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Old 10th February 2013, 17:37
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Chris .. glad you're having fun !! Chris

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Old 10th February 2013, 17:39
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98 laps!!! Endurance?


The Dutton Pheaton wheelbase is 90".......well thats off one website, says 7'6".

How about.......'Make a pinto happy, re-body a Dutton'

(No offence Mr Dutton)

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Old 10th February 2013, 17:53
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Hi Chris, Thanks again for the loan of the moulds. I notice this image has "Drag racer" in the file name, do you have any info on it?
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Old 10th February 2013, 17:58
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98 laps!!! Endurance?


The Dutton Pheaton wheelbase is 90".......
I thought they are 86" wheelbase Nick.
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Old 10th February 2013, 18:01
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Well spotted ... sorry don't know much about the car ... it's Santa Pod but that's all I know ...

I keep putting it up on different forums but no luck ...

How about this one !! Buckler tubular chassis - Climax engine

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Old 10th February 2013, 18:17
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http://images.search.yahoo.com/image...mb=2Mc2WBpAbpw
Not my era but is this the sort of thing? And its a Honda?
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Old 10th February 2013, 18:26
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Further looking my Fench is not that good but its not a Honda, hit the link at the bottom great pictures.
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Old 13th February 2013, 16:53
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If you could produce a copy of the Mistral kit like the blue one with the cortina mk1 next to it, I would definately want one if it could be made to fit a Herald as I have a spare chassis,
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Old 17th February 2013, 21:30
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If you could produce a copy of the Mistral kit like the blue one with the cortina mk1 next to it, I would definately want one if it could be made to fit a Herald as I have a spare chassis,
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Hi Rocker

The car in the photo



is the same shell that we have the moulds for but it has the twin side vents, headlight openings and cockpit opening enlarged, all of which we can do. The first body out of the mould will be offered up to a Herald chassis and we will report back to you about fit.
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Old 19th February 2013, 15:08
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http://www.classicandsportscar.com/n...how-in-belgium

Interesting link to a Triumph Mistral sports special.
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Old 19th February 2013, 18:17
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Thanks for the link Pops. I like the "distressed" race car look
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Old 9th April 2013, 18:09
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Been considering this body as an option for bodying my '60s clubmans car project and came across this to help me decide it it'll fit (from Motorsport magazine in '58).....


Mistral plans

wonder how close the production bodies were to the planned sizes? and of course it's quite easy to lengthen / shorten.

Interesting that it appears lights, doors and maybe even inner wings etc appeared in the plans, but were obviously not part of the moulding supplied.

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Old 28th June 2015, 09:07
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Has there been any progress on any Mistral Shells? Anyone mid-build?

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Old 12th July 2015, 14:49
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I'm looking at selling my '60s clubmans / F1200 project, and considering putting some funds into a TR3/4 chassis to build with a Mistral body, if they are still being offered?

I think retaining the Triumph ID would be OK under the 8 point rule as long as the chassis wasn't altered, and I retained suspension and steering (may well retain engine / box too.

The standard (pardon the pun) body would fit the TR chassis dimensions, wouldn't it?

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I have an MX5 I am about to strip down for the engine, box, loom and instruments for an old very unfinished Ford based Merlin 2+2, but I also have an MGB that I could use instead. Having seen your wonderful Bentley a few years ago and your other projects, if you can get a mould as good as the colour picture, I would seriously be interested in buying one as a body swap for the MX5....I speak from experience that knocking out a good mould takes time and has to be worth your while, so I sincerely hope you get enough feedback! ....I'm currently making a body tub for a Riley Brooklands boat-tail, that will sit on top of a Vincent chassis from Dwornick Engineering.
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Throwing this tread out for some feedback and opinions from anyone with an interest in this sort of car/bodyshell.

This is a Microplas Mistral which was a GRP "special" body produced from 1955 until the mid 60's and originally designed to fit on the Ford 8/10 (Popular) chassis and running gear.









The shell was also adapted and used with other chassis/running gear setups by various other manufacturers such as TVR and in the hands of racers ended up as cars such as this V8 equipped beauty....



More photo's at: http://melton.ca/Scott/photos/imagesMistral/index.htm

...and this one off with Coventry Climax power




So, after that very brief history, the reason for the request for feedback, I have just purchased this and will be picking it up on Saturday:




It will need a little work to get it back into shape, but having done that who knows what's next? Produce a cheap and cheerful shell that allows the buyer to choose the base car? Hang it on a Lotus 7 type chassis? MX5 body conversion?

Your opinions and ideas please.
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Hi all. I will be starting this little beauty soon. It came without engine and gearbox. I have an overhauled A series to go in but not sure how the rear gearbox mount is attached to car.
The chassis is a mystery if anyone has any ideas please let me know. It has Morris Minor (I know!) running gear.

I would be very interested to see other completed mistrals if any are near Bucks/Oxon.

https://flic.kr/s/aHskSmPmvR
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Old 3rd March 2017, 11:04
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Andrew

Try Richard Disbrow the Historic Specials man in the Fairthorpe Sportscar Club.

rjdisbrow@btinternet.com .. say Chris Gale sent you :-)

Chris
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Old 3rd March 2017, 11:26
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Hi Andrew
If you give me call I can put you in touch with my Landlord who has just built his.
My number is 07733282947
Cheers Andy
We're based in RG20
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Old 3rd March 2017, 21:33
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Not the clearest photos, but here's how I did the rear gearbox mount on mine - some 3mm x 50mm flatbar bolted tight on the tail of the box, mounted onto a couple of exhaust bobbins to take the vibration mounted onto a bracket on the chassis. simple as could be.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/446457...7632087827009/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/446457...7632087827009/
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Old 4th March 2017, 14:12
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Daglocks Welcome to the forum Andrew.

What are the rest of your plans for this build?



Personally, I think it would look much better with a small wind deflector screen.

Although I do know driving a car without a roof can be nerve racking at times.

It would be great if you could start a build thread for this.

Good luck, Paul.
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