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Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion Formosa 120 GR and related builds

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Old 4th November 2017, 20:08
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Oh ok ..Adam ..yes , glad he got hold of you ..saves them a bit of messing about doing the pics at the show ...he was talking about getting the feature out for the Christmas copy ... The Specialist Triumph magazine ..is that the guy who does a Triumph Specials and kit car newsletter ? He asked me for some info a few weeks back ...

Really pleased its creating interest ...

Graham , take some pictures of them taking pictures if you can please ? I'd love some of those for the Facebook page ...

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Old 5th November 2017, 17:20
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Another great day at Shepton Mallet today. Met up with Dave in his Miglia and parked next to each other so a good photo opportunity and also I was lucky enough to have a photo shoot done by Complete Kit Car for their December magazine issue



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Old 5th November 2017, 17:42
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Alex - Your car looks great.



And no traces of the hay you picked up yesterday.

I've also rotated the photos of your car and Dave's Miglia.



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Old 5th November 2017, 18:03
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Great pictures ...Thank you ...Top picture really shows the pout well , one of my favourite features of the car ...headlight covers in place too , which they aren't in many pictures ...

The 2 of the 'half-brothers' together shows the extra width and length well ..width is about 4'' and puts the wheels inside the arches , more Jag like , rather than the Miglia's wider track look ....The rounder rump and pouted front add a few inches to the overall length too ...not saying either is right or wrong - just two different ways of building the cars ...
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Old 5th November 2017, 18:59
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They both look great!
Really like Alex's red color. What is it?
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Old 5th November 2017, 19:14
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They both look great!
Really like Alex's red color. What is it?
It's ROSSA BARCHETTA ..The same colour that Jeff at Hilltop painted his 250 SWB ...I think I'd be right in saying its a standard colour for those cars ...it looks all diferent shades on here , but is a stunning colour in the flesh ...
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Thanks LL, seems Jeff's build photos disappeared. Didn't he do a rear window mod?
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Thanks LL, seems Jeff's build photos disappeared. Didn't he do a rear window mod?
Oh ..have they ? Maybe a photobucket issue ?

Yes he did ...I did one on a 250 SWB as well , to fit a stock sized rear screen bought from GTO Engineering ...
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That's my guess. There are only two photos of Jeff's finished car on this site now. Looking for modifications to window/doors, etc.
Once upon a time it was all here.

Thinking is bad! May get a Tribute 250SWB coupe kit sent across the pond to do a bespoke chassis, may as well do it all! Think Karmann Ghia windscreen, very close to the real deal. Major mods not intimidating.
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That's my guess. There are only two photos of Jeff's finished car on this site now. Looking for modifications to window/doors, etc.
Once upon a time it was all here.

Thinking is bad! May get a Tribute 250SWB coupe kit sent across the pond to do a bespoke chassis, may as well do it all! Think Karmann Ghia windscreen, very close to the real deal. Major mods not intimidating.
How true, after thinking I could mix and match some panels, it advanced to wondering if I could be a lot more adventurous and get Chris to do it. Bingo!
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Jeff & Lancelot's rear window modifications took the look of the coupes to a new level. When you consider the cost of the donor, kit and time, I would think it madness not to do the rear window modification.
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Jeff & Lancelot's rear window modifications took the look of the coupes to a new level. When you consider the cost of the donor, kit and time, I would think it madness not to do the rear window modification.
Totally agree with the rear window mod. I can fab a sheet metal pattern for Lexan easily. Also have a friend with a big oven to form it.
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[QUOTE=Paul L;91560]Alex - Your car looks great.



And no traces of the hay you picked up yesterday.

I've also rotated the photos of your car and Dave's Miglia.



Thanks Paul, don`t know why they were round the wrong way, I haven't quite mastered the art of adding photos just yet
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Thanks Paul, don`t know why they were round the wrong way, I haven't quite mastered the art of adding photos just yet
No worries, I've been playing with computers and forums for a lot longer than I've been building cars.
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Thanks LL, seems Jeff's build photos disappeared. Didn't he do a rear window mod?
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Oh ..have they ? Maybe a photobucket issue ?

Yes he did ...I did one on a 250 SWB as well , to fit a stock sized rear screen bought from GTO Engineering ...
Molleur - Two things:
Link to Gary’s SWB build with rear window and lots of other nice mods here:
http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...ead.php?t=6003

It would appear Jeff has deleted his build thread following his post about copyright laws here.
https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/...f=30&t=1680653

Gary – Apologies for the thread hijack.

To make up for it, I flagged your original Formosa thread to JG so he can move it into this section.

Looks like all your hard work on this kit is starting to pay off.

Good luck, Paul.
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Gary – Apologies for the thread hijack.

To make up for it, I flagged your original Formosa thread to JG so he can move it into this section.
Good spot Paul, thread now moved
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