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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 13 Dec 2010 :  19:25:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Axle tramp

I like a car that looks normal but can really knock you off your socks!
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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 15 Dec 2010 :  13:28:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JPSH120

I meant the other bar that appears to be very close to the underside of the floorpan.

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I'm sorry, I had a closer look an it appears to be a reinforcement bar for the tow bar... Sorry.

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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 20 Dec 2010 :  16:42:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Last friday, engine came out...



Still the original one!

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Edited by - Fastback Thomas on 16 Jan 2011 15:05:53
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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 16 Jan 2011 :  15:10:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The car finaaly got on to a trailer and then from my grand dad's to my home. Now I can finally get started on it.
It was towed by our Triumph MK1 2.5




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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 30 Jan 2011 :  19:05:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The car made it down into our basement where I can start on the bigger jobs like the suspension...








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1922

United Kingdom
547 Posts

Posted - 30 Jan 2011 :  21:38:18  Show Profile  Visit 1922's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow - you have a Batcave!

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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 31 Jan 2011 :  17:17:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
haha, nice!
If I could fly out it!

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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 22 Mar 2011 :  19:01:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As promised, an update!

The badcave has been painted at least the floor is.
For a couple of weeks I've been working 2 to 3 evenings each weak.
This is how she looks now.

The interior


The doors came out...

and guess what I found... RUST ... (they made a dodgy repair to this.)


I like a car that looks normal but really knocks your socks off!!

Edited by - Fastback Thomas on 22 Mar 2011 19:01:46
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1922

United Kingdom
547 Posts

Posted - 23 Mar 2011 :  19:26:01  Show Profile  Visit 1922's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I've seen much much worse.
Can you weld yet?
I bet you will be able to soon

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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 23 Mar 2011 :  19:38:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My dad is going to teach me...
I've got ONE BIG LUCK!!!!
The chassis is very solid!!! Only the front chassis rails below the floor are totally gone and so is the floor above it.

I like a car that looks normal but really knocks your socks off!!

Edited by - Fastback Thomas on 24 Mar 2011 16:23:56
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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 05 Apr 2011 :  18:03:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Been busy last Wednesday.

The whole wiring loom came out
The heater unit came out without any troubles
and the rear windows (those that go up and down ) came out nicely!
I really think they figured that out nicely, the way you can remove the rear windows. (same way as the front, but less room)

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jabe1807

Norway
182 Posts

Posted - 05 Apr 2011 :  21:24:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Thomas
It will be very ok to look what is happenig in your garage during the next year.
Very fine that your father helps and teach you.

Regards Jan
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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 06 Apr 2011 :  12:28:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm now 15 years old, but i think you can easily say I was born with a car in my tummy
I've been helping my dad and grand dad for years and for some 5 years I've been working on all our cars all by myself.
3 weeks ago I did the side cover on the 1725 engine of our Humber sceptre.
I get my knowledge by looking how my dad does it and then I just try it myself...
I'll sure show many pictures of my restoration.
I hope I can do more next week.. Eastern holidays you see..

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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 19 Apr 2011 :  18:09:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just back from a long weekend to England!
I had a great time, and we went to the spares day at the rootes archive center!

I found some great things!!!!!!
1. an H120-bootlid!!!!! In really nice condition!
2. A prop-shaft of an H120 (this can handle more power)
3. an H120-exhaust manifold
4. an original spare key
and some random peaces!

The bootlid!


I like a car that looks normal but really knocks your socks off!!

Edited by - Fastback Thomas on 19 Apr 2011 18:30:00
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1036 Posts

Posted - 19 Apr 2011 :  18:55:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like you got a bargain with the bootlid Thomas, well done!!

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