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Old 22nd October 2012, 20:54
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You need a Hot Glue Gun, they will stick most substrates together. Lay up some GRP sheet on a flat surface, glass is good, once cured it can be cut to size and glued in position. Then you can fix the return permanently by adding more GRP to the rear surface of the panel. Job done
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Old 23rd October 2012, 20:17
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Due to the large bonnet bulge it's not been possible to fit normal hinges at the scuttle end of the bonnet, as it would bind in the centre, fitting hinges at he front end would be possible but looked untidy. A simple solution was found by pivoting the bonnet at the sides about 6 inches from the front edge. There is plenty of room in front of the Spitfire radiator.





A pair of MX250 headlight buckets were cut from an scrap "plug" front end and modified to fit the A352 headlight openings.



They were tech screwed in positon and then fixed with bonding paste.





The rear end is now ready for primer



Panel gaps all done



"Does my bum look big in this?"

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Old 24th October 2012, 21:10
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Getting there

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Old 24th October 2012, 21:11
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when i saw the blue jag in the photo i thought it was the one you
are working on my eyes nearly popped out my head thought "thats quick work"
and quality too lol
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Old 24th October 2012, 22:21
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Looking very pretty. I like the tucked in wheels too.
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Old 25th October 2012, 03:34
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looking very good, what colour are we going, british racing green, or solid black?
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Old 25th October 2012, 06:49
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Ecosse blue?
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Old 25th October 2012, 09:44
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pretty pretty....

Now get on with it so i can have a proper look on Saturday in Exeter!
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Old 25th October 2012, 12:16
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Its the G46 i always wanted
What is stopping you?

The car is looking great, I wondered when I would see your version of the kit. I look forward to getting a good look at it in person on Saturday, keep up the good work!
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Old 25th October 2012, 20:48
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Thanks for the comments guys. Colourwise we are going for the "Not enough hours in the day old race car barn find patchy scratched primer" look, a winner in my book (my book being "Hot Rod" magazine). The body will be coming off for tub/chassis restoration, so no point in painting yet.

Sorry Nick, we have put wider wheels on!





Made the screens and headlight covers out of 2mm perspex, a bit thin but easy to work with when you are in a hurry



Quickly fabricated some screen posts out of sheet alloy





Sorry for the fuzzy pics, it was a bit dark....
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Thats looking rather snazzy now men.....

The original 'Special bodied' cars of the 50's and 60's are definitely being re-represented in recent times - a natural evolution , methinks , due to money being in short supply for the majority and the tightening of IVA regs etc....

The original Ford sidevalve and Austin 7 chassis being subsituted nowadays for the Triumph and Reliant examples....

Its the beginnings of an interesting few years , I feel , as more examples of 50's style cars emerge in the scene....

Chris , looking forward to seeing this one in the flesh in a more completed format than last time as it does look rather good.....
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No the wheels are uber cool. Must be real Dunlops
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Thats looking rather snazzy now men.....

The original 'Special bodied' cars of the 50's and 60's are definitely being re-represented in recent times - a natural evolution , methinks , due to money being in short supply for the majority and the tightening of IVA regs etc....

The original Ford sidevalve and Austin 7 chassis being subsituted nowadays for the Triumph and Reliant examples....

Its the beginnings of an interesting few years , I feel , as more examples of 50's style cars emerge in the scene....

Chris , looking forward to seeing this one in the flesh in a more completed format than last time as it does look rather good.....
Thanks for the kind words Gary. You are so right about the IVA and money issues pushing the 50/60's re-body concept along. I am looking at more modern base vehicles, but they are limited and expensive.
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Old 25th October 2012, 21:39
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No the wheels are uber cool. Must be real Dunlops
Nahhh, TR6 steels. They are 4x114 PCD, so need adaptors, which were more than the wheels!
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Ah Tr6. Nice deep rims though.
Now come along, you have a busy weekend ahead, off to bed now;-)
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No one else has asked so......is this a personal project or will it be used as a buck to mould up some other bodies to market as a kit.?
Anticipated price...???
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well i hope its been made to sell as a kit
filling the niche in the market for quality kits at affordable prices
i for one will be looking at purchasing a kit
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No one else has asked so......is this a personal project or will it be used as a buck to mould up some other bodies to market as a kit.?
Anticipated price...???
In an earlier post Tribute said :- 'The car we are putting together will be taken apart after the show and the tub repaired before we get the drive chain sorted and get it driving/MOT'd. If we get interest at the Exeter Show we will be taking moulds off and offering it as a kit as well.'

I personally think it looks great and look forward to seeing it tomorrow. It would be possible to make a frame like the Sammio and not use the Spitfire body I think. Definitely onto a winner I think.

Should I have bought a Spitfire and not the Vitesse????????
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Old 26th October 2012, 15:25
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In an earlier post Tribute said :- 'The car we are putting together will be taken apart after the show and the tub repaired before we get the drive chain sorted and get it driving/MOT'd. If we get interest at the Exeter Show we will be taking moulds off and offering it as a kit as well.'
Ooops. I didn't notice that
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Old 26th October 2012, 17:38
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can any of these kits A532 and MX250 be modded to fit an MGF, MGTF.
been looking online and they really are as cheap as chips with modern engines and setups. ok we have the dreaded gasket problem on the K series, but a new thicker metal gasket sorts that out.

Chris if you fancy having a bash at one, ive a 51 plate sitting in my garage doing nothing, im sure we could sort something out.
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