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Selangor, Klang, Malaysia
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Rusty.....New Chassis Frame

Chow Kok Leong   MYS — Posted on The Austin-Healey Experience
Monday July 10, 2017 6:40 AM


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Rusty....New Chassis Frame

Chow Kok Leong   MYS — Posted on The Austin-Healey Experience
Monday July 10, 2017 6:33 AM


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Rusty - Frame Fabrication

Chow Kok Leong   MYS — Posted on The Austin-Healey Experience
Monday October 17, 2016 8:52 AM


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2016-10-21 11:47:25 # 37961
Comment by Skye Nott
Looking good so far! Looking forward to seeing your progress
2017-07-11 21:47:06 # 43479
Comment by Alwyn Keepence
Looks good! But you could have saved yourself a lot of work by getting a Kilmartin chassis from Australia!

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Rusty - The Strip-down

Chow Kok Leong   MYS — Posted on The Austin-Healey Experience
Tuesday October 4, 2016 9:43 PM


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2016-10-14 08:37:28 # 37795
Comment by Peter D
What are your plans looking into the future? New frame? You really have a lot of work in front of you. Good luck!!
2016-10-17 08:49:46 # 37851
Comment by Chow Kok Leong
Hi PeterI am looking at fabricating a new frame from 3x4 inch 2mm box steel......... have to try fabricating most of the frame parts using the original frame as a template.Rusty has fibreglass front shroud, fenders but aluminium rear shroud. Steel bonnet and boot cover.
2016-10-17 10:09:43 # 37852
Comment by Peter D
Chow,I am impressed that you are building your own frame, that in itself is a massive undertaking. I don't know your financial situation but have you looked into buying a new frame from Kilmartin Automotive Sheet metal in Australia? They make a very good new frame with a lot of up grades. They also make all the extra panels that you will need to weld to the frame. Their prices are reasonable and it would save you a lot of time. Peter
2016-10-18 08:29:54 # 37879
Comment by Chow Kok Leong
Hi Peter Thanks for your comments and advice. It is rather difficult to bring in a new chassis frame into Malaysia due to the need to obtain an import permit and this is rarely given approval. Also the import taxes are steep, in the range of 60% of import cost. As I have acquire Rusty a s a scrape vehicle without proper registration documents this is not a viable option. Rusty will be come more of a hobby car and I like the challenge of re-building it from zero ground up. Major engine parts are also missing.
2016-10-18 11:20:39 # 37881
Comment by Peter D
Chow, With the high import costs are you allowed to bring in used parts without any fees? Since you are missing major engine parts, what are your plans for an engine and running gear? Are you also going to have to make a lot of your own panels? What about suspension parts? Do you plan on keeping the car as stock as possible or are you going to buy a more modern donor car and use those parts to get the Healey back on the road?PeterPeter
2016-10-19 08:25:33 # 37901
Comment by Chow Kok Leong
Hi PeterEven used parts are taxed at around 40-45%. if small items are brought in small quantity via parcel post, then mostly tax exempted. I purchased some rubber bush and lower arm pins from AHSpares UK. Would like to restore the car as stock as possible. Body-wise, I have all the panels, doors and shrouds. Front and rear suspension components are there. Major items missing -engine block, some valves and valve-spring. Yes, would be fabricating most of the rusted internal body parts, they are pretty straight flat panels no compound curves......As for the engine and gear box may find a donor car...I have the AH gear box and overdrive unit,,!!!
2016-10-19 16:32:07 # 37907
Comment by Peter D
Chow,Contact Tom's Import Toy Sales in Portland, Oregon, USA. he can supply almost everything you will need and he is a great source for information. Tom has over 40 years experience and his son Geno does all the restoration work with probably 20 years of experience. They also have or know where to go to get hard to find parts. His is a supplier for parts from Moss Motors here in the USA. He also offers a 15% discount on parts and will ship anywhere. Have you heard of Moss Motors. I suggest you look them up on the internet. I have included websites for both of the places.http://tomsimport.com/new/index.asphttp://www.mossmotors.com/Good luck and I'll watch for your updates on the AH Experience website.Peter
2016-10-21 07:29:23 # 37958
Comment by Chow Kok Leong
Hi PeterThanks for your contacts. Have purchased parts from Moss before, when I was restoring my MGB GT(1965)............

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