fof a lower look......will mull over it for a while
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Rich
23-10-14, 05:14 AM
had a better look over the new doors yesterday. turns out theyre ally so thats made things a little awkward. i looked at all the options and even thought about selling them off on ebay but then had a different idea.why not take a chunk out the doors themselves and then remove the door bottom when we know how low its going to sit with an engine.
heres where we area at now . the rear of the cab is going to look more like the old willys shape
but it should make fabricating a body much easier. like it was pointed out earlier, the doors were going to make everything else much harder
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Rich
27-10-14, 07:24 AM
decided to drop the triumph money pit engine and have put a deposit on a 1.6 pinto and matching gearbox instead. all ancsilleries still on it so a much better way to go and very little to buy on top.

Rich
28-10-14, 06:14 AM
ive started a dummy run to get an idea about the framework for the roof section. i'll get it right and then get a metal place to make it up for me and then just weld it in

the drivers door hasnt been sliced into yet so sits unevenly which can be seen clearly.the roof framework idea is taken from the pop rod build thread here on torqued up forum and seems a sensible way forward

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Rich
13-11-14, 09:23 AM
well we got it home in one piece. its been stood and there spider webs here and there but im not woried. ive got most parts to start it so its just a case of when i get 5 minutes.
will have to site quite a way forward as its longer than the original engine. will swap the geabox out too as the tranny one has the shifter off to one side and itd be an arse to drive in the chassis we have.
started prettying up the old triumph mill today too,will get new rings on the faulty piston and put it all back together. i'll do it with new gasets etc and sell on afterwards. triumph gearbox will be sold on too to raise funds for the rod.
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Rich
19-11-14, 06:23 AM
the piston with new rings is ready for colection so i'll grab that later today. just need a bottom end gasket set to start putting things back together again. been busy painting too. already have a potential buyer lined up once its finished so thatll help finance the project a little
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Rich
21-11-14, 06:20 AM
started putting all the parts roughly where they're needed to make sure ive not lost any of the ness bolts etc. really like the way it looks now and despite the original plan of selling the unit off to recoup some cash i may stash it somewhere instead,i've even found a rolling frame i can mount it onto for ease of moving.need to source a full gasket set and rear crank seal for the engine now,apparently its the recessed block which is good to know, i could have bought the wrong gasgkets which would have been bad so a massive thanks goes to Canley Classics for informing me ,and an even bigger thanks to the guy in Dartford Rebore who supplied and fitted the new piston rings and leant me the ring compressor so i could refit the pistons,8)
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Rich
07-01-15, 06:35 AM
Engines done and just waiting for the new owner to contact me. hes got a week then its going on ebay.

really need an idiots guide as to what i need to connect to what to run a 1.6 pinto engine on the floor is anyone wants to help us out with info
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Rich
01-07-15, 07:14 AM
so its been a good while now but the triumph engine was sold on to a herald owner,a pinto transit engine was bought and the doors given away........................................
massive change of direction and a deal made with a good friend from a granada club im in later and were here.................................
oh and just for the hell of it all the scrap and crap i could find was collected up and the build area is now in the style of a us diner...ish.
all battened ready for the cladding ,progress is slow but were gett.............actually we're not getting there at all, i am but very slowly at the moment

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Rich
01-07-15, 07:16 AM
we only had a few weeks so it was a manic time in the garden but its not looking too bad now
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Rich
01-07-15, 07:18 AM
nothing like a club hammer to get things satwhere they should be...
first thing things first,heres a vid
https://youtu.be/mS-yJrXcve8

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Rich
01-07-15, 07:19 AM
car works on hold for a bit, someone took a nasty tackle at rugby..................not till after he'd issued a fair amount of "get down there and stay there" though
few tin signs are up and im on ebay looking for beits here and there. got a pair of us diner lampshades ordered so as soon as they arrive i'll paint them r81 milano red (favourite red) and get them up. the led mood lighting will looks awsome once the garage walls been painted white
http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s441/THEFGCUK/IMAG0928_zpso2ftfjup.jpg
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Rich
01-07-15, 07:19 AM
The retro lampshades arrived and were promptly repainted my favourite shade of red.
they came out real nice and hopefully i'll have them up later today too,juts need to drop into b&q on the way home.
another tins sign arrived too
found a contact on another forum who may be able to help out with the panels we need too ert
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Rich
01-07-15, 07:20 AM
Righty then,thats all teh lighting bar the remote control spot light done. will try to get the wall repaired and painted white this weekend if i get a chance.


heres a vid of the mood lighting working ,will look nicer once the left wall is white

https://youtu.be/yobIbncrFsI

should make late night summer evening car work a damn site easier than just using an inspection lamp

