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by MattorMatty
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Imp National 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 3321

Re: Imp National 2019

I've just got round in sorting out my photos from National. Most were taken on my old 110 film camera. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48620615467_72586ee10e_c.jpg Imp National by Matty Way , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48620416571_05b9b6c685_c.jpg Imp National by Matty Way , o...
by MattorMatty
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Outstanding effort by Richard Murtha
Replies: 15
Views: 1044

Re: Outstanding effort by Richard Murtha

What a nice gesture. Well done Richard!

Matt
Imp007 Imp009
by MattorMatty
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport
Replies: 116
Views: 39795

Re: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport

Only 4 months late but progress is still being made. Firstly the rear shelf, my bead roller isn't big enough to make the new shelf in the same way as the original so ran the beads horizontally instead. And I even remembered to make and weld on the clutch hose bracket. https://i.imgur.com/8yGpfvC.jpg...
by MattorMatty
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 101804

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Resprayed the lower rear corners of the rear wings where the rear wheels had flicked up stones and chipped the paint off. Started going rusty so its a good job done only taken a couple of years to get round to it.

Matt
Imp007 Imp009
by MattorMatty
Wed May 15, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 101804

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

The Imp passed its MOT today, no advisories. That's what we like.

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Matt
Imp007 Imp009
by MattorMatty
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport
Replies: 116
Views: 39795

Re: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport

So the Sport is finally back on its wheels after spending 1145 days (27,480 hours (dread to think how many of them I spent welding)) on the rotisserie but now after new floor panels, new outer sills, new heater sills, repaired inner sills, 4 inner wheel arch repairs, two front outer wheel arch repai...
by MattorMatty
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 101804

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

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This happened today, the Sport back on its wheels after 1145 days.

Matt
by MattorMatty
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport
Replies: 116
Views: 39795

Re: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport

What's the anti drum material you're using? As Baz has said its Silent Coat I've got the 2mm thick sheets. FAB metalwork skills - be proud! 8) Clan004 Thanks LeC :) It's coming along its getting all the joints on the wheel arches to line up ,inner to outer I found one of the most time consuming job...
by MattorMatty
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport
Replies: 116
Views: 39795

Re: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport

Progress is still ticking along on the Sport, got the nearside rear corner all done. I used a outer wheel arch repair panel for the inner wheel arch and Expressed Panels lower rear wing panel. As you can guess with this Imp there wasn't much left of the original inner wheel arch but using the repair...
by MattorMatty
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport
Replies: 116
Views: 39795

Re: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport

Another belated update. I've been making steady progress on the nearside rear corner, well okay I started it in April and just finished it so its more glacier pace. I'll do an update about that soon. Some of you might remember that I welded up the old sunroof hole and at the time all was well but I ...
by MattorMatty
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.
Replies: 65
Views: 24909

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

A big thank you to all the organisers and volunteers for this years National, such a good chilled out weekend. Thanks to all that voted for EXF such a surprise to get an award. A few photos below and got plenty more on my Flickr page. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1775/43172572404_235831399e_c.jpg ...
by MattorMatty
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport
Replies: 116
Views: 39795

Re: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport

yoeddynz wrote:cool. looking forward to seeing this. Will it be lowered a tad to suit?
It'll be on Monte Carlo springs so a little drop.

Matt
by MattorMatty
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport
Replies: 116
Views: 39795

Re: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport

Some great work there Matty you will be overtaking me soon my cars been sat for months just other things on at the moment keep going it's getting better every day :-) Regards Gary Thanks Gary! You'll finish before me especially once you get your new garage all up and running, its taken me 3 and a h...
by MattorMatty
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport
Replies: 116
Views: 39795

Re: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport

The Nun wrote:Standard hub caps and wheel trims too?
Standard hub caps = Yes
Wheel trims = I doubt it but I've got a set in case I change my mind

Matt
by MattorMatty
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32975

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

The Imp is certainly going to be special when completed!
There are some good shots of the Imp on the latest RetroPower video video at the 9min 30sec mark.

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Matt
by MattorMatty
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport
Replies: 116
Views: 39795

Re: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport

Great work! 8) Did you make the repair section up in pieces? IM 8) The wheel arch repair on the end of sill was one piece, on the other side I did in two pieces as on the first one I made the vertical strip fitted well but lower sill closing part didn't, so cut that off and remade that section. Upd...
by MattorMatty
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5953
Views: 1288231

Re: Nods news , trouble brewing - trouble sorted .

A good repair Dave! Its always amazing how rust can hide.

Matt
Imp007 Imp009
by MattorMatty
Wed May 30, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Going Dutch 2018?
Replies: 54
Views: 31726

Re: Going Dutch 2018?

Just like to add my thanks to the Dutch Impers for another superb GD weekend. Great site, runs, food and company!

Matt
Imp007 Imp009
by MattorMatty
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport
Replies: 116
Views: 39795

Re: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport

https://i.imgur.com/IkqHN6z.jpg Lets get back to the rear nearside wheel arch to be more precise the rear sill area. It started of with one small patch (doesn't it always) cut it off to reveal a small hole on the wheel arch join seam. https://i.imgur.com/bhOH1VR.jpg Cleaning the area with the knot ...
by MattorMatty
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 29813

Re: Yoeddynzs 1965 Datsun powered Hillman Imp - welding begi

Excellent work Alex!
The Imp is going to back on the road in no time.

