That looks like a great project.
A '77 is eligible as a historic for rallying and as a tarmac spec car would be fantastic on a lot of events in the UK and in France & Belgium.
Good luck with the work.
Thanks Peter, a long road ahead but looking forward to it. In case you hadn’t clocked the name change, I exchanged a couple of emails with you a week or 3 ago, initially about rear damper top mount access! The hope is at some point to take it over to Belgium this does affect the build slightly, mainly the choice of cage, it may affect other things but still struggling to get my head round the homologation papers.
Not quite so many reasons..... the ‘77 GT with 12” wheels didn’t have a servo (or single line brakes) or boot board and only the very early ones had the bonnet stay on the other side. I didn’t think the bonnet hinges changed in 76 - my 72 had the same hinges as this one.
I knew someone with more knowledge than me would be along shortly. I am not so far away from you Graeme, I did briefly speak to you at one of the Myerscough autotests last year, I was only spectating that day, not long after you’d sold your GT I think.
Nice to see another rally Clubman joining the fray. Whether it's an original GT or not.....who gives a stuff right? And I really like your last paragraph.....
"... if I do something well, tell me, if I could do something a better way, a simpler way or I’ve overlooked something, tell me and if I’m doing something completely stupid tell me before it comes back to bite me."
Brilliant attitude to have and I salute you for being open to folks being critical (all be it in a nice way hopefully!), although on the whole, the small rally and motorsport community on here I've always found to be super supportive and helpful.
Keep the updates coming as it might give me the inspiration to crack on with mine....i'm assuming you are looking at the Minisport Cup as target events to compete on?
All the best, Dave
Cheers Dave, I might have a few good ideas of my own, but it’s pointless completely reinventing the wheel so I’m happy to learn from those who have done it before, or tried different things.
There were a few ups and downs, reading your build and it triggered a memory, I had a look round your car at the start of The Garstang memorial rally that you drowned it in a ford several years ago! I was absolutely gutted for you when you put pictures of the accident that killed off the car after so much work. But then quite excited when it looked like you were going to be heading in the same direction I was. I hope I can motivate you to get back into your build, because no doubt at some point I am going need some motivation to keep pushing forward and if at this point I can see someone going through the same thing it will be a big help!!!
Did you ever make a descision on what you were going to do about a roll cage or at least a shortlist? I have a few thoughts but would be interested to hear yours before I possibly bias it with my thoughts.
The minisport cup is definitely something I’d like to do, one make championship and all that, a chance to go over to Belgium, so initially that’s what I’ll be targeting event and car set up wise.