Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Manky Monkey Rod

Words & photos - Daniel Bevis

Welcome to SuckSqueezeBangBlow's least informative post ever!
Um, yeah, I don't know a whole lot about this car. Aside from the fact that it rocks rather hard, obviously. It was parked up at the recent New Malden Krispy Kreme meet, casually detached from the main car park and drawing the crowds away with its menacing bare-metal allure. The craftsmanship and attention to detail are what really catch the eye - the 'M' motif beneath the rear window, for example, and the complex monkey on the nose. It's clearly a labour of love, and having rifled through MMM's excellent website and forum, it's evidently the work of obsessive enthusiasts. I'll report back when I know more, but in the meantime you can take a look here and here.

Oh, and there's more from the Krispy Kreme here.


Andy Field said...
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Andy Field said...

Andy Field said...
thanks for the nice words! I'm Andy Field, owner/builder of the MMMotors truck. Built with my mate, Marcus Sadd, as a bit of a joint project at his car repair/respray workshop in Basingstoke, Hants. It's based on a 1953 103e "sit up & beg" Ford Popular saloon car. We were one of the last motors to go through the commercial vehicle SVA test, which was phased out last year, so it's been re-registered as a MankyMobile & is 100% road legal. The roof's been lowered by 3", the doors by 4", the bonnet stretched by 2" & the front axle pushed forward by about 6". The top of the cab back's from a Morris Minor pick-up, widened by 2" with the Moggy rear window. The bottom rear corners of the cab are Mini front wings stood on end. Centre roof panel's from a Rover P6, seats are Austin 7, steering wheel's repro Fordson tractor, pick up bed sides are VW camper van panels ...the list goes on & on! Mounted on a new box section chassis with 3.5 litre Rover V8 power & a 3 speed auto 'box. Noisy, bumpy & basic -but fun! It's obviously a work in progress & will eventually be smoothed out & sprayed pale green, (an original Ford Pop' colour), but we drove it to Holland & back a couple of weeks before these photos & plan to take it to Belgium in the Spring. -Andy

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