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Old 30th October 2018, 21:51
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Hi managed to get quite a bit done this week some evenings and at the weekend so quite happy so far all most half the panels done, but still seams like a loot to do.20181027_170514 (1).jpg

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Old 30th October 2018, 21:56
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and also been looking at the front wheel arch/ running board and not sure about the head light pod looks a bit stuck on so might remove it and fit pod lights?20181028_130718 (1).jpg

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Old 31st October 2018, 15:51
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The headlights look low compared with the front of the bonnet so a big pair of chrome pod lights would look good.

Curves on that front section look as if they would be an utter pain to make, very well done.
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Old 31st October 2018, 21:05
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Thanks yes have been finding it quite hard to do some of the panels but learning all the way. Think I might scrap the wings and fit cycle wings and pod lights?20181028_130859 (1).jpg

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Old 31st October 2018, 21:09
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I like the full fenders. Would it be possible to cut the pods out and move them up, filling in the sheet metal as it goes?

Remarkable work!
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Old 31st October 2018, 21:25
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I prefer the original wings, gives it a more period look but with LARGE chrome pods, Bentley style.
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Old 31st October 2018, 21:37
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Thanks can not make up my mind could take pods right off, lifting them up they might look just stuck on like an oops I forgot the lights. Will have to think on it.
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Old 31st October 2018, 22:13
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You'll get it eventually. Great work so far.
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Old 4th November 2018, 20:36
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Took a step back to move forwards so to speak, removed the two nose panels I fitted last week had a bump on joint line which was bugging me. But have remade them and the other side as well so good progress and feel they look much better.20181104_151823 (1).jpg

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Old 4th November 2018, 20:38
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Nicely done!
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Old 18th November 2018, 07:16
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Keith I am sure it must be very satisfying to see the bodywork you are creating from scratch come together.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 18th November 2018, 19:40
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Thanks Paul yes quite pleased with it so far but wish I had more time to work on it. Have made my mind up on the wings I am going to use the Morgan stile wings, and have decided to change the engine. Always wanted to put in a v8 engine so going to bite the built and fit a Rover 3.5 v8 in.
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Full set of Morgan wings here to chop about

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1960-Morg....c100008.m2219
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Old 19th November 2018, 20:02
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Thanks but will use the fiberglass ones I have.
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Old 4th December 2018, 20:24
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Hi been a bit slow over the last few weeks with work and home, but have now finished all the body panels. I have the doors to make yet but they will be left till later after I have removed the engine and mocked up the rover v8. So have removed the body and put it aside for now, so it does feel a big step.20181203_093128 (1).jpg

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The photos show where I and building the car on the mezzanine floor above my workshop only way up is a ladder at the moment and a friend has a fork lift for heavy bits, but the best place I have to build.
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How about deleting the headlight pods and replacing the headlights with large stand alone lights, but keeping the existing wings as I think they look much better than cycle wings. As per ss100 in the link, maybe just a tad smaller with the headlights!

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Old 5th December 2018, 19:24
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Thanks will look at the headlights when I put the body back on the chassis.
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