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Toby Fitzgerald
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  • Middlesex
  • United Kingdom

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Anatomy of a Phaeton 2

Started this discussion. Last reply by Toby Fitzgerald Nov 10, 2019. 2 Replies

One of my next upcoming big jobs is going to be completely re-wiring the car from scratch. My original idea was to cut the scuttle off and then create a system where it is easily removable for ease…Continue

Paint/protection for the underside

Started this discussion. Last reply by Toby Fitzgerald Nov 10, 2019. 2 Replies

So my rear suspension upgrades are progressing well with Dave at Track Developments.I have given him a tin of…Continue

Chopped about Phaeton Bonnet up for grabs

Started Sep 25, 2019 0 Replies

So I have a spare Phaeton (presumably S2) bonnet which had been chopped about by a previous owner.I don't need it and as I'm about to lose a lot of space it needs to go. If anyone here wants it,…Continue

So I think it's time for me to face facts :(

Started this discussion. Last reply by Toby Fitzgerald May 26, 2019. 2 Replies

So I think it's time for me to finally accept the writing on the wall.As some of you may know, my Phaeton lives at my Grandads house who sadly passed away this time last year, however progress…Continue

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Toby Fitzgerald commented on Toby Fitzgerald's blog post A Major Leap Forwards
"So the inner tub needed to be cut about a bit, see here and here, but will still take up less space that the leaf springs used to so should be a net gain."
Dec 19, 2019
Pete Clayton commented on Toby Fitzgerald's blog post A Major Leap Forwards
"Does the inner tub still fit ok or does it foul on the trailing arms Toby?"
Dec 14, 2019
Brian Victor Arthur Pratt commented on Toby Fitzgerald's blog post A Major Leap Forwards
"Interesting setup"
Dec 10, 2019
Toby Fitzgerald posted a blog post

A Major Leap Forwards

The rear suspension is done!Dave Gallop at Track Developments has done an amazing job on it.He took my rough design for what I was planning and promptly (but politely) binned it. Instead he took a while and worked it all out himself and is now confident it should be good. The maths certainly looks good to me.Trailer-ed her to her new temporary home at my parents place. Dad has move a small mountain of junk useful stuff to create the space for her to live before they move off out west. This…See More
Dec 9, 2019
Toby Fitzgerald replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion Anatomy of a Phaeton 2
"Ah ok thanks, That's very interesting about mine. Not sure if this might shed some light, the guy I bought it off said that mine is a "Phaeton 6" as it had the triumph 6 cylinder engine. There's even a (albeit badly faded)…"
Nov 10, 2019
Adrian Southgate replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion Anatomy of a Phaeton 2
"The 'spare' matches both the scuttles I have recently had in my possession.  One was definitely S2 the other was probably S1 (collected with an S1 body) I'm not familiar with your design of scuttle at all. "
Nov 10, 2019
Toby Fitzgerald posted a discussion

Anatomy of a Phaeton 2

One of my next upcoming big jobs is going to be completely re-wiring the car from scratch. My original idea was to cut the scuttle off and then create a system where it is easily removable for ease of maintenance in the future. Seeing that Paul had done this with his car has reinforced my thinking however I know he changed the layout of his quite a bit whereas I'd like to keep mine as original as possible, IE made with fibreglass in the original shape.I have a spare scuttle that came with my…See More
Nov 10, 2019
Toby Fitzgerald replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion Paint/protection for the underside
"Ok excellent, Thanks for the advice, I shall look into and get some when the time comes."
Nov 10, 2019
Adrian Southgate replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion Paint/protection for the underside
"When I did the green Legerra I used gold hammerite smooth, minimum of two coats and in some places a third coat using an aerosol. It lasted a couple of years but most has just worn off with being battered by spray from 47000 miles of abuse. Tetrosyl…"
Nov 3, 2019
Toby Fitzgerald posted a discussion

Paint/protection for the underside

So my rear suspension upgrades are progressing well with Dave at Track Developments.I have given him a tin of POR15 Rust Preventative Paint to paint everything with when he is done to stop it immediately going rusty, however it seems that it's going to need an overcoat.What kind of product should I be using on the underside to protect and paint all the…See More
Nov 3, 2019
Adrian Southgate commented on Toby Fitzgerald's blog post Keeping this show on the road.
"Seconded. The fact it is moving under it's own power is brilliant, better than my current project."
Sep 29, 2019
Adrian Southgate liked Toby Fitzgerald's blog post Keeping this show on the road.
Sep 29, 2019
Toby Fitzgerald posted a discussion

Chopped about Phaeton Bonnet up for grabs

So I have a spare Phaeton (presumably S2) bonnet which had been chopped about by a previous owner.I don't need it and as I'm about to lose a lot of space it needs to go. If anyone here wants it, you're welcome to it although you'll have to come and collect it. If not, I'll have to chop it up and take it to the dump.As you can see from these pics;One…See More
Sep 25, 2019
Toby Fitzgerald posted a blog post

Keeping this show on the road.

