1976 Hillman Imp Super Resto

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cam94bus
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1976 Hillman Imp Super Resto

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Hello, this is my dads imp, it is a low milage completely original super. The last time it was on the road was back in 1991. we have owned it for around 10 years, when dad first got it the plan was to get it road worth and use it but one thing led to another and it then sat in a shed up untill last year when i pulled it out of its hovel and took it home for my dad as a suprise.

So i stole a recovery truck from work and collected it.
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Then the stripping took place
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and it didnt take long till we were left with this
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Then dad and i had a weekend togeather, had a few ciders and thought "lets push the car over and cut the sills off, see what were left wi"
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so not alot was left but we have now bought all the panels we should need from malcolm at nationals and hopefully the welding should be underway soon wance i get my imp out of the garage for more space. :)
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Re: 1976 Hillman Imp Super Resto

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Brora eh? Never been but a friend grew up there.
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Re: 1976 Hillman Imp Super Resto

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Aye I live in Brora, been here 19 years. Dad has lived hear 50 years now :o
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Re: 1976 Hillman Imp Super Resto

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from the first pictures I was going to congratulate you on have such a sound bodyshell. After seeing the pictures of the Sills its obvious that it has some serious structural problems to be welded up. Never the less, looks like a good project car with progress speeding ahead.
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What colour would that be then? Looks lovely!
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Is it tangerine metallic or something like that? Lovely colour either way
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Aye! Looks like Tangerine in the light. 8)
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cheers guys! this is the original colour and it is lovely! i cana remember the colour off the top of my head, but it was something bronze.
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Re: 1976 Hillman Imp Super Resto

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Nice project! I too think that the colour suits a '70s Imp. 8)

I'll be watching this with interest. I am curious to see how you are going to repair the box sections where the rear suspension crossmember attaches at the rear of the floor pan, as well as the sills and other areas. :) Only because I have my own shell to repair in all those places, though! :wink:

Be sure to keep the piccies coming, please! :mrgreen:

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Hurry up and finish yours Euan so your dad can get the garage back for his!!
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Thats all the panels bought now ready to soon be welded in
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