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Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion Yesterday, 17:05
Replies: 95
Views: 6,333
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Looking at some of the donor cars used, that will...

Looking at some of the donor cars used, that will be 3 months of hard grafting too !
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 18th September 2018, 13:44
Replies: 1,358
Views: 459,689
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
There really isn't an excuse not to sort this out...

There really isn't an excuse not to sort this out with a rebody kit. It is just a simple paperwork exercise. No cost and little effort to get it all legal.
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 17th September 2018, 22:54
Replies: 134
Views: 12,233
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I'll have to see once I've got it on the road. I...

I'll have to see once I've got it on the road. I only intend to use it on the road anyway so normal driving, mostly in 3rd, 4th and 5th will be ok, I would like to think !
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 17th September 2018, 22:26
Replies: 56
Views: 3,347
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I'm not usually a fan of matt black but I like...

I'm not usually a fan of matt black but I like this. If it was my car I'd be tempted to fit some big low slung side pipes and French them into the sill covers. Whether or not they could be made to...
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 17th September 2018, 22:11
Replies: 134
Views: 12,233
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I found a supplier who has "short" aluminium bell...

I found a supplier who has "short" aluminium bell housings available to allow the Type 9's with the shorter input shaft to fit. Well that was what the seller told me but I found out after that he...
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 17th September 2018, 16:47
Replies: 134
Views: 12,233
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
All the return edges around the bonnet are done...

All the return edges around the bonnet are done now. The front end is ready to go back on the chassis and the bracketry made up to support it. Another week and the front end should be just about done...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 12th September 2018, 17:00
Replies: 95
Views: 6,333
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I've worked in the oil & gas OEM supply chain for...

I've worked in the oil & gas OEM supply chain for the last 10 years. I was involved in the building / fitting of bespoke pumping systems. You wouldn't believe the problems trying to recruit a good...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 11th September 2018, 20:52
Replies: 28
Views: 1,189
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
As it happens, this particular car is for sale in...

As it happens, this particular car is for sale in the back of the latest edition of Classic & Sports Car. Priced at 60k I think.
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 11th September 2018, 20:49
Replies: 28
Views: 1,189
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I'm thinking of this Kougar Monza design. Not...

I'm thinking of this Kougar Monza design.
Not sure how many were made though, its quite a rarity.
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 11th September 2018, 16:29
Replies: 134
Views: 12,233
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
A few more jobs done. I needed to make up several...

A few more jobs done. I needed to make up several curved steel tube sections to support the front end so I looked at buying a tube roller. Most of the ones I looked at that would cope with 5/8"...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 11th September 2018, 16:19
Replies: 28
Views: 1,189
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
The Kougar Monza was a similar shape but it was a...

The Kougar Monza was a similar shape but it was a "big" jag based car. The mods on this example have meant loads of extra work to accommodate some over size wheels and tyres.
There were similar...
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 10th September 2018, 21:22
Replies: 134
Views: 12,233
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Made another former tonight, a concave one this...

Made another former tonight, a concave one this time. I want to get the front end ready this week so it can go back on the car at the weekend, that's the plan anyway !
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 10th September 2018, 20:21
Replies: 95
Views: 6,333
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Just been looking at the results from the...

Just been looking at the results from the Goodwood Revival auction that is posted on MSN at the moment. Many hand crafted cars amongst them and hardly any sold for less than 200k ! Your car might...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 9th September 2018, 18:16
Replies: 95
Views: 6,333
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Try a free ad on Classic & Sports Car. A better...

Try a free ad on Classic & Sports Car. A better audience all round.
Forum: Bodywork 9th September 2018, 18:11
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Jeff Hickson at Hilltop Motors has painted...

Jeff Hickson at Hilltop Motors has painted several Tribute cars. He comes highly recommended but he isn't exactly local to you, but if you want the best, then he's your man.
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 8th September 2018, 09:13
Replies: 134
Views: 12,233
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
In the case of the scuttle panel it is a fairy...

In the case of the scuttle panel it is a fairy simple shape so the aluminium will easily form and stretch over the former around the bonnet return edge. Its easy to work as its quite soft and...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 7th September 2018, 22:23
Replies: 95
Views: 6,333
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
His Kobra was registered as a BMW Kobra on the...

His Kobra was registered as a BMW Kobra on the V5. None of the Cobra replica kits past and present will be called a Cobra by their manufacturers. However, they are all Cobra replica's, that is...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 7th September 2018, 20:15
Replies: 11
Views: 235
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Probably a very good idea. I did think you were...

Probably a very good idea. I did think you were spending a very long time putting that last car together. Is your ebay listing still active, I couldn't find it the other day ?
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 7th September 2018, 20:06
Replies: 95
Views: 6,333
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
A work colleague built a Tribute Kobra a few...

A work colleague built a Tribute Kobra a few years ago then sold it , eventually, through ebay. His ad was removed because someone in the Cobra Club made a complaint about his listing describing it...
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 7th September 2018, 16:56
Replies: 134
Views: 12,233
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
A few photos of the work I've done over the last...

A few photos of the work I've done over the last week or so.
The curved box formers have made easy work of the bonnet return edges.
The scuttle panel along with the roughly formed bonnet edges...
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 6th September 2018, 19:44
Replies: 134
Views: 12,233
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
A little progress to report at last ! I've made a...

A little progress to report at last ! I've made a start on the scuttle panel which was missing from the body when I purchased it. A little involved as I've had to make a wooden former to get the...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 6th September 2018, 19:18
Replies: 226
Views: 27,242
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Also worth a visit is the Prescott Autumn Classic...

Also worth a visit is the Prescott Autumn Classic on both the Saturday and Sunday, 6th - 7th October. Whilst it has a large American contingent the event is more like a small Goodwood Festival feel...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 5th September 2018, 15:50
Replies: 28
Views: 1,189
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I would be tempted to trial fit some 205/70's...

I would be tempted to trial fit some 205/70's first. That will save hours of work and they'll probably fit under wider arches. The style of car lends itself to narrow wheels and tyres anyway.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 5th September 2018, 15:40
Replies: 226
Views: 27,242
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
The Teal at 30k isn't expensive really, infact...

The Teal at 30k isn't expensive really, infact it's at the lower end for well built examples. When you realise that the style of "kit" wouldn't pass IVA easily or at all these days then the ones...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 4th September 2018, 08:14
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
That looks like another variation. Google NART 275

That looks like another variation. Google NART 275
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