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Dale j 11th November 2017 15:48

new build east cost
 
Thanks Gary for photo of bulk head. the car is now striped down and i will be taking engine and gearbox out next week. this will be my first kit car i have made that did not come in a box, i will up load photos as i go along

lancelot link 11th November 2017 18:03

Welcome to the forum Dale ...I did put a bit about your car on another thread ...so if you want to continue that one or post your details here ..eithers cool with me ...looking forward to see it develop mate ...

Paul L 12th November 2017 18:14

Dale - Welcome to the forum. :cool:

From the photo Gary posted on the other thread, it looks a very tight squeeze in your garage.

But I hope it will protect you from the worst of the weather as my toes are still cold after working outside earlier today. :rolleyes:

Good luck, Paul. :)

lancelot link 13th November 2017 08:52

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Originally Posted by Dale j (Post 91691)
This will be my first kit car I have made that did not come in a box

Just picking up on what you said there Dale ...I'm glad you get that ...a lot of enquiries I get refer to the whole package and an instruction manual etc.
I come from a Hot Rod and Special building background and these cars follow that ethos ...they aren't out of the box , but I think that is a strength and not a weakness ...the ability to create the car , your way , with guidelines but no rules is far more appealing to me ...

That flexibility has proved with previous S*mmio's etc. that cars can be built with a variety of different styling traits which keeps things exciting and interesting .... Not everyone wants that , I know , but there are other options for them , The MEV Replicar etc. but in my opinion , they are less convincing as Evocations than our cars ...

lancelot link 14th November 2017 19:39

Dale sent me some pictures of progress today ...

http://preview.ibb.co/m4aYtG/001.jpg
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lots of surface rust as expected on a car that has been sat , but not as bad as many I have seen ...

I'd change that siderail to a box section whilst repairing it and that'll deal with two things at the same time ....

http://preview.ibb.co/gTmWDG/003_4.jpg
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Bulkheads been cut down ...but still needs to go a bit further ....this will all be looking very familiar to the S*mmio crowd !!

http://preview.ibb.co/dxNz0w/005_1.jpg
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Great start Dale ...that bulkhead looks pretty good ...

Dale j 14th November 2017 20:13

Thanks Gary for putting pictures on.the bulkhead is cut down and off now and i am putting new box section all the way round the car.just got the engine and gearbox to take out now will send more pictures in a week
Dale

davecymru 15th November 2017 13:05

ahh the memories :)

Good luck with the build matey and please keep us updated as i know we're all interested to see how you put your stamp on the build.

Plus we're always on the lookout to quite happily nick any really cool ideas you come up with :)

metalmanbryan 15th November 2017 15:42

Hi what is donor car I like suspension set up thanks bryan

redratbike 15th November 2017 16:05

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Hi what is donor car I like suspension set up thanks bryan

Triumph vitesse

lancelot link 18th December 2017 19:54

Dale has been busy ....Chassis all welded and painted ...

http://preview.ibb.co/kRx65R/002.jpg

lancelot link 17th January 2018 20:51

I have been chatting with Dale this week and he's put his order in for the body and frame ...THANK YOU DALE.

He also sent me some updates and this is what he had to say ....

Hi Gary

brake pipes in, engine, in suspension done, all done with poly bushes. Just got to send gearbox for a rebuild. brakes will be done next day or two just waiting for the post for some parts here are some photos


http://preview.ibb.co/fAnDbm/IMG_3028.jpg

http://preview.ibb.co/cV5o96/IMG_3029.jpg

http://preview.ibb.co/nODEhR/IMG_3030.jpg

lancelot link 6th February 2018 20:19

Dale and his dad came down yesterday from Norfolk to pic their kit up ...really good to meet them and chat .....
I asked him to message me when they got home , its an epic jouirney and I was very grateful to them for putting themselves out to come and collect my kit ...It gave Dale a chance to see the Scimitar build too ...

Dale sent me these pictures of the kit in its 'snug' new home ....

http://preview.ibb.co/fstR8x/IMG_3031.jpg

http://preview.ibb.co/jzBPvc/IMG_3032.jpg

http://preview.ibb.co/evxEvc/IMG_3033.jpg

Car photographer 9th February 2018 11:52

Cool

lancelot link 4th June 2018 18:53

Dale has sent me some more pictures ...

Body is on ..steering in , handbrake mounted ...

https://preview.ibb.co/fakeJT/IMG_3051.jpg

bonnet is hung

https://preview.ibb.co/c5qkso/IMG_3050.jpg

looking good so far ...

https://preview.ibb.co/k1AqQ8/IMG_3053.jpg

molleur 4th June 2018 20:10

Looking very good indeed!

lancelot link 7th August 2018 20:51

https://preview.ibb.co/hWBaMK/IMG_3081.jpg

Some progress pictures from Dale.......


https://preview.ibb.co/dJ388z/IMG_3084.jpg


https://preview.ibb.co/m16T8z/IMG_3082.jpg

This is vitesse based with engine in stock position ..extended gear shifter is clearly visible in the cockpit picture ...

