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

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Old 11th November 2017, 15:48
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Thanks Gary for photo of bulk head. the car is now striped down and i will be taking engine and gearbox out next week. this will be my first kit car i have made that did not come in a box, i will up load photos as i go along
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Old 11th November 2017, 18:03
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Welcome to the forum Dale ...I did put a bit about your car on another thread ...so if you want to continue that one or post your details here ..eithers cool with me ...looking forward to see it develop mate ...
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Old 12th November 2017, 18:14
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Dale - Welcome to the forum.

From the photo Gary posted on the other thread, it looks a very tight squeeze in your garage.

But I hope it will protect you from the worst of the weather as my toes are still cold after working outside earlier today.

Good luck, Paul.
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This will be my first kit car I have made that did not come in a box
Just picking up on what you said there Dale ...I'm glad you get that ...a lot of enquiries I get refer to the whole package and an instruction manual etc.
I come from a Hot Rod and Special building background and these cars follow that ethos ...they aren't out of the box , but I think that is a strength and not a weakness ...the ability to create the car , your way , with guidelines but no rules is far more appealing to me ...

That flexibility has proved with previous S*mmio's etc. that cars can be built with a variety of different styling traits which keeps things exciting and interesting .... Not everyone wants that , I know , but there are other options for them , The MEV Replicar etc. but in my opinion , they are less convincing as Evocations than our cars ...

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Old 14th November 2017, 19:39
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Dale sent me some pictures of progress today ...


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lots of surface rust as expected on a car that has been sat , but not as bad as many I have seen ...

I'd change that siderail to a box section whilst repairing it and that'll deal with two things at the same time ....


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Bulkheads been cut down ...but still needs to go a bit further ....this will all be looking very familiar to the S*mmio crowd !!


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Great start Dale ...that bulkhead looks pretty good ...
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Thanks Gary for putting pictures on.the bulkhead is cut down and off now and i am putting new box section all the way round the car.just got the engine and gearbox to take out now will send more pictures in a week
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ahh the memories

Good luck with the build matey and please keep us updated as i know we're all interested to see how you put your stamp on the build.

Plus we're always on the lookout to quite happily nick any really cool ideas you come up with
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Hi what is donor car I like suspension set up thanks bryan
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Hi what is donor car I like suspension set up thanks bryan
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Dale has been busy ....Chassis all welded and painted ...

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I have been chatting with Dale this week and he's put his order in for the body and frame ...THANK YOU DALE.

He also sent me some updates and this is what he had to say ....

Hi Gary

brake pipes in, engine, in suspension done, all done with poly bushes. Just got to send gearbox for a rebuild. brakes will be done next day or two just waiting for the post for some parts here are some photos






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Dale and his dad came down yesterday from Norfolk to pic their kit up ...really good to meet them and chat .....
I asked him to message me when they got home , its an epic jouirney and I was very grateful to them for putting themselves out to come and collect my kit ...It gave Dale a chance to see the Scimitar build too ...

Dale sent me these pictures of the kit in its 'snug' new home ....





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Dale has sent me some more pictures ...

Body is on ..steering in , handbrake mounted ...



bonnet is hung



looking good so far ...

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Looking very good indeed!
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Some progress pictures from Dale.......







This is vitesse based with engine in stock position ..extended gear shifter is clearly visible in the cockpit picture ...

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