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Old 30th March 2016, 19:14
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Congrats on the MOT, enjoy her on the open road this summer.
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Old 24th April 2016, 18:55
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Hi Neil,

Thanks for both sharing the article with us and sharing your story with the wider BBC audience too, really inspiring.

Good to see a few more photos of the car "on the road".

The examples of your sculptures that were also featured looked great.

Given your creative talents, modifying a Cordite must have seemed easy.

I wish you all the best for the future (what ever it holds).

Take care, Paul
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Just read this but don't know the words to express my admiration

WELL DONE
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Following on from others best wishes. My warmest wishes go with you Neil. A truly inspiring story and one that brings so many other issues into perspective.

Enjoy the car - you deserve it

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Old 10th July 2016, 14:55
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Hi all, I am still developing my Cordite. I have altered the rear and front wings as I wanted to make my Cordite more bulbous and outrageous and most of all to have fun! The front needs more development but is getting somewhere to a shape I am after.
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any pics from other angles ?
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Old 10th July 2016, 19:26
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Hi will post more pics tomorrow! If it is not raining!
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Neil - Did you reshape the arches in fibreglass?



I'd found this photo of a Lister when I was looking at my own arches.



And let's not forget Elvis's Maserati Birdcage in Viva Las Vegas.



So you are in good company.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 11th July 2016, 09:32
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Hi, the body is still in process and I only have 13 inch wheels, although at the rear I am considering a flap that disguises the wheel. They are made of fibreglass and the Cordite is still being used on the road, depending on the weather!

It is a shame that I am so far away from you all but thanks to my wife, Cathy, the internet forum enables us to share progress. Here is a pic of the rear. I am considering options between the wings where i might even shape it to a point to really give it individuality.

Great to hear from you - keep up the good work. I am also attaching a pic of my latest rod.
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Neil - I've also stuck with the original 13" wheels.
( Which is one of the reasons I needed to do some much re-shaping of the arches on my build. )

Having said that…

Wow! That is one big ar$e!



Although it looks a bit like the Sammio G-46.



Have you seen Micky1Mo's all new Sammio Spyder?
http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...ead.php?t=5058

That now has wheel skirts at the rear.



And the bottom edge of the body shell comes to a point as well.



Good luck, Paul.

PS
Love the rod.

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Yes it does have one fat arse! I always thought the Cordite missed that sexy rear bottom. Thats the fun of these builds as they are so badly formed any alteration is ok. Did the Queen sing a song about big bottoms ? Anyway the rod is due to driving the Cordite with a little 4 stroke engine and I used to drive a muscle car with the v8 rumble and so my instincts took over! And it runs a 6.6 litre v8. Lord Marsh from Goodwood has one ! Thanks for the similarities and it does look similar to the new version re bodies. I still have a soft touch for these conversions.
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Old 16th November 2019, 16:34
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Using the Cordite as a buck I am slowly building an aluminium shell. This has been a labour of love - welding aluminium has taken a time to master. I should have it finished for the spring. I have shaped the body with mallet and sandbag - great for the forearms.
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Neil – Good luck with completing the rest of your body shell.



It should look like a raw racing car when finished.

Cheers, Paul.
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Hi Paul, Cheers for your comment! I have never indulged so much time on a car of mine. You are right concerning your observation in that I was after a classic racer used and raw. I will leave the aluminium to weather in its natural state and to look as if it has just completed a race from the 50s. Also the weight will be much less as the amount of filer I used to mock up the bulbous body cost me loads. The cost for the aluminium is around 400 pound which is reasonable the tools some I made my own the visible evidence of aluminium building came from watching you tube ! I am starting my next project when my Cordite is finished using a GT6 chassis and running gear more of a Riley racer .
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