straight 6 Volvo
V8boss wrote:You're going to hate me for saying this, and I feel stink saying it too, but I think you might be biting off more than you can chew with the rear subframe conversion if you havent done much welding before. Take it from me, its a massive job, and will slow your build down by months, if not years. Mine took 3-4 months of after hours work and on slow days in the workshop, and I've got a reasonably well equipped fabrication bay, and had another guy helping me as well. The benefits dont outweigh the costs in time and money IMO. Why not stick with your original (and good!) plan of getting the bodywotk done and installing the duratec. It means you will get driving sooner, and you can always do the subframe conversion afterwards. Also saves cutting up the body for an X pack kit if you dont like the lines too.
Will01 wrote:I bought a rollover jig from rolloverjigs.com
I bought the heavy duty version and have had mine mounted for some time. It was nowhere near £1000! Think mine was £260 as we also have E-Types for resto and we bough self levelling kit on top. Best money i spent soo far on the resto. worth its weight in gold easy.
Good luck with project, mine was a long slog. But i building her now finally!
Will01 wrote:Once you get it, go out and buy some box section which matches the roll over jig and make up a frame that holds front and rear jigs together and then buy some castors. Prob cost about £40-50 but then you can wheel it around.
We have a shell roller aswell in another garage for holding an old Jag, doesn't need to be fancy, keep it simple
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