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Old 27th April 2017, 14:23
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Default long wheel base "D" Type

I have had a chat with Chris and I am hunting for photos of a "D" body stretched to fit the Scimitar SE5 chassis 99 inch wheel base.

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Old 27th April 2017, 14:25
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Sorry meant to say does anyone have photos or know some one who has done this in the past.

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Old 27th April 2017, 15:30
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I think Gary (Lancelot lost the Link) has done one on that chassis recently for a customer of his.
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Old 27th April 2017, 18:17
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IT WASN'T STRETCHED , the chassis was shortened ..... I think Mickey1mo was doing one on a full length SE5...

I put one on a TVR chassis a few years back ..that had a mild stretch ...
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Old 28th April 2017, 06:40
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IT WASN'T STRETCHED , the chassis was shortened...
Surely you don't mean that the Scimitar chassis was shortened, If you think really hard about it I believe you'll recollect that it just had some extraneous body mounting brackets removed from outside of the original wheelbase. Honestly Mr IVA man...
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Thanks for your input, the reason I want to particularly want to do a jag based car is that I am currently involved with racing an XJS and have a number of jags sitting about the place.

I can't realistically see me completing the G46 as I have cut shut pinned and glued it together not forgetting the filler, lots of filler, it might be the basis of a buck but that's about all despite that I love the car.

A "C" type body is much closer to the SE5a chassis wheel base widths etc but the manufactures building the kits are not prepared to sell a body only for my purposes.
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Old 28th April 2017, 12:46
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A "C" type body is much closer to the SE5a chassis wheel base widths etc but the manufactures building the kits are not prepared to sell a body only for my purposes.
Thought about making your own body from scratch? After all, how hard can that be?
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Thought about making your own body from scratch? After all, how hard can that be?
Shoot that man please!
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Old 28th April 2017, 16:45
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... I think Mickey1mo was doing one on a full length SE5...
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After a bit of digging I found this...

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Charman.tech What I have is an abandoned project I purchased from Chris at Tribute Automotive about 18 months ago.
He lengthened an original "D" type body (around the bonnet area) and roughly cut down a Scimitar floor pan/bulkhead to fit. Unfortunately he ran out of time and space so we had a deal.

It's been sat in my workshop ever since but it's the next scheduled "long term" project so I will start a thread for the build.
I'm based in Swindon, Wiltshire just 10 min from J16, M4.
If your passing and want a look at the project, the kettle is always on, you bring the cakes.
I've haven't seen a build thread, so he may not have started it yet.

Good luck, Paul.

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Shame to hear the G46 may never be finished.
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After a bit of digging I found this...



I've haven't seen a build thread, so he may not have started it yet.

Good luck, Paul.

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Shame to hear the G46 may never be finished.
Paul

Never say never you know what us car guys are like, I may just dodge my wife going for the shotgun if I take Towed's advice, like he said how hard can it be!
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I was sure I had seen a photo of a stretched D Type shell somewhere on here...

But after a bit of searching, it was actually an A352 extended from Spitfire to Herald dimensions.

Still, the details are below if they are of any help, cheers, Paul.

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...&postcount=155
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The A352 stretched to Herald dimensions works really well , you are actually getting pretty close to genuine D type wheelbase and track ...most D type replica's are wider than the originals to cater for the XJ6 type of axles and front clips ...

You would need a D type body for the Scimitar as opposed to the A352 , as that extra width on them is perfect for your track width ..

A cheaper option on the C types would be great if they were available ..I really like the C types they are great looking cars ...
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