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Old 24th November 2019, 20:44
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Hey Swifty,

Just a friendly warning ref waxing the gelcoat, not a great idea if you intend to get it painted at a later date.

It could get absorbed into the gel coat and cause you contamination and fisheye (silicone) problems in the future.

Car looks great by the way.
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Old 25th November 2019, 08:25
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Thanks Jeff - I’ve stayed away from waxing it so far so hopefully should be ok. Will just keep washing / wiping it down with microfibre towel.
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Old 25th November 2019, 15:43
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the simplest way to mount the pod is to have a spare bonnet and glue/screw/bond it on. Swapping the bonnet is a 5 min job

other fastening solutions are "functional not elegant" shall we say.

if you really want demountable, then the neatest solution is 2 nuts bonded in to the underside of the bonnet skin, and a "hook" on the pod that tucks under the front of the bonnet. a bit of rubber feet to protect the paint. Make it good so it doesn't rattle too much
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Old 25th November 2019, 16:50
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Thanks Andy - I was trying to work out how I could minimise the bolts and holes! Don’t have the space to store a spare bonnet so needs to be a bolt on/off job
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Old 25th November 2019, 18:21
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Thanks Andy - I was trying to work out how I could minimise the bolts and holes! Donít have the space to store a spare bonnet so needs to be a bolt on/off job
Very strong magnets!
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Old 25th November 2019, 19:37
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velcro
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Old 26th November 2019, 00:36
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hard-drive magnets
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Old 26th November 2019, 06:58
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I’ve had a couple of suggestions now about magnets - to be honest I thought there was no way I would find anything strong enough. I know I’m not fitting any actual lamps but the GRP for the lamp pod assembly itself plus the cover is quite heavy.

Do folks think magnets would really hold this...plus the fact it’s going onto the front of the bonnet where it slopes down ... where the Shell sticker is?
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Old 26th November 2019, 17:00
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A lot of taxi roof sign rely on two magnets. Strong
magnets like on the bottom of dishes for holding nuts and bolts when working on the car would do and have a plastic cover to avoid scratching.
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Old 26th November 2019, 17:46
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I don't know about other posters' comments, re magnets, but mine was meant in jest. I'm not saying it can't be done, but I wouldn't want to rely on it. Thinking laterally,,,,, someone suggested 'hooking' at the front (good idea) - could this be supplemented by some fixings (maybe screws on the pod? which go through the bonnet and are secured with penny washers and wing nuts (with suitable spring washers/star washers to ensure shake proofing). Now here's the good bit a thin piece of metal with a similar screw attached which can be put through the hole (s) when the pod is removed - this thin piece of metal has one of your decals on it, which renders it almost invisible!
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Old 26th November 2019, 21:55
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neodymium magnets on bottom side of the bonnet, and additional
magnets on the pod.
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Old 27th November 2019, 16:11
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actually, if you have your bonnet vent cut out, you could effectively strap it on!

as long as it sat on rubbers to save the paint.

wouldnt be SECURE in terms of theft, but would be secure enough to drive about.
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Old 27th November 2019, 16:12
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where is your front plate? if its a stick on one, you could mask the bonnet holes within that?
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Old 27th November 2019, 17:54
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Been looking at the magnet options - never knew the kind of weight rating neodymium magnets could hold and not too expensive. Going to order a couple of those and see how it works first.

If that won’t hold it I’ve worked out a mounting system where the holes are concealed at the back of the bonnet vent and under the return edge at the front of the bonnet.

Thanks for all the comments/feedback - clearly proved an interesting topic :-)
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Old 28th November 2019, 07:31
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I keep a supply of neodymium magnets stuck to the side of the toolbox.
Attach one to the shaft of a screwdriver or socket and it will hold the screw, bolt or nut in place while you thread it into a tight awkward space.
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Old 28th November 2019, 08:32
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Thanks - just found some relatively small ones that claim they can hold 34kg!
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Old 1st December 2019, 09:01
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After nearly 3 years building, my MRS200 replica passed its MOT this morning at the first attempt...
Very belated congratulations from me.

Great to see you out and enjoying the car after all the hard work you put in.

I think picking up a bit of mud over the winter will just add to the overall look.

Enjoy, Paul.
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Old 1st December 2019, 10:46
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Thanks Paul - it’s certainly getting dirty!

A few pics from earlier today to prove it’s also capable of carrying the weekly shop .....



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Old 1st December 2019, 19:55
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Still a fricken good looking car that. My compliments

Dave
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Old 1st December 2019, 21:34
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"WOW" factor high!
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