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Old 23rd December 2016, 22:32
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Hi Axel and Ian,
yes I bought the front panels of a 246 GT from a panel beater who replaced them after a crash. He was going to repair and sell the panels but then ended up selling them to defray costs after a decade or so:

http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/rossnzwpi/media/Dino246_front-panels_zps5iwmscjn.jpg.html?filters[user]=146005730&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=1

I have considered building a DIY Dino replica and may start a thread here to gather ideas and designs. The Dino chassis is pretty old fashioned - large tubes (oval) as a flat platform with some raised parts over engine bay, front suspension and front bulkhead with minimal triangulation. I guess its pretty heavy and not that resistant to twisting. It does allow for low door sills and a flatfish floor. Personally I'd prefer to go for a multitube, highly triangulated chassis made out of smaller section mild steel tube (like a more sophisticated midengined Locost)

http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/rossnzwpi/media/246GT_chassis_blueprint_zpsfxumy6tw.jpg.html?filte rs[user]=146005730&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=0
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