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Old 3rd November 2013, 18:37
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Hi,
may i ask where you got your back boxes from. I'm looking for a company that do custom builds. Or if theirs a kit that can be put together to get the right fit. Trying to divert the pipe to the left and then straight out at the back
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Old 3rd November 2013, 23:04
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I recomend Longlife as I have used them time and time again, they have branches around the uk, Hastings was nearest for me.

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Old 4th November 2013, 10:52
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Re test now passed.
www.longlife.co.uk Havair in St Leonards (Hastings) did mine.
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Old 4th November 2013, 11:19
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... Re test now passed ...
Congratulations Tony.

Glad to see you are fully road legal before another winter sets in.

Are you going to drive it around for a bit, or start prepping for paint?

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 8th November 2013, 02:30
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Hi Paul, I only use it occasionaly as I have other cars, but it has been on the road and legal since the BBQ in June, a small amount of prep is required before painting and the rear arches need to be glassed in, my next free day when its dry hopefully.

Part finished MX250c on Ebay for anyone interested.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1812538307...84.m1438.l2649

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Old 8th November 2013, 10:02
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I came across that the other day, I wonder who offered him 10k for his finished, I'd sell mine for that and just build another 1!...
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Old 11th November 2013, 20:27
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some one got a bargain with that motor at 2600
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Old 17th November 2013, 16:05
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Saw this today it lives in my town it was being photographed for a fearure in Compleat Kit Car magazine, the original company made cars in Wales, this was a prototype. Thought it would be of interest, anyone care to name it?
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Old 17th November 2013, 17:13
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Well..... It looks to be a Gilbern (I cheated and enlarged your photo! - sorry I couldn't resist it). But all other Gilberns I've seen were older 50's 60's style and nothing like this. Hmm.... Rebadged maybe, bit of a mystery?
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Old 17th November 2013, 17:20
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Ha! You cheated but it is a Gilburn T 11 concept car, it never went into production, but this one, and I think its the only one has been restored, Ford GT40 era and its stands about the same hight, it would be great to have a kit of this!
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Old 17th November 2013, 17:42
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I read about that a while ago, think it had an Allegro engine and running gear.
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Old 17th November 2013, 17:59
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My mistake, it had a Maxi engine.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbern
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Old 17th November 2013, 18:07
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So it was Austin powered..sorry seemed funny at the time.
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Old 17th November 2013, 18:16
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And Morris Marina door handles, as used in early Landrover Discoveries along with Sherpa Van front and rear lights, so its normal in the motor industry to mix and match parts to reduce costs, my kit has Mini, Landrover, Peugeot, Vauxhall, Jaguar, Saab, Ford, Ferrari and obvously Mazda parts.

Wondering if a fibergass kit of this concept would fit over a rear engined chassis like a robbin hood, locust or westfield?
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My mistake, it had a Maxi engine.
And their's !!
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Old 17th November 2013, 18:40
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Well you have to wait for the feature in Compleate Kit Car magazine but it is full for the next two months but I am in touch with the cars owner so I will get some more details if people are interested.
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Old 17th November 2013, 18:45
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To me, it's quite similar to an Alpine A310:

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Old 17th November 2013, 18:54
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Love that car but wanted one for a long time friend of a friend had one his dad had the local Renault dealership he could not afford to run it, last time I saw it was in a sorry state corroded alloy mirror mounts etc. and interior looked "Dated" this car is lower and earlier, more like a lotus, and rare as rocking horse droppings, think its the only one in the world.
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Old 18th November 2013, 17:34
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Need to get these referbished and chromed any recomendations?
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Old 19th November 2013, 15:57
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Going to give these a try www.lepsons.com as they are closest to me (Gillingham) and will collect for free at the moment, just as well as the wheels are in Doncaster. They also have good customer feedback. The wheels are not for the kit they are for my camper project.
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