Project...... 'PHAT' Rover!

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Not quite as fat as yours (or should that be phat?):



And not as straight as this at the moment to be frank. :roll: I really must pull my finger out.
 

John

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Wow, If that's for the front, the rears are going to need a post code.
Hammer Time! :lol:



John.
 
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John said:
Wow, If that's for the front, the rears are going to need a post code.
Hammer Time! :lol:



John.
hi john.....more humour....I love it....can see this forum is going to be fun!.....

......yes those are the fronts!......the rears will have more air in!!!!
 

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corazon

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What wheels are going to be wrapped in all that rubber?
I'm guessing you're going for bulged arches at the back at least then? :)
Jim
 
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corazon said:
What wheels are going to be wrapped in all that rubber?
I'm guessing you're going for bulged arches at the back at least then? :)
Jim
hi jim.....redrilled alloys....

10j x 15s.....no bulges its been done many times.....i am planning on all the complete side out by 5/6 inches.....from rear lamp out down body side and back inwards to front lamp.
 

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Northern Soul said:
The Rovering Member said:
Not quite as fat as yours (or should that be phat?):
hello there....your car was already in my 'favourites pics' box....not least because of our taste in colour or lack of it as some would say, as we have satin black and matt black runarounds!
Ah, a man of taste & discernment. 8)
 
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What i want to finish up with, is basically a p6 that makes others look twice!...so....here's my progress sheet. updated AUGUST 2018

remove most of the interior trim , no bumpers DONE 2012

1 piece plastic side windows , race seat DONE 2013

alloy fuel tank / fuel filler in boot DONE 2014

dash switches removed & panel cleaner look , rev counter , black vinyl trim & dash , black sunvisors , change int mirror , matt black floor etc DONE 2012

wider wheels / longer and thicker wheel studs / sleeved wheel nuts DONE 2012

rear suspension arms strengthened / new HD rear springs and shocks ONE SIDE DONE 2012 / OTHER SIDE DONE 2014

body 'ALL OUT' down sides from lamp to lamp / R/WINGS AND R/DOORS Phattened 2014

rear skirt modified DONE 2014

fuel hole filled in DONE 2012

rear quarter panel air scoops feeding forced air to interior as no opening windows DONE 2012

modify exhaust system GOT SIDE EXITS 2013 / FITTED DONE 2014

and any other mechanical repairs / modifications as i go along! DONE 2014

custom st/wheel DONE 2013

modified n/s footwell to allow wheel intrusion DONE 2014


2015....work yet to do....

Phatten up the two front doors DONE 2015

modify o/s footwell DONE 2015

2016 .....work to do........

modify both front wings...2016 / 2017...DONE

to only use the two outer headlamps to give car wider appearance DONE 2018

move headlamps up into bonnet space as required?? Done 2018

modify the front grill to be slatted from end to end, to hide headlamps, matt black finish...changed plan! DONE

modify the lower front panel to suit, and lift lower panel up to the new headlamps position?? DONE

to modify other front wing..DONE

to fill and smooth off the front indicator / side lamp areas DONE

move side lights into headlamps DONE


alloy bonnet edge trim, black finish?...sourced and DONE

Alloy chq plate to boot areas..DONE

Flip up rear number plate plinth...DONE

Alloy door panels fitted..DONE

Metro front seats fitted...DONE

forgot to add....I was GIVEN this car to save from scrapman....and there where no body panels apart from the original shark grill..so I had a clean sheet to start with.
 
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That sounds like a plan!

I particularely like the idea of having just the outer two lamps at the front.

No need to do any work to the suspension - except as needed to fit the wheels or raise/lower stance.

Do you know the P6 was designed with frameless windows? The stainless steel frame sections that hold the glass and fit into the doors are afterthoughts and the car looks much better without them. Even better, it was also designed pillarless. That is, the B post stopped at the glass line, leaving an uninterrupted opening from front to rear. There is no problem with strength in the base unit to return to this - convertibles need no chassis strengthening.

8)

Chris
 
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Interesting looking project. Do you intend on keeping the 4 cyl or is a V8 on the cards too?
I'm more interested in your base unit there. That is a very early car. Dunlop brakes and a small brake booster mean that it is mid '65 at the latest. Quite a rarity. Is the chassis number suffix A or B?
 
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chrisyork said:
That sounds like a plan!