Hey all, I'm back...again. I'm going to try not and make a habbit of this back and forth-ing lark.The story so far (cliff notes addition); kit kept at my Grandads, he died middle of last year denting morale and motivation, house on the market (been a nightmare in its own right), realised I now had nowhere to keep the car, parents are buying a house in Somerset with a garage and have said I can move my Phaeton to there and although it means it will be 145 miles away it's practically speaking, my…See More
Sep 25, 2019
Toby Fitzgerald replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion So I think it's time for me to face facts :(
"Yeah it's a lovely car and with the right amount of time and dedication it could truly be one of the best I reckon. Amanda has been extremely supportive of the whole thing and tries to help where she can but ultimately there's just too…"
May 26, 2019
James Doulton replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion So I think it's time for me to face facts :(
"That sounds like a nice car. If I didn't have a V6 in parts in my garage then I would have liked it. It is a pity that you couldn't quite get it finished. But if your woman isn't interested then it will always be difficult. Brave…"
May 25, 2019

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Duttons owned
Phaeton 6
Engine Type and Transmission Type
Triumph Vitesse 2L straight six & Triumph 4 speed with overdrive
Post code
HA4 0AX

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A Major Leap Forwards

Posted on December 9, 2019 at 18:55 3 Comments

The rear suspension is done!

Dave Gallop at Track Developments has done an amazing job on it.

He took my rough design for what I was planning and promptly (but politely) binned it. Instead he took a while and worked it all out himself and is now confident it should be good. The maths certainly looks good to me.

Trailer-ed her to her new temporary home at my parents place. Dad has move a small mountain of…

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Keeping this show on the road.

Posted on September 25, 2019 at 21:34 2 Comments

Hey all, I'm back...again. I'm going to try not and make a habbit of this back and forth-ing lark.

The story so far (cliff notes addition); kit kept at my Grandads, he died middle of last year denting morale and motivation, house on the market (been a nightmare in its own right), realised I now had nowhere to keep the car, parents are buying a house in Somerset with a garage and have said I can move my Phaeton to there and although it means it will be 145 miles away it's practically…

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Well that's that then

Posted on July 15, 2018 at 14:42 3 Comments

Wednesday 11th near midnight, my Grandad past away after going into hospital for stomach pains a few days prior. My family has set about getting the funeral arranged and looking at clearing the house to put it on the market. It's a big place with a lot of "treasures" (as my Grandad called them) from charity shops, but also quite a lot of important family related docs/pics/items so will actually take quite a while to fully sort through. This gives me a little time to make arrangements for the…

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Race against time

Posted on June 27, 2018 at 19:06 4 Comments

For quite a while now I've been battling with my rear suspension and replacing the rear shocks (as well as holidays etc). I originally just wanted to replace what was required to test drive it to decide if I liked the car. If I did then the plan was to upgrade it to a 5 link system as many have suggested. (Keep this in mind for a sec).

However, cutting straight to the point; my Grandad has been diagnosed with terminal cancer in multiple places including the liver. The doctors don't…

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At 20:12 on September 4, 2017, Adrian Southgate said…

Welcome Toby.

Advice here a plenty, A few people on here with experience of that engine / box configuration, A few with much knowledge on the S1/2 Phaeton as well.

My advice would be as follows. Start a gallery on flickr to house your photo's and then link to them (there is a guide somewhere on how to do this if you haven't worked it out already) 

Start a discussion thread to ask questions and a blog thread to show progress. Keeping them separate doesn't fill your progress diary with technical stuff. 

I hoard a load of spares (as do a few others) and would be happy to quote you on any parts you may need or supply you with part numbers should you want to source them yourself. I'm up north a bit but own a motor factors and we keep new stock of some of the vital bits under most models of Dutton.(shameless free plug over)

Welcome to the slightly eccentric world of owning a Dutton. :)

At 19:45 on August 7, 2017, James Doulton said…

Welcome to the site. I always liked that straight six. What condition is it in, roadworthy or a 'project'?

At 19:40 on August 7, 2017, Steve Kerswell said…

Hi Toby welcome to the site, pictures are needed of your car and engine room, some dont do to well with wordz :-)

At 21:35 on August 6, 2017, Dave Taylor said…

Welcome to he site Toby

 
 
 

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