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Paul L 22nd August 2017 05:36

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Originally Posted by lancelot link (Post 90182)
Excuse my ignorance ...Price for 2 humps separately ? or a Formosa body with 2 humps ?

Gary - My guess would be for two humps separately to be grafted onto this.

http://www.thewebsofa.com/carpics/f313.jpg

Oxford - Come on, I've been waiting all Summer for an update on your build tread. :rolleyes:

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oxford1360 22nd August 2017 13:13

Yup, Paul, you are correct. And, there are a changes coming-up for Oxford1360. Once they are sorted I should have a good-sized garage close to the house from ~October. Progress should be much swifter from then on......

Gary, apologies for my lack of clarity. If you could let me have a price for two of the humps that you have supplied for the passenger above.

Thank you.

micky1mo 22nd August 2017 18:53

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Originally Posted by lancelot link (Post 90143)

Them hinges look the dogs do-da's but what sort of door handles and locks are you going to fit?

lancelot link 22nd August 2017 20:31

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Originally Posted by micky1mo (Post 90208)
Them hinges look the dogs do-da's but what sort of door handles and locks are you going to fit?

Thank you ...it has Landrover type slam latches and a modified Landrover dovetail catch ...I have reduced the latch area to minimize rattle .

lancelot link 22nd August 2017 20:38

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Originally Posted by oxford1360 (Post 90193)
Apologies for my lack of clarity. If you could let me have a price for two of the humps that you have supplied for the passenger above.

Thank you.

Oxford , if you wanted 2 humps supplied separately with the same excess around them as the loose one in the picture , giving you plenty of material to 'graft' ...a 6 oz. layup and finished in grey gelcoat ......then we would be looking at 140 the pair including well wrapped postage via parcelforce.

lancelot link 22nd August 2017 20:44

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Originally Posted by oxford1360 (Post 90193)
Once they are sorted I should have a good-sized garage close to the house from ~October. Progress should be much swifter from then on......

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Glad to hear it ..your build is one of my favourites and I am looking forward to seeing the end result ....

micky1mo 23rd August 2017 17:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by lancelot link (Post 90213)
Thank you ...it has Landrover type slam latches and a modified Landrover dovetail catch ...I have reduced the latch area to minimize rattle .

Interesting idea any photos?
I tried a similar arrangement on the G-46 with-out success. The doors never felt "firm" and would open with the body flexing. I ended up using a pair of small bear-catches from CAR BUILDER SOLUTIONS.
They were cheap and worked well. :icon_idea:

lancelot link 23rd August 2017 20:07

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Originally Posted by micky1mo (Post 90220)
Interesting idea any photos?
I tried a similar arrangement on the G-46 with-out success. The doors never felt "firm" and would open with the body flexing. I ended up using a pair of small bear-catches from CAR BUILDER SOLUTIONS.
They were cheap and worked well. :icon_idea:

I can take some pics when young Mr. Jeff has finished painting it as latches are off at present .....they are pretty firm ...the doors don't flex much , the new uber hinges have tightened it up ......

Bear claws are really good , and you can get those door drop latch things too , to locate a door and hold it ...the ones convertible cars and lorries tend to use on the rear bodies where doors flex... this sort of thing ....

http://i65.tinypic.com/wgrsif.jpg

They are about 5 or 6 each from memory ...

lancelot link 27th August 2017 19:16

V5c Document back from DVLA a few days ago ...all present and correct . Triumph Formosa Sports in red ..no inspection required , so Happy Days !

lancelot link 27th August 2017 19:46

Jeff sent me some pictures today ...I know Graham has seen the full set , so thought I would put a couple on here ...

The car has been sprayed in Polyester reface ...this will be sanded back and then the car will be treated to some 2 pack high build primer and sanded again ...

Jeff also masked the whole of the underneath of the car , engine bay , floors etc...so no overspray should make its way onto the restored chassis ...

https://www.imageupload.co.uk/images/2017/08/27/frm.jpg

https://www.imageupload.co.uk/images...08/27/frmm.jpg

lancelot link 27th August 2017 19:49

https://www.imageupload.co.uk/images...8/27/belly.jpg

Paul L 28th August 2017 17:48

Car looks good. :cool:

Although one of the photos may have accidentally broken the forums nudity rules! :eek:

I'm sure all the prep work Jeff does will result in a great finish.

Good luck, Paul. :)

Jeff H 8th September 2017 21:29

I think Gary is away this weekend at Goodwood.

The car has had a fair few hours put in to it this week and is now in colour.

Graham decided against the Rosso blood red colour in the end and went for a more classic looking colour, the same one used on my car, Rosso Barchetta, I think it suits the car very well.

Some pics for those interested.
http://i67.tinypic.com/68sg94.jpg
http://i65.tinypic.com/2s0zozp.jpg
http://i66.tinypic.com/2ccsaj9.jpg
http://i64.tinypic.com/ek579s.jpg
http://i67.tinypic.com/2rlyib8.jpg
http://i65.tinypic.com/a0ccgl.jpg
I do have pics of the painted car but they are on my phone, I will get some better ones tomorrow and bung them up here.

Jeff H 8th September 2017 21:38

Ok these may work.
http://i66.tinypic.com/2lw536v.jpg
http://i66.tinypic.com/2ik9pab.jpg
http://i67.tinypic.com/15yt8qs.jpg

Jeff H 8th September 2017 21:41

The car will be left for a few days to harden off,

Then it will have a day spent on it flatting and polishing, the only paint work left to do is the rear bulkhead in Silver, and the head lamp bowls also in Silver.

molleur 8th September 2017 23:05

Fantastic! Looks super.

Barber 9th September 2017 06:43

Wow

micky1mo 9th September 2017 08:10

Very pretty, nice colour choice . :eusa_clap::eusa_clap:

casamolino 9th September 2017 09:15

Morning Jeff excellent work again , Geoff .

Jaguartvr 9th September 2017 09:19

Another great finish, if you want your car to have a high resale value then you need to spend big on the paint.

It would be nice to get a ball park estimate for having a GR120 and a 250 swb painted by Jeff.
It will give prospective builders an idea on what to expect for a top finish.


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