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Old 20th February 2017, 18:51
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You just wait until you fit the doors!

To be honest it all fits together very well except for the doors, hopefully yours may well fit better as it is a later kit. It wouldn't take much to produce a new door skin.

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Old 21st February 2017, 18:23
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I don't think the door gaps are bad for a trial fit the drivers side I got a bit happy with the sander and trimmed it back a bit too far.

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still adjustments to do but I am waiting on the PU18 to arrive to do the final fix and fit.
passenger side was a much better fit because I put the sander away.
For anyone wondering why the wood a screws it's so I can adjust the skin and get the gaps better. first one I ever did I used clamps with the door open. When it was dry I removed the clamps the fit was crap so now do it with the door shut.

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fitted the door handle way to high using the marks in the gelcoat for a reference school boy error .

I have glassed the bonnet in and started to fill it out

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plan to hold it down using these bad boys they are the bigger 60mm top fixing

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rain off again great
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Old 24th February 2017, 18:32
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day number 4 of the build and we have working lights and a boot lid.
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if the weather hold off tomorrow should get the doors sorted .
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Old 25th February 2017, 11:03
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Looking good ! Are you on it full time or just a couple of hours a day? I know once you've built one car the subsequent ones go together much quicker .
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Old 25th February 2017, 12:18
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Interesting that these wheels fit and on your other kit you had to flare the rear arches. I don't think Chris has changed the mould.
I seem to remember that the last set of wires were from an Aston and these are from a Jag.
Any chance next time you have the wheels of of taking a measurement as the wheels can be trued with the spokes for different offsets. If you place a flat 2x2 wooden batten on the front surface at the wheel centre and then take a measurement from the outer rim to the batten. That will give us all a measurement that we know works.
I have a set of Aston wheels in the garage, I will take the same measurement from mine. With this sort of information you could ask an Ebay seller this measurement so that you don't waste your money on a set of wires that sit too far in or out.
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Old 26th February 2017, 17:40
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Back at work next week so it will slow down a wee bit more or less been full time this week bar the bloody weather it's a outside build.
looking at the wheels the offset looks nowhere near the last set I had I will take a measure them when I think on, there off a etype jag.

rained off all day saturday so had a go a making some door panels 5mm exterior ply with a bit of cut down square drain pipe for the top.

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used on old quilt to give it a bit of padding its given them a diamond pattern showing through, bought a set of lucas original chrome pull handles should look good fitted.

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spent all day working on the door locks been a proper pain in the arse you get them days . walk away think about it figure what you're doing wrong try again. I wouldn't mind but there the same as the last build and I had no problems getting them to work
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It's going really well. My progress was much slower. Door locks seem to be the hardest things to sort.
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Like the bonnet fixings, they look great and seem familiar...


...make sure you have something underneath to push the bonnet panel up. I have to open my bonnet on the left side first otherwise the right side opens and then nothing.
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Old 26th February 2017, 19:55
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I think you may have to rethink the door handle. It just looks far too low, sorry.
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Interesting that these wheels fit and on your other kit you had to flare the rear arches. I don't think Chris has changed the mould.
I seem to remember that the last set of wires were from an Aston and these are from a Jag.
Any chance next time you have the wheels of of taking a measurement as the wheels can be trued with the spokes for different offsets. If you place a flat 2x2 wooden batten on the front surface at the wheel centre and then take a measurement from the outer rim to the batten. That will give us all a measurement that we know works.
I have a set of Aston wheels in the garage, I will take the same measurement from mine. With this sort of information you could ask an Ebay seller this measurement so that you don't waste your money on a set of wires that sit too far in or out.
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holding the wood to the wheel the hubnut part is about 20mm proud of the rest of the wheel I suppose you could say a negative offset
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Old 6th March 2017, 12:59
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this weather is been a pain in the arse soaked again

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well finally got the doors to work but no central locking the battery is flat in the remote fob always something.
heres what I came up with for the doors

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The door handles are a little low but it works and after two days of playing with it I will not be changing them they will grow on me . The door locks need to be set spot on to release the locking mechanism otherwise it will lock but not unlock. you need to listen for a click when it locks and unlocks that's what took me so long it would not release it fully.
Managed to get the hood pins and fog lights fitted this weekend in the pouring rain.

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bought some bb classic bucket seats but don't like them mega uncomfy so back on ebay and the seat hunt starts again.
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Setting the door handles for dwarves may shrink the resale market.
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there could be a midget out there just looking for a low handled car to use on short journeys
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I reckon a couple of good days will see it ready for paint

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managed to squeeze a pair of jag leather seats in and I do mean squeeze

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had to try the door cards I have made

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I know they need to come off for paint but they fit well and look better than the stock Z3, I may have to ebay a pair of speaker covers not sure on that one
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Great to see another approach to the build process. Looking forward to seeing the painted car.
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spent most of the weekend filling and sanding as a rule I normally leave it to the pro but almost everything else is sorted and for once the suns out.

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doors turned out well
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I have dusted it with a spray can just to see how the Finnish is it looks patchy but its smooth

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plan for this week if pos get it booked in for the exhaust fitting and paint when thats sorted fit the new roof
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Hi Andy,

Would love to see your pictures but link on thread is just normal text, how do I see them?

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Ha Ha, I tried Chrome and they came up fine, but I mainly use Firefox, Weird...!

Wow you certainly move fast on these builds Andy, You have done what took me 1 year in 2 months!

Those Jag seats look big & comfortable and the filling in the the smaller bonnet piece looks interesting, no fiddly gaps to contend with on that one now.

It will be intersting to see what the car looks like in paint, what colour are you going for?

Cheers.
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it will be in red sadly its not a keeper I just built it to take to the show , I must finish the hot rod and my splitscreen while I still have a wife
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