I have given a lot of thought to this, and its seems I should start with
either a body or an engine, and then get a parts car for the rest. I'm
touring the area looking at all of the spit stuff. Nearby there is a
junk/scrap yard that boast 20 or so spits. I doubt theres half that
there, but i'm going to take a look. Also, I planned on using sheet
metal from Burger & Son Fence (where my dad works) to put parts of the
car back together. I'm not really interested in a show winner. I just
want a fun car to drive and look at. And occasional offroad romp with ;)
On Mon, 28 Oct 1996 CBrown1500@aol.com wrote:
> If the car won't start and the frame and body are as bad as you say, I call
> that a parts car--even if it is a '65. In my world that makes it worth about
> $100-200. That's not to say you shouldn't try to bring it back to life.
> Projects like that can represent half the joy of LBC ownership, or just drive
> you to the poor house. Just be aware going in that it's going to take a lot
> more time and money than you could ever estimate--unless you've had a lot of
> experience. Buy the car for as little as possible and allow yourself enough
> time to do the job right. Before setting off on a restoration, decide if
> you're going to be building a show car (doubtful from the car's condition you
> describe) or a nice driver, and maintain that goal as you proceed. I've seen
> drivers win awards at car shows. Worst case scenerio is you do indeed end up
> with a parts car for when you find something better.
> With much caution, I suggest contacting Victoria British (800-255-0088) for
> replacement sheet metal for the early body style. They list many of the
> pieces, but I can't offer any assurances of OEM British quality (is that an
> oxymoron?). Although many parts are interchangable between early and late
> Spits, Vicky Brit seems to list more parts for early models than Roadster
> Factory (800-678-8764). Special Interest Car Parts also lists many of the
> parts for the early years.
> Have fun and keep up posted on you progress,
> Charlie B.