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Old 19th March 2017, 09:41
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I have a herald bulkhead the floors are shot but the rest is ok free to a good home just needs to be collected from south wales.
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Old 19th March 2017, 11:40
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Thanks for that Gary. Presumably with no heater in the way, you can get a header tank there too?
EXACTLY ...Thats what is done with the S*mmio range ...
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Old 19th March 2017, 11:42
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I have a herald bulkhead the floors are shot but the rest is ok free to a good home just needs to be collected from south wales.
Thanks @deggsy. I'll have to see if I can get to South Wales sometime. I may actually be going to Chepstow in the next few weeks so that might work. I'll PM you
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Old 19th March 2017, 11:46
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I just need to find myself a bulkhead then. Anyone?
If you don't fancy a trip to Wales , I have a guy in Devon who has a couple of Bond Equipe bulkheads and they are the same from the screenframe down , so perfect for us ...

floorpans need to be cut and modified ( the floorpan with the kit will deal with that ) , so rusty floorpans aren't an issue ...
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Old 19th March 2017, 14:30
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Lancelot Link - Congratulations Gary, the first car out of the mould looks great.

Without a doubt, this is of a much higher quality than the Cordite.

Looking forward to seeing the first one being put together.

Cheers, Paul.
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Old 20th March 2017, 16:57
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Got a chance to re-position the bulkhead today and fit the body quickly ...even though the rear is not under load and the wheels are very small ..it gives you an idea of proportion better than when sat on the floor ...



The side profile shows the gorgeous climb of the front wing from the rear section of the car and its sexy pout ...

I didn't mention it previously , but the kit package will come with the bolt in crossmember that is required to support the front bulkhead mounts when its shifted back ...





Somebody also asked about seat positioning with the shifted bulkhead ...in the same way that the Miglia works , the dropped floor section will allow a Cobra style seat to be fitted without compromising legroom etc. and not fouling on the rear side rigger .....the headrest has been angled back slightly to follow the line of the driver in his/her slightly raked position

Glan started the door moulds today also ...

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Both yourself and Glan should be congratulated for a very well done project! I thank you, but afraid I'll never see one on this side of the pond. I'm stuck for a coupe anyway.
Professional results are always worth the effort. Great job.
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Old 20th March 2017, 18:41
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It does have that Mercedes look.
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Old 21st March 2017, 20:20
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Nice work matey, a lot of work gone into this project to make a great looking car, looking forward to see how this one develops.
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Old 24th March 2017, 18:04
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Update time ...not a lot to show , but its all steps forward ...the body is booked in on Monday to have the frames done ...I have sketched my plan , but I suspect Mark will change it !! He needs the car for the week ..so hopefully this time next week I can show a frame sat on a chassis too ...

Glan has moulded the doors ...



I am drilling the flanges tomorrow morning , but they are done ...

Bootlid is getting a 10mm return edge on it too , we had a flat panel mould already , but I used the single panel as a template to gap the boot properly and then we adjusted the mould and Glan made the flanges ..I need to crack them off in the morning , slide them forward a bit and drill ...



None of the above is particularly exciting to anybody but me really ...but it does mean all moulding on the bodyshell itself is done ..just the Triumph style bulkhead panel to do ...so , realistically , anyone wanting just a bodyshell with the intention of doing their own frame etc...could order one now ... ( I have had 3 enquiries going down that route )

I also had a visit from my laser cutting man today ...He dropped off the door hinges , tilt front bracketry and screenpost bases for me ...

The tilt front brackets and screenposts need some fabrication before they are ready , but , although the hinges need welding too ..I was able to slot one together to take a picture .....

All bracketry is drilled in the same style as these ...I am really pleased with them ..hopefully next week , a set will be hanging off the framework ...


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Old 24th March 2017, 18:14
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Update time ...not a lot to show , but its all steps forward ...the body is booked in on Monday to have the frames done ...I have sketched my plan , but I suspect Mark will change it !! He needs the car for the week ..so hopefully this time next week I can show a frame sat on a chassis too ...

Glan has moulded the doors ...



I am drilling the flanges tomorrow morning , but they are done ...

Bootlid is getting a 10mm return edge on it too , we had a flat panel mould already , but I used the single panel as a template to gap the boot properly and then we adjusted the mould and Glan made the flanges ..I need to crack them off in the morning , slide them forward a bit and drill ...



None of the above is particularly exciting to anybody but me really ...but it does mean all moulding on the bodyshell itself is done ..just the Triumph style bulkhead panel to do ...so , realistically , anyone wanting just a bodyshell with the intention of doing their own frame etc...could order one now ... ( I have had 3 enquiries going down that route )

I also had a visit from my laser cutting man today ...He dropped off the door hinges , tilt front bracketry and screenpost bases for me ...

The tilt front brackets and screenposts need some fabrication before they are ready , but , although the hinges need welding too ..I was able to slot one together to take a picture .....

All bracketry is drilled in the same style as these ...I am really pleased with them ..hopefully next week , a set will be hanging off the framework ...

Nicely done! Really liking those hinges.
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Old 24th March 2017, 18:32
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The plan with the hinge pivot points is to open them up a little to allow an 8mm oil light bearing to be fitted ..they will hang from the main bracing frame and be mounted to a smaller framework inside the door with a matching plate to the hinge base ....there will be a plate at the other end of the door to accept a latch ..
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Old 26th March 2017, 08:14
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Gary,
I'm not in the market for one of these (I've got enough other projects!) but I have found your updates on the process of making the mould very interesting and educational.
Thanks for taking the time to update the forum and good luck with lots of sales!!

...peter
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