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Old 13th September 2011, 14:09
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Hi,
Just put down the deposit and Gary promised me the 59th!
Building with the vitesse 1600 and have stripped her down, 15" wheels and hubs obtained, plus tank, swing spring and roll bar (and rather optimistically, steering wheel!)
Thinking bulkhead off is the way to go? as could do with dipping and new floor pans.
Hopefully overdrive gearbox to add and complete putting her together, ready for pick-up. Just read the thread on recessing the bulkhead for the wheels? hadn`t thought of that?? Trial fit of wheels I think!.
Any usefull tips will be greatly received....spannerwork not bad..glassing... new experience.
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Old 13th September 2011, 14:56
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Welcome along Nick,

Lots of exciting times ahead - any idea when yours will be ready for collection?

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Old 13th September 2011, 15:11
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Hi Trevor,

Gary tells me 3-4 weeks...just flicked through the postings and got somewhat depressed at that rather lovely blue chassis with just about everything new on it!...Think i`m looking at more, get the basics done right and plenty of tweaking in the future. My aim is to get my car looking like Helen Mirren, looking great for her age.
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Old 13th September 2011, 16:51
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Hi Nick, welcome to the mad house!

We should have organised a bulk buy of Swing Spring kits from Canleys as a lot of people seem to be going that route recently!

You may get away without having to recess your bulkheads as long as you go for a lower profile tyre. I've just had a set of 165/65/15's fitted to my new wheels, but the car is up on stands while it's being painted, so i'm not going to see how much better they make things until that's done (fingers crossed, by the end of the week!)

I look forward to seeing pics as you progress.

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Hi Nick welcome aboard I am also building my Spyder from a Vitesse I have gone about as far as I can go untill my Rebody test in 8 Days not that I'm counting,I haven't recessed my Bulheads yet I am still undecided on wheels and also thought it best to let the VOSA boys check it over first. I was completely new to glassing but all that I have done wasn't a problem.
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Old 13th September 2011, 19:54
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Hi Trevor,

Gary tells me 3-4 weeks...just flicked through the postings and got somewhat depressed at that rather lovely blue chassis with just about everything new on it!...Think i`m looking at more, get the basics done right and plenty of tweaking in the future. My aim is to get my car looking like Helen Mirren, looking great for her age.
Nick
Hi Nick,
yes - 59th body - I am so chuffed !! An original idea to 'bang a few together and keep one ' has gone a bit astray - more than a few have gone and I haven't got one !!

We can get yours ready for weekend starting 24th September , if you want !

let me know....
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Old 16th September 2011, 21:07
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Yay, just got hold of an overdrive gearbox! more spannerwork!
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Old 16th September 2011, 21:14
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Am i being thick? how do you post photos? clicking the insert image it asks for an URL for the image? do I have to load it somewhere? why can`t i pick it up from "my pictures" and paste it in?
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Go into Advanced at the bottom of quick reply, then click on the paperclip. I have found I have to reduce the size of my Pics in paint first or they won't load.
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Old 16th September 2011, 21:42
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Thanks I will give it a go
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Welcome Nick, Take a look on the practice pictures thread, using photobucket works easy, no resizing and the pics go straight on your posting with no attachments.
Psycho pops I think am number 58 by the way so toying with the idea of wearing the number on mine
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Old 23rd September 2011, 20:47
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Off to Poole in the morning to pick up Nr 61.

Early start from Margate, rekon 3 to 4hr trip....long day ahead! but a tiny bit exited.
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Garyh. Just advertised body panels on ebay, seems to be very popular.
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Hi Nick,

HAPPY DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!

Have fun - the adventure starts tomorrow!

Remember to take lots of photos,

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Or have you been sent some Trev? Give us a look...
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Old 23rd September 2011, 21:18
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Garyh, No pics since the first ones from GaryJ almost 3 weeks ago sadly.

I don't think you will see it Nick as it at the bodyshop.

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Yay, just got hold of an overdrive gearbox! more spannerwork!
Did you manage to get the shorter prop shaft too?
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Old 24th September 2011, 21:38
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Nope!
Had a bit of a gamble on the gearbox as fate had it my eldest is at Bath uni and I was visiting her. Saw two boxes on ebay a GT6 and 1500 spit (noticed it was a D type) ended up winning the spit box for 124 great bloke who restores TR2, 3 & 4s the Bristol one went for 211? with prop. Prop shortening is pretty simple lathe cut of weld, cut down shaft and re-weld....so I am told??

Think we need to look at who is bidding on ebay as I am beggining to suspect us Sammio boys are bidding on the same items!
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Old 24th September 2011, 21:52
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Great trip to Poole today....

Lesons however learnt :-

Lesson 1
When selling you body...(car) make sure it is picked up before you collect your new body or your garage gets somewhat full and you trip over the bloody thing.

Lesson 2
When you mate says..Ok I will be there to help unload...make sure it is not a saturday and he has pissed off down the pub! Yes I did manage to offload the frame and body on my own! I have now perfected the frame and rear body skirt walk...yes you can nearly wear it.

now knackered I returned to pub had several pints followed by copious quantities of red wine......tomorrow is another day!
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Lesson 1
When selling you body...(car) make sure it is picked up before you collect your new body or your garage gets somewhat full and you trip over the bloody thing.
Halfrauds large tarpaulin got me out of that pickle for a couple of weeks!

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When you mate says..Ok I will be there to help unload...make sure it is not a saturday and he has pissed off down the pub! Yes I did manage to offload the frame and body on my own! I have now perfected the frame and rear body skirt walk...yes you can nearly wear it.
yup, i found that as i unloaded it all on my own as well, the body balances quit nicely and i can "just" get my arms either side of the bonnet!

So lets get some photos then!
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