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Old 11th January 2019, 16:53
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STARTED PIECING THE INTERIOR TOGETHER ....

The dash needs to come out again for wiring .... indicator relay and one fuse box just about visible in front of passenger ... the main fuse box is going to be hidden under the bonnet ....The indicator and horn panel thats intended to go in drivers door shut is not fitted in picture ..



Screen template is made and a set of shop soiled headlight covers trimmed to fit ... these wont be fitted until headlights are wired and aligned properly ...




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Old 11th January 2019, 17:18
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Those push and quarter turn fasteners look like 'Oddie' fasteners.
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Old 11th January 2019, 17:23
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Looks fantastic.

You just can't beat that "race track reject" look.
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Old 11th January 2019, 17:49
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I really like the way it's coming along. Good work!
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Old 11th January 2019, 20:07
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It's looking very authentic. Choice of donor (P4, I assume?) is inspired. Did you consider using the straight six from the donor?
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Old 11th January 2019, 21:51
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I bought the chassis as a rolling chassis only , no engine ....it had already been used under a Special and is 100" wheelbase which with a little tweak to the modified arches on the F120 body works out well ...If the original engine was there I would have loved to use it . ..

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Old 12th January 2019, 18:06
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Nice.

I really like the filler cap in the hump and the mirror shroud.

I take it the person you are building it for loves it?

Cheers, Paul.
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Old 12th January 2019, 18:48
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Nice!!

even if it isn't a Red one
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Old 13th January 2019, 15:31
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Nice!!

even if it isn't a Red one
No thatís a good thing too many red ones
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Old 13th January 2019, 16:40
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Owner loves it but she has been built to sell primarily .... I was given a free reign to build it how I wanted and have a kind of profit share thing going on ...I want to see how viable the turnkey build market really is ...as that's how I want to go eventually rather than commission builds ...
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Old 13th January 2019, 18:43
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Owner loves it but she has been built to sell primarily .... I was given a free reign to build it how I wanted and have a kind of profit share thing going on ...I want to see how viable the turnkey build market really is ...as that's how I want to go eventually rather than commission builds ...




Did Chris at Tribute sell his ?

That is the only one to come to market as far as I am aware.
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Old 13th January 2019, 18:49
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Gary - I met Mr T earlier today and he mentioned the good reaction his advert in Octane magazine got.

So that might be a better option for selling than the traditional Ebay route.

Good luck, Paul.

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Old 13th January 2019, 20:32
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Yep, I subscribe to Octane so I get one free ad per year.

My advert in Octane was much shorter - the limit was about 35 words as I recall - so it was a far more basic description.

The car had sold from the ebay classifieds before the Octane ad was published, and I didn't really expect anyone looking at the megabucks cars they usually advertise to be interested, but, over the next couple of months I got five or six serious enquiries including from three individuals who were genuinely gutted that they'd missed it.

Given that I had a buyer at the asking price within two weeks of putting it up for sale, two serious UK offers of around £18k and two European dealers negotiating at a similar level before it sold, then at least three more potential buyers responding to the Octane ad, I could've sold the car somewhere between four and eight times over.

The market might be small for this type of car compared to, say, the demand for Ford Fiestas, but there is a genuine global market for cars that will turn more heads than a new Lamborghini at the price of a mid-spec Mondeo.

Spending time with Paul and his Swordfish today, I was not in the least surprised when people stopped and asked if they could take pictures and hooted and waved while we were on the move.

Your creations are very desirable, Gary. Price them accordingly, advertise them well and hold out for the serious buyers. You will sell them.
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Owner loves it but she has been built to sell primarily .... I was given a free reign to build it how I wanted and have a kind of profit share thing going on ...I want to see how viable the turnkey build market really is ...as that's how I want to go eventually rather than commission builds ...

I would imagine a turn key build to your own specifications would be a whole lot easier than a commissioned build from a demanding customer who might be expecting a Rolls Royce for the price of a Mini or be overly finicky about tiny details.
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I would imagine a turn key build to your own specifications would be a whole lot easier than a commissioned build from a demanding customer who might be expecting a Rolls Royce for the price of a Mini or be overly finicky about tiny details.
Spooky Lucky ........and when they are looking at staying in budget , the much wanted accessories aren't compromised , they look at the labour thats being charged out at less than any mainstream garage as the area they feel can be trimmed back ..... The guarantee of being highly recommended and your creation being paraded at many shows on your behalf and undoubtably bringing hundreds of customers to your door , is waved in your face as compensation for your financial hardship ...

Personals projects sold at the end of build , don't cause that awkwardness or uncomfortable situation ...

Thats not aimed at anyone in particular , only feel upset about my comment if it strikes a cord !! but I have heard that same speech for around 25 years now since I started supplying kits and commission builds !!

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Please be aware that when following the masses, often times the "M" is silent!
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Did Chris at Tribute sell his ?

That is the only one to come to market as far as I am aware.
not yet as far as I am aware ....there was an issue with the propshaft but thats been remedied ...so think its going back on market soon ..

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Those look like oddie fasteners
Very similar to Oddie pins but not quite the same I think ....they were Aircraft issue , or so I was told ..little more complex than the Oddie ones ...
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Spooky Lucky ........and when they are looking at staying in budget , the much wanted accessories aren't compromised , they look at the labour thats being charged out at less than any mainstream garage as the area they feel can be trimmed back ..... The guarantee of being highly recommended and your creation being paraded at many shows on your behalf and undoubtably bringing hundreds of customers to your door , is waved in your face as compensation for your financial hardship ...

Personals projects sold at the end of build , don't cause that awkwardness or uncomfortable situation ...

Thats not aimed at anyone in particular , only feel upset about my comment if it strikes a cord !! but I have heard that same speech for around 25 years now since I started supplying kits and commission builds !!
Building a "standard" product has got to be the best way. You know what people want, you know how long a build will take and what it will cost.
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