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Old 27th March 2018, 19:32
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Fantastico!!!!!!

Bet you had a big grin on your face

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Old 27th March 2018, 19:37
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That works ......
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Old 27th March 2018, 19:38
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It was more a sigh of relief ! It does actually go together !
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Old 27th March 2018, 19:55
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Awesome! The devil will be in the details, as always.
Looking really great!
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Old 27th March 2018, 21:20
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Awesome! The devil will be in the details, as always.
Looking really great!
The rear end will be easy to mount up. A few simple brackets welded the chassis and matching brackets welded to the original steel tube structure of the rear end and it will be done. The front end will need more work to secure it and I still haven't done the bonnet and scuttle panels. The doors are incredibly simple so that should be easy enough. Then it will be down to paint and trim.
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Old 27th March 2018, 22:03
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Shouldn't be too horrible to fab some tubing for the front.
Hinges, etc. will be easy enough for you as well.
In all, a bit of time is necessary. Looking splendid right now!
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Old 27th March 2018, 22:53
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Superb
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Old 29th March 2018, 04:53
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Lucky I know you did your homework before buying the body shell, but that really has worked out very well.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 30th March 2018, 07:12
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I know its early stages but - bl@@by hell looks wicked.

Thanks for sharing

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Old 1st April 2018, 21:56
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Not much progress this weekend other than to make a small repair on the lower chassis rail and tidy up some of chassis where panels had been attached. Looks like the original builder had used something like "no more nails" to seal the outer panels. Luckily he didn't use anything stronger as it would have been an arse getting it all apart ! I need to redrill my hub adaptors to the correct PCD before fitting the wheels and lining up the body.
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Old 2nd April 2018, 13:43
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Looks excellent!!
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Old 4th April 2018, 11:58
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hi lucky, tried to contatc you. did you get my messages?
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Old 4th April 2018, 15:20
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No I didn't, send a pm.
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Old 9th April 2018, 22:40
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Had some larger 185/80 - 15 tyres fitted to the rear wheels. They fill the arches really nicely, just waiting on the machine shop to finish modding my hub adaptors so I can bolt them on.
Once that's done I can line up the rear end accurately and make some bracketry to hold it in place. The front end will be a bit more work but I'm quite happy with progress so far! Photos to follow.
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Old 9th April 2018, 23:26
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Eagerly awaiting the pics...
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Old 10th April 2018, 11:23
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Hi lucky have sent e mail can you check pleas. Thanks.
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Old 12th April 2018, 22:20
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Wheel adaptors came back today. I've only offered one of the rear wheels up tonight but it looks just right. I'll get the others mounted up and I should be in a position to finalise the rear body fitment over the weekend.
Also ordered a 15" wood rim steering wheel of a similar design to the original TR. That will look a whole lot better than the shirt button Mountney wheel that was fitted to the donor car !
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Old 14th April 2018, 18:00
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All the wheels mounted up today and offered the body work up again. After a lot of jiggling around its all sitting pretty square over the chassis. I've made some simple brackets to attach the rear end in place and welded them to the chassis. I'm making eight attachment points which should be plenty once its all bolted down. Front end and doors next followed by paint prep, paint and a bit of wiring to extend to the light positions.
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Old 16th April 2018, 21:23
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The last few parts of the Locost are now sold and I've seen almost exactly 50% of the purchase price back! Only a couple of weeks to Stoneliegh , there's a slim possibility it might be on the road by then !
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Old 16th April 2018, 21:37
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Wow that would be some going

Pics, we need pics!
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