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Old 4th November 2015, 21:26
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Drat - I could see them fine when I posted them
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Old 5th November 2015, 11:39
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got the pics working now guys
seats1 by paul ward, on Flickr
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Great use of a balti dish for the steering wheel.

My donor Spitfire came with a pair of brand new leather seat covers in a similar colour to yours.
( I was gutted when I found out they wouldn't fit. )

If you want to draw the eye away from the off set seats, I'd suggest a matching leather "in fill" panel between the seat bases.
( With cut outs for the seat belt straps & handbrake. )

You would then be left with something that looked like a bench seat across both the top & bottom.

Just a thought, Paul.
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Old 6th November 2015, 10:03
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Yeah good idea - I was thinking something like that might work
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Old 8th November 2015, 19:47
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couple more pics DSC_0029s by paul ward, on Flickr
DSC_0032s by paul ward, on Flickr
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Old 30th November 2015, 00:46
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Paul, not sure if you have seen this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1975-Ferra...p2056016.l4276
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Old 30th November 2015, 01:58
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Yeah, I actually went to have a look at it to see what it was like - I think he's definitely overcharging for it - the paint has cracks and a couple of worn areas on it and the rear wing is not fitted very straight.
And it really put me off painting mine rosso corsa red!
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Old 18th December 2015, 22:42
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Got the headlights fitted now - DSC_0159w by paul ward, on Flickr
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How is the build coming on? Any updates?
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Old 13th February 2016, 17:55
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How is the build coming on? Any updates?
cheers for asking -

I've been away for a month in Thailand - I came back expecting it to be almost done and they haven't really done that much, apart from fitting the rear wheel arches,
I'm hoping now I'm back and can hassle them a bit that they will get on it again.
I think it's basically just the front arches and frames to be made, and then it's almost ready for paint prep.

I'm not sure whether to try and paint it myself or fork out the money and get it done professionally or not.

There's an argument that many vintage looking cars don't have great looking paint - due to the patina and scuffs etc that they have attained over their life - so maybe doing it myself may look a bit more 'vintage' than getting a proper pro job done - undecided
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I am looking to get one in the next few weeks, can't wait to see yours.

This is my inspiration

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Nice!! Interesting grille - I'm currently trying to work out where or how to get something like that made up
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Its been some time since i last looked at your thread and its looking great, i like the novel idea using the balti dish in the steering wheel.

Looking forward to see this car in paint.
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Its been some time since i last looked at your thread and its looking great, i like the novel idea using the balti dish in the steering wheel.

Looking forward to see this car in paint.
Thanks,
Yeah, me too - I'm hoping it might have an MOT by the end of next week - but still undecided about which colour to go for though - or who's going to paint it
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Old 28th February 2016, 20:20
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Ok, so got it outside for the first time today to take a few progress pics -
wheel arches are on, next is getting rear indicator brackets fitted, and to fit a replacement alternator.

I think we have an issue with the exhaust though - it may need another box fitting to create some backpressure - apparently some of the fuel may not be burning properly - the mechanic thinks that more back pressure could solve it - any thoughts on this?

Anyway - here's a few pics - [IMG]back 1 by paul ward, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]front top by paul ward, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]front by paul ward, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]side by paul ward, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Old 28th February 2016, 20:23
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Also, trying to work out what type of grille to have still - any preferences?


[IMG]grille 1 by paul ward, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]grille 2 by paul ward, on Flickr[/IMG]
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I like the bottom one
Looking great
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I like the bottom one
Looking great
Cheers
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Old 28th February 2016, 21:35
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+1 for the bottom one.

I really enjoy this thread, keep the updates coming
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Old 28th February 2016, 21:37
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Oh, the bottom one looks tits!
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