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Old 13th October 2016, 09:49
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Hi folks,

Not much to report at the minute but I have finally sorted the high level light.

I've just filed the slot so far but will screw it on now. The wiring can wait until I get several electrical bits done.

It came from Car Builder Solutions LEDST237 and is a stop and tail light. When we went to Snetterton in the rain a mate said my rear lights weren't easy to see so this should help, along with led bulbs in the rest.



Now I'm making a combined reverse/rear fog light using an old spot light, some led lights, some glittery paper, a piece of bathroom glass, a bit of a plastic sign, (a fairy liquid bottle and a pair of Val's old knickers --a Blue Peter joke that shows my age!). Hopefully it will work out as I've never been keen on the ones I've got fitted at the minute.

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Not Val's knickers surely?
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Old 13th October 2016, 09:57
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Not Val's knickers surely?
In the end I did it differently so my rare collectors edition 'Vals Old Knickers' are safe in their frame.
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Old 13th October 2016, 23:56
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Hi Bob,

I've got a feeling I live quite close to you, I'm sure I drove past your car car outside the bakers in Taverham a couple,of days ago, if I did it looked lovely.
I'm building a Replicar at the moment and have very similar wheels to yours, I've bought some plastic spinners and wondered how you fitted them to your wheels securely?
I've also got wheels similar to yours, so would welcome any advice on fitting spinners.
Thanks, Mike
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Old 14th October 2016, 07:49
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Hi Mike, I think most of the information is between about pages 10-13 of this thread. Anything else you need to know, just ask and I'll say.
Cheers, Bob.
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Try here

http://www.raceways.co.uk/Spinners.htm
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Old 14th October 2016, 09:46
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It was somewhere like that, that they came from. They do a kit with the mounting towers included.

I was donated the spinners and towers from 2 different friends.

The towers were cut down as the spinners stuck right out and extra holes were drilled in the tower surround to match the bolts welded to the wheels.

Bob.
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Old 15th October 2016, 17:51
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Thanks Bob!
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Old 11th November 2016, 13:17
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This morning I've been to see my friend Graham so we could take some comparison photos of my coupe and his recently bought convertible.
Since he bought it from Chris a few weeks ago he's had some brake and suspension work done for MOT and has altered quite a few small bits on the way to making it his idea of how a slightly hot rodded version would look.
Making a kit to fit your vision is a lot of the fun of this hobby and it was interesting to see just how many details are different between the 2 cars.
I've also bought some trim to go round the edge of the windscreen and will report back when I've fitted it. I bought quite a bit so should have enough to supply a couple more cars if it all works ok.







Cheers, Bob.
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Old 11th November 2016, 14:00
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I cut the screen trim to length and taped in. Will leave it to settle and probably tiger seal it on tomorrow.
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I prefer the coupe version and yours looks great. The windscreen trim will be a nice addition, hope your idea with fitting works out.
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That windscreen trim really helps the overall "look". Good work!
I do prefer the coupe, wish I could get one here. (USA)
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Old 12th November 2016, 15:35
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Trim is stuck in now and does the job nicely.


I've started to disguise the high level brake light
Will do a bit more tomorrow
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Glad the windscreen trim was successful. I think it is a super addition!
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Old 12th November 2016, 19:31
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Glad the windscreen trim was successful. I think it is a super addition!
Thanks, I do like to mess about with the detail bits.
Cheers, Bob.
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Old 15th November 2016, 10:22
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Nearly finished the high level rear light now. The red plastic surround is now black and has the mesh fitted over the top. I'll try to sort something to go around the edge to make it look more like an air vent. I'm at Newark auto jumble on Sunday so will have a poke about for anything suitable.
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Look even better. That trim sets it off

Dave
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Bob - Which trim did you use and from where? I fancy doing that to mine too.
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Old 15th November 2016, 17:43
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Bob - Which trim did you use and from where? I fancy doing that to mine too.
Hi,

It's a boat trim from Walker Rubber in Norwich. I bought all 15 metres that they had in stock.

I can send you enough (plus a bit extra) for 12 with post. Just pm me if you're interested.

I taped it in place first and by the next day it held it's new shape which made glueing it much easier. It also needs a tiny bit trimming off the wiper/vent cover plastic panel which is easily done in situ with a sharp knife.

Cheers, Bob.
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I have pm'd you.

What glue did you use or does it come with adhesive attached?
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Old 16th November 2016, 12:12
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I have pm'd you.

What glue did you use or does it come with adhesive attached?
Reply to pm sent.

I stuck it in with Stixall from Tool Station but I expect any of the body adhesive sorts of stuff would work.
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