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Old 18th August 2016, 19:43
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Default Denmark A352

We have been asked to build an A352 with D Type features, reverse engineering if you will, on a Spitfire base for a customer in Denmark. He has already delivered his LHD 1500 Spitfire to Gary's "Mid Century" workshop for conversion to 6 cylinder power and RHD, with the modified body shell following from the Tribute workshop next week.

The body will be changed to a flip front in place of the normal A352 bonnet opening and the large boot lid closed back up to a D Type style spare wheel cover.

Work in progress, with shell fitted to our rather scrappy Spitfire "workshop jig" shell:









The old GRP Spitfire/GT6 bonnet has been canibalised for its inner structure to mount the new flip front to.
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Old 18th August 2016, 21:10
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Great to see another car progressing, especially a D Type.
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Old 18th August 2016, 21:22
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Might want to reduce the front spacers in the first pictures though
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Old 19th August 2016, 05:28
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Another interesting project.

Is the switch from LHD to RHD to make it look more "British"?

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 19th August 2016, 09:04
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Call that a scrappy (Spitfire!) shell? It looks better than mine!

Good to see another A352 D Type evocation under construction with the same mods as mine - letter box boot, flip front and six pot engine.

Mine also has the cockpit divider and fin, will this?

Regards, Mick

p.s. Is that red shell going to have a white cross over it................................................


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Old 19th August 2016, 20:04
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Call that a scrappy shell? It looks better than mine!

Good to see another A352 D Type evocation under construction with the same mods as mine - letter box boot, flip front and six pot engine.

Mine also has the cockpit divider and fin, will this?

Regards, Mick

p.s. Is that red shell going to have a white cross over it................................................

It will have a removable rigid cover over the passenger area that will incorporate the central cockpit divider. Rather than the classic D Type rear "wing" it will have a head fairing with fuel filler accessed via a flap.

The car will be painted green I believe, once it gets back to Denmark.
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Old 20th August 2016, 07:10
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Exclamation Oops!

I've amended my post above as it was open to misinterpretation, shell we say. No offence intended, of course.

Pedantic Regards, Mick

p.s. White cross, Denmark, geddit?

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Might want to reduce the front spacers in the first pictures though
Probably won't MOT on those tyres either...

PS: Next Thursday is the 25th- we're round to another Bikes & Cars on the Esplanade evening at Weymouth.
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I have the Donor at my workshop and the transformation is under way ...

The customer drove the car to me a week and a half ago and it looked like this ...



The fuel tank has been moved forward to give it a better line for the fuel cap location and a harness bar incorporated into this framework too ...

The RHD conversion is about 90% done also ...when I receive the D type dash , I can finish the wiring , but pedals , steering , battery box etc are all swapped around ...



As you rightly say , Paul , the owner wants a more British feel to his car but wanted to start with a car thats already in the Danish system rather than the expense and aggro of buying a British car and trying to establish its paperwork in Denmark after the conversion ....

The GT6 engine and gearbox I got earlier in the year from Adam is destined to go in this car ...Its pretty much back together , just a couple of missing parts to locate and a new thrust bearing carrier on its way to replace the damaged one and she should be going in the car ...
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... the owner ... wanted to start with a car thats already in the Danish system rather than the expense and aggro of buying a British car and trying to establish its paperwork in Denmark after the conversion ....
That sounds like a very clever way of doing it.
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I might be interested in the Slotmags if the chap decides to sell them, Gary.
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Old 20th August 2016, 18:16
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I might be interested in the Slotmags if the chap decides to sell them, Gary.
Sorry mate but someone bought them... I put them on a facebook Spitfire page and they were snapped up ... The customer has asked me to offload a few bits that can put a few quid in the pot towards the build .....
They were secured about 4 days ago and collected today ....Sorry ..
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Hmm.. I might try to get to Weymouth but might be a bit busy with this : www.BigBikeBash.co.uk which starts the next day
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Bonnet and boot lids bonded in, glassed from both sides and filled



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Old 20th August 2016, 10:33
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Hmmm I like the idea of a removable rigid cover I'll have to give it some thought? can you show some photos when it's fitted please.
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Old 20th August 2016, 18:20
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Body looks very good Chris , I am looking forward to seeing it finished ...

I think this car has the potential to be a very pretty little Special ....The D type styling is gorgeous and so very much 'of that period'

Nearly as pretty as a Sammio Spyder .... :-)
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Bit of progress today ....Engine and gearbox in , slight mod on the gearbox mount , bit of bulkhead and floor trimming to clear the starter motor and overdrive unit and she's in place !

Plumbing and wiring underway ....



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Returns added to scuttle area:





Just the front section to bond to its inner frame and then off it goes to be built up on the donor Spitfire.
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Coming together very nicely / quickly....
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