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Offline Jeremy

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Diddy
« on: April 01, 2017, 11:04:08 pm »
Last year Diddy started being advertised for sale. I certainly wasnt after it but ended up paying a mutually disagreeable amount and ended up owning Diddy...

Rivet counters look well away now  ;D

Diddy was built by the Rumsey brothers as a 88" 2a tray back with a Rover 6 cylinder in it. I believe it is well known in the Series 2 Club but as I'm not a member I dont know!

It then passed onto another owner who sold it me as this -





It had many many faults. Ran like absolute rubbish, trayback was no use to man nor beast, looked stupid etc etc.

So I chopped it about!



The rear was "interestingly" constructed, the supports where full of water and I'm still not certain how it was bolted to the cab. Anyway off it came...


Took a but longer than ideal but at this point I had a plan.

Found an ex-station wagon tub with the four jump seats still fitted in reasonable condition. In Scotland...



Couple of roof sides from somewhere (no windows on this one!) and the roughest station wagon roof ever from Sodbury.


Fitting all up she started to look good (in my eyes!)



Added a spare winch I had kicking around as well

A door I had from an old 110, some nice new springs



Then some new Goodyear MTR's to some take off rims and then hit a stop. New job etc meant no more time so next stop to an auto electrician to sort out the wiring


Loads of work including changing the ridiculous three dial dash (doesnt fit with a 2a interior, a black two dial is back in with a few tweaks!)

Once he had finished off to my local specialist to do all the little bits - full service, new props, seat belts, etc etc etc







Next job is paintwork!



 
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Re: Diddy
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2017, 11:17:09 pm »
I quite like your 3 tone colour, does it have lpg fitted or is that not a vaporiser fitted on top of the footwell.
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2017, 12:19:53 am »
Well done.

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Re: Diddy
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2017, 06:15:13 am »
I quite like your 3 tone colour, does it have lpg fitted or is that not a vaporiser fitted on top of the footwell.

Its got a remote servo, I assume that was the only space for it?!

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Re: Diddy
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2017, 05:54:16 pm »
looks much better!

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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2017, 08:06:51 pm »
I'm glad it wasn't just me that wasn't keen on the tray back...
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Re: Diddy
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2017, 10:01:46 pm »
It would have looked good if it was a 109 but a sorty trayback doesnt look right.
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Re: Diddy
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2017, 07:38:09 pm »
Looks much better now! Traybacks only suit longer wheelbase vehicles.

That said, I reckon an 88" Forward control trayback would look good
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2017, 07:50:38 pm »
I reckon an 88" Forward control trayback would look good

I suspect it might gambol on heavy braking.

Build one!

We can make a fortune on Youtube showing the emergency stop sequence going down Caravan Hill near Exeter Racecourse.

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Re: Diddy
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2017, 08:31:47 pm »
I reckon an 88" Forward control trayback would look good


Build one!



Doing such a magnificent creation is actually on my bucket list. If I aquire a cheap series 3, i may well do so and the cheap v8 I have aquired will go into that

If I did the FC out of a series 2, I wonder what reaction the series 2 club would give?

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Re: Diddy
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2017, 08:49:43 pm »
A 88" f/c would be cool, do it!!

I've got an interesting selection of water leaks to work through on my roof this weekend, no real surprise!

Otherwise quite enjoying using as a daily driver for now  wdesmle

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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2017, 09:14:26 pm »
A 88" f/c would be cool, do it!!

I've got an interesting selection of water leaks to work through on my roof this weekend, no real surprise!

Otherwise quite enjoying using as a daily driver for now  wdesmle
..build it, Sam. I'll have a go at the rag top for it. 
I reckon an 88" Forward control trayback would look good


Build one!



Doing such a magnificent creation is actually on my bucket list. If I aquire a cheap series 3, i may well do so and the cheap v8 I have aquired will go into that

If I did the FC out of a series 2, I wonder what reaction the series 2 club would give?


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Re: Diddy
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2017, 09:28:41 pm »
Found an actual one, look how chunky it looks! Crying out for stacks, a v8 and a trayback

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« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2017, 11:31:13 pm »
Add some 9.00's and we are cooking  5xif

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« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2017, 08:18:43 am »
I see your 900s and raise you a Cuthbertson Conversion.

Sam, you may as well go centre steer for the set!
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