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Show us your Kit Cars You've just taken 2 years to build your pride and joy, right? Then why not show it off here. Let us see your creations.

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Old 10th January 2016, 13:10
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Hi There,
I've been on the road a year already. It was built between April 2013 and January 2015 by myself.

I Hope you like what i've done.

I think I may put a build log in the Vintage Section too as I have many pictures of the rebuild.







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Simon
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Old 11th January 2016, 21:05
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Simon - Nice car.

A build thread would be great as you have a lot of nice touches.

Enjoy it, Paul.
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Old 24th January 2016, 16:31
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I seem to be ploughing a lone furrow!

I have a slideshow at the address below if anyone in interseted.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLchDeBYiGo&t=2s

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Simon

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Old 24th January 2016, 17:38
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Love it. Great job. Would love to see a build thread.

John
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Old 24th January 2016, 19:40
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Very original styling, great job.
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Old 31st January 2016, 07:41
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I love that. Great to see an different approach to a different car. Well done, it would be great to see it at stoneleigh this year, we need to see some of the old kitcars looking refreshed, too many 7s at the shows these days.

Edit. Just had scan through the build photos, this is a proper 'nut and bolt' rebuild, really nice job.

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Old 31st January 2016, 20:28
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Thanks for all your kind comments.

I will be at Stoneleigh on the Monday.
The only issue I have is the lack of other Madison's to park up with.
Thats why I put up these threads, because I can't beleive no one else has one to show off!

There doesn't seem to be a Madison owners club, not even as part of a genaral GP Club. GP did make a lot of cars but only the Buggies seem to remain.

Are there any local general clubs that i could attend with? I am in South Yorkshire.

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Simon
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Old 11th April 2016, 07:15
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More News!
My Madison will be at Stoneleigh all weekend. I have been ask to put it in the CKC Magazine Hall of Fame Stand in Hall 3. What an Honour!

Please come and have a good look...they will be roped off, but don't let that put you off.
Hopefully I will get to see a few more Owners there, too

See you all there,
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Simon
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Old 11th April 2016, 19:09
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Well done Simon Looking at the photos, the work you've done certainly deserves to be on display

John
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Old 12th April 2016, 07:05
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Thanks I look forward to seeing you there.
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Hi,

Saw your car at Stoneleigh show and just wanted to say it certainly deserved to be in the best of the best section.

Congratulations you have an amazing car, I hope I can get somewhere close to that standard some day!

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Hi,

I love your car. But I was wondering if it builds ontop a vw beetle baseplate and if so how did you move the shifter and handbrake so far back?
I want to attempt to build a madison my self but before i buy anything i want to check if i can do all the work my self.

Thanks so much and sorry for possible mistakes xD
English is not my mother language
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Old 1st June 2018, 07:11
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Hi Fidel,
Yes, my Madison is the VW based one.

The handbrake is not moved, but just positioned vertically. The gear shift is done by removing the shift rod from inside the chassis tunnel, cutting out a section of tunnel where the gear shift is and moving it back to its new position, then shortening the shift rod to suit its new position. The welding is no more than that you would do to repair a normal car.

Do you have a complete Madison to rebuild or just a body needing a chassis?

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Simon
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Old 1st June 2018, 22:20
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Default Hey Simon,

I would love to build a Madison. But unfortunately I cant find a Kit wich isnt completed. I thought i could just build my own body but it is difficult to get it street leagal if not impossible. I can get a beetle chassie und move the shifter and solve any other mechanical problem but the body is the difficult part for me.

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Old 30th July 2018, 12:45
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It's a beauty.
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Old 30th July 2018, 16:20
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Great photo build thread and a credit to you, must be one of the best on the road!
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