Karen's Imp Sport

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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by bks974c » Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:52 pm

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Hope to get the battery tray derusted tomorrow and welded in.

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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by colin rooney » Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:29 pm

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colin rooney wrote:Scott where did you get the inner wheel tub arch section

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Flippant reply is the attic.

Its not an inner but an outer because as you know the inners currently available DONT fit.
This way the arch profile at least match.

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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by chris d » Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:01 pm

scott
cheers for the reply
now im not puzzled
keep up the excellent work
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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by bks974c » Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:48 pm

Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached.

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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by The Nun » Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:34 pm

Looks like we need a bigger board putting up then ? Before everyone disappears onto Farcebook :o
Is that where the formally known Noddy's gone, where the party is?
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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by colimp66 » Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:09 pm

Scott,
I've always used Photobucket clunky as it is to post up any photos although a bit time consuming its never caused any issues.
Hate to think Farcebook is taking club members away from the forum. Im not on it so your stuck wth me here I'm afraid.
Doing a great job Scott, see the photos on Wednesday.
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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by bks974c » Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:45 am

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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by bks974c » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:09 am

Work on front under way
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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by The Nun » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:36 am

Did you brace the shell I cant quite see whether you did or didnt? if not are you trying doors for alignment as you go, youre cutting quite a lot out, which is good as it means all the rot will have been dealt with.
The Imp shell I found was rather prone to movement if it wasnt braced or supported on its suspension spring mountings rather than the floor near them and even the weight of the engine can alter the shell alignment which is why I kept mine in as long as it was possible to do so when doing the sills etc, either this or its done on a proper body jig and clamped down.
Just wondering how youre keeping a check on things are not moving as you go?
Some very good detailed photos though.
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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by bks974c » Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:57 pm

No bracing - although lots of metal being removed, its only been done a bit at a time and then replaced and welded in.

No sign of movement but thanks for the concern.

Certainly there are times when I consider bracing is essential such as another project I'm doing.
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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by bks974c » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:11 pm

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and sometimes you just need to feel your making pogress.
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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by brakedisc » Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:01 pm

Did you really let your daughter drive around in this? :lol:

I take my hat off to you. So much work and effort. How many times have you done this?
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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by bks974c » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:32 pm

brakedisc wrote:Did you really let your daughter drive around in this? :lol:

Its her baby she loves driving a retro car, its got remote central locking, inertia seat belts front and rear plus lots of other modern features so the best of both worlds.

I take my hat off to you. So much work and effort. How many times have you done this?
See above - its a keeper so the effort of removing all the rust by cutting it out is justified, some of it is surface only and could be treated but never convinced that its successful.

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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by bks974c » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:47 pm

Bottom of wing did not fit very well so modified it.
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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by colimp66 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:48 pm

Starting look really sweet once again Scott. Can't believe that the wings never quite fitted correctly at the sill!!!!!??? :shock:
Look correct after you have persuaded them now. :wink:

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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by tiker » Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:10 am

Wish you'd come and persuade a few of mine !!
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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by bks974c » Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:56 am

They may not be 100% but I'm glad to have them as still the best fitting non originals I've found.

That was a half day playing around with the wing to get it to fit :roll: and that's just the bottom of the wing.

Gary - you have the ability from what you have already done just time consuming and soul destroying.

The other alternative is the Keith Lennox (if available)made repair section but that means buying twice as you still need an arch section as well.

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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by bks974c » Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:28 pm

Quite happy the way the front is coming along now
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Inners hand made -
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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by chris d » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:55 pm

awesome work scott
fascinating to watch and learn
soon be in paint
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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by bks974c » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:00 pm

Finished off the A and B pillars
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Turned it around ready to start on the n/s tomorrow
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Hope to have this side done to the same stage by the 14th Feb.
There I given myself a deadline :oops:

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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by ImpManiac » Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:21 pm

Fabulous work, Scott. You are a talented chap. :D

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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by bks974c » Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:04 pm

Good day - doesn't seem like much work when you see what's been done but good progress :D
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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by colimp66 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:30 am

Looking good Scott, fairly cracking on now that your on the other side. The grinder and welder will be needing a rest soon.

It's like Little and Large next to the other project of the Mustaguar. :wink: . Ready for Imp Eccosse?

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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by bks974c » Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:16 pm

Imp Ecosse too soon but Going Dutch just maybe but no promises.

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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by bks974c » Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:26 pm

Today seemed a bit of a slog but getting there.
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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by bks974c » Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:16 pm

Better day - front inner done
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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by ImpManiac » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:36 pm

She'll be a solid Imp Sport again really soon, Scott! Lovely work! :D

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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by bks974c » Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:29 pm

Thanks Paul
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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by bks974c » Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:00 pm

:D Cut out the rust on the floor at the front and reattached.
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Time to remove the old sill - apart from the front it was in very good condition
the floor edge a little crispy so out it all comes.
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Sill has been ordered. Today was the first time I've had to spend any money so far have had every thing I needed already, long may that continue :D

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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by bks974c » Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:16 pm

Well not spending money didn't last long :(

After removing the floor edge it was clear that there was rust under the seat support that can't be dealt with without removing the support or floor.

Contacted Bob at Imp Club Spares about a floor, only one side currently available and its the side I need LH and there is a Scottish member picking up stuff today. Must be my lucky day he can even drop it off to me on his way home, unfortunately this luck did not extend to choosing the lottery numbers last night.

Thanks Alan

Sill rebuild under way
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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by perkyimp » Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:02 pm

Blown away by the work you are doing Scott on the car. Watching your posts in admiration knowing that it will be much appreciated by Karen.
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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by bks974c » Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:39 pm

Appreciative children - let me where you can find them :lol:

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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by bks974c » Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:20 pm

Bit more progress but seems to be painfully slow :oops:

Sill now overdue but have chased the supplier and awaiting a response.
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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by chris d » Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:20 pm

great work scott
keep going
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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by jetmech » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:10 pm

chris d wrote:great work scott
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What he said. With knobs on :D . Very impressive stuff.

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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by bks974c » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:47 pm

Preping to replace the floor
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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by bks974c » Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:46 pm

Replaced all the flanges on the seat support which increased its stiffness incredibly however the
downside was it took all day :shock:
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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by bks974c » Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:09 pm

Trial fit of the floor
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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by ChrisBenoy » Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:20 pm

That is some amazing progress, that car is going to be be great and more importantly very strong when it's done, good effort. :D
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Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Post by The Nun » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:09 am

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Ah there it is, the bracing. :wink:
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