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Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 3rd March 2011, 09:52
Replies: 157
Views: 123,015
Posted By Crocus
Hi Chris

Everything's plodding along but its a plod rather than a sprint.

I'm currently on my 3rd road car. With each car, I make alterations and add additional tooling to make the next car easy to make...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 2nd February 2011, 14:22
Replies: 157
Views: 123,015
Posted By Crocus
Has anyone got a complete build manual for a...

Has anyone got a complete build manual for a Deon. I've started scanning my own and discovered that I'm missing 4 pages, 11, 33, 34 & 45. If anyone could scan and e-mail them please send me a...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 21st November 2010, 17:41
Replies: 45
Views: 13,921
Posted By Crocus
Hi Ian, I'll send you a private message...

Hi Ian,

I'll send you a private message about the glass.
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 18th September 2010, 16:25
Replies: 45
Views: 13,921
Posted By Crocus
At present I've reached a stage in the car's...

At present I've reached a stage in the car's development where I can start to develop a business around it. I've built a succession of prototypes leading to the current one. I've established that I...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 12th August 2010, 21:14
Replies: 45
Views: 13,921
Posted By Crocus
Crocus Automtive D two Quick Peek

Those who've followed this section of the forum for a while will be aware that I'm developing a new Dino replica called the D two. I've kept things under raps for quite a long time but I've just...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 12th August 2010, 20:44
Replies: 4
Views: 2,960
Posted By Crocus
Hi Kia The main thing that limits the space...

Hi Kia

The main thing that limits the space available for the footwell is the space the front wheel needs to sweep through when you turn the steering wheel. This is often refered to as the scrub...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 27th July 2010, 19:27
Replies: 4
Views: 2,960
Posted By Crocus
I have some experience in widening the foot well...

I have some experience in widening the foot well on Deons.

The most effective method is as follows.

Remove the carpet.
Cut the current footwell away from the GRP bodyshell.
On the chassis...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 27th July 2010, 19:16
Replies: 2
Views: 2,820
Posted By Crocus
The radiator and fan are from an Allegro ...

The radiator and fan are from an Allegro

Regards

Tom
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 9th June 2010, 10:07
Replies: 157
Views: 123,015
Posted By Crocus
Hi Tricky360. I think there are several...

Hi Tricky360.

I think there are several things to look for when buying a replica like the one you've spotted.

If its a Deon the footwell will be narrow and you may struggle if you take a size 9...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 4th June 2010, 21:59
Replies: 157
Views: 123,015
Posted By Crocus
Now that makes sense of things. A company...

Now that makes sense of things. A company wouldn't normally make production quality moulds if they were just going to make a couple of shells. You'd make a temporary mould. After a couple of...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 2nd June 2010, 21:45
Replies: 157
Views: 123,015
Posted By Crocus
Hi David Like Ian I'd also heard that the...

Hi David

Like Ian I'd also heard that the DGT had been based on moulds taken from a 206GT but had always considered this to be speculation until now.

I'd assumed this due to numerous...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 23rd March 2010, 21:32
Replies: 157
Views: 123,015
Posted By Crocus
Hi Ian I can't comment on the offset of the...

Hi Ian

I can't comment on the offset of the wheels that are currently fitted to your replica but I'm certain that what I have told you concerning offset applied to both the Lada and Lancia running...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 21st March 2010, 21:41
Replies: 157
Views: 123,015
Posted By Crocus
Hi Ian We buy Audi Hubs, which we re-machine...

Hi Ian

We buy Audi Hubs, which we re-machine to a 5x108 stud patern. There are plenty of hubs that use this patern which you could look at such as Volvo, ford and I believe Alfa but there are...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 20th March 2010, 09:33
Replies: 157
Views: 123,015
Posted By Crocus
Thanks for the question Chris. I've had a few...

Thanks for the question Chris. I've had a few similar private messages over the last couple of weeks, I think the warmer weather's got everyone thinking about the summer. I'll try to cover...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 19th November 2009, 12:38
Replies: 157
Views: 123,015
Posted By Crocus
Hi everyone, Just a quick update on the...

Hi everyone,

Just a quick update on the progress of the new Dino replica project (the D2).

We've just released our first complete bodyshell from the moulds. I'll be posting a few pics early...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 6th June 2009, 12:30
Replies: 157
Views: 123,015
Posted By Crocus
Repro Dino Wheels

The place to get repro and used Dino wheels is Superformance, they have a good website (google will go straight to it). The PCB is 108 and the offset is as close as makes no difference to zero. ...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 5th April 2009, 20:48
Replies: 157
Views: 123,015
Posted By Crocus
Hi Mac Sorry about this but I've just found...

Hi Mac

Sorry about this but I've just found out my scanner isn't working with 64bit xp. I upgraded my pc a couple of months back and I never thought to check it until now. Soon as I get round to...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 4th April 2009, 20:41
Replies: 157
Views: 123,015
Posted By Crocus
HI Mac Track rod ends are from a Fiat 132...

HI Mac

Track rod ends are from a Fiat 132 part number 5995268, if you send me your e-mail address I'll scan the parts list and send it to you.

Kind Regards

Tom
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 3rd April 2009, 22:39
Replies: 157
Views: 123,015
Posted By Crocus
The radiator is from an Allegro but requires some...

The radiator is from an Allegro but requires some modification the part number is SM-001 and the wiper motor is from the back of a Fiat Panda. That's from the Build manual so the information is only...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 24th February 2009, 20:21
Replies: 157
Views: 123,015
Posted By Crocus
Hi, What are the problems you've experienced...

Hi,

What are the problems you've experienced with the replica Classic replicas built for you?
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 1st February 2009, 12:10
Replies: 157
Views: 123,015
Posted By Crocus
All's going well, The first parts of the...

All's going well,

The first parts of the bodyshell are due to go to the moulders at the start of next week. Its expected to take a good 3 months to complete but we're still looking good for a...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 1st December 2008, 07:45
Replies: 157
Views: 123,015
Posted By Crocus
I haven't been involved in the manufacture of the...

I haven't been involved in the manufacture of the Deon or any revamped version of it. I bought a Deon myself a few years ago and learnt a great deal from it but when it came to designing my own car...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 18th November 2008, 07:56
Replies: 157
Views: 123,015
Posted By Crocus
The prototype is well under way. The body shell...

The prototype is well under way. The body shell is almost finished and we'll be starting mold production shortly. Our first generation chassis is waiting for the first shell to come out of the molds...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 11th November 2008, 08:05
Replies: 157
Views: 123,015
Posted By Crocus
Smile A bit more information

The new car will be called a D2, we're doing the fixed roof and the spider as you'd expect. A couple of things that may come as a surprise are, the engines are longitudinally mounted Audi v6 rather...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 10th November 2008, 22:10
Replies: 157
Views: 123,015
Posted By Crocus
The Dino Replica will be back on the market soon

There is a project currently in progress to produce a completely re-engineered Replica of the Dino. The new cars will be appearing on the market in 2009. I am responsible for this and have been for...
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