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Old 7th March 2017, 07:11
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Mr T I saw this and thought of you

Hows the 356 progressing?



I know this is a 550 but it has similar styling cues.
I like the air intake in the lower valance - if you need more cooling for your front mounted rad.

The low profile modern wheels and stance with classic paint and styling, a new twist to the "outlaw" theme
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Old 7th March 2017, 07:16
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Wow i like the look of that, any interior shots.
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Old 7th March 2017, 08:18
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Very nice indeed Roadster.

I'm still at the stage of gathering parts for my 356 project and I'm not going to rush as I want to do everything to a very high standard.

So far I have: a body, two chassis' ('67 Spit & '74 GT6), a Ford Puma 1.7 to donate its engine, fuel tank and loom, an RX8 five speed gearbox and lots of ideas.

Before getting on with the 356 I'm going to strip down and refresh my Spyder as it's getting a little tired here and there after four years of all-weather use. Before respraying it I'll be taking a mould from the (550) dash, which I'll be using in the 356 as I want it to have more of a race car look and feel.

Once I've refreshed my Spyder I'll be getting on with the 356 and it will be heavily influenced by a number of different racing Porsches, 550 and 718 Spyders, for example, and outlaw cars from the likes of Emory Motorsports, including rolling the doors under the sills. Probably.

As it'll have a front mounted radiator I'll be letting a pair of MGF air intakes into the front of the body close to where the brake cooling ducts are on late model 356's.

I've been retired for about six weeks now and I really don't know where I ever found the time to go to work. I've spent a fair bit of time pampering my wife - posh lunches at Sandringham, a surprise holiday to The Lake District, etc., and I've cooked all but half a dozen meals since I retired - , but now the weather's improving I'll be able to get on with the serious business of enjoying myself building cars.

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Old 7th March 2017, 20:27
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The 356 / 550 dash is a natural in the S*mmio range , always liked your dash Towed ...

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Old 12th March 2017, 07:21
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Hi. Could you put up a pic of the side view of your shell. And a possible measurement of the depth of the panel above the rear wing . Eg top of arch to top of wing . Plum vertical. From the centre of the wheel please.
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Old 12th March 2017, 20:57
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My runabout might work with the rear shell section. Depends on the depth of the wing and how much of an angle it has to sit to line up. Might have to be made wider but nothing wrong with a bit of extra width. Better handling and all that.
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Hi. Could you put up a pic of the side view of your shell. And a possible measurement of the depth of the panel above the rear wing . Eg top of arch to top of wing . Plum vertical. From the centre of the wheel please.
Hi Zag, just seen your request as my internet was playing up all day yesterday. I'll do some measuring and post a reply later today.
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Old 13th March 2017, 08:43
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Thanks that be great.
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Old 13th March 2017, 17:25
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Okay, here goes. This is about the best side on shot I can get at the moment, and yes, it is doing a Peter Pan in Panto impression -



Close up of the back end shows that there's quite a bit of height above the rear arches -



23cm from the arch to the 'shoulder' of the rear wing -



And 40cm from the arch to the highest part of the deck -



The highest part of the rear deck is about one metre across. Bear in mind that this is a stretched body, a Banham New Speedster, I suspect, that's going to need about 180mm taking out of the wheelbase. That means the gap between the rear of the door and front of the arch will be about 75mm less once I've taken the angle grinder to it...

Hope that helps.

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