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Post  Ferretboy221 on Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:38 pm

I now work in a landrover garage (owned by the same company who had the portaloo's) and we get offered all sorts of old landy's etc, but whilst talking to a customer about a lightweight ( or air portable to be correct) i showed him a picture of my mk2 stating that the thinking was on the same lines. He then drops the casual comment of : oh ive got a mk1 had since 74........ do you feel like getting rid of it? i asked, well come and look at it and see what you think, so i did and now i own it.....damn ive done it again.











even has its keys still!!!
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Post  Mk3rob on Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:54 pm


Good man Very Happy

The more the merrier

You'll soon be able to organise your own rallies. Twisted Evil
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:01 pm

Very nice! Very Happy

Well done, I think you've got a cracking little Scamp there. It's amazing how many people have owned Scamps or know someone who has in the past. its like the 6 degrees of separation theory but with Scamps.
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Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:52 pm

Nice one. Fold-flat screen ... no seat belts (pre-'65 reg) ... so maybe a floor mounted starter button ... and is that a foot-operated dipswitch I see? Hope you got a V5 log book!
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Post  Ferretboy221 on Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:17 pm

I have indeed got a logbook....floor mounted dipswitch and the ignition switch is not on the floor but under the dash rail. also hand operated windsreen washer.
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Post  Ferretboy221 on Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:32 pm

Little bit of an update.
Scamp has sat in the corner of the yard for a while behind a 1958 series 1 with PTO (which is for sale by the way)
Finally got round to stripping out the very wet very heavy very rotten ply floor.
this revealed more rot than i had expected (but then what should i have expected from a vehicle that has been sat outside for 25 years?) Basically all of the cross beams in the rear that held the rear subframe have had to be removed.
In fact once i had unbolted the front trunnions the rear box uprights that held the rear subframe bar detatched themselves and the subframe fell out all of its own volition.
any way a few pics.


















Got some box yesterday so im going to measure up this weekend and try and re-build the back end first then the front.
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Post  Ferretboy221 on Sat May 17, 2014 12:10 pm

OK this project is now back to where I started two years ago....with a stripped chassis. However I am rather hoping the chassis will now be up to scratch, a couple of pictures....









Let the building begin in earnest!!
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Post  Mk3rob on Sat May 17, 2014 2:22 pm

I see your garage has shrunk Very Happy 

Crack on it will be ready for the IMM then Twisted Evil 
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Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Sat May 17, 2014 10:13 pm

Now that is interesting.  A mk1 without a rear subframe - not a bad idea at all. Wink
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Post  Steve G on Sat May 17, 2014 10:36 pm

Thats looking good. I was trying to spot all the modified bits. I spent a while looking at mine and thought it might be a god idea to connect the front subframe rear mounts to the tower ones and you have done it. Is that to get some more space for the carburettor and exhaust ?
Looking forward to seeing the rest of the build.

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Post  Ferretboy221 on Sat May 17, 2014 11:00 pm

The Chassis has been modded by andrew at scamp motor co. the brief I gave him was for a mk1 frame with mk2-3 strength, the front frame modification is intended to allow a comparatively easy turbo fitment at a future stage.
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Post  Steve G on Sat May 17, 2014 11:27 pm

My next question was where did you get your tube from but you have answered that !

Did it cost anywhere near the price of a new kit to get the work done ? A thought just crossed my mind about mine but it would involve robbing a bank as well !

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Post  Ferretboy221 on Sun May 18, 2014 12:08 am

Has been treated as a new kit as the old chassis was used as a template due to the fact there was about 6 inches of usable metal in the whole frame!
And A lot of the old panels will not fit due to the design changes implemented hence a new set has been manufactured for the newer frame.

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Post  Steve G on Sun May 18, 2014 6:35 pm

It looked pretty bad in the pictures especially the one of the rear subframe with the chassis attached.
Thanks for putting the pictures on it's very interesting being able to see it all bare like that.

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Post  Steve G on Sun May 25, 2014 11:04 pm

How are things progressing ? Are you going to put the subframe and suspsnsion on and then do the panels ?

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Post  Ferretboy221 on Mon May 26, 2014 10:30 am

Got the frame home and squirrelled in to the barn with the mk2 ....need to have a serious clean out far to much stuff!!...there are actually 6 engines in the pile to the bottom left.....



I will be picking out a sub frame and some arms getting them prepped up and fitted so I can wheel the chassis about to work on the next thing will be what I call utilities...
Brake lines, fuel lines, cables and anything that makes it go stop or steer....then the engine which is a big project in its own right, what with the power unit I am planning on building...







And then last thing it can be clad in its panels and made to look respectable....estimated completion date 2056........
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Post  Steve G on Mon May 26, 2014 11:30 am

That looks interesting, is that a BMW head ?

Building or even buying mine wasn't planned so I am having to get all the jobs I was supposed to be doing first.
I hope I can get mine built a bit faster then you as I will be too old to drive it by then !

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Post  TRR Motorsport on Mon May 26, 2014 8:27 pm

Nice choice on the BMW head conversion. It'll go like a stabbed Rat! :-)
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Post  Ferretboy221 on Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:45 am

A little progress....not much cos its dark and cold in a barn in the winter with no electric.........and im a wuss.......











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Post  Mk3rob on Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:51 pm

Keep at it Very Happy

Theoretically the weather should be getting warmer or is that just south of the Watford Gap Twisted Evil

Ready for this years IMM:roll:
Don't let it roll into a third year.
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Post  Machi San on Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:28 pm

I have a lot of time for this project. So cool. I wish my mk1 had the same roll hoop as yours, mine has vertical b pillars basically and yours taper in.

I'm planning on not running a rear subframe as well. I've got a beam and coilovers on my old swift engine mini.

I'm not 100% sure I understand all of the mods made to the frame, I will study your pucs next to my frame when I get home tonight. I am not far off sending the chassis for shot blasting, I would certainly like to make any strengthening mods now before its blasted and painted.

I am extremely jealous of the BMW k1100 16v head conversion, I've wanted to do one since I was an engineering apprentice back in 2001, I decided Suzuki gti engine was an easy option Smile

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Post  Machi San on Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:20 pm

more updates please Very Happy

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Post  Ferretboy221 on Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:07 am





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Sunshine

Post  Mk3rob on Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:36 am

Is that blue sky I can see in Cumbria and green grass.

Are you just showing the Scamp what its got to look forward to outside in the big bad world Smile

Are you still on target for this years IMM.
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Post  Adam on Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:48 am

If that's where u live, I'm proper jealous
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