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Old 26th June 2015, 14:13
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Well I suppose its about time I started this thread, as I've clocked up about 400 miles so far.

I went over to Cheltenham to see an old friend, and was bullied into giving his 10 year old son a ride in the car, and his dad took some pics, so its fitting that I post a pic of me actually "on the road"

So far the car has behaved well, the exhaust seems to work okay, and the car does not overheat. In fact, it does not seem to matter if I'm stuck in traffic for half an hour or driving along the road, the temp gauge remains fairly constant, and does not move much at all.

The ride is tight and feels good, it corners well, and so far no major problems.

It is noisy though! Not sure I'd like to drive to Scotland without ear plugs!

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Old 26th June 2015, 16:10
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Looks great Scottie! 2 things though... that front number plate has to go. Maybe just keep 1 under your seat to pop in the windscreen as i did with my mx250. Another is headroom when youve made the roof! Looks like you will get a stiff neck if it rains!

Again well done with the build 10/10
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Old 26th June 2015, 16:19
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Thanks Danny, I have an answer for both your points:

when I get my other number plate on the car, its only 5 digits, so will look tons better,
and the head-room bit, its an optical illusion!
I have two hood hoops, (took them off until I get round to making a roof) and the one above my head gives me two inches of headroom,and like most soft tops. the roof will slope slightly upwards before it curves over to the rear window, so there won't be a problem!
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Old 26th June 2015, 17:15
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Looks great!!!

Need some pics parked alongside other cars to sense the scale etc.

Cracking job, you must be proud
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Old 26th June 2015, 17:59
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Wow! I feel weak at the knees getting praise from you WCA!

I'll see what I can do about the "parked next to other cars" bit.

That was Mr Towed's speciallity, and he did it well. must have a go!
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Old 26th June 2015, 19:01
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Scottie
looking super
I'm jealous very I need to work faster on mine
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Old 26th June 2015, 19:36
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I did well not to mention the slight crack in the bonnet paint....


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I may gently mock you but I do admire the end results
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Old 26th June 2015, 19:58
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Did you fix your bonnet yet?
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Old 26th June 2015, 20:06
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Deggsy, I know what you mean and how you feel, but DON'T rush it!

Like me, you must have a vision of what you want it to look like at builds end, so just work slowly and surely towards that vision, one day you will get there.

When, doesn't really matter, what matters is that you finish what you started, and that it LOOKS right.

You will get there, the Towed told me the same thing, and I knew he was right, I got there and so will you.
Good luck with it.
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Old 26th June 2015, 20:53
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Scottie - I look forward to seeing more photo of you enjoying driving your car.

Is there any reason why you don't use a "stick on" front number plate on the bonnet itself?



Either way, it still looks great.

Take care, Paul.
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Old 26th June 2015, 21:01
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Yeah Paul, there are two good reasons, one is that the bit where it would stick on the front is so curved, that I believe the flat stick-on plate would crease badly, and secondly, eventually I want 24 UFK on the car, and a stick-on would bugger up the paint.
It may well be that a 5 digit number would stick on without creases.

But being so short, it will fit in the front easily 'cos I've tried it!
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Old 26th June 2015, 21:13
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I have two hood hoops, (took them off until I get round to making a roof) and the one above my head gives me two inches of headroom,and like most soft tops. the roof will slope slightly upwards before it curves over to the rear window, so there won't be a problem!
How about this roof Scottie? Save you making one. I don't need it and could post it along with your headlight cover.

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Old 26th June 2015, 21:19
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Wouldn't refuse the headlight cover, but have some doubts about the hood fit!!!!!
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Old 26th June 2015, 21:21
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Wouldn't refuse the headlight cover, but have some doubts about the hood fit!!!!!
You could probably park your whole car under it!!

What's on your tax disc?
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Old 26th June 2015, 21:32
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The stick on numberplates are a bitch to put on as they tend to stretch.
I fitted a magnetic one to an e-type bonnet, thick enough not to stretch and distort but plyable enough to go with the curves. You would just have to attach it with double sided tape. I had mine made up by a sign shop and was only a few pounds. Same stuff that taxis use as removable door signs. Other option would be some dull silver lettering just stuck onto the dark green body work, maybe with a matching tape pinstripe around it to mimic a plate.
I have never had a problem with "dodgy" plates, so long as you make them clear with the proper font and spacing you shouldn't have an issue.
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Old 26th June 2015, 21:44
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The tax disc is a 1955 replica, correct in all detail, and it says

Private Jaguar XKSS
12 ten shillings

Issued at Browns lane post office Coventry

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Old 26th June 2015, 21:55
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Quote "The stick on number-plates are a bitch to put on as they tend to stretch."

That's another reason why I wont even go there.

24 UFK will fit in the front a treat, and be 100% legal, to quote the law: "The front number plate must be on the first flat vertical surface"

I once had a stick-on number on the bonnet of a GT6 I had, and an
unhappy plod made me remove it on pain of prosecution, so I am well aware of the law regarding number plates.

I also had a stick on number on the bonnet of my E Type, (Like most E Types) and no-one ever said a thing. So there we go.
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Old 26th June 2015, 22:02
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Scottie, fabulous job, well worth the effort.
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Old 26th June 2015, 22:35
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Is that the moss that was for sale in orpington??.for 100?
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Old 27th June 2015, 13:58
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Quote:
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to quote the law: "The front number plate must be on the first flat vertical surface.

I've been browsing the MOT Inspection Manual (sadster, moi?) and the registration plate section 6.3 (2) says check:

that the registration plates are fixed
vertically, or as close to vertical as is
reasonably practical

So, what's 'reasonably practical' on our cars?

My 'Lotus Seven Evocation' had an illegally coloured non vertical curved stick on front plate and managed to pass three MOTs. It was a backing plate + separate numbers type and followed the contours of the nose perfectly, despite having seven characters. Apparently, if you get it wrong a heat gun enables removal without damaging the substrate but mine fitted first try. Your five character one will be fine .

I've chopped down my six character stick on front plate and it just fits below the off side headlight for that authentic look! See 'attached image'.

Yours is looking very good indeed on the road and has spurred me to make good progress this last week!



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