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My new Chamois

Post by TJB69 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:25 pm

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Just a wee picture of my new addition.

I'm sure some of you will recognize one of them.
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Re: My new Chamois

Post by Prometheus » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:27 pm

That is a wee picture. It must be larger please :D

...but I recognise that there coupe 8)

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Post by gpw1945 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:30 pm

That looks nice.
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Post by TJB69 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:41 pm

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Re: My new Chamois

Post by ImpManiac » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:02 am

Very nice examples! :mrgreen: I assume that the "new Chamois" is the beige vehicle, on account of the other one being a Sunbeam Stiletto. Am I right?

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Post by Impecunious » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:07 am

Wrong trim between the headlights (4 headlight Chamois) and no vinyl roof for a Stiletto. Can't tell if the side stripes are painted (Stiletto) or trim pieces (Chamois).

Not sure about the snow plough either :? :D

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Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:18 am

It sort of works for me. Looks good in black with the full front bumper complete with over riders and the lower grill treatment sets it off nicely too.

And I like the wheels and old school fat high walled tyres.
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Post by ChrisBenoy » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:19 am

Was listed as a chamois coupe so i'd imagine thats whats on the log book, its not like trim pieces can't be changed. Ezza's old car?
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Post by impmann » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:31 am

That was Ezza's... he fitted the four lamp front end and changed the colour to black (I think it was gold/bronze IIRC - but that was long time ago!).
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Post by Impecunious » Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:05 am

Would look great with a modified Dolly Sprint front spoiler - saw one some years ago and it looked so well balanced it just complemented the front perfectly.

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Post by TJB69 » Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:34 pm

Thanks for comments.
The white car is a genuine 17,000mile 3 owner Imp Super never welded. Runs like a wee sewing machine. Love it


The black one is a very solid shell but I feel a few modifications coming up. Full strip down and repaint in probably BMW MonteCarlo blue.
Maybe with works arches and fat revolutions. Styled on the Bevan Imp.

Its already had the engine work done,disc brakes and full suspension uprated.

Nice wee project.
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Post by ImpManiac » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:45 pm

Sounds like a brilliant project! :P Awesome!

EDIT - I missed that it was not a Stiletto. My Imp derivative recognisition skills are not what they could be and I admit it. :oops:

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Re: My new Chamois

Post by TJB69 » Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:33 pm

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Hi wee update

Started stripping car today in preparation for colour change.

Still cant decide on either the stripped out race look or refit the chamois trim so was very careful to remove all trim without damaging.

Rear window rubber is shot as are both rear side rubbers.

Started my shopping list could be a long one ha
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Post by impmann » Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:24 am

The stripped out racer look can become very irritating very quickly IMHO and experience. Its noisy and not very comfy - if you want to do any more than about an hour in the car, its unpleasant.

The Chammy trim looks great and makes the car a nice place to be, IMHO.

BTW - don't bin the side rubbers as you cannot get new ones. Even if they are in poor shape, you have no other option...
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Post by bazzateer » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:02 am

impmann wrote:BTW - don't bin the side rubbers as you cannot get new ones. Even if they are in poor shape, you have no other option...
Didn't realise you couldn't get new ones any more.
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Post by impmann » Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:05 am

Not for coupes - there are side rubbers for Saloons, but there are none for coupes. So you are stuck with what you have or reasonable secondhand ones.
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Post by bazzateer » Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:12 am

Ah yes, forgot it was a coupe for a moment there! :lol:
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Post by TJB69 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:53 pm

Well another day of stripping fuel tank, lights , bonnet , dash ect.

Not going to get car blasted as i dont want to remove loom as well as that there is remarkably no rot at all and very little sign of welding

Have decided to retrim as original with full restored interior.

Want to fit works arches but have hardly seen any coupes with them fitted so not sure how that will go.

Parts list is running away already eek!!!!
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Post by TJB69 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:49 pm

Well tonight it was front suspension and steering rack.

No horrors so far Big thanks to one of the previous owners every bolt was oiled or greased. All underside is mega undersealed so dont think there is any point in stripping it off.

Found a company on the web that does soda blasting apparently it is very panel friendly and doesn't damage wiring so will probably have a go at that for the inside and boot/ engine bay.

Spoke to revolution today and they will make the wheels i want from scratch just have to work out the offset. Its getting 9 x 13 rear and 7 x 13 front.

Any advice on how to work out offset would be appreciated.

Its also got a fiesta front disc brake conversion but need to work out which fiesta they are off or can i fit XR2 calipers and discs???
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Re: My new Chamois

Post by Prometheus » Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:25 pm

TJB69 wrote:Its also got a fiesta front disc brake conversion but need to work out which fiesta they are off or can i fit XR2 calipers and discs???
The calipers that you need are from a MK2 fiesta. You can't use XR2 calipers or discs afaik. The discs which you have now have been drilled to fit the imp hub.

In that last picture with the radiator and blinds it looks as though you've driven your imp into your lounge :shock: .

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Re: My new Chamois

Post by TJB69 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:30 pm

Ha Ha so thats why shes not talking to me :D :D
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Post by TJB69 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:43 pm

Got car up on engine stands and started removing suspension.

Works arches arrived fit not to bad at front but will need a bit of work on rear.
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Re: My new Chamois

Post by TJB69 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:03 pm

Been back at the Chamois this weekend.

Engine and gearbox is out and started the enjoyable job of removing the underseal :(
Good old heatgun and scraper.

Only one wee bit of rot so far at the top of the front spring cup.

On a better note new suspension arrived and should get wishbones back from powder coaters tomorrow.
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