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Author Topic: Rolls Special by friends at Bespoke Bodywork  (Read 16187 times)
Tony oily bike
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« on: September 29, 2015, 11:08:25 AM »

A friend of mine, Chris Allen runs Bespoke Bodywork in Church Crookham, near Fleet in Hampshire.

He's doing a project for himself and another bud called Al, starting with a early Rolls Royce, with the aim of making a "Special".

The donor was stripped back around June 2014. The engine sent to a specialist where it stripped and refurbished  (new white metal etc etc etc).

In the mean time, the chassis has been 'revised' (ahem!), a wooden frame built and the whole thing skinned in aluminium - all by Chris and his team. Oh, and they fitted a blower too, well, you would wouldn't you.

The engine components have just returned from the specialist engineering company, and assembly of the straight-six is about to start, which includes a special cam to suit the blower, ready for installation.

Currently the bodywork is unpainted, but a very dark green, along I think with some black, will follow in the near future.

I called in today do drop off the remainder of a job, and took some pics as when I was there last week I'd left the camera at home.

Chris and his team do stonkingly good craftsmanship work, including aluminium motorcycle tanks, and as the company name suggests, Bespoke is the name of the game.

The website is under construction, but Chris can be emailed at  bespoke.bodywork.uk@gmail.com

OK - time for the pics


Stripping the Rolls Royce (June 2014)
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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2015, 11:10:21 AM »

The start of the bodywork, and blower mounted to made in-house adaptors
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2015, 11:11:43 AM »

Same era photo. Some of the wooden framework can be seen inside the cockpit
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Nitro doesn't add power, it multiplies it! Bob Loux, running 10.07 secs @138mph on a 650 normally aspirated Triumph drag bike in 1965!

"Incontinence Hotline" - please hold.
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2015, 11:13:08 AM »

Sept 2015 - bodywork fitted (paint to follow).

I think the lines of this car are superb...............
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Our lady of blessed acceleration, don't fail me now! - Elwood Blues

Nitro doesn't add power, it multiplies it! Bob Loux, running 10.07 secs @138mph on a 650 normally aspirated Triumph drag bike in 1965!

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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2015, 11:14:55 AM »

Sept 2015 - Exhaust fitted (straight six engine).

The cowling & grill are all in-house. Headlights are period genuine articles
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Our lady of blessed acceleration, don't fail me now! - Elwood Blues

Nitro doesn't add power, it multiplies it! Bob Loux, running 10.07 secs @138mph on a 650 normally aspirated Triumph drag bike in 1965!

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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2015, 11:17:49 AM »

Sept 2015 - Close up of the grill/cowl/blower
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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2015, 11:19:17 AM »

Sept 2015 - The gear-change and hand-brake are external to the cockpit
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Nitro doesn't add power, it multiplies it! Bob Loux, running 10.07 secs @138mph on a 650 normally aspirated Triumph drag bike in 1965!

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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2015, 11:19:52 AM »

Sept 2015 - Proper fuel filler caps
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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2015, 11:25:16 AM »

wow wow and wow!!!

amazing craftsmanship.
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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2015, 11:36:01 AM »

Some outdoor shots taken by Chris on his phone
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Our lady of blessed acceleration, don't fail me now! - Elwood Blues

Nitro doesn't add power, it multiplies it! Bob Loux, running 10.07 secs @138mph on a 650 normally aspirated Triumph drag bike in 1965!

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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2015, 11:36:24 AM »

Some outdoor shots taken by Chris on his phone
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Our lady of blessed acceleration, don't fail me now! - Elwood Blues

Nitro doesn't add power, it multiplies it! Bob Loux, running 10.07 secs @138mph on a 650 normally aspirated Triumph drag bike in 1965!

"Incontinence Hotline" - please hold.
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« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2015, 11:36:47 AM »

Some outdoor shots taken by Chris on his phone
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Our lady of blessed acceleration, don't fail me now! - Elwood Blues

Nitro doesn't add power, it multiplies it! Bob Loux, running 10.07 secs @138mph on a 650 normally aspirated Triumph drag bike in 1965!

"Incontinence Hotline" - please hold.
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« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2015, 11:51:49 AM »

now that i do like
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« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2015, 12:09:59 PM »

 :)Named after a battle ship of 1906, or a roofing tile made in the West Midlands I wonder what brought them to a name like that Tony  Huh
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« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2015, 04:11:08 PM »

Just about perfect !
 Makes my little Morris look silly, but I like that a lot and may well steal some ideas.
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