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Old 18th September 2019, 05:58
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looks bodged mate ......... JOKE !!

Nice trims , these details make all the difference ...like the way this car is shaping up ...
Cheers LL.....maybe i’ll have to call it a 275 gran turismo bodged!

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Loving the details on this! Keep it posting great updates
Thanks Jones, appreciated.

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Looking good. Details like this make a big difference.
Well done!
Cheers Molleur, the little bits take the time but hoping it pays off in the end. Just spent the last few hours sanding/filling.....getting closer.....
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Old 18th September 2019, 16:19
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I am greatly familiar with sanding and filling, sanding and filling,
sanding and filling, etc.!
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Old 20th September 2019, 08:26
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WelshKiwi - I missed the comments about your exhaust hangers because I was at the Goodwood Revival.

So the only photos I took with your build in mind were from the front.







However, based on the photo that Ace posted, it is clear you have succeeded in creating a faithful reproduction of the original.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 20th September 2019, 09:14
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Hey Paul, thanks for these photos, they are superb. Awesome to see two in racing garb and both in silver/grey.

Appreciate the kind words, work going on today so have coated initial primer coat on the sills, more to do but the rugby is starting which may divert some attention....luckily kickoff in nz is late afternoon onwards so no real excuses!

Reckon Goodwood is just that iconic event that everyone has to go to....cheers.
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Old 22nd September 2019, 03:20
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Default Sills and trims

Hi guys, managed to finish the sills and trims as planned this weekend in between watching the rugby.

Happy with what has been achieved when comparing to the original car.

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Old 22nd September 2019, 06:46
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Love it! Great work!
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Old 22nd September 2019, 09:47
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That does look excellent. Good work.

Oh and unlucky to Scotland; Ireland were just too strong.
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Old 22nd September 2019, 15:56
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Congrats, looks great!
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Old 23rd September 2019, 06:39
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Thanks for the positive support guys. Appreciated. This week is focussed on finalising all my bits for fixing the body, removing it, final checks and tidy up and hopefully with a mate of mine bond it on early next week. If I can achieve that and get certification clearance then I am all go on wheel arches/doors/boot and inner compartment panels.....
Fingers crossed. Oh and Wales have got two rugby games to play as well in that time!
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Old 7th February 2020, 03:58
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Default Long time listener, 1st time caller - Well it feels like it.....

Last 6 months have been a horror guys, but seeing as I am back considering putting an update on for the car, the clouds must be clearing!

Since I was last on:
- Body finalled and bonded on
- Cert guys cleared and OK's for building to cert inspection
- Working on front grille
- Rear extension carpeting started
- Exhaust finished
- Original style boot lid hinges fitted
- 3D printed wheel centres - gonna print in silver with Red Lettering.
- Windscreen A pillar covers bonded on
- Working on rain gutters - (Giving me "a bit of trouble Betty" getting them as I want them.....

A few pics how it looks as of today.

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Old 7th February 2020, 20:19
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Good to see you back WK with an update. I thought we had lost you off the forum? You seem to have made some good progress and I'm loving your attention to detail in every thing you do. Keep your chin up
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Old 8th February 2020, 16:17
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Default Good progress

It is good to hear about & see your progress.

The rear bumper looks to fit well around the body. The rear window has a good clean line in profile.

As an engineer, have you come up with a solution for the bonnet stays / prop ?

The Fog & reversing light positions: do the NZ people allow or insist on the 'wrong' side placement ? In the UK the fog light must be on the centre line or right and the reversing light on either side [so usually on the left].

Could you tell me the diameter & depth of the rear lights and do you like them ?
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Old 9th February 2020, 08:38
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Good to see you back WK with an update. I thought we had lost you off the forum? You seem to have made some good progress and I'm loving your attention to detail in every thing you do. Keep your chin up
Hi Peterux, thanks fella, I will be honest did drop off for a bit but that was due to what was going on over here and complete lack of want to get stuck into the car...but that is changing as I have some renewed hope in getting it on the road! Cheers appreciated.

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It is good to hear about & see your progress.