Dale j 27th February 2019 17:41

Just a up date on my car
 
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some progress pictures from dale.......


https://preview.ibb.co/dj388z/img_3084.jpg


https://preview.ibb.co/m16t8z/img_3082.jpg

this is vitesse based with engine in stock position ..extended gear shifter is clearly visible in the cockpit picture ...

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Dale j 28th February 2019 12:44

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Just up date there will be no centre consul. all switches will be on the dash and a key start, Attachment 5889

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lancelot link 28th February 2019 13:18

NICE PROGRESS DALE...Keep it up !!!

Dale j 28th February 2019 13:49

Thank Gary . the transmission tunnel fitted ok with a cut or two. it will be covered in leather like the rest of the inside of the car , no metalwork showing ?

Paul L 1st March 2019 10:11

The alloy panelling makes a very nice job of the bulkhead/engine bay. :cool:

Dale j 1st March 2019 15:49

Thanks Paul still a bit more to do when the alloy sheet turn up ! a bit slow in Norfolk

deni 1st March 2019 19:43

Hi Dale,

I like how your Formosa is turning out. I am also thinking about the interior for my Miglia and the more I look at alloy panels, the more I like the look of them.

Thanks again for your reply regarding the master brake cylinder.

Cheers, Deni

Dale j 19th March 2019 16:53

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Hi Dale,

I like how your Formosa is turning out. I am also thinking about the interior for my Miglia and the more I look at alloy panels, the more I like the look of them.

Thanks again for your reply regarding the master brake cylinder.

Cheers, Deni

Just a update on my car, inner wheel arches done intake for rad and oil cooler done lights in battery in fuse box in just some small jobs to be done then the wiring to do

Dale j 30th March 2019 18:34

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Just a update on my car, inner wheel arches done intake for rad and oil cooler done lights in battery in fuse box in just some small jobs to be done then the wiring to do

Just a update on my car all that I need to do if fit the battery box when I have done the wiring

Paul L 31st March 2019 09:38

Dale - Lovin' your work. :cool:

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...6&d=1553970717

I'd be grateful for some more details on how everything is supported, attached, etc.
( As I never got around to making inner front arches for my car. :rolleyes: )

Cheers, Paul. :)

Dale j 31st March 2019 13:51

Hi Paul the inner wheel arches have a L shape bracket in 2 places to keep the shape. the intake is riveted to the bonnet mounts up to the rad mounts the rest is just all riveted to that, just lots of templates and folding and riveting and a little bit of luck that they fit. The inner wheel arches off the bulkhead was a pig to do, as there is 4 or 5 shapes to do to get it to fit. I am hoping to hide all the wiring so it looks clean under the bonnet. Next job is side pipes for the car ?!! but all on hold off to Cyprus for 3 week leave next week

Dale j 25th May 2019 16:05

back from cyprus so here a update
 
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Hi Paul the inner wheel arches have a L shape bracket in 2 places to keep the shape. the intake is riveted to the bonnet mounts up to the rad mounts the rest is just all riveted to that, just lots of templates and folding and riveting and a little bit of luck that they fit. The inner wheel arches off the bulkhead was a pig to do, as there is 4 or 5 shapes to do to get it to fit. I am hoping to hide all the wiring so it looks clean under the bonnet. Next job is side pipes for the car ?!! but all on hold off to Cyprus for 3 week leave next week

Back arches done I have made them with 14 in mudguards that fit in just right just need a bit of trimming to fit I will glue them in and fiberglass the backs they will be clad in aluminium so no wood will be seen the boot will be the same and I got the wiring done the engine runs and the lights work just got overdrive to do when parts turn up and a impact switch for the fuel pump

Paul L 11th June 2019 09:44

There are lots of nice touches in your build. :cool:

Dale j 11th June 2019 10:22

up in smoke
 
Thanks Paul
we had a neighbour bungalow and caravan catch fire 50 meters from my bungalow it took 8 fire engine to put it out it was getting close to my bungalow. before they put it out bit of a close one

Paul L 23rd June 2019 09:45

Glad to hear the fire missed your house/car.

As I know of one builder in the USA who was not so lucky.

Before:

http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/y...pswxb0gbij.jpg

During:

http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/y...psuesqvxpq.jpg

After:

http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/y...pspzy9eczn.jpg

Although he actually feels very lucky to be alive, as he was in the garage when the fire started! :eek:

So, letís be careful out there.

Cheers, Paul. :)


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