I've been reading your Viva threads on RetroRides so it's good to see you turn your skills to an Imp.

Matt
by MattorMatty
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nice bit of recycling
Replies: 37
Views: 4487

Re: Nice bit of recycling

Matt Be interesting to see the reply from Expressed, will they acknowledge they know they have an issue since I've been in touch. Scott Here is the response I've got from Expressed. I have investigated this and found that the originals that the tooling are made of are different as well hence why th...
by MattorMatty
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nice bit of recycling
Replies: 37
Views: 4487

Re: Nice bit of recycling

ImpManiac wrote:Matty, it wouldn't hurt if you were to send your photograph to Ex-Pressed Panels too. :wink:

IM 8)
Will do IM!

Matt
by MattorMatty
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport
Replies: 116
Views: 39795

Re: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport

I'll be using some Por 15 on my Imp. I know from using it plenty of times in the past that it sticks really well to cleaned off dust and flake free rusty surfaces. But what about on rusty items that is ever so slightly oily ? example- my trailing arms. Is there any advice on what I could clean such...
by MattorMatty
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nice bit of recycling
Replies: 37
Views: 4487

Re: Nice bit of recycling

Scott firstly thanks for this thread as hopefully I'll be starting to fit these panels in my Chamois soon and it's been a great help in seeing how you've fitted them. I thought I would put my panels end to end to see if they have a difference as well, as most likely they came from the same productio...
by MattorMatty
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Doms 2nd resto BMW K1000 Dyno run.
Replies: 38
Views: 11215

Re: Doms 2nd resto BMW K1000 Dyno run.

Very nice Dom!
Are you going to be the first BMW powered Imp on air?

Matt
by MattorMatty
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport
Replies: 116
Views: 39795

Re: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport

John,

I know what you mean about POR15 I've used it for a few years and never had a problem with it, until I painted the underside of spare wheel well area and that just flaked off and had to clean it off and redo it.

Matt
by MattorMatty
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport
Replies: 116
Views: 39795

Re: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport

As Simon said, well done! :D That looks really good. IM 8) Awesome work matt, making your own inner arches is very satisfying! Thanks guys! The comments are certainly appreciated in helping to keep the mojo up when faced with rust repairs. Moving to the nearside rear wheel arch there are three area...
by MattorMatty
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Blue tooth speakers and led lights
Replies: 6
Views: 1818

Re: Blue tooth speakers and led lights

Mike, The music in my Imp is handled by a small amp mounted under the drivers seat with speakers in the rear side panels and i just connect my phone to play music. The setup has been in for a few years and you can now get amplifiers with built in Bluetooth or Bluetooth receivers that plug into a nor...
by MattorMatty
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32975

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

This is an amazing Imp with all the modifications and changes and it appears in the background a couple times in a recent Retro Power video.

Matt
by MattorMatty
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Adventures in Welding
Replies: 251
Views: 78903

Re: Adventures in Welding

Great work Si! How much more welding have you got left to do?

Matt
by MattorMatty
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport
Replies: 116
Views: 39795

Re: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport

Update time! Time for the first wheel arch panel to go on. The old arch had a new panel 'welded' on however it was slid behind the original rusty one and then 'welded' and seam sealed on, so the whole lot had to go. https://i.imgur.com/soamAwu.jpg New panel held in place for a little mojo boost. htt...
by MattorMatty
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois
Replies: 1114
Views: 512548

Re: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois

That's great to hear IM! Looking forward to all the updates and pictures.

Matt
by MattorMatty
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport
Replies: 116
Views: 39795

Re: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport

Small update and I'll like to apologies for a lack of photos coming up and what photos there is aren't the best but space is a bit limited as you've most likely have already worked out. Most of the work done in this update was done whilst sitting under a shelf, the joys of a single garage. So cuttin...
by MattorMatty
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: IMP NATIONAL 2017 ROLVENDEN
Replies: 61
Views: 51587

Re: IMP NATIONAL 2017 ROLVENDEN

Just like to add my thanks to the organisers and volunteers for this years National, enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and the autotest was great to watch. And to top it off the Imp ran faultlessly and even achieved a 2nd in the Young Member class which was a surprise, (thanks to everyone who voted for...
by MattorMatty
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 777
Views: 303391

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Well done Gary! The car is looking great! :)

Matt
by MattorMatty
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: One picture , one post , one line comments only please
Replies: 363
Views: 138149

Re: One picture , one post , one line comments only please

Dave ' Linwood ' Lane wrote:^^^^ very nice :)
Thanks Dave! :D

Matt
by MattorMatty
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Doms 2nd resto BMW K1000 Dyno run.
Replies: 38
Views: 11215

Re: Doms 2nd resto

Nice work Dom, really liking the custom woodwork!

Matt
by MattorMatty
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport
Replies: 116
Views: 39795

Re: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport

Thanks IM! The wheel arches were homemade, fibreglass skin popped riveted to the body and then filler on the outside to blend them in and more filler in the wheel arches to seal them up. Funnily enough they weighed quite a lot when I pulled them off with all that filler used. Thanks Gary! Slowly but...