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Old 29th October 2012, 08:39
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Sorry, I missed out the phrase drove it 'onto a mates trailer' before driving it to the workshop.
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Old 29th October 2012, 20:18
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Hey Nick
Like the wheels, I am doing a little custom job with my wheels , have the 3 eared spinners already . Will you need to adjust the GRP arch at the rear for those fat rubbers ?
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Old 29th October 2012, 20:23
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[IMG][/IMG]The rims are back from powder coatin
And a nice stack of rubber to stick on them.

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You are a lucky man with the condition of you base car How much was the powder coating?
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Old 29th October 2012, 21:20
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PEEPS- yes I will have to tweak the arch. Was going to be this eve, but then there was the programme on the Bond cars....so nothing has happened.....
I also have the spinners, plan to mount them on a ss disc that will cover the nuts.

Chris, wheels powdercoated, shotblasted first @ 25/ wheel. Half the price of ali wheels cos they dont need to be baked first, only afterwards.
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Old 30th October 2012, 17:59
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I have to cut my rear arches back about 25 mm. I think I will let u go first so I can get an idea how to go about it. Will put the cheque in the post.
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Old 30th October 2012, 18:25
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Just putting the kids to bed then I am off down the workshop.....
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Old 30th October 2012, 18:27
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Old 30th October 2012, 23:54
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Done it.
Wheel arches tweaked and reglassed. More details on request!
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Right now I off to bed! Zzzz
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Hi Nick great to see your progress so far, I am building the body before yours I think # 16. I am keen to know how to contact James the wheelman I am thinking of having a set of 15 inch steels banded cheers .
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Hi Nick great to see your progress so far, I am building the body before yours I think # 16. I am keen to know how to contact James the wheelman I am thinking of having a set of 15 inch steels banded cheers .
I have pm'ed you.
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Heres how I marked out the new arch shape, using a square set to match the inner wing/ max suspension travel, up against the rim.
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then a fairing batten to check the shape.....
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Blocked up some flexi plastic stuff to form a mould and marked of the outer gtp wing.
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marked the distance in to the inner steel arch and cut out..
taped in position, batten to make it run square across, the a layer of gell coat the t[IMG][/IMG]hree layers of 2oz csm.
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Put the body back on this eve. It was a right pain as of course Chris beautifuly fitting kit now took loads of trimming and tweaking to get it to sit right again.
Not sure its worth the hassle of changing the rear arches from the original kit as supplued
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Put the body back on this eve. It was a right pain as of course Chris beautifuly fitting kit now took loads of trimming and tweaking to get it to sit right again.
Not sure its worth the hassle of changing the rear arches from the original kit as supplued
Welcome to the world of kit (re)designing!
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I also laminated what I hope will become the headllining. Waxed up the roof. And laminated two 2oz layers of csm.

I HOPE IT COMES OFF TOMORROW! !!!

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Red face Free fibreglass dispenser!

[IMG][/IMG]Is this the only body that comes with a fibreglass roll holder, with raised lip for when you need a torn edge??
HANDY!!
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[IMG][/IMG]Is this the only body that comes with a fibreglass roll holder, with raised lip for when you need a torn edge??
HANDY!!
Why have we never used it for that?
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The new former for the headlining came of really easily (phew!)
trimmed up the edges and thats all I had time for this eve.[IMG][/IMG]
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I have sourced a fuel filler, so scoured the kitchen and workshop for something to use as a mould to make a recess for the filler. Found an old paint lid, screwed it to a bit of plastic on the bench. Covered it in release wax then gave it a thick coat of gell coat.[IMG][/IMG]

When that was dry, added a drain tube and built up some layers of grp.
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Just back from a rather nippy workshop, brrrrrr
Anyway, popped the filler recess off the mould, trimmed it, cut a hole in the body, fitted it and glassed it in lightly from underneath. I do a bit more glassing when I take the body off again.[IMG][/IMG]



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