Rare year 1 Spitfire Roadster
Straight Spitfire destined for complete restomod, combining 2 into one solid car a new direction is in play
Well a serious change in direction, front fenders have been widened 5"
Hood modified for the increased air flow through the radiator.
What comes next is RADICAL
Rear of the car is being prepared for a radical transformation, front suspension is being upgraded with mustang 2 suspension and coil-over adjustables at all 4 corners
Removal of rear wheel drive components
The front engine configuration is being replaced with a new mid-engine transplant. The new engine is a Honda J30A4 and will be developing over 400 turbo charged Horsepower connected to a 6 speed manual transmission. The rear of the vehicle will be widened 12" and will have large intakes just behind the doors to supply cool air to the intercooler and fresh air intake, stay tuned, this will be WILD!
The engine and transaxle are located and the construction of the new frame is about to begin.
Proper alignment is absolutely critical to the, safety, handling, and performance of the vehicle. The car is widened 12" overall.
Starting rear modifications
Turbo intercoolers will be mounted behind stainless mesh grills
There is a mountain of modifications coming.
Removal of old suspension to begin
Old stock suspension is gone, frame rails are cut to accommodate the new custom coilover suspension.
New cross member and components are being fit and exact location established prior to tack welding.
Spindle height is checked for proper ride height for tire size and location in wheel well. Frame measurements are taken to insure correct clearances before welding everything in place.
Frame rails have been modified and rack and pinion steering fit in place, all welding is now completed.
Frame has been cleaned and prepped for primer. Note the addition of upper frame rails.