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Old 9th January 2018, 19:19
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Nearly 700 Euros for a pair of rear lights ! There must be a similar style unit from other cars of that era for a tiny fraction of that.
Some of the old school crafts men can do wonders with a sheet of ali! Luckily the parts I need to make only have slight curves and mostly just in one direction.
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Old 9th January 2018, 19:27
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No thoughts on the cobra chassis build I posted?









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Some stunning work in that last photo, not sure about the highly polished finish.
I've seen the Cobra based one and watched the progress. As a one off its got the looks but it does look really wide. The Giordanengo body is as close as you will get for a true size and shape For me this sort of car is all about capturing the likeness of the original. The chassis is important but it shouldn't compromise the shape of the car.
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Old 10th January 2018, 23:24
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It's hard to tell for me but it is probably a bit wider. I can understand not wanting to section and widen your body! Maybe a custom made parallel round tube chassis like the original car is the way to go. I suppose the power plant and rear axle choice will dictate everything.
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Old 11th January 2018, 06:59
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It's hard to tell for me but it is probably a bit wider. I can understand not wanting to section and widen your body! Maybe a custom made parallel round tube chassis like the original car is the way to go. I suppose the power plant and rear axle choice will dictate everything.
In the uk things are getting very tight to register a customs built chassis car hence the choice of a previously registered chassis
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Old 18th January 2018, 23:18
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Not much progress over the last week or so. I have sold my restored 1949 Triumph Roadster so I've been clearing the garage and making space for the 250 TR. The priority now will be to find a suitable 7 donor car in readiness to do the body swop.
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Not much progress over the last week or so. I have sold my restored 1949 Triumph Roadster so I've been clearing the garage and making space for the 250 TR. The priority now will be to find a suitable 7 donor car in readiness to do the body swop.
Was It hard to let the triumph go?
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Old 19th January 2018, 12:48
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It was a really long time in the making, nearly 4 years but it was a total rebuild from scratch. It is a fantastic car but it was the right time for someone else to enjoy it! The TR project is a one off, once in a life time find and to be honest I never thought I would ever own one, it was just a dream. I couldn't believe my luck when I found the ali body on ebay !
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It was a really long time in the making, nearly 4 years but it was a total rebuild from scratch. It is a fantastic car but it was the right time for someone else to enjoy it! The TR project is a one off, once in a life time find and to be honest I never thought I would ever own one, it was just a dream. I couldn't believe my luck when I found the ali body on ebay !
Well that canít be bad getting a dream car ...few of us will ever achieve that

Lucky by name for sure
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Old 6th February 2018, 22:51
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The TR track is very narrow so the live axle 7's with an Escort axle are about right. I'll have to get the tape measure out with regard to the wheel base to confirm it one way or another. The 250 GT Boano chassis was modified a fair bit to take the TR body, I can't see that Giordangengo would have stretched the TR body 250mm just to suit the standard chassis, I will check.

Buying an on the road car as a donor is the obvious route for me.
Well, the Triumph Roadster has now been collected so I've the space I need ( and some cash !) to get moving on this project.
I have measured the approx. wheelbase of the body and it is as I thought, much closer to the original 250 Testarossa at around 2300mm, than that of the long wheelbase Boano, the original donor.
Following a wanted ad in my local paper I have found an extremely well built, MOT'd and SVA'd Locost with Ford running gear and very low mileage. I'm going to try and do a deal this week with the seller.

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Good luck with the donor and look forward to seeing the build commence.
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Fantastic, best of luck on the Locost.
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Old 7th February 2018, 06:48
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Sounds good to me ...let you dream begin
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Old 14th February 2018, 18:57
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The deal is done with the Locost, one of the best examples I have seen. I'll be taking delivery in 10 days or so. I've got my eye on a set of wire wheels, hub adaptors and spinners. I'm going with the original look of skinny front and rear tyres, 165/80-15 and 185/80-15.
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Old 14th February 2018, 19:47
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Great! The fun begins...
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Old 16th February 2018, 18:45
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Excellent looking project!
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