after seeing a home built rat rod in Rochester a couple of years ago my son started pushing for us to have one.
answer was no from the wife but in the end I said id let the mk2 Granada go to make space and raise the money. she gave in and we sat donw and looked at ways of getting something that wouldn't cost a lot and that was simple enough for us to do together.
firstly we looked at the choices of chassis's that we could use and also what size car we could try to use as a base as we only had a small amount of room next to the garage.
after a good amount of adding up cost and working out how big the car could be we settled on a triumph vitesse chassis. we haggled the seller down to a sensible price seeing as it wasn't ever going to be towable home with 6 wheel nuts holding all the wheels on and the tyres wereabout 100 years past their use by date and had cracks in. the discs were shot and.............................basicly it was all plop but the guy was nice and a deal was made. a friend of a friend collected the "tesse" up and also some assorted parts from the kit car that was originally on the chassis.
the car itself will be my sons car when finished and he is going to be working alongside me all the way through.