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Hello All You Fine Chaps ........


Mark over across the pond,( Good Yank) Just a simple old car lover and tinkerer, I have been meaning to introduce myself as Nigel suggested awhile back.  I bought a 1959 Peerless GT that was modified (unfortunately) last May 2021- we can not find out which correct number it is - I believe from everything I see and can assume it was at one time raced a bit; I do know it was an American import as it is right hand full set up for our driving here; I have not been able to find out much at all - except last known place it was from Florida.  I am trying to bring it back a little towards looking more near stock , I don't have the resources to redo it to such too costly for me.  I have bought some things from Nigel ( A VG Good Man and thanks for the help thus far Sir). I was hoping to find some bumpers even if they are series one ( I can work with them)  to help the process along.  I have no door panels , no rear interior trim , nor no headliner ( I believe all the rods are up there though). I also have no spare tire or jack parts, no interior courtesy light(s) or above your head,  anyone that has or wishes to part with any of these please let me know , I would greatly appreciate it.  Any help in narrowing down the approx. number range it could be ? I also greatly appreciated indeed. Thank you for your time and any help. I will post a picture or 2 as I progress. 
Kindly,
Mark N.
Rochester, NY area USA.
my contact also;  mark.nacy@cityofrochester.gov



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There's nothing like a good yank! (that might only work this side of the pond).

Hi Mark & welcome.

I might be able to help with some bits of interior trim. As I've mentioned elsewhere, my car is currently in the paint shop but in the meantime I've passed my old headlining to a trimmer (he used to run the trim department at TVR) for him to make up a new one for me. I'd be happy to send my old one (minus rods) to use as a pattern.

Same applies to other parts of interior trim. He's doing the bulk of the interior for me but that's unlikely to happen until Summer. Nothing of mine is usable for anything other than patterns but you're welcome to whatever I have left over and if you need it.

Did have a set of P1 bumpers but sold them to Erik in Holland.



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Hello Mike,  I appreciate the welcome !  this is my very first British car- very interesting -I have had and restored some old cars over my years -oldest was a 1927 Willys-2 door sedan- newest was my 1971 Pontiac Lemans 2 door - called a t37- muscle car- 95% there now. These Peerless / Warwicks are the closest thing to an Aston Martin I had ever seen, without the 300k Price Tag- LOL---- very kind sir, and YES I would be glad to have "them" and of course give you what you need and cover the postal charges -we have a few interior guys around town here that hopefully could work with them surely. I wanted to find seats that could work but thus far nothing really -- 15-17 inches wide is tougher than I thought.

I hope someone make them again from the patterns I saw in an old thread here. Thank You again ! And have a good day.

Anything I can ever try to help someone over this way please feel free- anytime....for now,

Cheers!   Mark 



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Hi Mark,

Welcome!

Is this the car with the straight six Nissan engine in it?

I will have a search but i might have a pair of front bumpers available.

Cheers,
Erik



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I've used seats from bbclassics.co.uk in my Warwick while I was retrimming the originals. The one on the left of the picture is the original.

These are widely used in lotus7 lookalike kit cars and are narrow enough to fit. They are a close match to the original buckets but don't have the vents in the back, or the white piping that your phase 2 should have. They have steel frames, so they don't flex during enthusiastic driving, but this makes them heavy, so shipping is probably uneconomic.

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Hello Erik,  Yes sir... I bought it from a car dealer in Long Island that got it in trade from someone if Florida... no papers came with it, sadly.  I know it was a darker grey before they and wheels before they wrapped in in the silver ( I like the silver myself- and the wire wheels) I see some indications of racing history, heavy duty front suspension and beefy rear , and some holes from a rool bar yrs ago.... I hope to earn more.
Please do let me know what you may be able to let go ... as I mentioned to Nigel and bought some Peerless replica parts so far, I would like to make it more original as I can,

Thank you for the reply as well...  great group here ehhh...
Kind Regards,
Mark Nacy   
Rochester, NY  USA



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And Thank you Frank as well for the insight and help... I will check into these as an option, If I ever found the right ones I would probably be willing to have them shipped as needed to make this more right, as other parts I am looking for ... Interior and bumpers.

Kindly,

Mark Nacy



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Tbh, it would not be a difficult job to create a mould for the fronts from an existing shell. They really are very simple and if done in carbon fibre, significantly stronger than the originals.

Now, as it happens, I have one seat out of my car atm. It's going to be stripped back to a bare shell and re-upholstered. Much as I'd love to take a mould off it, I just don't have the time. However, I'd be prepared to let someone borrow it to make a mould if anyone is willing to step up to the plate.

Nigel, is this something the club might be interested in?

And, yes, I'd be prepared to pay for a couple of carbon fibre shells too (at cost, of course )

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Mark, if you're interested, I can email you all the pictures I took of front seats, door cards, rear seat and rear arm rests that I sent to various trimmers for quotations. Just pm your email if you'd like to see them.

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I've trimmed a couple of these now,  both peerless and warwick.

Beware!  Parts from one car are very unlikely to fit another!

So, on any individual car, the seats are not symmetrical left to right, and will be different from each other.  Door cards that are cut for the right door will not fit the left.  It's best to know this before you cut the material, especially if it's leather.

Having said that, it's not a difficult job, and all of the materials, including the white piping for a phase 2 are available from 

Woolies-trim.co.uk

If you are going to get the seats made (I already asked Ian) then Kevlar should be cheaper than carbon , and a stiff Ali plate in the base will stop most of the flexing.

Good luck!

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If you are still struggling with the I'D of this car, and don't have a body plate.......

Using a strong light, have a look at the centre of the roof, inside the car.  My phase 2 (#00278) had a paper copy of the works order bonded into the GRP.

These ph2 bodies were made by Wincanton, and you might also have a triangular body plate in the left hand door shut.

Phase 2 cars are numbered from #00251 up to about #00280 or so, numbers above this may have been completed after the factory closed.

If your car has been raced, look carefully for cracks underneath the tubes from the dash where they join the front suspension turret.  

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Hi Mark,

I'm sure you've checked but isn't there a welded-on ID plate at the right front of the chassis?

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Hi Erik,  I did not check that spot, I did'nt know it was there, I will be this weekend - that's for sure...Thanks soo Much!  Nigel said all here are really good folks.. After this week I surely agree!  If I were closer I would buy the guys some ales! I am a dark and tan pint man on occasion!

I appreciate it greatly so far... If anyone needs advice ever on american cars (old-classic) please feel free to ask me -as my hands have been in them for 50 years -  my family were all car nuts...

TTYS !

God Bless...  Mark



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Hi Frank, Thanks soo Much!  I will look under there this weekend as well ---and ; Nigel said all here are really good folks.. After this week I surely agree!  If I were closer I would buy the guys some ales! I am a dark and tan pint man on occasion!
I appreciate it greatly so far... If anyone needs advice ever on american cars (old-classic) please feel free to ask me -as my hands have been in them for 50 years -  my family were all car nuts...

TTYS !

God Bless...  Mark



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Hello again Frank, great advice and appreciated !  I don't think I would take on making seats , don't have proper work area here and such -- I am looking at all kinds of ideas - 1 chap here may send me some old interior pieces to use as patterns for some of the other places  - I may hire a local interior shop to do inside parts and headliner etc .

I wonder if kit car old porsche seats may fit ? the 17 inch factor or right look is very hard to find....

Thank you!  Regards,  Mark  usa



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