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Restoration Project #2 – Completing the rolling chassis

Restoration Project #2 – Completing the rolling chassis

15 January 2014

Christmas is over and the restoration project is back underway! Over the Christmas period restorer Mike Hill at Survivor Customs has been working endlessly on the project from his Middlesbrough workshop. This time, Mike focused his attention on certain parts of the vehicle’s body, completing the rolling chassis and mounting the engine in a mock up stage of the build of the 1935 Ford Model Y truck.


We’re planning an interview with Mike which will see us ask general as well as more specific questions on how to approach a restoration project. If you have any questions then get in touch and we will do our best to get them answered for you!

In the meantime enjoy phase 2 of this awesome restoration project. It has been an exciting week. So don’t hesitate to Facebook or tweet us, we’d love to hear your thoughts on this project!



Custom built chassis tie bars and suspension setup


Front of chassis and reclaimed front grill from another Ford truck, that has been altered to fit the Model Y


Full custom built front axle and quarter elliptical front suspension


Steering box and body shell mounted to chassis


Engine and gearbox mocked up in place, body shell also mounted to chassis


Engine mounts fabricated and fitted, engine sat in the chassis


Rolling chassis now complete with body and 3.5 BMW M62 engine with a 5 Speed m60 gearbox mounted in a mock up stage of the build

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