Main British Car:
Jim Maness 1965 Triumph Spitfire
Posted by: jimi
Date: April 16, 2017 02:35PM
Owner: Jim Maness
City: Bethalto, IL
Car Model: 1965 Triumph Spitfire
The following are just ideas I want to do with this build
Engine: Small Block Chevy
Rear Axle: Ford 9 inch
Front Susp.:Mustang II
Rear Susp.: 4 Link
Wheels/Tires: 15" wheels - Tire size to be determined
Body Mods: Undetermined
3/26/17 - Some shots of the car when I picked it up
4/1/17 - Started to disassemble the car and assess the situation.
4/8/17 - Started to sand blast the frame and decided it would be better to make a custom frame.
And since we had an LS mock up sitting around, I thought I'd see how it would look.
4/15/17 - Got the frame completely bare so I have to go off of when I start on making the new frame.
5/6/17 - Started on replacing the passenger rocker panel
5/17/17 - After welding in the passenger rocker panel, there was nothing to weld the bottom seam to since the floor was completely rotted away. So I replaced the Drivers floor board first.
I had to end up trimimg the floor pan I had made just a little on one corner to fit. You can see where I had to trim in the pic below.
Floor is solidly tacked in place here
And here is a pic of the passenger floor pan I made
If you are interested in seeing how I made these floor pans, check out the video --------> [youtu.be]
5/28/17 - Got the Passenger Floor put in today. NOw I can start work on the custom frame once I get the metal ordered
Edited 6 time(s). Last edit at 05/28/2017 11:01PM by jimi.