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Old 26th May 2018, 08:29
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Hi Just a intro to me and my build. 50 something and been looking at kits since 18 so hopefully will get there.
I have started my build after a trip to ebay found what was described as a Morgan/ Moss shell last year. have also got a Triumph Herald chasse with running gear and log book from ebay. Keith
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Old 28th May 2018, 04:48
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Been planning build so looked at different engines and have got a 2.8l v6 Chevrolet Camaro engine and auto box. This requires altering the chasse to much so have decided to make a new chasse and go through IVA. But use Triumph suspension.IMG_20180103_122225534.jpg

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Old 28th May 2018, 05:09
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Next turned to rear suspension needed better diff BMW e46 would do so had adaptors cut to fit Triumph drive shafts but leaf spring would not fit over so converted to wish bone suspension part Triumph and rest made. Had to alter top wishbone to get coil over through but rolling chasse now.IMG_20180320_211140468.jpg

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Old 28th May 2018, 21:34
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Nice work. Keen to see how this works out with your chassis. Have had similar thoughts myself but not put into practise as yet. Keep the updates coming with plenty of pictures.
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Old 29th May 2018, 18:47
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Thanks will try and keep it up to date
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Old 29th May 2018, 19:10
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I plan to fit discs brakes all round up rated Canley classics up front and mgtf rear discs with golf calipers and make up carriers and have fitted 1500 spitfire anti-role bar to the rear and standard herald to the front. Also fitting pcd adaptors to give better wheel selection, with the 35mm I made the chasse wider and the adaptors the wheel base is 70mm wider.IMG_20180419_164943321.jpg

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Great work
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Old 30th June 2018, 20:24
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Not got to much done over the last 3 /4 weeks keep looking at the roof still some thing not quite right so bit the bullet and chopped the roof down by a 100mm I am a lot happier with it now. So have started the bonnet side frames today.IMG_20180630_151328224 (1).jpg

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Old 9th August 2018, 15:56
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Any progress? This is an awesome build.
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Old 9th August 2018, 18:30
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Hi thanks not much done over the last 4/6 weeks with work and other commitments but hope to have some done soon
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Old 27th August 2018, 19:38
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Managed to get all the framing done now and have started with some of the panels. I Have decided to bond the panels on and joggle the joints and will put in some small counter sunk pop rivets in as required, to hold the joints. The panels are in 1mm mild steel I have sanded the backs and cleaned with acetone then bonded with ever build sticks all extreme. So hope this will do the trick.

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Old 27th August 2018, 20:11
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Looking really good. It is a shame how work and other trivialities interfere with real life!
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Old 2nd September 2018, 20:03
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Managed to get a day on the car this week and have made a couple of panels and started a third so moving on if not all that fast, but learning all the way especially on the English wheelIMG_20180827_145250268 (1).jpg

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Looking good! Thanks for the update.
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Old 23rd September 2018, 20:51
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Hi I have had a bit of time on the car over the last couple of weeks and have managed to fit some more panels but slow process very steep learning curve on shaping panels on the English wheel etc. hope progress will speed up but I think the hard ones are yet to come.IMG_20180916_141445638 (1).jpg

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Old 23rd September 2018, 20:55
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have also started side of engine bay can only fold 600mm long so will be in 3 pieces IMG_20180923_131227787 (1).jpg

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Respect!
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Old 25th September 2018, 16:11
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Thanks for the kind words just hope my vision is not more than I can do.
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Old 25th September 2018, 19:10
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In any build there are low points and even despair, but they will be overcome.
Keep at it , but sometimes just walk away and do something else for a while. Build a plastic aeroplane or boat then come back refreshed. If we weren't mad we wouldn't be here.
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Old 25th September 2018, 20:30
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In any build there are low points and even despair, but they will be overcome.
Keep at it , but sometimes just walk away and do something else for a while. Build a plastic aeroplane or boat then come back refreshed. If we weren't mad we wouldn't be here.
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