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Cool Mods

Jay Laifman

Donation Time
I don't usually like aggressive modifications that don't reflect the Rootes overall ethos. But this one actually speaks to me. I recognize the total conflict in that statement. But on the other hand, many of the changes are still Rootes-esque.

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It would look better if the front flares tapered down in front. It looks like MGB headrests.
 
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Reminds me of Chuck Ingram's 62 Alpine.


Jim,

IIRC, the UK MOT has a requirement that no tire tread can be exposed outside the fender - or a similarly worded safety requirement.
 
Tbh .. I dont really think it's been that well executed.... I agree the flares should taper at the leading edge.. and also in the side shots the arch profile isn't very consistent or flowing.

Also the seller either doesn't know how to fold the soft top .. or the owner secured it on the sides and now it can't fold down .....
 
Well like that's going to save your windshield from a rock being tossed up from some other vehicle in front or in the next lane. Thank goodness those gov agencies are keeping us safe with their regulations.
But reminds me of a local Tiger with 930 Porch metal flares installed in 1980 something.
 
Well like that's going to save your windshield from a rock being tossed up from some other vehicle in front or in the next lane. Thank goodness those gov agencies are keeping us safe with their regulations.
But reminds me of a local Tiger with 930 Porch metal flares installed in 1980 something.
We have the same rules in Australia.. no tyres protruding from the wheel arch... At least at the top .. negative camber seems to solve most concerns...

I think it's also as much about reducing the spray of water when driving as stones.. Ever driven behind an open wheel car in the wet...( NOT FUN!! )


That said.. I wouldn't be impressed of some knob peppered the front of my car with a bunch of stones...
 
Ha. That is why I made sure to include some of the pictures directly. Hate when finding old threads where the pictures and links are gone.
 
The more i looked at this car the worse it got.. some very questionable panels gaps and I am now quite sure the top is installed incorrectly and that's why it wont fold.. when up they havent got the attachments at the pivot on the hood frame and the window isn't fitting into the slots...
 

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