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Old 26th October 2012, 21:32
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Out the door, on the trailer and down to Exeter. Answers to the questions above on my return. See you at the show.









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Old 26th October 2012, 21:42
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What a result! Your efforts have been nothing short if heroic, and on such a short timescale. Have a great weekend. Im off to the VSCC, and working in the250 on sun
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Old 26th October 2012, 21:46
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Matey, GREAT respect for everything you and all others who are getting things ready for Exeter are doing!
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Old 26th October 2012, 22:39
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That is seriously impressive, well done.
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Old 27th October 2012, 04:39
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good luck with the show.
i really think you have a knock out product there
and finished in super quick time.
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Old 27th October 2012, 11:21
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that is seriously impressive and gorgeous, got to be a market for it surely

i'd like to second a suggestion of the mgf/tf as a doner maybe with a nod towards a de tomaso vallunga
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Old 27th October 2012, 16:27
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that is seriously impressive and gorgeous, got to be a market for it surely

i'd like to second a suggestion of the mgf/tf as a doner maybe with a nod towards a de tomaso vallunga
Wow that's a cracking looking car
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Old 27th October 2012, 16:59
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Popped down to exeter today to pick up some parts for my exocet kit car and spotted the tribute stand me and my dad were impressed with the cars on the stand i perfered the mx250 and my dad prefered the d type replica so could be a future double build. Spoke with the guy on stand sorry missed your name and looked around the cars deffenitly better in flesh than in photos.
I have a mx5 already so could be a potential next build will need to sell the exocet first.
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Old 27th October 2012, 22:38
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Well, what can I say. I'll use one of Murray Walkers sayings :-
'faaaaaaaantaaaaaaaaaastic'.
I was well impressed to see the build up pictures on this thread but now having seen it in flesh at Exeter, wow!!!!!
Congratulations to Chris and Dan for this impressive little beast.
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Old 28th October 2012, 05:53
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Chris, Dan, putting 2 and 2 together, it's Dave. A great little car nice one, off to ferret about in my local skips, regards PAT
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Old 28th October 2012, 13:07
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Nahhh, TR6 steels. They are 4x114 PCD, so need adaptors, which were more than the wheels!
The TR6 steels really suit it. Did you have the adaptors fabricated, or are they commercially available somewhere that's never heard of t'internet?
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Old 28th October 2012, 14:51
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The TR6 steels really suit it. Did you have the adaptors fabricated, or are they commercially available somewhere that's never heard of t'internet?
They are Mike Satur ones available from his website or eBay. Designed for the MGF and are adjustable!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wheel-Hub-...item2ec2b19d89

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Old 28th October 2012, 15:31
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total blown away by this car at exeter can still see the sammio hidden deep inside her .just hope you come up with a clip on style roof or hardtop. BUT GREAT JOB GUYS .

gary&mell
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Chris,great job mate, you both got this one sorted, i want one now.
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you and i both mate, im hunting on fleabay for a well used (crispy) MK3 spit to convert

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Old 28th October 2012, 22:17
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I saw it at Exeter today and was very impressed. Well thought out design, nice stance and the wheels were a nice touch. Amazed it has come together so quickly. Its this kind of innovation the industry needs.
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They are Mike Satur ones available from his website or eBay. Designed for the MGF and are adjustable!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wheel-Hub-...item2ec2b19d89
Thanks for the link, they look like great value at a third of the price of a set of wire hub adaptors.
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Old 29th October 2012, 19:03
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Due to the huge positive response to the A352 on this forum and at the Exeter Show we will be going into production ASAP. The plan is to spend a couple more days on improving a few areas of the bodywork before moulding the external and internal panels.

The first run of kits will include the following:

1x 1 piece GRP bodyshell (to fit the Spitfire tub)
1x single skin GRP bonnet
1x single skin GRP boot lid
2x double skinned GRP doors
1x set of GRP internal cockpit panels (2x sides + 1x rear bulkhead)
1x set of GRP inner arch infill panels for rear
1x set of GRP inner arch infill panels for engine bay
2x steel door bars
2x steel internal door hinges
1x pair perspex headlight covers

Price for this package will be 1954 with NO VAT.

Additional items such as windscreen+posts, side screens, head fairing, central cockpit bar will follow shortly, with prices TBC.

Also to follow will be soft top and hard top options. I will be posting Photoshop mock up's on the forum to establish designs.

We are aiming for the first kit to be ready for collection in 4 weeks from today.


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Old 29th October 2012, 19:35
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You don't mess about do you?
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Old 29th October 2012, 19:44
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You don't mess about do you?
Not if i can help it


This may be tricky to get into, even with the gullwing doors, but will give it a go.........
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