hey all, after lurking on here for a long time and not realy contributing much I thought id show you my latest purchase. my past retro list has only realy consisted of minis and volvos. currently without a retro in my life I thought I was in need of something new.
an honest advert with a few pictures, and after a chat with the seller (at 7am in the morning) I decided to get a view, before deciding to part with my cash. ive always had a hankering for a KP30, as I love the look of these quirky little cars, and we all know how they can look (racer86) with a little love.
so after finishing work early, I flew down to sunny kent (and it was hot today ) to view this:
I was chuffed, I know its a lot of work and many peopole would have walked away, but having worked as a metal fabricator in a past life, I felt I could give this a go. even with my pal telling me "nah mate it needs loads of work are you mental?, you'l never do that" I do love a challenge ;D
being as parts for these are near enough non existant, I'm going to be fabricating alot of the panels, and repair panels from other cars will also be used and adapted. all the rot seems to be mostly cosmetic, although there is a little corrosion to the n/s/r wheel arch and floor. this will probably be the most challenging.
hope you all enjoy the build, and any help that you lot can throw my way will be much appreciated.
hey, thanks for the words of wisdom. ill be keeping this pretty standard mechanically, although illl be on the hunt for a 5k engine at some point as i want to keep it as original as possible, and some bigger stoppers. if my search for parts dosn't go to well then possibly a pinto engine and trans, although thats a long way off yet...
Hey Buddy, ive in-boxed you a number of an elderly gentleman whom I purchased another KP30 from a few years back. He had a load of bits in another garage and wanted them gone.. Give him a call I'm sure or hoping he may have some useful stuff in there. It may be a bit far but the stuff is all free :-) could be worth a trip....
1976 Colt Galant GTO GSR (project) 1992 Toyota Carina GTi (ST191) 1977 Toyota 1000 KP36 (latest project)
the seller contacted me to say his phone was still going nuts 3 hours after I left my deposit seem this car attracted alot of interest. ill be taking collection of it saturday, then the strip down will begin. and a big thanks to japclassics, ive tried calling but no response as yet. only on retrorides would you get a lead like that. big thanks for all the positive comments guys.
thanks for all the comments guys, The seller, which all you lot within the kp60 circles might be familar with, was steeve "stiggy" evans. thoroughly nice chap, and has been an absolute pleasure to deal with. didnt have a clue about this untill I actually arrived, and spent a good few hours looking around his unit, and talking all things car...