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  • V8 Conversion for Hillman Imp courtesy of Rob Machin

    Well if you are going to mod an imp may as well do it impman65 style like Rob. He has kindly let me post a few pics of his Hillman imp conversion to a V8.

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    Some serious work involved here and we can keep a sneak preview


    This is what is going in, a Rover V8 and I guess matching gearbox. back end Rob mentioned to day is a Sierra one and needs very llittle mods.

    Some serious box section fabrication to be done


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    Front and tail ends now sourced

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    Not including all the rip out that needs to be done !

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    You can follow Robs progress on Facebook if you use it othwerwise i will post a few updates now and again here.

    Good luck Rob !






    / John

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    Rob Machins chassis on the V8 Imp, progress !!!
    / John

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      / John

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      • #4
        Simply brilliant. ​​​​​​
        Keep us all posted
        Cheers
        Col

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          Robs latest images impman65


          Nice work Rob
          / John

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            / John

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            • #7
              Big progress now

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              / John

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              • #8
                Originally posted by John A. Ross View Post
                Big progress now
                Holy smoke, that looks frightening, and im building it :)
                Last edited by John A. Ross; 7 June 2020, 03:55 PM.

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                • #9
                  haha Rob, its an amazing build, even bigger than a restoration itself as its all custom. hat is of to you great progress.

                  I did not post all the images just the key ones it gets a huge a mount of hits page impression wise so plenty interest.

                  No haters able to post either !
                  / John

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                  • #10
                    progress is progress, looks mean now with back wheel mock-up right ?

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                    / John

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                    • #11
                      Work seems to be coming along nicely on Robs V8 impman65



                      Nice roof mod, first time seeing this for me, roof section welded inside the car as an inner "skin"

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                      And the car has some colour

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                      Time to plan exhaust

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                      And the little begger rewards Robs hard work by drawing some blood

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                      Onwards !

                      / John

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                      • #12
                        Good progress from Mr M

                        Diff nearly in

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                        / John

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