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Old 23rd September 2015, 14:23
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the best way to make sure that your door does not rub against the bonnet is to weld a nut on the doorstop to prevent it from opening any further...
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Old 23rd September 2015, 18:56
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the best way to make sure that your door does not rub against the bonnet is to weld a nut on the doorstop to prevent it from opening any further...
Thanks, I'll consider that, although don't have welding equipment or any knowledge how to do that, but know a man who does
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Old 24th September 2015, 19:15
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Horse box latches are item number 271812698984 on eBay

Chrome compression latch
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Old 24th September 2015, 19:26
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To lift the top of the rear front section and align it with the top of the door stick a couple of 8mm washers between the bonnet and hinge, once they are aligned the gap between the front clip and door can be narrowed and still allow the door to open
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Old 24th September 2015, 20:11
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Horse box latches are item number 271812698984 on eBay Chrome compression latch
Many thanks for that. I see that they are available with keys as well. I have Spitfire type latches on the flip front of my Sylva Fury. I had to use separate key locks to secure that. These compression latches with locks would have been ideal.
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Old 26th September 2015, 13:39
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Fog lamps fitted and spinners secured to alloys:

DSCN7899 by eric holm, on Flickr

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Old 26th September 2015, 19:04
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That was my local when I worked in Milton Keynes twenty-mumble years ago. Always felt odd seeing canal boats going past above the level of the windows.
Make mine a duck in a sleeve please. (A pint of Aylesbury Brewing Company bitter in a straight glass, alas no more.)
Car's looking good too.

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Old 26th September 2015, 21:18
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That was my local when I worked in Milton Keynes twenty-mumble years ago. Always felt odd seeing canal boats going past above the level of the windows.
Make mine a duck in a sleeve please. (A pint of Aylesbury Brewing Company bitter in a straight glass, alas no more.)
Car's looking good too.
Ha ha, nice

Beer and skittles, before the gastro pub takeover!

Iv'e pretty much done what I can on the car now, will use it for a while and then when half decent weekend weather has finished will send for prepping and painting, so won't be expecting to post on the forum for a while.

Would love to go to Ferrari event at Beaulieu tomorrow just to see if I could get in past the entrance with it, but its the other side of the world for me, maybe next year....
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Old 27th September 2015, 07:30
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VSCC race meeting at Snetterton (Norfolk) today. Great medium-scale event with lots of jaw dropping vintage race cars and the pits are fully open so you can really get amongst them. The classic car park is always well attended too and nobody gets snooty about home built homages to great marques. Not too far from MK either, once you've got past your thousand roundabouts...


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Old 27th September 2015, 08:07
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VSCC race meeting at Snetterton (Norfolk) today. Great medium-scale event with lots of jaw dropping vintage race cars and the pits are fully open so you can really get amongst them. The classic car park is always well attended too and nobody gets snooty about home built homages to great marques. Not too far from MK either, once you've got past your thousand roundabouts...

Thanks!

Not roundabouts they are chicanes! directly after a very fast straight!
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Old 27th September 2015, 15:59
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Old 28th September 2015, 08:33
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The car looks superb. Cant wait to see the finished article!

Did you sort out the door issue?
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Old 28th September 2015, 18:36
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The car looks superb. Cant wait to see the finished article!

Did you sort out the door issue?
Thanks!

Door mechanics work fine, door opening still issue, although MobileRobbie came up with a good suggestion.

Door gaps to front section still huge however car will be going to specialist who will resolve it all and prep/paint during start of Winter. Lets see how they get on!
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Old 28th September 2015, 18:52
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Eric - Your car looks great out & about.

I'd be interested to know if you've had any public reaction to the car when you've out?

I know I see a lot of "issues" with my build that others don't see.

Either way, good luck with getting the finish you want, Paul.
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Old 28th September 2015, 19:14
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Eric - Your car looks great out & about.

I'd be interested to know if you've had any public reaction to the car when you've out?

I know I see a lot of "issues" with my build that others don't see.

Either way, good luck with getting the finish you want, Paul.
Thanks Paul L!

No reaction that I have observed, however not really looking too much, a few nice comments from friends and neighbors, etc.

I am sure the finish will be great, lets see as its a few months away from that at the moment.

Cheers.
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Old 28th September 2015, 20:37
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Car looks great......but......
maybe lower it a smidge at the front...? 1/2 an inch......?
Personal opinion of course......
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Old 28th September 2015, 20:38
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...I'd be interested to know if you've had any public reaction to the car when you've out?...
When I take my Z300S into Oxford, I always get compliments from pedestrians and cyclists, tourists taking pics, etc.
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Old 29th September 2015, 06:44
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Car looks great......but......
maybe lower it a smidge at the front...? 1/2 an inch......?
Personal opinion of course......
Yep you are right as currently can't adjust the headlights enough to get them set correctly.
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Old 3rd October 2015, 17:39
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Did you sort out the gaps between the front edge of the door and the back edge of the front wings ? I've been trying to remember which car was fitted with a clever hinge which first pulled the bonnet forward a little then lifted up. That style of hinge might work on the SWB. Got a feeling it was an old BMW 5 series ( the really boxy one ) but can't be sure.
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Saabs have something similar too ..the old 99's and 900's ..
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