Started on May 3 by Vince

1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500

A pretty solid project or donor car for a few hundred bucks. Floors and one rocker are rotten but the rest is amazingly solid and wouldn’t take much body work. I just have to decide whether to use the Spit as a donor for a ‘Locost’ project or rebuild it as a street rod with an upgraded power train i.e. 4.3ltr. Suggestions?

Latest updates
April 15
Wrapping up the sheet metal..

We’re keeping costs down by fabricating as much as possible. For a mere $30 dollars …

April 15
APost and Rocker Panel Installation

A couple of evenings after work this week we managed to repair the APost and …

April 15
Inner Rocker, Beam & Dog leg Installed

We wrapped up easter weekend installing the inner rocker, beam and rear quarter dog leg. …

April 07
Cleaning and Undercoating the Tub

With the frame painted we’re going at the tub of the car. Ted cleaned areas …

April 06
Stripped and Painted the Frame

We spent the entire day stripping then repainting the frame yesterday. In the evening we …

April 04
Body off Frame..

The car is coming along nicely. Tonight we decided to remove the body from the …

March 26
Day 3 - Work in progress & plans...

We managed to figure out what body metal we needed, essentially the endire drivers side …

March 26
Day 2 - Stripping, Cutting, Welding

Sunday… We’re really happy with progress and the condition of the car being generally really …

March 26
1st Day Progress

I decided to completely strip this vehicle so I picked up a gallon of good …

March 22
Father/Son Project Time!

Well, after much research, discussion and thought my son has decided he’d like to restore …

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