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Old 21st August 2019, 16:27
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DerbyDreamer & Deni – I hope the following helps.

Without wishing to drag up a big row from the past, the original Sammio Cordite bonnet…



Was used as the starting point for developing the Miglia Speedster bonnet.



This was a big improvement in the area between the driver’s side headlight & the bonnet opening.

But the ‘wonky’ nose remained.

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My top tip would be to just ignore the symmetry issues if you can.

Because, in the real world, no one else notices the same things that we see when building the cars.

I know there is an issue with the nose, so I can see it in this photo.



Thankfully, most people will simply see a great looking car and many will believe it is a Ferrari.

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However, if you really want to straighten things out, the joy of fibreglass is you can do what you want.

Note: It is always a mistake to put a straight line anywhere near these cars.



As this will always lead to more work, even if the cut and join is straight forward.





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In the end, I spent a lot of hours butchering my bonnet and then piecing it back together again.



But, by the time you finish all the work, you can’t see the joins.



Please Note:
Despite throwing a HUGE number of hours at this, I still didn't achieve perfect symmetry.

So the key thing to remember is that back in the ‘50s, these cars were built like this…



Not like this.



So if anyone does ask, just say the body shell for the car was hand built.

Good luck, Paul.
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