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Old 10th December 2018, 19:15
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slightly battered grille adds character!
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Old 10th December 2018, 19:32
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It looks lovely as it is, but if you want to play about a bit, how about simulating the more flared type used by Alfa in their late 40's early 50's cars as the nose flares out to the front axles anyway?
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Old 11th December 2018, 10:35
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It looks lovely as it is, but if you want to play about a bit, how about simulating the more flared type used by Alfa in their late 40's early 50's cars as the nose flares out to the front axles anyway?
Cheers guys.

Yeah I did think of the wider grill at the bottom .... but it's getting the grill that would be an issue - I'd have to have one made ...... so although it would look great, it causes more expense and hassle.
At least with the Jag grill it's easy to get and replace etc
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Old 11th December 2018, 10:53
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It looks lovely as it is, but if you want to play about a bit, how about simulating the more flared type used by Alfa in their late 40's early 50's cars as the nose flares out to the front axles anyway?
Ha - scratch that idea - it's fugly !!!
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Old 11th December 2018, 17:54
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😲😱😨 Horror! Italian flare, literally.
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Old 11th December 2018, 19:23
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Nooooooo
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Old 12th December 2018, 01:50
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Haha
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Old 29th December 2018, 16:00
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So I test fitted the two options for the nose cone today .... trying to decide which is better?? (ignore the colour and the wonky headlight on cone 1)

Cone 1 ...


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cone 2


cone 1


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cone 1


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Old 29th December 2018, 16:06
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Both look good, but cone 1 has the edge for me.
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Old 29th December 2018, 16:25
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Cone 1 looks better to my myopic eyes!
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Old 29th December 2018, 17:57
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I like the second one if you were to matt black behind the opening so it looks like a starter handle access hole. Maybe small profile black piping to go between the grill and the nose to finish it off nicely ?

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Old 29th December 2018, 19:17
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Personally I prefer the second option with the dummy starting handle opening. Why not have both nose cones and just have a change every now and again as it looks great with either and is purely a matter of personal opinion. Car looks great especially in that colour.
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Old 1st January 2019, 16:27
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Car Photographer The good news is that either option will work.

Although I quite like the Cone 2 option, as it reminds me a little of this build that fitted a new tow eye in the old starter hole.



Good luck, Paul.
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Old 2nd January 2019, 23:28
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Cheers guys
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Old 16th April 2019, 19:18
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So I've finally got the nosecone back and onto the car - Here's how it looked before (still have this front - they are now interchangeable)



and here's what it looks like now



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Old 16th April 2019, 20:25
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I like it!
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Old 17th April 2019, 06:07
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Nice work, it really looks the part.
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Old 17th April 2019, 06:49
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Love those sidelight nacelles. Classy!

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Old 17th April 2019, 08:30
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Cheers everyone
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Old 17th April 2019, 11:19
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Despite my suggestion on grill shape, I think you have got this spot on. Well done.
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