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ToyTown Coupé hits the streets!
ToyTown Coupé hits the streets! Seen above in a short clip, and now being seen everywhere! as shown on BBC News in second clip.
Popular questions answered:
1) Why? A) Why Not?
2) What was the donor car? A) Daewoo Matiz SE 0.8
3) How long did it take to create? A) Approximately 1000 hours
4) Can you build me one like it? A) Yes, but wouldn’t you like something a bit more individual? After all, one already exists!
Starting with a bog-standard Matiz, we stripped out all interior leaving just steering wheel and pedals, removed all glass, tailgate and doors. Then we cut the roof off and removed edges from bumpers.
The drivers side front and rear door were cut down to suit and welded together.
The door top edge profiled to let in new frame shape. Next fuel tank removed, split brake and fuel lines and exhaust system in preparation for…
760mm of Daewoos finest steel floorpan chopped out and the sills staggered.
The separate front and rear of car were jigged up for alignment and welded together. Bracing applied to passenger side to support new skin. The de-skinned restructured door and new skin formed and merged across passenger side.
Seat belt mount points were welded in and new seatbelts fitted.
Next we formed steel roof sections for the rear pillars – judicious use of an English Wheel and plenty of hammers.
The new rear panel was fabricated from flat fibreglass panels with the inclusion of a fibreglass Daihatsu Midget spare wheel cover. New bowls for round light units moulded and bonded into rear section.
Finished seat form then laminated/filled/sanded/painted.