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Old 14th October 2018, 15:32
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I've not seen that blue car before and I can't find any other photos online. This is a slightly later variation as it hasn't got the full pontoon wing arrangement. There were a lot of ideas being tried out around this era, the Testarossa design changed many times.
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Old 18th October 2018, 16:25
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this might be worth checking out if you can make it to London

https://www.2.gtoengineering.com/sin...London-Calling
Over the next month, we are delighted to be part of an exhibition taking place at Moor House, 120 London Wall where we mark the 60th Anniversary of Mike Hawthorn's World Championship alongside original race posters and photography from William Lansbury.



If you are in The City of London before 13th November and would like to view, or to have further information, please contact Elisa Martinelli on info@artmoorhouse.com

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Old 18th October 2018, 18:32
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Take a big carrier bag
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Old 18th October 2018, 19:48
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Old 18th October 2018, 23:32
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I was lucky enough to get a good look around the GTO Engineering workshop facility earlier this year. If I had a big enough check book I could have come away with lots of goodies !
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Old 20th October 2018, 10:01
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I've been working on getting the front end bolted up to chassis over the last few days. It's quite involved getting it all supported correctly, I don't want to have any part of it under any stress loads so I'm having to brace it all up. I'm doing it in such a way that none of the supporting structure will be visible.

I've also sent off the log book V5 to be updated with the new body. Should all be ok with what I've asked for under make and model. They have before and after photos, receipts, the old V5 and a covering letter. Wait and see what they come up with.
A letter came in the post today. A confirmation letter from the friendly DVLA people saying my application has been authorised and my V5c will follow shortly !!

They were happy with everything I sent them , even the hand written receipt from the seller. Using an already correctly registered kit car as the donor has caused no problems at all.
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Old 20th October 2018, 18:59
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Super! Congrats.
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Old 22nd October 2018, 13:08
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A letter came in the post today. A confirmation letter from the friendly DVLA people saying my application has been authorised and my V5c will follow shortly !!

They were happy with everything I sent them , even the hand written receipt from the seller. Using an already correctly registered kit car as the donor has caused no problems at all.
Result ! V5c came back today. Make now shows Giordanengo 250 TR, there is no reference to the Locost donor car. As before the model is still blank, I'm really happy with the outcome.
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Old 24th October 2018, 18:28
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Managed to get onto the doors and made up some hinge supports. Not the easiest task as I've had to work from scratch. The back edge of the front wings were reinforced with a steel supporting structure bolted to the chassis. Part of the hinge assembly is welded to the structure forming a solid base to work from. I've got the near side done and the door is mounted up. Soon as I'm totally happy with it I'll post some photos.

I've been to the trimmers with my seats, I'm waiting on a quote. It shouldn't be too much as I'm supplying the leather and the seat frames. I had a go myself but I wasn't 100% happy with the results so I'll let the professionals do it ! The interior is sparse on these cars anyway, the seats are the first thing you look at, they need to be right.
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Old 26th October 2018, 22:19
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Photos below show the first fix attempt with the hinged door sitting in place. Not too bad and there is a little adjustment.
Other photos show one option for the front indicators. These are side repeaters from a Ford, KA I think. Another option is to fit a brass bulb holder with an amber bulb, but it does look like an after thought borrowed from a bed side lamp ! When the car is painted the Ford ones will blend in and not look so obvious.
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Looks good!
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Old 27th October 2018, 16:31
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I'm happy with the door hinges now. That was the last job before lifting off the front end off again to finish various jobs. Those include welding all the supporting structure in place as its all just tacked into position at the moment. I need to make up the exhaust manifolds and down pipes, make some ali infill panels and radiator mounts. Might run the wiring loom in as well whilst access is easy. Probably find some other jobs to do so that lot will keep me busy for a week or two. After that the front end can go back on and be bolted up for the final time. Getting there !

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Old 27th October 2018, 17:17
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Good progress, can't wait to see some more pics.
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Old 28th October 2018, 09:39
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Lucky - Congratulations on getting the V5C sorted out.

This just confirms what a clever approach you have taken to this build.

I think you can't go wrong with the modern side repeaters.

At worst, it will look like you had to add them to keep an old car on the road.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 28th October 2018, 16:13
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The re body way of building a kit car or replica brings lots of options when you realise you can re body any suitable vehicle to suit your needs as long as its correctly registered in the first place.


Regards my indicator choice I think it will look fine against the dark red paint. Not sure what to do at the rear, I could use this style, not sure at the moment. I could cast a pair of rear lenses with a red and a clear section the same size and shape of the originals, just a thought.
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Old 28th October 2018, 16:21
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Triumph TR-2/3 taillights may be close..
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Old 28th October 2018, 17:11
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I've got the originals but they are all red so no provision for indicators.
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Old 28th October 2018, 21:22
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why don't you keep the all red lenses that you have and hide a couple of amber units inside those rear vents ?
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Old 29th October 2018, 07:28
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Lightbulb Front Indicators

I would go for A35 style sidelights (Lucas L516) with amber LEDs in home-made bulbs, mounted where you've shown the too modern looking (IMHO) repeaters. A suitable resistance would be needed to fool the flasher unit.

Just a thought.

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Old 29th October 2018, 09:14
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This car has the tear drop style front indicators/side repeaters (must admit I would have placed them and inch or two further forward) and indicators at the rear in the vents. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwNgefrTdSM
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