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jimi
Jim Maness

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Registered:
04/16/2017 02:08AM

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
Engine:

The following are just ideas I want to do with this build

Engine: Small Block Chevy

Cooling: Undetermined

Exhaust: Undetermined

Transmission: 700R4

Rear Axle: Ford 9 inch

Front Susp.:Mustang II

Rear Susp.: 4 Link

Brakes: Undetermined
(master)
(front) Disc
(rear) Disc

Wheels/Tires: 15" wheels - Tire size to be determined

Body Mods: Undetermined

Interior: Undetermined

Electrical: Undetermined


3/26/17 - Some shots of the car when I picked it up

Driverside.jpg

Passengerside.jpg

Front.jpg

Rear.jpg

Interior.jpg

Enginebay.jpg

4/1/17 - Started to disassemble the car and assess the situation.

nose.jpg

behindseat.jpg

Driverfloor.jpg

Driverfloor2.jpg

Passfloor.jpg

trunk.jpg

bodyoff.jpg

4/8/17 - Started to sand blast the frame and decided it would be better to make a custom frame.

frame.jpg

And since we had an LS mock up sitting around, I thought I'd see how it would look.

LSmockup.jpg

4/15/17 - Got the frame completely bare so I have to go off of when I start on making the new frame.

bareframe.jpg

5/6/17 - Started on replacing the passenger rocker panel

Pass_panel_cut.jpg

pass_panel_fit.jpg

pass_panel_tack.jpg

passpanel4.jpg

passpanelclean.jpg

passpanelclose.jpg

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.

Floor Out.png

Floor Cut.jpg

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 trim.png

Floor is solidly tacked in place here

Floor In.jpg

And here is a pic of the passenger floor pan I made

FloorPan.JPG

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

PassFloorOut.jpg

PassFoorIn.jpg



Edited 6 time(s). Last edit at 05/28/2017 11:01PM by jimi.


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