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Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 3rd April 2021, 06:54
Replies: 87
Views: 7,623
Posted By Mister Towed
Good work! The body moulding looks really top...

Good work! The body moulding looks really top quality so shouldn't take too much prep for paint.

I mounted the seat belts centrally in my Spyder as they wouldn't have been high enough at the...
Forum: Bodywork 29th March 2021, 17:48
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By Mister Towed
Sounds good, silver and metallic grey are two of...

Sounds good, silver and metallic grey are two of my favourite car colours.

Sorry to hear about your Grandfather, it's always sad when a family elder passes.
Forum: Bodywork 26th March 2021, 20:24
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By Mister Towed
Sorry, I haven't tried clear coat over cellulose....

Sorry, I haven't tried clear coat over cellulose. I use wet and dry, 800 to smooth out any runs or drips, then all the way from 1000 to 2500 grit. Farecla G3 cutting compound takes out any swirls,...
Forum: Bodywork 24th March 2021, 15:44
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By Mister Towed
Paint all the way for me, every gel coat finish...

Paint all the way for me, every gel coat finish I've seen had a sort of matt sheen to it even when polished.

Prep is key on fibreglass though (no pun intended). Once the surface is fully...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 12th March 2021, 21:37
Replies: 371
Views: 82,460
Posted By Mister Towed
NTDWM -...

NTDWM - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FIORANO-TYPE-48-CORSA-SPYDER-FERRARI-REPLICA-1972/274714903492?hash=item3ff648c3c4:g:9zgAAOSwiA5fmqhm
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 11th March 2021, 14:35
Replies: 40
Views: 3,393
Posted By Mister Towed
Very nice and well done! Tonneau cover...

Very nice and well done!

Tonneau cover looks very well made and the tan colour goes perfectly with the red paint.

Is the bug going Speedster?
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 28th February 2021, 16:35
Replies: 231
Views: 31,401
Posted By Mister Towed
Having used cardboard to make a plug to take a...

Having used cardboard to make a plug to take a mould from for my driver's side floor and found it a little too flexible, I've been making something similar for the passenger side in aluminium.
...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 28th February 2021, 06:30
Replies: 40
Views: 3,393
Posted By Mister Towed
Can't find any info on line, all the 'net chat is...

Can't find any info on line, all the 'net chat is about repairing mountain bike tyres.

Tyre sealant is only supposed to be a 'get you home fix' or to the nearest tyre shop to buy a new one. ...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 27th February 2021, 10:13
Replies: 231
Views: 31,401
Posted By Mister Towed
Ha ha, I seem to remember someone posting...

Ha ha, I seem to remember someone posting something about a kitchen being full of useful tools that don't know they're tools and that the flow of tools from kitchen to garage was inevitable and...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 22nd February 2021, 12:30
Replies: 71
Views: 2,553
Posted By Mister Towed
There are likely to be issues with fouling and/or...

There are likely to be issues with fouling and/or usability if you go to big or too wide, while there's a period/visual fit issue with anything very low profile.

On a small-chassis Triumph based...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 20th February 2021, 17:58
Replies: 71
Views: 2,553
Posted By Mister Towed
Love those Carlos Fandango wheels! There's...

Love those Carlos Fandango wheels!

There's a young lad lives round the corner from me with the same wheels on his Honda Civic.
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 20th February 2021, 17:45
Replies: 507
Views: 214,170
Posted By Mister Towed
Looking forward to seeing your seat belt...

Looking forward to seeing your seat belt solution, always seeking to snaffle good ideas :)
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 19th February 2021, 19:06
Replies: 71
Views: 2,553
Posted By Mister Towed
Either way I'd keep them the same size front and...

Either way I'd keep them the same size front and rear to avoid the Wacky Races look.
Forum: General Build Chat 19th February 2021, 11:39
Replies: 21
Views: 1,856
Posted By Mister Towed
Just a thought, but JLR won the case that the...

Just a thought, but JLR won the case that the vehicle infringed their copyright to the external shape of the C Type.

That suggests to me that the destruction order should only apply to the outer...
Forum: General Build Chat 18th February 2021, 16:01
Replies: 21
Views: 1,856
Posted By Mister Towed
This case is covered in a two-page article in...

This case is covered in a two-page article in Octane magazine this month. It's interesting reading so I suggest you go buy a copy or subscribe (there, hopefully Octane won't pursue me for breach of...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 17th February 2021, 10:32
Replies: 231
Views: 31,401
Posted By Mister Towed
That's a fine idea but I have a feeling that...

That's a fine idea but I have a feeling that would be quite hazardous to my health.

Not from the fumes, but because my wife would kill me :peep:
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 17th February 2021, 09:21
Replies: 231
Views: 31,401
Posted By Mister Towed
Thanks guys - yes I do use a ridged metal roller,...

Thanks guys - yes I do use a ridged metal roller, but even the pros get voids sometimes. My cardboard plug probably didn't help matters there, either :(

The temperature thing is a bit of a...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 17th February 2021, 06:29
Replies: 231
Views: 31,401
Posted By Mister Towed
Hi Kuba, I haven't reinforced the floor with...

Hi Kuba, I haven't reinforced the floor with anything rigid, if you add enough layers of medium to heavy CSM then fibreglass is rigid and strong enough to work as a floor.

Having said that, I've...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 16th February 2021, 16:31
Replies: 231
Views: 31,401
Posted By Mister Towed
And coated in gelcoat - ...

And coated in gelcoat -

https://i.ibb.co/sWy1nKM/IMG-20210215-142129410.jpg

Then fibreglass -

https://i.ibb.co/q0Mg13Y/IMG-20210215-160048247.jpg

Then once cured it seems to fit pretty...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 16th February 2021, 10:46
Replies: 498
Views: 98,561
Posted By Mister Towed
We used Sherpa vans in the RAF in the 70's and...

We used Sherpa vans in the RAF in the 70's and early 80's (I got one jammed under a Vulcan bomber once, long story...). We then switched to LDV's in the mid/late 80's.

The Sherpas felt lighter...
Forum: General Build Chat 16th February 2021, 10:35
Replies: 21
Views: 1,856
Posted By Mister Towed
The 'art or design?' argument muddies the waters...

The 'art or design?' argument muddies the waters somewhat as the length of time the item under discussion is protected is substantially different between the two.

If the item is an industrial...
Forum: General Build Chat 15th February 2021, 10:36
Replies: 21
Views: 1,856
Posted By Mister Towed
The "it's a work of art" argument should backfire...

The "it's a work of art" argument should backfire on JLR as the rights to a work of art sit with the designer or their heirs if deceased, not the person or company who commissioned the piece. That...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 14th February 2021, 15:39
Replies: 231
Views: 31,401
Posted By Mister Towed
So, given that my rear hinged doors aren't going...

So, given that my rear hinged doors aren't going to work I need to hinge them at the front.

Which means that I need the dashboard fitted to make sure that the door pillars, which need modifying...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 13th February 2021, 07:23
Replies: 71
Views: 2,553
Posted By Mister Towed
That's useful for reference but it's based on the...

That's useful for reference but it's based on the regulations for a fairly recent car.

The rules for older cars differ in some key areas: there's no minimum height requirement for the reflectors...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 13th February 2021, 06:12
Replies: 71
Views: 2,553
Posted By Mister Towed
In the case of your car, assuming it was...

In the case of your car, assuming it was registered after 1st July 1970, you'll need reflectors that have 'approval marks'.

It's covered in Schedule 18, part 1, paragraph 5, subsection (a) (ii)...
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