I particularely like the idea of having just the outer two lamps at the front.

No need to do any work to the suspension - except as needed to fit the wheels or raise/lower stance.

Do you know the P6 was designed with frameless windows? The stainless steel frame sections that hold the glass and fit into the doors are afterthoughts and the car looks much better without them. Even better, it was also designed pillarless. That is, the B post stopped at the glass line, leaving an uninterrupted opening from front to rear. There is no problem with strength in the base unit to return to this - convertibles need no chassis strengthening.

8)

Chris
thanks for that info chris...

I dont mind other peoples thoughts, especially if it saves work, or criticism, but its hard to change your ways after many years messing with cars, the rear arms are such a length that after nearly 50 years, i just have to put some strength back in for piece of mind, and two lengths of flat bar down each side takes no time at all.

window info interesting, i have already carried out some of the work i listed, so poly windows are in frames,

I cannot swing a ferret around in my shed! (sorry to ferret owners!) its work down one side at a time thats how is as to be because of the liquid that never stops coming down these days!.....my fault i know for living near hills!!
so i do work which makes me happy as and when i want to.....so instead of overhauling the brakes etc......i started on interior and exterior work....my bones creak now under cars.....and to think when i was younger i welded under cars with snow all around and a big smile on my face!!!....oh how we change....see i am here chatting, not in the garage!!!....
.....my idea being, that if it looks almost finished i will have no choice but to do any mechanical work needed.....my theory anyhow !!

raymondo
 
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KiwiRover said:
Interesting looking project. Do you intend on keeping the 4 cyl or is a V8 on the cards too?
I'm more interested in your base unit there. That is a very early car. Dunlop brakes and a small brake booster mean that it is mid '65 at the latest. Quite a rarity.

hi there,

Love the detective work some readers take on.....yes an early car, a '65 I would have you know.....i have larger servo knocking about....i should have put that on to throw you off the scent!!!

keeping 4 pot for now!.........but I have a liking for 4 more cylinders... 8 !!! if you get my drift !!.....but that would not be out of the norm.....so twelves a good number of cylinders!!

all the best

ray
 

v8guy

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Hi Raymondo,

Don't think you will get much resistance here about what your plans are for your p6.
We love to see new things happening and after all as you say it has been saved from being scrapped and it's yours to do as you please, always a good thing that someone takes on a project and can get some joy out of it. I'm sure it will look awesome and can't wait to follow what your doing, so please carry on and keep us updated when you can..... Don't want to hinder your progress :D :D :D
It's only money and time at the moment that stops me from purchasing and fully customising a p6 :wink:
 
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Absolutely! A Rover saved is a Rover saved. I just have a keen interest in early cars and have been tracking down a lot of the unique bits for my own project. You may find a few differences with yours as you go along which can be a bit of a curse at times.
Be sure to keep us updated with lots of pics though, we love pics here.
Al...
 
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v8guy said:
Hi Raymondo,

Don't think you will get much resistance here about what your plans are for your p6.
We love to see new things happening and after all as you say it has been saved from being scrapped and it's yours to do as you please, always a good thing that someone takes on a project and can get some joy out of it. I'm sure it will look awesome and can't wait to follow what your doing, so please carry on and keep us updated when you can..... Don't want to hinder your progress :D :D :D
It's only money and time at the moment that stops me from purchasing and fully customising a p6 :wink:
hello guy,

thanks for that upbeat message!....

it was a big gamble wether to show what i am doing and just live in my own little world, which i love by the way, and not get any grief, i have been a member of other 'so called friendly' club sites, and some sites get quite verbal about what you should and shouldnt do to an old car, and leave you well alone......i thought we are all car enthusiasts for gods sake, !!!

For those interested, i will not be throwing silly money at it, i will beg, steal and borrow if i can, but i have a burning passion to mess with a car that only other car enthusiasts can understand, as i am sure golfers understand golfers and fishing men understand fishing men......although i have often pondered as i walk by them, what are they thinking about as they stare at the water!...any fishing types that have strayed onto this site please let me know......too dangerous a pastime i think in todays modern world.....how many want to just slip under ??????

.......but for stephen in manchester helping me out with a wing...i may not have come on this site ( thankyou stephen....you're salt of the earth! )

...here is pic of my partners idea of 'planting out' .....AND MY IDEA !!

raymondo :)
 

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