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Old 31st March 2015, 11:03
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Car and Classic has two replicas up for sale. One for 47,500 and the other for a jaw dropping 275,000.

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/list/22/xkss/
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Old 31st March 2015, 11:44
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Gary and FB thanks for the links.

For some reason, the Lynx cars really do seem to have huge price tags, I only have pictures to judge from, but they do not seem to be radically better than other good replicas.

One went at Goodwood last year for a staggering 380 000.

What a naughty looking fraud I'm going to have at the end!
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Old 31st March 2015, 13:01
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If leant on I think you might take 380,000 for yours? Maybe... LOL
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Old 31st March 2015, 15:01
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Ed, you must be joking!
I'd take half that with no leaning!
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Old 31st March 2015, 15:38
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Roflmao!
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Old 31st March 2015, 16:16
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I had to do normal life this morning, but got stuck into the car after lunch.

I was able to use the drivers side card pattern with a bit of modding, which saved me lots of time, and I made the passengers side panel and fitted it.
Afterwards, I realised that it does not have as many rivets in it as the drivers side, but as both sides cannot be seen at once, ( chameleons accepted, but they don't really count), I care not a fig.

I will not bore you with pics of patterns or construction, we've done that yesterday, so here is the finished fitted panel.

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Old 31st March 2015, 23:49
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Looking good
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Old 1st April 2015, 13:25
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Spent the morning planning and making the first of the door panel trims, not finished yet, but the planning phase and cutting out is the time consuming bit.

I am running short of aluminium sheeting now, but will have enough to complete the car.

So far there is over 90 square feet of alloy gone into the build,
that is (for Rene) over 8 square metres.

The door panels will be covered in red leather, with the stainless door bolts on show.

I have made them in alloy and not card, because it is thinner, and will look neater.

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Old 1st April 2015, 18:53
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Well, its been another long day, and I've only just finished work.

It has been a good day and I have completed the first door trim.
The second one is always faster, as it will be almost a mirror image of the first one. I can use the pattern, and I have already cut the second one in alloy.

I am working against the clock, and desperately hope to finish it before Stoneleigh, but if I can't it will be a shame, but it won't be for lack of effort.

By the way, I am not sure whether to leave the door in black, or paint it BRG when the car gets done.

I am open to suggestions,what do people think?

Here is what I did this afternoon:

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Old 1st April 2015, 19:02
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Scottie are those bolts allen bolts you used for the door trim?
If you want it to look period you better use normal screw heads with domed washers as i don't recall allen bolts were used in the 50's.
Looks great btw.
Paint the inside brg......
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Old 1st April 2015, 19:04
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Scottie - Another great job.

What colour are you planning for the inside of the windscreen?

As it stands, the black in the doors would tie in with the black in the dash.

Either way it is going to look the business.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 1st April 2015, 19:10
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Yes Rene, they are allen bolts, and I really like the look of them, so they will stay.

I take your point on originality, but some things, I just have to do my way.
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Old 1st April 2015, 19:52
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I forgot to mention earlier when explaining about allen bolts.
I have used them for just about everything that is on the car externally.
They are in a row around the windscreen lower edge, they are holding both side screens onto the doors, they go right across the top of the windscreen holding the stainless strip in place, they also hold on the quarter lights, apart from holding the doors onto the hinges.

I know myself well enough, and there is no way I could ever in a million years, put that many old-fashioned period slot headed bolts in place without the screwdriver sliding out of place several times, and scratching paintwork, and tearing through the leather.
But with the allen bolts there is no problem like that, and no risk of any damage, I hereby rest my case......
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Old 1st April 2015, 19:57
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Paul, ref the colour for the inside of the windscreen, I think I'll just leave the glass clear, as it will give better visibilty that way :-)

Seriously, I'm not sure, but it will be either black or silver.
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Old 1st April 2015, 20:29
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my 10 cents worth would be black.

Scottie, I have to say that with every item you are adding this project just gets better and better. Regardless of Stoneleigh you will have a great car for the summer.
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Old 1st April 2015, 20:37
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Thanks Jonesy, that's just what I'm hoping for!

I also am leaning towards black.

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Old 1st April 2015, 21:14
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Actually Allen head (or hex key) bolts were first manufactured around 1910.
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Old 1st April 2015, 21:17
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Nice one Landmannnn!!

( I knew that of course ) :-)
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Old 1st April 2015, 21:18
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why not green?
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Old 2nd April 2015, 18:28
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Nice work on the door cards Scottie, the car is coming along just fine and dandy.
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