How to improve on The Standard

Back in 2008 I purchased a 1954 Standard Vanguard.

 

Then I decided to make it into a cool Hot-Rod based on the American lead sleds...... as the car is very small, I've named it a Lil'Merc.

 

 

How it looked originally....

Some would say, "It was an ugly duckling...."

How it looks today....

The new shocks fitted, just testing to see just "how low" she would go.... very low, is the answer

...and the journey it took to get there....

After the long 4hr drive back from Cheshire
engine in
Back home in the garage
even looks good underneath
back in Primer....ready for some paint
Time to make a few minor modifications
Valley Gas
time to start with the wiring
Back to bare metal again
starting to take shape
and a few few more modifications
Spats finish off the look
Need a bigger garage
lots of smoothing off
ready to put it all back together
One of the best recovery lorries, ever!

 

 

FEBRUARY 2017 = a return trip to Valley Gas for a new dash, finish off all the little pieces and possibly a new interior!!!  

 

Ready to be ON THE ROAD for JUNE/JULY/AUGUST 2017......

 

Bonnet on, but not shut (as you can tell!)
A menacing grin......

Your one stop hot-rod shop

Valley Gas Speed Shop has been established since 1999 and have built and worked on many different cars. We have always tried to supply you, our customers, with good workmanship - but at a price you can afford.

Our workmanship is a variety from your British Classics (MG's, Mini's) through to fully built turnkey Hot Rods (Rat Rod's / Show Winning) and have also been commissioned to build concept cars.

We can make you a bracket, stainless headers or exhaust system, build you a stock or a race engine, or custom made chassis. We have built many race cars including the Boston Brawler (9 second 33 Willys Coupe) which was run for over 15 years.

We are fully equipped with a service bay for standard American motors.

Call us now to see what we can do for you......

 

Protech Shocks

Protech Shocks Offer a complete competition and fast road shock absorber service for drivers looking for the edge in performance at an affordable price.

 

These units are ultra light weight all aluminium design and the components used are C.N.C machined to a very high standard, they are then anodised in clear and black to give maximum protection and presentation. (all units are hand built to order)

 


 

Classic Car Management

Classic Car Management offers a unique and personalized service to classic car owners in an around Bath.

Let us take away the hassles of owning and running your classic pride and joy, whatever the make and model.

We offer a fully insured friendly service to suit all your requirements in our local Bath workshop.

All work undertaken is managed / scrutinized and most important of all completed on time! Collection and delivery services are available locally, nationally and internationally - prices available on request. 100% insurance cover is always in place to ensure you with total peace of mind.

 

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