Rich
01-07-15, 07:22 AM
heres where we are at now after a friday night mad spell

https://youtu.be/yobIbncrFsI

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Rich
01-07-15, 07:23 AM
started chasing parts for the build and have now managed to get a screw screen opener and i bloody love it. just like the hand operated models in the science museum. will service it before fitting though as its covered in 1000 year old grease. got a biscuit tin for 4 which i'll fit a rechargeable speaker into so my son can play his ipod through it,gotta be cheaper than
buying one of the new retro style ones. ordered a pedal box from a proton yesterday and it comes with the brake servo etc so should be almost a 4 bolt and play job. that will see the braking covered,weve also found a gearbox and as soon as i sell the mancave piston table i'll be grabbing that. a mates got a spare sheet of steel 8'x4' so if we plan and cut carefully that should see a hell of a lot of the floor and rear inner arches done.not sure what to do re front wipers yet but will come up with something. added some decals to the diner-port and added a few bits here and there.the clocks were from a charity shop and teh hub caps were sat in the garage for years doing nothing.
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Rich
01-07-15, 07:23 AM
proton pedal box arrived yesterday and i started collecting the required steel to repair the tea bag morris's rear end.
first off we welded a tube in the corner of the gate frame to stop thieving scum from looking into the garden.



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heres the pedal box with brake bits included,looks big in the pic but ive got small hands ,



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heres the scrap metal we'll be using to start with. the wide channel will be halved and used to start remaking the missing boot floor edges



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the thinner strips are almost perfect for repairing the boot recess areas. we have a rear valance somehwere that came with tehcar body so we hope to take a section out of that and remalke the lower rear panel with that. basicly everything we have will be used somewhere to keep costs down. i had bought some fibreglass rear arches off a morris traveller but they were miles out and will be sold on


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Rich
01-07-15, 07:24 AM
Checked the loft to make sure the seats are still ok and not wet etc.
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Here’s the haul from enfield car pageant,had to haggle and walked away from numerous greedy
traders but got a good few bits. Dash is from ???? but I’ll slice the centre out and narrow it down.
The door handles are bakerlite and look great, the lights were varied in price mainly between 35-90 .
We found a lady with a big box of assorted lights and managed to find a matching pair and paid 10 for a pair all be it though one has a seized mounting nut to deal with. We also found some wing top chrome side lights too
http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s441/THEFGCUK/m4_zpsw4muikqa.jpg

The rear side lever shocks just screamed out to me…………….not sure if theyre suitable for our use but I was looking at making a mounting bracket for them that bolts to the triumph chassis and then using rose jointed rods to join them to the rear hub where the shocks go.would swap the drop link arm onto the opp sides to keep things closer together
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The dash


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The lights after a quick wipe over
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Rich
01-07-15, 07:25 AM
Got to fix the mig welder first,taken it to bits so waiting for the feed tube to arrive and then i'll reassemble it and hope..............wish you lived closer,youd love repairing the damn thing lol.

heres the diner-port with its final light fitted.
https://youtu.be/kWNxS4yievA

Rich
01-07-15, 07:26 AM
eventually got the mig fixed,never buy from "true shopping", there is no after sales whats so ever. there are no spare parts available and all i got from them was " the welders are made in china by an engineering company and we dont sell any spares".....
so ive fixed mine with bits from other welders.
had a quick go with the 18" of wire that was left on the spool after the weeks of issues. just wanted to get it running nicely so my son can use it when he gets back from his school trip. he's used the arc lots now but he's never tried a mig.
I havent used this one either so seemed wise to have a test run as its totally different to my old one. only had two power settings on my old one, the new has four and wire feed speed too which im still adjusting until im happy with it
firstly i drilled out the pop rivets holding that sexy piece of bent ally in place to see what if anything was behind it.................
looks like we will be needing plenty of sheet metal with this to say the least
before anyone comments, i know i wont win any welding awards but it can only get better from here
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Rich
01-07-15, 07:27 AM
the arches arrived yesterday and although not a perfect fit, theyre going to be welded straight onto the body so will be pulled out a little to make suit.
the site boards will be used to make a template so we can make steel ones.
my sons gonna be chuffed when he gets back from his school trip!!!!!!

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Rich
01-07-15, 07:27 AM
looked like it was going to rain all weekend but didnt so yesterday we had some "wanna try mig welding" time.
theres no rigidity at the rear of the car so i lifted the lot up and supported it while we weld some bracing into it to get things all held together again
firstly heres my son

https://youtu.be/3pr2AqeDTI4

heres the very first attempt,he has no fear at all and got very comfortable with the mig very quickly.
we went back over the metal until he got use to the wire feed

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Rich
01-07-15, 07:28 AM
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Rich
01-07-15, 07:29 AM
Had a trial with the steering shaft to see if it fouled on the pedal box. answer was yes……………….
Floor mounted accelerator will be needed and some minor mods to the pedal box. steering shaft will need a joint adding too. rear valance or what 6” square of rusty metal there was of it is now gone.ill try to remake a new one…or similar.
The inside tub from a gentry kit car was offered up in the rear but the messing involved to make it suit will make it more agro than worth trying





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fad15
01-07-15, 07:50 PM
keep going. It will pan out in they end:tup: