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Old 24th August 2015, 19:09
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Cheers
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cheers for the info,

the chassis on these needs to be lengthened slightly so I'm not sure if that would be an issue or not for you on your vitesse chassis,

Ironically I really wanted a miglia too before I found this!
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So a bit more progress, although it's slowed down a bit over the last couple of weeks unfortunately.
got a possible grille and am toying with the idea of adding a 'hump' behind the drivers seat - so I made a papier mache mockup ... what do you think?


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and tried my old spitfire seat in the car - could be a bit wide at the top though as the edge seems to catch on the car slightly.
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I think the hump looks really good and it ties nicely with the scuttle and the rear light plinths. If you make it detachable you can cave two cars for the price of one. I'm planning to make mine a little like a Transformer with several different configurations.
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Stop the hump with a vertical edge like the wheel arch light bump and put a high level 3rd brake light on. 2 reasons 1 people are so used to seeing 3 lights they seem to forget to see just 2 and secondly it will twist peoples minds when trying to work out what the car is and if its original old or a replica. With a flip down pad the bump could be good quick storage or a home for a tonneu cover. I like the mesh too.
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Cool - glad you guys think it looks ok,
I'm thinking of attaching it to the bottled so that I could swap the lid for a regular one if needed
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Car Photographer - I think a slightly smaller hump might work better, stopping short of the end of the boot lid.

I think that would show off the rear curves of the body shell better, a bit like Mac's Navigator/Cordite MkII.



I have longer aero humps on my Cordite MkI.



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- I absolutely love the way my boot lid cuts through the humps.
- But it was, without doubt, one of the hardest jobs I've done on my build.

If you didn't want to have two boot lids (one with a hump and one without), I'd be tempted to hinge the front of the hump.

That way it could be flipped up out of the way when required.

This 2CV Sammio extended that idea a little further and the whole boot lid hinges up too.



Actually, that idea might have been stolen from this design.



Although I could only find a photo of a toy car with the boot open.



Good luck with whatever option you choice, Paul.
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Impressive bit of sculpting Paul!
Unfortunately I don't think my skills will stretch to going that far though ( unless someone wants to give me a hand)
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More updates - been cutting into the fiberglass hump to get the shape right -
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DSC_0720 by paul ward, on Flickr

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then got my laser cut aluminium dashboard back today too - still needs some more holes cutting but looks ok DSC_0722 by paul ward, on Flickr
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next - 6mm aluminium panels cut to mount the seats on - DSC_0723 by paul ward, on Flickr
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and lastly we are making a tubular mounting bar for the seatbelt mounts - DSC_0728 by paul ward, on Flickr
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So, now got the petrol tank in, and seatbelts mounted, also got myself a quick release steering wheel for ease of access.

Currently trying to work out seats to fit - bought some from Europa spares, but it now looks like I'll have to make a custom set

anyone want to buy some apollo style bucket seats??

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http://www.europaspares.com/interior...ed-piping.html
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So a few things have been happening this week - firstly I got my quick release steering wheel fitted and then used an old balti dish to make a billet to fit the badge into
so here's the wheel without the insert -
steering wheel 1 by paul ward, on Flickr

then I hack up the balti dish -
steering-wheel-2 by paul ward, on Flickr
then - hey presto - vintage Ferrari steering wheel
steering wheel 3 by paul ward, on Flickr

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So today I finally got my seats sorted out - after the fiasco of my old spitfire seats not really fitting, and then forking out for the Apollo seats from Europa spares (who were very gracious and gave me a refund) - I finally decided to design my own to fit the space - So I made the templates and then got a company called 'Inta Trim' near Telford to make them up for me. - not cheap, but I think they look great considering the circumstances.
seats1 by paul ward, on Flickr
unfortunatly as I couldn't get the car there he had to match the base and back without knowing that in the cockpit the bases are slightly offcentre - so they don't match up perfectly, but I think they look pretty cool.

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Not sure if it is just me, but I can not see the photos in the last two posts.
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Not sure if it is just me, but I can not see the photos in the last two posts.
me neither......
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