Dave Morton - A Ressurection

Hi all, hope you're all busy building?

I've been gratefully tasked with bringing Dave Mortons GTD40 back to life.

The job here at Classic Car Restorations UK is to:

Fit a Southern GT supplied rear chassis section and rear suspension components, and customer supplied rear uprights, hubs and brake components
Fabricate new engine mounts
Make and fit new rear horseshoe aluminium panels
Adjust bunch of snakes to fit
And get the car running again

Dave had originally got someone to start the work, but the work couldn't be completed.
The project then stalled due to Dave's unfortunate ill health, and I've stepped in to complete the project.

Here's some pictures from day one, loading up and delivering Dave's car back to my workshop:
 

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Some more pictures of progress from the first week:

Engine and gearbox were removed to enable me to remove the rear horseshoe, and weld on Mick Sollis's new rear end
 

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And the new one welded in place:
 

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I painted the new horseshoe with etch primer, then a normal grey primer.

Next, engine and box were carefully put back in place, using Mick's gearbox top crossmember as a starting point.

I've measured and cut 4mm metal plate for the new engine mounts, and will post more updates and pictures as work progresses this week:
 

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I am really digging that workshop. love the addition of the turntable for playing vinyl. going to have to have another look and see what else i can see.
keep up the good work.

Ryan
 
I am really digging that workshop. love the addition of the turntable for playing vinyl. going to have to have another look and see what else i can see.
keep up the good work.

Ryan

Hi Ryan

Thanks! The needle is skipping at the mo. There’s a South Bend lathe that I was given, lurking near the back of my workshop, I’ll post a pic later today
 
Hi all

Here's some pictures of the engine mounts I've fabricated.

These will bolt onto the chassis, using holes already drilled in the chassis:
 

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