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Paddy1970

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About Paddy1970

  • Rank
    Getting there Builder
  • Birthday 08/12/1970

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Durham

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  • Car type
    Robin Hood 2B
  • Full name
    Paul Woods

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  1. Paddy1970

    Hood

    Pm sent sir.
  2. Paddy1970

    Hood

    Hi, I'd accept £350 and throw in free delivery. I will get you some pics on Monday, they are at my garage business.
  3. Paddy1970

    Hood

    I have a full brand new 2b hood and frame and brand new doors that i will probably never fit, i paid £450 for them so probably not what you are looking for but make me a decent offer.
  4. Paddy1970

    Robin Hood 2B Unused Parts/kit

    Hi, i didn't get an email from you?
  5. Paddy1970

    Robin Hood 2B Unused Parts/kit

    Hi, it's paul@woodsport.org , thanks.
  6. Paddy1970

    Robin Hood 2B Unused Parts/kit

    Are the front brake calipers still for sale? If so how much posted to Durham, thanks.
  7. Paddy1970

    Project Valtezza

    You've done a great job with that, i've shortened mine by about 3" and already made the screen support brackets, luckily my frame passes by the screen legs in the right place so it wasn't too hard, i did drill and tap the holes out to M12 though, they didn't look strong enough for me and i have millions of Toyota threaded bolts.
  8. Paddy1970

    Project Valtezza

    Thanks for that, looking at your pics, did you use a Midget windscreen as well? I thought i was being original by being the first lol
  9. Paddy1970

    Project Valtezza

    Roger that, i'm sure there's a ton of little things i will need to address.
  10. Paddy1970

    Project Valtezza

    I keep saying the fabrication stage is nearly finished before the big tear down, but then i find another thing i need to fabricate and off we go again. I feel i am close to that point. Fresh rubber on the JR19's, i went for a full sized spare rather than a thinner version, made the spare wheel carrier which will also carry the number plate holder/lighting, there is also a removeable frame behind the rear panel which will hold the 4x100 wheel mount, it needed to be removeable to get my fuel tank out in future. So this is how she currently looks, like something dredged from the canal, i know it's only cosmetic but looking forward to the making things pretty stage. She's got a fat ass, 70" from arch to arch.
  11. Paddy1970

    Project Valtezza

    With a weekend at home to spare (the Valtezza is at the garage/work) i decided to facelift the Robin Hood dash, this is exactly what i am going to do on the Valtezza too. I love Burr Walnut, it harks back to my love of old classics and gives any dashboard a touch of class about it, to be honest i hated the leather covered steel sheet that was there before. So although not 100% finished, i've added a few more Smiths gauges, converted my defuct ETB speedo and tacho to modern (but retro looking) equivalents, i've also added a glovebox which wasn't there before. The wood i used for this was taken from an old wardbrobe door i bought from Ebay for pennies, i have the other door which will go into the Valtezza dash.
  12. Paddy1970

    North East Area Meeting Wed.29Th Aug, From 7-30Pm

    I will be there weather permitting, forecast looks good though.
  13. Paddy1970

    Project Valtezza

    Petrol tank brackets made and bolted up, filler cap position mocked up too.
  14. Paddy1970

    Project Valtezza

    Thanks Dan, i will double check, i'm fairly sure it's ok though, for example electronic handbrakes are not classed as "mechanical" but they don't have to go through IVA i guess.... i will check. That's a fair point Andy and if i'm honest, not one i had considered so thank you for bringing it to my attention. I think i will wait until the engine is running, suck it and see how the cooling fairs, i have thermal imaging equipment i can use to see what is happening in the rad, worst case i will need to move the left upper rad outlet down to the bottm left corner.
  15. Paddy1970

    Project Valtezza

    Getting down to the finer fabrication jobs now before the complete teardown, which i'm really looking forward to as i'm tired of looking at this thing in bare steel and crap looking components, bring on the pretty stuff as quicky as possible! Radiator mounted, this is the largest rad i could find that will fit into the nosecone area, i've fitted it at a 45* angle rather than flat in the original Hood, it's from a BMW E30 and the outlets point in the correct direction for me which is nice. Also got my screen mountings done, i've made that screen from MG midget parts, very happy with it as it looks factory but different from the usual 7 screen. Left rad hose, reason for doing this now, the solid pipe is bracketed to the chassis, so will get painted during final assembly, the front hose is from a Celica GT4 and the rear hose is from a Mk3 Mr2 that also has the take off for the header tank, both pipes just happen to be the right diameter and shape, those exhaust manifolds are temporary, i will be making all new stainless 3 into 1 items. Handbrake is in, no cables for me, i'm going full hyrdaulic onto separate spot calipers. That's an MX5 lever modified onto a universal master cylinder, it's very compact and simple, no messing around with custom cables and all of the nonsense that comes with them. Fuel tank bracketry will be done this weekend and at this point i think i can pretty much tear it all apart now, paint everything and begin final assembly.
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