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by timmo » Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:30 pm

It has taken 12 years, several times of will I ,won't I ever get on with it,but at last I'm in a position to do it!

As you can see, it's in pretty good shape with only minor welding to be done, progress so far-rear exhaust mount!! :D :D
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by Grant » Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:51 pm

You're brave with that Spit Timmo.. Is that something you made your self or did you Buy it?.. Do you have anymore pics of it Timmo please?.. Sorry to show more interest in the spit than the car :lol: .. The car looks good underneath though :wink: .. Carry On.. nothing to see here! :P
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by timmo » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:28 pm

I bought the spit- check out Roll and Restore. Its proper old school stuff, heavy and functional. It works really well, though is a little strenuous to turn as the centre of gravity on a cv8 is not where a 'normal' car would be. You do need decent headroom for it, though they do make a lower profile model. It's brilliant to wheel around though. It did take a while to set up, but once done the access is second to none.

I wouldn't consider it on a cv8 that's rusty though. The rear bumper mounts are flimsy even when all the metal is good!
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by Grant » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:37 pm

timmo wrote:I bought the spit- check out Roll and Restore. Its proper old school stuff, heavy and functional. It works really well, though is a little strenuous to turn as the centre of gravity on a cv8 is not where a 'normal' car would be. You do need decent headroom for it, though they do make a lower profile model. It's brilliant to wheel around though. It did take a while to set up, but once done the access is second to none.

I wouldn't consider it on a cv8 that's rusty though. The rear bumper mounts are flimsy even when all the metal is good!

Thank you for your answer Timmo.. I will have a look there... I was interested in it for an Interceptor, it has the identical Chassis as your CV8 but is a steel body.. but I guess you know that anyway, I wonder if it will be suffice for an Interceptor though Timmo?
Keep the good work up Timmo :wink:
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by timmo » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:25 pm

I don't see why not, they supply all the fixings, you just have to cut the bars to length and drill the holes where you need them to go.

I'm very impressed with it, especially for the money!
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by Wallace » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:46 am

Nice one Timmo, do you still have both cars?

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by timmo » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:52 am

I do, I haven't sold anymore stuff in case I may need it.
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