Why not view our other blog at CKD Boats cc

Looking for info on boats? all sorts of stuff has been posted now on the first blog. Why not try Roys other blog, he has over 3300 entries in there. That blog is full of information and pictures,its really about one mans life. Designed for those who enjoy boats, cars, traveling , plus in some cases, finding out how to fix things yourself. We also started a third blog which is mainly about the two shops, my daughters started. plus odd ends about me and some I have known.


How hard can this be?

Try this link. http://ckdboats.blogspot.com/

Thursday, 28 July 2016

The book No Way Back by Terence Tracey

The book about the epic drive right across Africa in a Hillman Imp has now been published.

The trip went across 19 countries and 3 continents, all done be two guys in a near standard Hillman Imp with an 875cc engine.

The book can be bought from the Imp Clubs regalia sales office.


Friday, 22 July 2016

Imp coupe side window rubbers

The originals used a body painted metal trim on the side of the rubber. Those rubbers are no longer available so a set of replacement ones in the plain rubber were imported.

They fit well and look really good.


Engine bay Imp works

This is now just about finished, there is a lock keep to fit on the engine cover and we are nearly finished.

The original engine is still in this car, it has the same pistons and bearings that came out of the factory February 3rd 1067.


Hillman Imp speedometer in kilometers

This I am told is quite a rare item, the speedo pods are normally in MPH, as this was an export car and to Mozambique it came fitted with a speedo in Kms.

The speedo had a broken hair spring, it was rebuilt and now works as it should.


Inside the restored 1967 Imp Californian

This was being re trimmed while the rest of the car was in the process of being restored.

The idea was not to over do things, so the seats and door cards are as original and in vinyl, the steering wheel was re covered in genuine leather as the original.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Imp Californian back on the road

The car was fully able to drive there but with no window glass in the car sending it to the trimmers by road truck made a lot of sense.

Fully insured by the transport company, they know us quite well now.


Imp Californian in South Africa

This one is my own, now at a two year period of restoration.
The body work and painting was done by myself .

Click on the images to make them larger.

The car was taken apart, then refinished inside and out.

Retrimed inside to the original Hillman Imp seat patterns, the car is now close to as it was when it was first released back in February 03 1967, yes this car will be fifty years old next year.

This standard of work is still available, we can ship world wide.


Hillman Imp timing chain tensioner re facing

This can now be done.

Post cure of the special glue now used is part of the method to reach a full strength.

Re faced tensioner springs can be supplied, we need your old spring in exchange.