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Old 27th March 2016, 19:33
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Cheers Mr T for the pictures very helpful. I think making a good template is the key to a correct fitting cover but will do a little research first and see what i can dig up you never know there may be a guide on how to make a tonneau cover on the net some where.

Cheers Phil for the pictures, it looks like you have a zip in the middle, i was thinking of may be using Velcro in place of a zip, have read that the water can drip through a zip where as velcro holds the water back.

Lancelot Link i have spoken to brockwells and they said they would only make a cover if they had the car, i did offer to send a template and take full responsibility which they declined.

Now need to do some online research on ways to make a Tonneau cover, on the face of it it does look pretty simple.
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Old 28th March 2016, 19:42
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Found this site http://www.buckeyetriumphs.org/techn...bsI/CarbsI.htm to be good on stromberg overhaul, setting up and fault finding.
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Old 1st April 2016, 17:38
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Been busy making a couple of bonnet catches.



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Made from stainless, tig welded, cleaned with pickling paste then polished. The shaped bar was formed by heating to cherry red then placing in a jig i machined to be sure both were bent to the identical shape, the other parts were turned and threaded on a lathe.


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This picture has the catches fitted to the bonnet in the top right hand corner.


Also been to see a local guy i know who does sign writing etc and he is going to make and apply the decals to the car once it through the mot.
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Old 1st April 2016, 18:39
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You should kit up and sell those bonnet catches. Fantastic!
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Old 1st April 2016, 19:04
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You should kit up and sell those bonnet catches. Fantastic!
Seconded, the best I've seen.
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Old 1st April 2016, 19:32
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You should kit up and sell those bonnet catches. Fantastic!
I agree they look fantastic.
I have attached a link to show how much these go for - you must be able to make a profit selling them 248.95 ea

http://www.superformance.co.uk/v12/fittings.html
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Old 1st April 2016, 19:50
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We have a restorer here that makes them $80.00 each.
The "real" origins were British, and made from a wire wheel spoke.
Very,very long ago.
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Old 1st April 2016, 20:09
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I agree they look fantastic.
I have attached a link to show how much these go for - you must be able to make a profit selling them 248.95 ea
Wow, i had not realized how much they go for, i did do a quick search before making them but came up with nothing that was why i decided to have ago and make a pair.

I suppose i could squeeze a small profit out of that one. LOL

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Old 2nd April 2016, 07:29
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Swifty - Love the bonnet catches.

But remind me never to park my amateur car anywhere near your professional one.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 5th April 2016, 19:00
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Well booked the car in for its MOT this Saturday, does any one know the age of a vehicle that only requires a visual smoke test for the emissions, i seem to remember reading that cars up to 1971 only require a visual.


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Cleaned up engine bay ready for this weekend outing.


Can anybody recommend good insurance companies who understand a re-body build.
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Old 5th April 2016, 19:32
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Good luck with the MOT, the engine bay looks great.

It is pre-1975 for the visual engine emission test.

https://www.gov.uk/emissions-testing

A-Plan was recommended to me by Mister Towed.

Really looking forward to seeing the final photos.

Take care, Paul.
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Old 5th April 2016, 19:43
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Can anybody recommend good insurance companies who understand a re-body build.

I've used Classic Line for all my hot rods and trucks, and now for the 250swb. They may not be the cheapest but they've always been very helpful and understand non standard vehicles.

You car looks great, look forward to seeing more photos.

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Hi Swifty, take a look at Adrian Flux I just got quoted 126 yesterday for fully comp for the mx250 I'm building. Had my Jag XF insured with them found them really helpful and good service.

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Old 6th April 2016, 05:33
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yes adrain flux for me barry too good luck with mot it be fine visual smoke test
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Old 6th April 2016, 17:31
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Been asked for dimensions of the bonnet catches so here they are, if any body is interested PM me for further info.




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Old 10th April 2016, 14:53
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Final major hurdle completed yesterday, the car passed its MOT. Went for a quick spin and it certainly does turn heads plus we got a few smiles on the way.

Called into a local petrol station to fill up and two separate guys stopped to talk about the car so it looks like this will be the norm. Think i will need to add a little time on a journey just for the crack.

These are some photos of the car yesterday before it goes off for decal work, its been just over two years since i first posted on the forum, i did think that when i started the build would take me a year but due to the major body work required to get the car to a reasonable standard its taken two enjoyable years, now looking for my next project.

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Next update will the decals, got a local company fitting them for me just have to wait a couple of weeks to arrange.

Finally opted for Adrian Flux for the insurance, 140 for the year which considering Ive no NCB to transfer over is not to bad.


Well that's it for now see you all soon.

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Old 10th April 2016, 15:15
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Car looks fantasic , one of the best finished cars.
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Old 10th April 2016, 15:24
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Well done on the MOT. Get used to the attention if you're planning to use it, mine's been on the road now for almost three years and it still stops people in their tracks.

Enjoy!
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Swifty - Congratulations on the MOT pass Tony.

Your car looks spectacular and well worth the wait to see it in all its glory.

Enjoy all the admirers, you have earned them.

It was been a pleasure to follow your build and I look forward to seeing the decals.

Take care, Paul.

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No rush, but could you take a few shots of how your bonnet straps are mounted.
( As I picked up a pair to see if they would work on my car. )
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Old 10th April 2016, 15:59
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Looks great
That red is really striking and lots of detail everywhere.
You must be proud of it.
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