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Search: Posts Made By: Lucky@LeMans
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds Yesterday, 19:54
Replies: 8
Views: 145
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
That's not always the case . When I built the...

That's not always the case . When I built the aluminium 250 TR I managed to get an agreed value of 50k and the premium was under 200 ! The Tribute 275 was more expensive to insure despite the...
Forum: General Build Chat Yesterday, 17:25
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I sent my paperwork off to DVLA last weeks to...

I sent my paperwork off to DVLA last weeks to register my Formosa under the rebody rules. It's a 1975 car so I'll be interested to see how I get on with the tax and mot exemptions, I've not done it...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions Yesterday, 17:09
Replies: 198
Views: 52,574
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Looking again at your photos above, the more I'm...

Looking again at your photos above, the more I'm thinking a grey primer would finish it to a satisfactory level for sale. You have a good set of wheels, the lights look fine as do the instruments....
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions Yesterday, 07:41
Replies: 198
Views: 52,574
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Even a quick rattle can grey primer will add...

Even a quick rattle can grey primer will add value. Don't expect to see more than half what you would have got if properly finished though.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 11th April 2021, 15:53
Replies: 15
Views: 418
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Matt black doesn't do it for me ! I like the...

Matt black doesn't do it for me ! I like the silver one in the photo above . Have you thought about a red oxide finish if you really want a "shabby chic" look ?
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 10th April 2021, 15:25
Replies: 8
Views: 145
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
If you want to save a few quid play one off...

If you want to save a few quid play one off against the other. They all want your business and there are several insurers who specialise in kits and specials. Make sure you are clear with what sort...
Forum: General Build Chat 8th April 2021, 12:26
Replies: 21
Views: 1,797
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Good luck with that one ! There are so many...

Good luck with that one ! There are so many sevenesque designs out there both past and present, its pretty much a generic shape in its own right now. The Westfield situation proved a point and set a...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 6th April 2021, 12:24
Replies: 86
Views: 7,304
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Yes I remember his build and the paint job he...

Yes I remember his build and the paint job he did, a very good finish ! I think I'll be going for something similar.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 4th April 2021, 22:39
Replies: 15
Views: 418
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
An interesting concept Ian, can't wait to see the...

An interesting concept Ian, can't wait to see the finished result. The side profile of the Z3GT convertible looks great and I'm sure it will work well with the 250 front end.
Forum: General Build Chat 3rd April 2021, 09:12
Replies: 21
Views: 1,797
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
More news in Classic and Sports Car magazine...

More news in Classic and Sports Car magazine today. Most references were aimed at the high end "toolroom" copies. Whilst no conclusions were forthcoming it looks like the whole area is a can of worms...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 3rd April 2021, 08:59
Replies: 86
Views: 7,304
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
The body is excellent quality and won't take much...

The body is excellent quality and won't take much time to prep. I might be changing my mind again with final colour choice, perhaps ! Originally thinking of an aluminium paint finish but now leaning...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 1st April 2021, 17:05
Replies: 86
Views: 7,304
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Some recent photos;

Some recent photos;
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 31st March 2021, 22:14
Replies: 86
Views: 7,304
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Slow progress over the last couple of weeks but...

Slow progress over the last couple of weeks but getting closer ! The detail little jobs take up so much time. The doors are hung, the instruments are in, the ali panelling work is just about...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 30th March 2021, 20:33
Replies: 250
Views: 38,882
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Nothing this end !

Nothing this end !
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 29th March 2021, 20:15
Replies: 250
Views: 38,882
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Is it me but there are no photos showing on this...

Is it me but there are no photos showing on this thread ?
Forum: General chatter 28th March 2021, 09:28
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Here is the live feed for todays auction on now ;...

Here is the live feed for todays auction on now ;

;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gUJZ7NkmKY
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 27th March 2021, 16:52
Replies: 16
Views: 840
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Cycle wings tend to flap about and resonate...

Cycle wings tend to flap about and resonate unless the brackets are really heavy duty and solid. The only solution on the Lotus 7 style cars I've owned is to make the brackets from over size material...
Forum: General chatter 27th March 2021, 11:58
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Race Retro Live Auction Today 27/03/21

Some interesting cars going through the Silverstone Auctions, Race Retro sale today and tomorrow.

Here is the live feed link;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKNvQPc6GYM
Forum: General chatter 21st March 2021, 16:34
Replies: 130
Views: 29,617
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Not unreasonable for a bespoke, hand made and...

Not unreasonable for a bespoke, hand made and very well engineered super car !
Check out some of the iffy conversions as seen on Vintage Voltage and the like, see what they charge ! You will realise...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 19th March 2021, 19:29
Replies: 86
Views: 7,304
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
The body is all mounted up and bolted down. Door...

The body is all mounted up and bolted down. Door hinges to do and finishing the front bonnet hinges. The rear lighting and instruments going in next and final wiring jobs to do ! I'm still have...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 13th March 2021, 19:40
Replies: 86
Views: 7,304
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
The studs on the Scimitar are the button head...

The studs on the Scimitar are the button head type and it was the button section that sheared off.

I did take a photo but for some reason I can't load anything up at the moment !
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 13th March 2021, 16:50
Replies: 86
Views: 7,304
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
A couple more jobs completed today including...

A couple more jobs completed today including replacing a broken wheel stud. Worth a mention only because it could apply to any of the older donor cars being used under a Formosa or any other kit for...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 10th March 2021, 17:01
Replies: 390
Views: 82,912
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
An interesting project ! The advert quotes just a...

An interesting project ! The advert quotes just a few weekends work to complete it so you could have it on the road by the end of lock down !
Trouble is with TVR's is they usually end up off the...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 9th March 2021, 22:41
Replies: 86
Views: 7,304
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
A recent photo showing the internal frame in...

A recent photo showing the internal frame in place and the aluminium panel work underway. The upper part of the bulkhead will be completed once the body is refitted. The detail jobs take the most...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 6th March 2021, 19:25
Replies: 23
Views: 3,004
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I know Silverstone Auctions and Classic Car...

I know Silverstone Auctions and Classic Car Auctions have been using the main exhibition halls to store cars and run their online auctions events. That was the case last year, they appeared to have...
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