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Old 30th April 2016, 19:50
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Update - got it welded, but not feeling that confident now - i think if I come in the car or not will depend on the weather
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Old 1st May 2016, 14:27
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Well I'm here - unfortunatly not in the car though - just felt a little bit nervous of taking it that far on its first run, also I wasn't sure what the weather was going to do - very sad I couldn't bring it
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Old 4th May 2016, 19:41
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Photos of the chassis I bought. The removal of parts starts this weekend, once I have erected the marquee/workshop/mancave!
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Old 4th May 2016, 23:45
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Good stuff,
it's really cool to think in a few months time that forgotten chassis will have a new life once again as one of the best looking cars on the road
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Old 4th May 2016, 23:48
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I've booked mine back into the garage next week to have some of the niggles sorted, and hopefully getting the aluminium pieces tomorrow to make the new grille with
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I've booked mine back into the garage next week to have some of the niggles sorted, and hopefully getting the aluminium pieces tomorrow to make the new grille with
Good luck with the "de-bugging". I'll be interested to see what the grille looks like when it's finished. I'm not sure what to do about the front grille for mine as I would like to modify the front end a little to either look more like the Ferrari T166 or the T125 F1. Not sure how to go about it though as I have never worked with fibre glass before! That might lead on to modifying the rear too - if the front end goes ok. No doubt I will be asking for advice on that!
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Sounds like a lot of work, although I'd have loved to have been able to modify my front slightly too if I'd had the skills.

Grille bits arrived and I roughly put it together to see if it fits tomorrow, it's gonna need alu welding next week
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Old 6th May 2016, 11:16
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Have you considered bonding the grille parts together rather than welding? Modern cars with ally body parts are bonded together not welded, to avoid distortion I suppose.
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Old 6th May 2016, 17:26
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Yeah, gonna try the aluminium weld first on a test piece to see how it works
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Test fitting the new grille - needs to be cut down a bit more I think grille1 by paul ward, on Flickr
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Nicely done, looks great!
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Old 7th May 2016, 17:42
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as opposed to this - the temporary mesh grille (this pic was taken last sunday before we came to the show - unfortunatly this was as close as the car got to stoneleigh )
grille 2 by paul ward, on Flickr
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Nicely done, looks great!
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The new grille is really going to look the part when it is finished.

I am guessing it is a bit of a squeeze in the cockpit with two people in there.

Good luck, Paul.
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The car looks great so far and the grill will be a very cool touch. I noticed that the aero screen is for the driver only. How does the other half feel about that?

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The car looks great so far and the grill will be a very cool touch. I noticed that the aero screen is for the driver only. How does the other half feel about that?

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Cheers guys.
I don't think she's even realised yet! I'm just gonna keep my mouth shut and hope she doesn't notice
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Old 7th May 2016, 22:19
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Lots of ladies hairdressing bills on the horizon!
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The car looks great so far and the grill will be a very cool touch. I noticed that the aero screen is for the driver only. How does the other half feel about that?

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That's mean and insensitive. I wonder if we're related?

The Corsa is positively stunning, by the way, but then again, who wouldn't like a 166 Inter?

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