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Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion Formosa 120 GR and related builds

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Old 22nd August 2017, 05:36
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Excuse my ignorance ...Price for 2 humps separately ? or a Formosa body with 2 humps ?
Gary - My guess would be for two humps separately to be grafted onto this.



Oxford - Come on, I've been waiting all Summer for an update on your build tread.

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Old 22nd August 2017, 13:13
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Yup, Paul, you are correct. And, there are a changes coming-up for Oxford1360. Once they are sorted I should have a good-sized garage close to the house from ~October. Progress should be much swifter from then on......

Gary, apologies for my lack of clarity. If you could let me have a price for two of the humps that you have supplied for the passenger above.

Thank you.
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Old 22nd August 2017, 18:53
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Them hinges look the dogs do-da's but what sort of door handles and locks are you going to fit?
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Old 22nd August 2017, 20:31
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Them hinges look the dogs do-da's but what sort of door handles and locks are you going to fit?
Thank you ...it has Landrover type slam latches and a modified Landrover dovetail catch ...I have reduced the latch area to minimize rattle .
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Old 22nd August 2017, 20:38
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Apologies for my lack of clarity. If you could let me have a price for two of the humps that you have supplied for the passenger above.

Thank you.
Oxford , if you wanted 2 humps supplied separately with the same excess around them as the loose one in the picture , giving you plenty of material to 'graft' ...a 6 oz. layup and finished in grey gelcoat ......then we would be looking at 140 the pair including well wrapped postage via parcelforce.
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Old 22nd August 2017, 20:44
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Once they are sorted I should have a good-sized garage close to the house from ~October. Progress should be much swifter from then on......

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Glad to hear it ..your build is one of my favourites and I am looking forward to seeing the end result ....
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Old 23rd August 2017, 17:14
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Thank you ...it has Landrover type slam latches and a modified Landrover dovetail catch ...I have reduced the latch area to minimize rattle .
Interesting idea any photos?
I tried a similar arrangement on the G-46 with-out success. The doors never felt "firm" and would open with the body flexing. I ended up using a pair of small bear-catches from CAR BUILDER SOLUTIONS.
They were cheap and worked well.
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Interesting idea any photos?
I tried a similar arrangement on the G-46 with-out success. The doors never felt "firm" and would open with the body flexing. I ended up using a pair of small bear-catches from CAR BUILDER SOLUTIONS.
They were cheap and worked well.
I can take some pics when young Mr. Jeff has finished painting it as latches are off at present .....they are pretty firm ...the doors don't flex much , the new uber hinges have tightened it up ......

Bear claws are really good , and you can get those door drop latch things too , to locate a door and hold it ...the ones convertible cars and lorries tend to use on the rear bodies where doors flex... this sort of thing ....



They are about 5 or 6 each from memory ...
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Old 27th August 2017, 19:16
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V5c Document back from DVLA a few days ago ...all present and correct . Triumph Formosa Sports in red ..no inspection required , so Happy Days !
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Old 27th August 2017, 19:46
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Jeff sent me some pictures today ...I know Graham has seen the full set , so thought I would put a couple on here ...

The car has been sprayed in Polyester reface ...this will be sanded back and then the car will be treated to some 2 pack high build primer and sanded again ...

Jeff also masked the whole of the underneath of the car , engine bay , floors etc...so no overspray should make its way onto the restored chassis ...



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Old 27th August 2017, 19:49
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Old 28th August 2017, 17:48
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Car looks good.

Although one of the photos may have accidentally broken the forums nudity rules!

I'm sure all the prep work Jeff does will result in a great finish.

Good luck, Paul.
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I think Gary is away this weekend at Goodwood.

The car has had a fair few hours put in to it this week and is now in colour.

Graham decided against the Rosso blood red colour in the end and went for a more classic looking colour, the same one used on my car, Rosso Barchetta, I think it suits the car very well.

Some pics for those interested.






I do have pics of the painted car but they are on my phone, I will get some better ones tomorrow and bung them up here.
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Old 8th September 2017, 21:38
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Ok these may work.


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Old 8th September 2017, 21:41
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The car will be left for a few days to harden off,

Then it will have a day spent on it flatting and polishing, the only paint work left to do is the rear bulkhead in Silver, and the head lamp bowls also in Silver.
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Fantastic! Looks super.
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Wow
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Very pretty, nice colour choice .
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Old 9th September 2017, 09:15
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Morning Jeff excellent work again , Geoff .
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Old 9th September 2017, 09:19
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Another great finish, if you want your car to have a high resale value then you need to spend big on the paint.

It would be nice to get a ball park estimate for having a GR120 and a 250 swb painted by Jeff.
It will give prospective builders an idea on what to expect for a top finish.
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