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Old 27th April 2012, 20:12
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Default New Ribble navigator Build, with a twist....

Just thought i would introduce myself, after pestering Gary to death over the last couple of weeks i have bought a spitfire 1500 donor with overdrive today and will be placing my order with Gary monday morning for a comprehensive Cordite kit including deluxe fram and double hump rear, and....... a German style front end.
Plan is to carry out a chassis up rebuild with full refurb of all running gear. hoping for a quickish build but as its going to run paralell to my Tiger GTA Race car rebuild and finishing of my Peugeot 205 GTi restoration it may drag on a bit!

One question i have is ref the triumph running gear, is the 1500 unleaded friendly? if not has anyone got any recommendation for who carries out unleaded head conversions?

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Old 27th April 2012, 20:14
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Oh and just as aside the colour is going to be a gunmetal silver with blue leather interior, if anyone needs leather hides for their interiro i may be able to help as the upholstere in the unit next to mine is shutting shop and is currently selling complete hides in a dizzying array of colours for 45 a piece, i have 2 matching one for mine but i reckon if you were only doing seats and side panels you may get away with 1.
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Old 27th April 2012, 20:21
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Welcome aboard Mac. I'm sure I speak for all when I say we're all looking forward to following your build. Where in the country are you based? Cheers. Andy
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Old 27th April 2012, 20:29
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Shropshire just south of shrewsbury but the workshop is near Market Drayton
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Old 27th April 2012, 20:32
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Hi Mac, welcome to the Sammio experience.

I'd definitely be interested in a couple of hides in dark red at that price, like Andy says, where abouts are you as I'd love to take a look through their stock.

Oops, just seen your post above. Probably a bit far to come for a browse...
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Old 27th April 2012, 20:49
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Hello and welcome Mac.

The rule is lots of pictures

We accept anything, from tatty donor vehicle pics to pics of bad eye infections and engraved gearknobs
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Hello and welcome Mac.

The rule is lots of pictures

We accept anything, from tatty donor vehicle pics to pics of bad eye infections and engraved gearknobs
But preferably no knob infections...
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Old 27th April 2012, 21:16
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unfortunately the only colour he doesnt have a good matching pair of is red! that was my first choice but single reds from bright through to oxblood no problem.
First pics will be the donor im picking up after the bank holiday.

Pics of current projects available here:

https://picasaweb.google.com/111529572187631903852
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Old 27th April 2012, 21:17
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ahhhhhhh knob jokes, the staple of any half decent automotive forum....
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Hi and welcome to the madhouse.

Are you going with a standard german bonnet or is it going to be modifield to take 7"lamps behind covers? There has been some talk of the conversion.

I look forward to following your progress
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Old 28th April 2012, 08:28
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Mac, I've taken the liberty of adding you to the Sammio map. It's good to see the void between the Southern builders and us up in the North getting bridged
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Mac, I've taken the liberty of adding you to the Sammio map. It's good to see the void between the Southern builders and us up in the North getting bridged
Hey, what about us over in the mystic East?
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Welcome ....you found us then !

I really appreciate this forum and the fact I can steer customers here ..its an incredibly valuable tool in the selling of the kit and the positiveness of its users is phenomonal....

The 7'' headlight conversion is only at the ''this would look cool stage'' ...so it'll be good old VW/Porsche units for this one....

I would guess that looking at the colour choice , your leanings are very German anyway !!

If those trimmers have some canvas/natural/browny sorts of colours - I would definitely be up for a couple of skins...
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Default Hi Mac,

Hi Mac,
welcome to the "not a kit car club". You will no doubt have realised already that most people on here are somewhat mental. We have been trying to work out if it's the cars or the banter that does it! Either way welcome and get stuck in,
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Apart from everyone wanting photos of just about everything you get up to (phaaannaaar) the thing you really need to know about us is that this certainly isn't a club as just about all of us have had bad experiences with club-politics at some point or other


I think we are all looking forward to seeing a few Cordites under way and seeing what ideas we can 1/2" from each other

Dave
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Yes yes yes, bring us more ideas to steal!
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Old 30th April 2012, 13:42
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I have my eye on a pair of seats but could do with knowing what the maximum width is that will fit in a cordite, can anyone help? The seats im looking at have a maximum base width of 500mm
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Hi and welcome,

I am still toying with the bench seat option...so not sure if that equates to one cow or two?
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Old 30th April 2012, 15:29
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if it is just the seats, bench or not a single hide would do i think
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Old 1st May 2012, 19:03
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Picking up donor on Saturday afternoon, stand by for pics....
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