Jump to content


Photo

I'll Be There In A Jiffy!

kit-car

  • Please log in to reply
161 replies to this topic

#16 Ethel

Ethel

    ..is NOT a girl!

  • TMF Team
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 25,461 posts
  • Local Club: none

Posted 04 May 2013 - 06:25 PM

There was one on Ebay (I think) a while back. done up with roof lights an flames painted from the wheel arches like an American truck. It looked really good, even with the flames. I was nearly tempted too.

http://www.flickrive...ol/interesting/

 

Rascal, Super Carry... Pretty much everything dreamt up by the major motor factors the Mini did first   :proud: 



#17 Tommyboy12

Tommyboy12

    Up Into Fourth

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,252 posts
  • Location: Peterborough

Posted 05 May 2013 - 10:52 AM

Been bolting the cab back together today to give it a bit more in the way of weather protection. Ive got to have an arguement with the rear screen later which is a custom piece of glass for the Jiffy so im going to be taking a stencil of it before I start!



#18 danny1

danny1

    In the navy you can sail 7 peas

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,321 posts
  • Local Club: bumpstart

Posted 05 May 2013 - 11:59 AM

this thing is wierd looking but i kinda like it, look forward to more updates



#19 Tommyboy12

Tommyboy12

    Up Into Fourth

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,252 posts
  • Location: Peterborough

Posted 05 May 2013 - 07:17 PM

So today I found out that my Jiffy is number 22 of about 70-80 Jiffys made in total by Indespension. I had a friend come over who buys and sells vintage cars (1900s-1940s stuff) and he commented that the offset clocks were probably because it was a Clubman donor car, which makes sense! He reckoned the coin imprint was something to do with year of manufacture of the fibreglass tub.

 

Although the plan was to put the cab back together that plan soon changed to stripping down the flat bed!

 

20130505_140741_zpsd22cfb17.jpg

 

The bottom of the bed (the rotten plyboard behind the frame) was held on by 4 pieces of angle iron on the frame but they were only tack welded every 6 inches. This means water has ingressed behind them and being unpainted it had rusted. The angle iron is scrap but the frame was ok.

 

Back of the ladder chassis once the bed was off. The previous owner had done a nice job of painting it and it still looks fresh so that wont be being touched. Although I will likely cake the leaf springs in grease.

 

20130505_140747_zpsbee5302b.jpg

 

Crappy old bits of wood for the sides of the pickup bed. We are going to save the ironmongery but ditch the wood in favour of some new stuff along with new 5-ply for the bed floor.

 

20130505_140753_zps06cc29be.jpg

 

Random picture of the spare wheel rack which must have been added on by a previous owner as its wasnt included in the standard ladder chassis.

 

20130505_172043_zps6114dc9f.jpg

 

Took some more pictures of the fibreglass panels too. First is with the bonnet in situe. My step-dad and my retired neighbour have been turned into free labour ;)

 

20130505_130958_zps574b9905.jpg

 

The back window is in the cardboard in this shot.

 

20130505_131003_zpsd5145c2d.jpg

 

You can see what is currently the exhaust system in this shot. There is an unused bracket on the cross member where it finishes and originally it went off the the side at a 45 degree angle to where there is another bracket. Ill probably do the same for simplicity of using the existing brackets.

 

20130505_131017_zpsc43c4978.jpg

 

Tomorrow (Yay for bank holidays!) we are going to paint the bed and bolt it back down to the chassis. Then we are going to strip the wood off the sides and strip the ironmongery for painting. Then hopefully I can start bolting the cab back together and get the wiring back in.



#20 liamcrowley

liamcrowley

    Stage One Kit Fitted

  • Noobies
  • PipPipPip
  • 65 posts
  • Location: Co.Cork Ireland

Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:38 AM

That thing is absolutely savage, one cool looking thing.

Good look with, let me know if you want to sell it! ;)

Edited by liamcrowley, 06 May 2013 - 09:39 AM.


#21 Bungle

Bungle

    Original Spamster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 28,971 posts
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Local Club: cornish mini club

Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:17 AM

there was one at the riviera run over the weekend



#22 java gt

java gt

    Mini Mad

  • Just Joined
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 120 posts
  • Local Club: Irish Mini Owners Club

Posted 06 May 2013 - 03:24 PM

Friend of mine has one of these,really cool motor to have.



#23 Tommyboy12

Tommyboy12

    Up Into Fourth

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,252 posts
  • Location: Peterborough

Posted 06 May 2013 - 06:12 PM



there was one at the riviera run over the weekend

 

Maybe I will see another myself one day! Would be nice as there cant be many left.

 

Did a bit more to the bed today in the glorious weather (25C!)

 

Probably cant tell the difference but the first picture is one coat and the second is the second coat.

 

20130506_163147_zps8905eac4.jpg

 

20130506_143513_zps53385423.jpg

 

Also stripped the shackles off the side boards. Originally these were going to be replaced but the boards are in pretty good nick so they will be sanded and stained. A previous owner clearly did the 'varnishing' with all the shackles on!

 

20130506_163143_zpseb8d3c33.jpg

 

Ground the shackles down for a lick of paint. They were in pretty good nick too once cleaned up (with a 9 inch grinder!).

 

20130506_163214_zpsef41d2e0.jpg

 

They got a lick of paint afterwards too. So everything is ready to go back on once the wood is done and we have a new bed floor.



#24 Tommyboy12

Tommyboy12

    Up Into Fourth

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,252 posts
  • Location: Peterborough

Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:45 AM

Got a quote for vinyl wrapping today. Seems a little pricey so I may have to shop around. The advantage of the small cab and it not being attached means I can lug it around fairly easily to local vinyl wrappers.



#25 Ripple

Ripple

    Mini Mad

  • Noobies
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 116 posts
  • Location: Torquay

Posted 08 May 2013 - 03:41 PM

check out here...

 

https://www.facebook.../jiffyregister/

 

or here

 

www.jiffyregister.co.uk

 

 

my friend Glenn has had one for a few years and may be able to help point you in the direction of anything needed



#26 Tommyboy12

Tommyboy12

    Up Into Fourth

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,252 posts
  • Location: Peterborough

Posted 11 May 2013 - 12:01 PM

I had hoped to get the Jiffy to Himley but instead I will be looking for an early mk3 ignition barrel there as I have been unable to source a new one online.



#27 Tupers

Tupers

    Up Into Fourth

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,106 posts
  • Location: Devon

Posted 11 May 2013 - 02:44 PM

Very cool, I've always fancied a Jiffy. My Uncle used to own one the same colour as yours.

9395080_orig.jpg?351


Edited by Tupers, 11 May 2013 - 02:45 PM.


#28 Tommyboy12

Tommyboy12

    Up Into Fourth

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,252 posts
  • Location: Peterborough

Posted 11 May 2013 - 03:17 PM

Yeah the colour of mine is a bit faded. The sun has bleached the orange on the roof quite badly. Im going to try and renovate it before it hopefully gets vinyl wrapped.



#29 Scrappydoo2

Scrappydoo2

    Stage One Kit Fitted

  • Noobies
  • PipPipPip
  • 50 posts
  • Location: Mid Wales

Posted 11 May 2013 - 08:39 PM

now this is one cool project :)



#30 Ripple

Ripple

    Mini Mad

  • Noobies
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 116 posts
  • Location: Torquay

Posted 11 May 2013 - 11:27 PM

Very cool, I've always fancied a Jiffy. My Uncle used to own one the same colour as yours.

9395080_orig.jpg?351

 

this is the one that glenns got now isn't it?







Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: kit-car

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users