The rear bumper looks to fit well around the body. The rear window has a good clean line in profile.

As an engineer, have you come up with a solution for the bonnet stays / prop ?

The Fog & reversing light positions: do the NZ people allow or insist on the 'wrong' side placement ? In the UK the fog light must be on the centre line or right and the reversing light on either side [so usually on the left].

Could you tell me the diameter & depth of the rear lights and do you like them ?
Hi Kidge, thanks for the comments, whilst nothing is perfect when we look at them, the bumper alignment is pretty good and work well visually. No answer on the bonnet stays yet as haven’t looked into it. I do tho have a great length of ex trampoline galv pipe that fits snug over the exposed nut for the alloy bumper fix location....works well, but got to carry it on the road...not a problem I have had to come across yet!
I’ll get back to you on the size of the rear lights, they are lancia/stratos gt40 replica ones. Really like them, build quality is not great on the ones I have as they are all plastic, but they work, are bright and I think give a good finish as some of the 275’s had this style fitted with the rectangular reflector in the middle...
Not sure on the fog/reversing lights, I thought I followed the low volume vehicle guidelines for over here, maybe I have swapped them....the cert guy has seen them and said he was happy, but he may have missed sides etc.

Cheers all, good to be back, somewhat motivated and looking forward to getting something on the road and sooner rather than later....
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Old 9th February 2020, 10:37
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I fitted the Harrington bumpers on my car and they fitted neatly with the minimum of fettling. Expensive, but I think they really look the part. I used a Triumph number plate light that is very authentic looking.
I also fitted those type of rear lights with the rectangular reflector. The quality of my examples wasn't great, I had to modify the backs so the lenses sat correctly ! The biggest change I made was to taper the recess the lights sit into. A small change but its all in the detail !
I've posted a photo of my bonnet stay arrangement on the Tribute section. Standard struts for an assisted lift then locate the bonnet stay.

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I fitted the Harrington bumpers on my car and they fitted neatly with the minimum of fettling. Expensive, but I think they really look the part. I used a Triumph number plate light that is very authentic looking.
I also fitted those type of rear lights with the rectangular reflector. The quality of my examples wasn't great, I had to modify the backs so the lenses sat correctly ! The biggest change I made was to taper the recess the lights sit into. A small change but its all in the detail !
I've posted a photo of my bonnet stay arrangement on the Tribute section. Standard struts for an assisted lift then locate the bonnet stay.
Thanks LLM,

The plan is definitely to taper the light recesses, very much part of the original car look....I will be hoping to get into that in the coming weeks.

On the coming weeks, I am registered to be down at the Brit and Euro car show in Lloyd Elsmore Park in Auckland. Sunday March 1st....look it up online, a fantastic free event. I will be trailering the car down to the show but I need it to tap into the energy that comes with talking cars to get me across the line and on the road!
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Old 17th February 2020, 22:08
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Default Some general progress and mockup

Hi guys,
some general visual progress, some of it permanent and some of it mock up so I can get it to the car show in a week or so's time....

Plenty going on. I think the rain gutter looks the part but it kicked my a**e to get it right because of the profile/bends it needs to be....Just hope I can permanently fix it in the right place!

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Old 17th February 2020, 23:04
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looking good!
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Old 19th February 2020, 11:05
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looks good
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Old 1st March 2020, 02:14
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Default Auckland Brit and Euro Car Show

Well guys I have completed my first car show. Had to trailer the car there and mock up some of the ideas for the finished article but had a great day.
Plenty of positive enthusiasm, comments and admiring thoughts from the the throng of people piling past. Spent all day talking about the project so didn't get much time to check out the other cars really, but there were 1100 there.... Was placed in between Aston Martin and Lotus. Highlight for me was the Chairman of the Ferrari Owners Club NZ coming over for a 10 min chat and how cool he thought the project was!

My favourite the Alpine rally spec original, (well after mine of course!)

Here's some pics.

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Old 1st March 2020, 09:07
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Well done getting the car to the show !

Looks great and not too far from completion.
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