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 Post subject: Identification
PostPosted: October 5, 2018, 8:40 pm 
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]Hi: Can anyone help me identify this car, please? Opel GT front end. BMW 2002 engine gearbox rear end.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification
PostPosted: October 23, 2018, 8:53 am 
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Sorry,, can´t help, but that a real "barn Find"


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PostPosted: October 23, 2018, 11:06 am 
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nikijack wrote:
]Hi: Can anyone help me identify this car, please? Opel GT front end. BMW 2002 engine gearbox rear end.


I can't help either. I don't see any front or rear ends.


From the rear, I'd guess one of the Dutton Sevens but the faux front clamshell detail doesn't look familiar. I just browswed thru my "Lotus Seven & the Independents" book and didn't see anything that looks like this.

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PostPosted: October 24, 2018, 10:12 am 
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Thank you: I have long thought it might be a Dutton. I just joined the Dutton UK club, and will send them some pictures.

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PostPosted: October 24, 2018, 3:51 pm 
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Another picture, I hope.


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PostPosted: October 29, 2018, 11:34 am 
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Well, Mr. Dutton says it is not a Dutton. Must be homemade.


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PostPosted: October 29, 2018, 6:08 pm 
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nikijack wrote:
...Opel GT front end. BMW 2002 engine gearbox rear end...

How do you know this, given that the shell could have virtually anything bolted in?

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PostPosted: October 29, 2018, 9:36 pm 
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So did you buy it? Who really cares who made the body? Dutton, Schmutton! Build it!

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PostPosted: October 29, 2018, 10:12 pm 
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I'll send pictures of the build.


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PostPosted: December 4, 2018, 4:02 pm 
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Andrew at Jonsteel grinded the rust and welded the BMW rear subframe.


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Rebuilding the rear axle CV joints.


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