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Old 18th December 2017, 16:29
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Back in '95 I was looking for a GRP stockist on Canvey Island in Essex, and stumbled across a 'workshop' where they were creating all sorts of F replicas (in ally) - they looked to be first class. Anyone know who? and if they are still there?
Also (it would have been about 1988) there was a place near Chadwell Heath in Essex (spotted from a flyover) that had many E types in various stages of completion. Makes me curious how many 'replicas' are around labeled as the real thing?
Not the same place where "smash" had his 250 bumpers handmade in stainless is it??
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Old 18th December 2017, 16:31
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I think that was scott & walker (or similar) in Basildon - they made some GT40 replicas many years ago!
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Old 19th December 2017, 17:43
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Lucky ....if you haven't already seen it ..a book called SPORTSCAR HEAVEN by Chris Nixon , is a great read ...it covers the campaign to win the World Championship during 57-59 and concentrates on Aston Martin and Ferrari's efforts ...some great info and pics I haven't seen anywhere else ...lots of 250 TR stuff ...
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https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-li...&condition=all

Buy it new for 30 or 2nd hand for 140????? Ha ha ha
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Hows the project progressing L ? Have you found a suitable donor ....any pics to share ?
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This is going to be a longer term project. All I have done so far is strip the remaining paint. Over the holiday all I plan to do is mock up the front end again and see about welding it back together. There are a couple of parts to make including the scuttle panel and bonnet, both of which were missing. Luckily the windscreen and frame were included, the curved lower edge of which I can use to form the correct profile of the scuttle extending down over the bonnet to the nose.

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There are a couple of parts to make including the scuttle panel and bonnet, both of which were missing. Luckily the windscreen and frame were included, the curved lower edge of which I can use to form the correct profile of the scuttle extending down over the bonnet to the nose.
That sounds like quite a task ... creating compound curved panels in aluminium is a true skill ... Hat off to you if you can do that , its something I wished I had learnt to do when I had the chance years ago ....

I met a guy recently who makes these .....



Absolutely fantastic , but not cheap !!
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The curves are very subtle and mostly in one direction. The hard part will be forming the bonnet bulge. I will make a wooden former and make it separately from the bonnet
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I'll start a new thread for this car on the Italian Replica section with photos and updates as it progresses.
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That sounds like quite a task ... creating compound curved panels in aluminium is a true skill ... Hat off to you if you can do that , its something I wished I had learnt to do when I had the chance years ago ....

I met a guy recently who makes these .....



Absolutely fantastic , but not cheap !!
Porsche 550? Lovely
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