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Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 23rd August 2019, 08:51
Replies: 34
Views: 10,142
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Body alignment update

Apologies, Deni - I misread your original question!

I have added the forward measurements here and there is a 20mm difference between the two sides (the measurements were taken at the edge of the...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 22nd August 2019, 18:20
Replies: 34
Views: 10,142
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Body alignment

Deni,

I have made some measurements: the line on the green tape marks the centre of the metal frame and the orange tape shows the distance from the centre of the frame to the edge of the bonnet...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 22nd August 2019, 16:07
Replies: 34
Views: 10,142
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Frame details for Deni

Deni,

I have tried to show some details of the bonnet frame - they are different and I think I will end up moving one of them, in order to create some space for my brake master cylinder, as I am...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 22nd August 2019, 15:04
Replies: 34
Views: 10,142
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Thanks for the lip seal idea, Mr T - will have a...

Thanks for the lip seal idea, Mr T - will have a measure up!

Deni, I will get hold of some more detailed photos for you.

Thanks for the 'grounding' Paul! It pays to remind ourselves where...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 19th August 2019, 08:35
Replies: 34
Views: 10,142
Posted By DerbyDreamer
A few bits

Thanks for the suspension info Keith - will take a look at Wolfitt.

In between tidying the garage, whilst labourer is back from Uni, I have finalised a few more bits and pieces...

The nearside...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 13th August 2019, 16:56
Replies: 34
Views: 10,142
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Front end progress

On a bit of a roll...

Having sorted the rear, I fitted the screen using Mr. Towed's trusty rubber well nuts and suddenly things are looking better! Before I left my job, I printed the housings for...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 9th August 2019, 17:03
Replies: 34
Views: 10,142
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Better than a Haynes manual!

Wow! Thank you, Paul!

I was hoping for a few pointers and you took the time and effort to produce such a detailed guide - that's fantastic!:bounce:

Just hope that my wife won't notice when her...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 8th August 2019, 19:38
Replies: 34
Views: 10,142
Posted By DerbyDreamer
So...where did FIVE years go???

Verging on embarrassed that I have made such slow progress but...[insert appropriate excuse here]!!

Anyway...back on it now and had a productive few days.

One of the things I was...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 16th April 2016, 15:04
Replies: 12
Views: 6,862
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Just beginning to come out of hibernation myself....

Just beginning to come out of hibernation myself. Inspiring stories on here and just make me want to get back out in the garage...done some bits and pieces and seem to have collected a lot of parts -...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 16th April 2016, 14:12
Replies: 12
Views: 3,336
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Worth looking at MGF spare wheels - same PCD...

Worth looking at MGF spare wheels - same PCD (95.25mm or 3 3/4" in old money). Bolted straight on to the Vitesse hubs and hoping to get a very similar effect to Oxford's.

Good luck with it all!
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 16th April 2016, 13:34
Replies: 335
Views: 79,703
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Glad to see you're back on track. Also been...

Glad to see you're back on track. Also been suffering from 'lifegettingintheway-itis' so quite inspiring to see there's a way forward! Will be down your way this Summer - PM me if I can help with any...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 23rd March 2015, 20:26
Replies: 366
Views: 93,831
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Perhaps a heat reflective mat might be an...

Perhaps a heat reflective mat might be an alternative - my Gilbern GT (60's GRP) has one, in an attempt to preserve the paint on the bonnet, I guess?
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 19th October 2014, 21:58
Replies: 829
Views: 195,936
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Steering

Brilliant timing! About to tackle the steering column myself & just got access to a lathe!

Looking forward to the next installment:popcorn:
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 11th October 2014, 22:03
Replies: 34
Views: 10,142
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Progress!

Really impressed to see the progress of others (especially those who have only recently got their bodies and are already well on the way!) so thought I'd post an update...

Lots of bits came...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 28th September 2014, 21:13
Replies: 366
Views: 93,831
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Inspirational stuff, Dave! Just getting close...

Inspirational stuff, Dave! Just getting close myself - resorted to using an original Vitesse bulkhead which means shortening the rear of the bonnet/extending in front of the screen, to cover the gap,...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 31st August 2014, 20:37
Replies: 1,447
Views: 530,086
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Very glad to see the stand was so busy today &...

Very glad to see the stand was so busy today & thanks to Dan for showing me round. My 15 year old son has already started dropping hints about first cars....well, there are a few smaller engined Z3's...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 6th July 2014, 19:28
Replies: 34
Views: 10,142
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Progress...if only!

Thanks Dave, although looking at your progress already, I think you'll get there first!

Quite motivated to create something like this Maserati A6 GCS:
...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 5th July 2014, 15:40
Replies: 34
Views: 10,142
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Another little update!

Must be time for an update - lots of little jobs been going on...

Body shaped to fit over the chassis (was able to follow the flash lines in the gelcoat and it matched perfectly)
...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 3rd May 2014, 18:10
Replies: 2,621
Views: 413,815
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Crikey! I'm just impresssed that Mr T has space...

Crikey! I'm just impresssed that Mr T has space for three traffic cones - must be some tardis trickery going on under that bonnet!
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 23rd March 2014, 14:07
Replies: 34
Views: 10,142
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Wheely good idea?

Just looking at wheels to be able to set my body height and whilst the cheap set of 15" TR6 wires that I got would be nice, by the time I have bought the adaptors, had them sandblasted, new tyres,...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 13th March 2014, 19:34
Replies: 3,360
Views: 574,667
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Sounds like a 'man-look' to me! Got a garage full...

Sounds like a 'man-look' to me! Got a garage full of stuff I can't find - every sympathy! Guess the positive is the more stuff you put back on, then the less there is to lose...
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale, swap or wanted 2nd March 2014, 10:32
Replies: 13
Views: 4,838
Posted By DerbyDreamer
1600 Vitesse rolling chassis

Not sure if this is becoming the for sale thread?

I have just listed a rolling chassis on the Miglia thread, if anyone is looking for an easy start to a build...

Richard
...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 2nd March 2014, 10:25
Replies: 1
Views: 2,090
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Vitesse 1600 rolling chassis for sale

Morning all

Thought I'd kick off the market stall!

I have a 1964 (B registration) 1600 Vitesse rolling chassis for sale - bought originally as the base vehicle for my Miglia build, but a 2...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 23rd February 2014, 05:54
Replies: 88
Views: 19,826
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Mr T, The colour question will rumble...

Mr T,

The colour question will rumble on...kids want rosso red, but I favour air force blue(ish!)...something to ponder - lucky to have Photoshop at work - will try options...

DD
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 22nd February 2014, 08:46
Replies: 88
Views: 19,826
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Hi Mr T, If only...the body was on the green...

Hi Mr T,

If only...the body was on the green one which is a 1600, but the then Mr eBay sent me a 2 litre chassis on Thursday, so I transferred it across yesterday - not a job I'd recommend on your...
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