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Dutton Kit Cars and their owners

Steve and Matt Pegrum
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  • Brentwood, essex
  • United Kingdom

Steve and Matt Pegrum's Friends

  • Neville Smith
  • James Doulton
  • John Allen
  • rob saul
  • Adrian Southgate

Steve and Matt Pegrum's Discussions

DIY Paint

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve and Matt Pegrum May 7. 8 Replies

So the cars only been on the road for a few years now and i'm not particularly happy with the paint/body. When we originally started the re-build, the body was in a very bad state, absolutely covered…Continue

Car covers

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Doulton Mar 7. 6 Replies

For when parked outside for a while.We had an off the shelf cover from Halfords that was ok for a bit but then degradedSo wondered about something better and much more tailored.I just found this…Continue

Dash Connections

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Southgate Jan 16. 14 Replies

As we know there can be many many electrical connections to the dashboard that makes removal and replacement a pain.Putting it all on a plug and socket would help but it tends to be difficult to find…Continue

Phaeton Series 3 Anti Roll bar removal?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve and Matt Pegrum Apr 3. 73 Replies

It seems completely unnecessary and the mounting points stop the front from tipping up properlyI'm also interested in castor adjustmentSo, has anyone done the removal of the Escort Mk 2 thing?I can…Continue

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just some build photos that never made it up

"Not so much anymore James. Its not quite as low as it used to be and looks in our profile picture as it was a bit too impractical as you can imagine! Quite a nice ride height now, chassis is 4" from the ground if i remember correctly"
May 10
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May 8
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just some build photos that never made it up

"It has come a long way - you probably can't get a pot under the front spoiler now, I'll bet."
May 8
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May 8
Steve and Matt Pegrum replied to Steve and Matt Pegrum's discussion DIY Paint
"Thanks for all of your comments. For repairing cracks we have always ground them out using a small cutting disk, making sure to taper them out and usually going right through to the fiber glass under the gel coat. Then using the ISOPON P38 body…"
May 7
Steve Kerswell replied to Steve and Matt Pegrum's discussion DIY Paint
"Oi ! I heard that Daryl :-)"
May 5
Daryl Heasman replied to Steve and Matt Pegrum's discussion DIY Paint
"Steve Matt before spraying 2k get a mask , search Gerson or an air fed one , 2k contains basically Cyanide (not good for you) , Its causes  organ failure . Use an angle grinder to grind out the stress cracks but go nearly through the…"
May 5
Steve Kerswell replied to Steve and Matt Pegrum's discussion DIY Paint
"I recently swapped cars for a bike engined kit, and following my car home I could see body flex, not huge amount but it was there. My car was resprayed a good 10 years back and the car had been well used and abused before that. So all in all not to…"
May 5
Paul Sheridan replied to Steve and Matt Pegrum's discussion DIY Paint
"My 2 penneth worth following on from BV who I agree with.  My bodywork was in the same state, I went down the route of chasing out all the cracks large and small, washing out the matting with acetone, filling the cracks 50% with fresh resin and…"
May 5
Big Vern replied to Steve and Matt Pegrum's discussion DIY Paint
"When Dutton made these cars longevity was not in his mind only low cost and thus both the gelcoat and the layup are light and thus prone to gelcoat crazing. Just painting over the cracks will result in them soon appearing through the fresh…"
May 5
Neville Smith replied to Steve and Matt Pegrum's discussion DIY Paint
"Hi Matt If you are spraying 2K paint (top coat) you will need a spray gun with a 1.4 tip/nozzle maybe 1.7 for your high build primer and you will need a compressor that can keep up, when I sprayed mine last year (bonnet and boot, still have the tub…"
May 5
Steve Kerswell replied to Steve and Matt Pegrum's discussion DIY Paint
"I'm in the same boat, the more I drive the more it stress cracks. I suppose the paint has hardened over the years, plus Gelcoat is inconsistent in thickness etc. I will watch with interest how you get on."
May 5
Steve and Matt Pegrum posted a discussion

DIY Paint

So the cars only been on the road for a few years now and i'm not particularly happy with the paint/body. When we originally started the re-build, the body was in a very bad state, absolutely covered in cracks required a huge amount of time getting it into a reasonable state. After this, the paint was then done with many spray cans, hoping to get a reasonable and inexpensive paint job. So considering this was the first major body work I've ever done its not too bad.Never the less a lot of…See More
May 5
Steve and Matt Pegrum replied to Liam Bourne's discussion Stoneleigh information please
"we plan to get there around lunch time tomorrow also"
Apr 29
Steve and Matt Pegrum replied to Steve Kerswell's discussion Stoneleigh 2017
"we're planning on arriving saturday"
Apr 22
Steve and Matt Pegrum replied to Neville Smith's discussion Fuel pump wiring
"An even easier safety method is to use a relay in the pump wiring and connect the relay control input tot he oil pressure light. That way unless there is oil pressure the fuel pump won't run. Or to put it another way if the engine stops, so…"
Apr 13

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Duttons owned
Series 3 Phaeton
Engine Type and Transmission Type
2L Zetec Blacktop with Ford ecu
Post code
abc 123

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phaeton update

Posted on November 19, 2015 at 22:53 12 Comments

Since getting the car on the road, a couple of years ago now, we've noticed some lack of steering feel. We measured the caster angle earlier in the year and noticed each side were not even the same and i cant remember what the actual measurement figure was but it could definitely be improved. Last weekends little project was to make some spare wishbones we had adjustable.…

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Stoneleigh

Posted on May 4, 2015 at 22:00 11 Comments

First successful trip to Stoneleigh after the series 3 Phaeton rebuild. Longest run to date and apart from a few improvements the car was faultless!  

Got the Zetec Running

Posted on November 19, 2013 at 10:00 11 Comments

On a standard EEC-V Ford ECU as well!

Turns out you just need to make sure that you get the ignition key from the donor car, as well as the key sensor ring from the inside of the donor steering column shroud.

Guess what, the OBD diagnostic reader even works too!  I've connected it to a cheapo bluetooth OBD reader and now I can get all kinds of fancy info from my Android OBD app including RPM, Temperature, throttle angle and even car performance (although I've not tried that…

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Back end

Posted on April 12, 2013 at 18:49 1 Comment

Ive been doing loads of work on my S3 Phaeton project over the last few months and am now starting to think about bodywork.

I love the front with the ground scraping spoiler, but I'm less enamoured of the rear, even thouhg I've now got a bumper for it.

Any suggestions or good pictures for rear end styling?

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At 8:08 on December 18, 2012, Steve and Matt Pegrum said…
Quite impressed with the modernity of this site. Complete version for mobiles!
At 22:16 on November 18, 2012, Dave Taylor said…

Hello Steve welcome to the site

 
 
 

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