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Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion Formosa 120 GR and related builds

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Old 8th November 2017, 20:07
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I sold a kit very early on , before Graham's car was finished , to a guy in Cornwall ...I know he lurks on here , but hasn't posted anything ...

I don't have much info ..but can tell you he bought a Vitesse in bits about a mile from my workshop and I pieced the bits loosely together for him to transport it , the intention being to strip , refurb , replace , whatever during the process of a full nut and bolt rebuild .

The body was supplied in white as the plan is to go down the 300 SLR path with the styling ...a look that will work well due to the size of the cars , IMHO.

To help achieve this , we supplied an extra headrest for the customer to graft on at his leisure ...

I'm looking forward to seeing one in silver ...

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Old 9th November 2017, 07:59
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Silver, eh? Hmm, yep, I think that'll work.

I also thought 300 SLR when I first saw your new baby coming together, so I'm liking the Cornish builder's approach.

Now, if you can just persuade the builder to start a thread...
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Old 9th November 2017, 08:16
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… the plan is to go down the 300 SLR path with the styling ...
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Now, if you can just persuade the builder to start a thread...
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Don’t know if the ‘Cornish Builder’ has worked with fibreglass before.

But before I joined this forum I didn’t have a clue how that stuff worked.

Whereas now I am looking at the rear lighting mount on #722 and thinking about how I would make it myself.

So a build thread is a great way for people to make suggestions.

After all, I’ve made fibreglass parts for my car from beer cans and bits of foam.





I wish the builder good luck, Paul.
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Old 9th November 2017, 08:26
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I'll have a chat with him later ...see if I can get him out of the shadows !

( No Cliff Richard jokes please !!!! )

I know the intention is to be influenced by , not copying the 300 SLR , so it will be interesting to know what features will be used ...
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Stuart sent me some pictures ....

He bought a Vitesse literally around the corner from me in bits and this was partially assembled by me to get it rolling and delivered with the kit ...

Stuart has pulled it apart and is working through the car renewing a lot of parts ....


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Stuart has fitted and removed the body a few times and fitted the wires ..so the car is looking pretty cool ...


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Stuart came to see me earlier this week and took on some more parts , so hopefully I can update sometime soon ....
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That looks very nice.

And it is great to see that customers can build the car "out of the box".

Good luck, Paul.
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And, I like it too!
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