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Old 12th July 2020, 05:33
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Looking more complete every time.
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Old 17th July 2020, 18:41
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finally got a petrol tank so set about making a cradle to hold it in while trying to keep it low in the boot. the boot is a good size in these because it should be the engine and I want to keep as much of it as possible.
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Now the tank is in I can start forming the boot floor and walls, from the inside its starting to look like a car.

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made a center tunnel to cover the gearbox and split it so it easily comes out easy also formed the rear seat still needs a lot of work . and yep I do need some more fiberglass
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Old 19th July 2020, 08:38
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Cardboard and lino are out so it must be time to start on the boot,the hover box has a glossy wax coating brill for glassing it dose not stick. bit of very basic framework to hold it all in place 3 lairs of 600 csm and a lair of woven and we have part of a boot and wheel arches.
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I am going to run out of resin already used my 5th tin this year, plan is to get as much as I can in with just one lair of csm then when I have more resin thicken it all in one hit
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Old 19th July 2020, 16:07
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I have made a fiberglass cover for the tank to protect all the vitals loads of tape and cardboard should just pull off when its all hard. just need to trim it down and tech screw it in place so I can always get at the tank.
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car will have a lovely rear end when its all finished lol;

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Old 26th July 2020, 08:41
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I needed an ignition switch but it was just as cheap to buy a complete power steering column off a corsa so we now have power steering. Need to change the steering wheel but not sure stock bug or chrome and wood.
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good week on ebay bought a set of wheel adapters 40quid so I can look at getting the wheels on. Plus a full roll of core mat and two 25l tins of resin 90 quid always worth scanning fleby for anything close. should have my ZGT for September so that will be a busy month for now going fishing so no action till then.
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Old 27th July 2020, 07:42
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Wow, such fast progress is making me dizzy! I take it the Corsa column has electric power assistance rather than hydraulic? Would be a nice mod for a six-pot car on wide tyres, are there any issues connecting it to the rack?
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Old 27th July 2020, 09:02
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yep electric power assistance they sell controllers on flebay around £15 from memory its like a volume button more power more assistance. all lines up bang on using part mx5 in the middle. I fitted one on my Chevy they work a treat and are as cheap as chips
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Old 31st August 2020, 17:33
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evening all well I am back off my hols my Zgt is going to be a while yet so some more time on the speedster. wheel spacers have arrived so I fitted the wheels I must have done something right they are bang on for distance from the arch both sides. I am not 100% happy with the area in blue I made it flatter first. Then changed it to what you see still not 100%
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so now wondering should I go whole hog and put a roof on it. it would make it more usable and they are just as cool with a roof ,,,any thoughts anyone

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Old 31st August 2020, 22:33
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They had a similar issue on the US based Starke speedster
http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...1&d=1598909377

But I think Brian got it right with the Iconic speedster
http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...1&d=1598909377

Somehow it’s flatter.

That said, a Coupé would be very cool - especially with a pre A bent window!
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Old 31st August 2020, 22:58
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My vote goes for the coupe. Speedster windscreen won't work with it though.
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Old 1st September 2020, 07:14
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Wheels look great, the rear 'hump' does look closer to the 911 cabriolet than the 356 but, based on what you've achieved so far, it shouldn't take too much work to flatten its curve.

Coupe would look great but sourcing and matching all the side glass and rear screen with frames and trim could become an expensive pain.

Keep up the good work!
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Old 1st September 2020, 20:59
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ok so I do fancy a coupe but need to think glass first VW beetle 1303 has a curved screen but I think it will be to high. shame I can get a full set of stock glass flat screen for £70 not to far away. Morris minor back window looks more in proportion easy to get just need to find one I can measure. MGB frame with glass but I think to straight.side and rear not so much a problem its getting the front right so any others I could look at.

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split screen still has a curve on the edges so would it still work with just flat glass and look as good

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loving the flat bonnet look too but dont think it would cover the engine big bump with a vent maybe now that would spark questions lol

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The speedster clinic were selling a speedster hardtop maybe go that route ?
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Old 2nd September 2020, 07:16
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I tried to buy some parts from the Speedster Clinic a year or two back. The order wouldn't go through on their website and I couldn't get a response from them from their contact details.

If you can get hold of them and they are still trading they'd be a great source of parts at reasonable prices in the UK.
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Old 2nd September 2020, 09:33
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It’s where Andy got his bodywork sides still trading and selling kits
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Old 2nd September 2020, 10:31
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yep they are still trading Gary is whom the part body came from. I was going to pop down and see some of his kits to give me a idea of which way to go see one in the flesh. Not a big fan of the removable hard top just always look like an add on.with a coupe same as in the 250swb the lid makes a massive difference and is what makes the car so cool. decision decisions

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meet jedward lol work in progress made a right mess of my garage hope fully get some fiberglass on it tomorrow see how its looks

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Wow, that profile's looking quite 356/911 hybrid. Could also pass for an early streamliner, I like it!
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thanks for the positive comments Mr t, I am not trying to copy anything going very much by eye and what I think will look right. The proof will be when I get some fiber glass on it and open the windows up . that's today's job front screens will be flat glass. In fact I have planed it right it will all be flat glass so that will make windows easy.
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Looks closer to the rear profile of the abarth 356 coupe

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