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Old 23rd September 2017, 17:22
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Fingers crossed Gary will have the Formosa finished by then and as I only live a few miles from Castle Combe I would love to take it to the event
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Old 23rd September 2017, 20:19
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Saw this replica at Prescott last weekend :-)

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[FONT="Comic Sans MS"]Today I tootled up to Prescott for their annual French and Italian themed event. Expensive at £20 but well worth it for the plethora of fantastic machinery both competing and on display. For a change, mine wasn't the only Flag Metallic Blue 'Jaguar' on show.

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Old 23rd September 2017, 20:29
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It sounds like a great meeting .... last time I went to Castle Combe was a kit car trackday in the early 90's when I was building my Manta Montage kit ...so it's been a while !
Mick ( or anyone else familiar with the meeting ) , Graham , my customer we are building the Formosa 120 GR for is quite keen to get the car to this one ....I'm trying to make that possible but obviously the unknowns in a build are , well unknown!! ...so , if its looking like it might not happen for some reason ...is it the sort of venue that we could transport the car to , unload and put in the Classic parking area without too much aggro ?
Loads of room to trailer in and unload - park the tow car behind Quarry if necessary.
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Old 24th September 2017, 05:45
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...is it the sort of venue that we could transport the car to, unload and put in the Classic parking area without too much aggro?
I can't see any reason why not. The gate people are all from one of these private armies and are only concerned with taking your money whilst trying to look 'ard.

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Old 6th December 2017, 06:13
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Thumbs up A352 Project For Sale

Not sure where to post this, as I don't think it's worth its own thread, but an A352 Project has appeared on Ebay.

I'd snap it up myself if I didn't have two other projects to complete first.

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Old 6th December 2017, 06:36
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I reckon with that number plate , they will accept Australian dollars for it as well ......
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Old 6th December 2017, 06:57
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More importantly, what is that lurking by the big packing crate ?
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Old 6th December 2017, 09:52
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As Dan says in the ad- "a good head start towards building your 1950s sports car."
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More importantly, what is that lurking by the big packing crate ?
The nose for WelshKiwi's 275?
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Old 6th December 2017, 20:12
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No, that's a hard top. One in the photo is a soft top and has distinctive looking rear lights, looks if it might be getting "The Hump".
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No, that's a hard top. One in the photo is a soft top and has distinctive looking rear lights, looks if it might be getting "The Hump".
Ah gotchya, I was looking in the background of photo no 1.
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I saw that project when visiting the tribute / old no.7 chaps (and very cool they were too)

The gel coat colour was quite a light purple. Loved it. Too difficult to build with my (lack of) skills so will concentrate on my Kobra special.

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Hello,

First time posting here as I'm think of ordering one of Tribute's D-Type shells.

Mick O'Malley, your D-Type looks amazing, is there a link to a full build thread somewhere?
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First time posting here as I'm think of ordering one of Tribute's D-Type shells.

Mick O'Malley, your D-Type looks amazing, is there a link to a full build thread somewhere?
Awesome. What chassis are you planning to use?
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Old 23rd February 2018, 07:31
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Talking Building My MWS301

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Mick O'Malley, your D-Type looks amazing, is there a link to a full build thread somewhere?
Hi MJSS

Welcome to the forum.

I didn't write a dedicated thread regarding my build, mainly because I'm a confirmed Luddite and only had an analogue camera at the time. However I did piggy-back on two of Scotties A352 threads as we were building more or less simultaneously. The threads are here and here. 'My' bits will take some finding but, if you go ahead, I'm sure that you'll find Scottie's comprehensively detailed trials and tribulations most informative!

Regards, Mick
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Awesome. What chassis are you planning to use?
Now that is a good question...

Iím torn between 3 options.

1) go for a Spitfire and buy a standard d-type shell from Tribute

2) completely strip an MX-5 and try to get a D-type shell on there. Chris at Tribute has mentioned this might be possible, but it would require an IVA.

3) Follow the lead of World Class Accident and Work on something new. The A352 front and back grafted to an Mx-5 or Z3. Avoids an IVA, gives me a Ďmoderní car, but will cost more and might not look as good as Mickís D-Type or the other spitfire based A352s.


Mick, thanks for the info. Iíve looked through those threads but iíll Pore over them some more.

Any advice from anyone on my three options above would be greatly appreciated.
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From a purely selfish perspective, I'd like to see someone have a go at option 3, graft a 352 front and rear onto either a Z3 or MX5. Not sure which one has the best wheelbase and track specs.

The soft top option would be great, and the car could be an every day driver for those who like convertibles. How cool would that be?

Could anyone sketch up what this would look like?

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I'm afraid the windscreen would ruin it, it would just look wrong.
Option 1 is my choice
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I'm afraid the windscreen would ruin it, it would just look wrong.
Option 1 is my choice
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Old 26th February 2018, 12:51
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Thanks for the responses.

Barber- I agree with you. It would be interesting to have a ‘Jaguar Style’ roadster in the same vein as an MX250 or Z300s.

JaguarTVR & Oxford. I agree with you too! Option 3 wouldn’t look like a D-Type/XKSS and the rake of the windscreen would be all wrong, but as a new car with a nice nose, rather than a replica, it might work.

I think my heart says Option 1, and head says Option 3.

This is my first rebody of a car. I’ve sanded and filled and replaced wiring before, but the scale of a Spitfire basedbuild seems a lot bigger than a modern car panel swap.

Also, i’ve Never quite been sure why the Spitfire/A352 conversion doesn’t need an IVA? Surely the door mods and windscreen removals constitute a fairly big change to the structure of the car?

Btw, as i’m New here not sure if it’s the done thing to hijack this thread to ask about my potential build. Chose this one as Mick’s car is the dream idea in my head.

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