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Old 11th February 2014, 20:17
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I love it when a vision becomes a reality. Well done. It looks great.
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Old 11th February 2014, 20:20
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Old 11th February 2014, 20:23
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Like the bloke in the "A" team once said,

Don'tcha just love it when a plan comes together!

Thanks Ox.
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Old 12th February 2014, 11:37
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Scottie - Well done mate and I'm glad you are happy with the end result.

You car will certainly turn a few heads when it is finished.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 12th February 2014, 20:56
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I see, said the blind man... whats next?
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Old 12th February 2014, 21:44
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There is so much left to do Gary, that it does not really matter what I do as long as I do something!

To be honest, I'm not sure what I want to do next, but I'll pick a job and get stuck in soon.
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Old 13th February 2014, 08:46
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Old 13th February 2014, 14:39
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Just don't forget to fit the screen wash too. I was less than impressed to discover mine is leaking again today.

The low sun and road spray really didn't help

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Old 13th February 2014, 15:07
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Old 13th February 2014, 15:17
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Like most people, I like to do my welding outside, but it can only be done in good weather. Well, that's not strictly true, but its more fun in the sun.

Today was a good day, so I went for it. Windscreen back off the car and more welding to it.

It is stronger now, and will need much less filler, both good plus points.

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Old 13th February 2014, 15:29
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When I fitted the hood brackets, it was more to see if that was a viable solution to fitting the hood.

As it turned out, it will work, so I set about refining them a bit.
They needed to be more precisely engineered to fit, so they did not
protrude into the (tiny) cabin space, or dig into my shoulder.

I took them out, heated them with the welding torch, and shaped them to fit more snugly, and cut a small slot in the body to make them even more neat.

I think it was worth the effort.

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Old 13th February 2014, 19:53
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Looking good Scottie. The screen surround is nearly there
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Old 13th February 2014, 20:43
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Yes I think it is,

unfortunately, even if I could make the Spitfire front hood fastening fit, which I am thinking is NOT do-able, it would not look right.

The screen when the hood is down, must look elegant, and with the Spit front on it won't.
I will make it look elegant, but I will be looking for some other, more simple way of attaching the hood I think.
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Old 13th February 2014, 21:18
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Neatest hood style would be a torneau cover, unless you are worried about a little bit of wind or rain, it wont spoil the lines and is unobtrusive.
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Old 13th February 2014, 21:55
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I really would like to use the car the whole year round and a tonneau
cover is not really what I want.

I once had a 7 type car with no roof at all, and I've done the
rain-in- your- face bit, and kind of moved in since then.

I will eventually make what I want, but my priority is to try to finish the build
with everything done perhaps except the roof, then that will follow on later.
I appreciate your input though!
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Old 14th February 2014, 15:16
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Old 15th February 2014, 01:46
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Its Ok, it was meant with sarcasm, here we are suffering with some serious heat, and yes , I spent many years in cold weather with no roof and sidepipes, hence the lack of hair and hearing! Having said that I am loving the inginuity and 'its not a major problem' that I see.
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Old 15th February 2014, 09:02
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I don't know what you had in mind for the wiper assembly but I have just removed an assembly from a Corsa C to seal a water leak. The whole assembly is held on with 2 bolts, it includes everything including the motor, I think it would be ideal for you. They are very plentiful and cheap on Ebay, I would suggest that you look for a breaker and ask for the wiring plug to be included along with 6" of the wiring loom. The whole assembly is only about 18" wide and is very compact.
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Old 15th February 2014, 09:25
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Scottie - Put the chain saw down and step away from the car!

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Old 15th February 2014, 09:31
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Thanks for that Jag,
I was intending to use the Spitfire ones which came with the car, I already have had to buy two new wheelboxes, as the others had corroded away, and the threads had gone.

If that route fails, I will definitely have a look at the Corsa ones
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