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oxford1360 22nd August 2017 13:13

Yup, Paul, you are correct. And, there are a changes coming-up for Oxford1360. Once they are sorted I should have a good-sized garage close to the house from ~October. Progress should be much swifter from then on......

Gary, apologies for my lack of clarity. If you could let me have a price for two of the humps that you have supplied for the passenger above.

Thank you.

micky1mo 22nd August 2017 18:53

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Originally Posted by lancelot link (Post 90143)

Them hinges look the dogs do-da's but what sort of door handles and locks are you going to fit?

lancelot link 22nd August 2017 20:31

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Originally Posted by micky1mo (Post 90208)
Them hinges look the dogs do-da's but what sort of door handles and locks are you going to fit?

Thank you ...it has Landrover type slam latches and a modified Landrover dovetail catch ...I have reduced the latch area to minimize rattle .

lancelot link 22nd August 2017 20:38

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Originally Posted by oxford1360 (Post 90193)
Apologies for my lack of clarity. If you could let me have a price for two of the humps that you have supplied for the passenger above.

Thank you.

Oxford , if you wanted 2 humps supplied separately with the same excess around them as the loose one in the picture , giving you plenty of material to 'graft' ...a 6 oz. layup and finished in grey gelcoat ......then we would be looking at 140 the pair including well wrapped postage via parcelforce.

lancelot link 22nd August 2017 20:44

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Originally Posted by oxford1360 (Post 90193)
Once they are sorted I should have a good-sized garage close to the house from ~October. Progress should be much swifter from then on......

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Glad to hear it ..your build is one of my favourites and I am looking forward to seeing the end result ....

micky1mo 23rd August 2017 17:14

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Originally Posted by lancelot link (Post 90213)
Thank you ...it has Landrover type slam latches and a modified Landrover dovetail catch ...I have reduced the latch area to minimize rattle .

Interesting idea any photos?
I tried a similar arrangement on the G-46 with-out success. The doors never felt "firm" and would open with the body flexing. I ended up using a pair of small bear-catches from CAR BUILDER SOLUTIONS.
They were cheap and worked well. :icon_idea:

lancelot link 23rd August 2017 20:07

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Originally Posted by micky1mo (Post 90220)
Interesting idea any photos?
I tried a similar arrangement on the G-46 with-out success. The doors never felt "firm" and would open with the body flexing. I ended up using a pair of small bear-catches from CAR BUILDER SOLUTIONS.
They were cheap and worked well. :icon_idea:

I can take some pics when young Mr. Jeff has finished painting it as latches are off at present .....they are pretty firm ...the doors don't flex much , the new uber hinges have tightened it up ......

Bear claws are really good , and you can get those door drop latch things too , to locate a door and hold it ...the ones convertible cars and lorries tend to use on the rear bodies where doors flex... this sort of thing ....

http://i65.tinypic.com/wgrsif.jpg

They are about 5 or 6 each from memory ...

lancelot link 27th August 2017 19:16

V5c Document back from DVLA a few days ago ...all present and correct . Triumph Formosa Sports in red ..no inspection required , so Happy Days !

lancelot link 27th August 2017 19:46

Jeff sent me some pictures today ...I know Graham has seen the full set , so thought I would put a couple on here ...

The car has been sprayed in Polyester reface ...this will be sanded back and then the car will be treated to some 2 pack high build primer and sanded again ...

Jeff also masked the whole of the underneath of the car , engine bay , floors etc...so no overspray should make its way onto the restored chassis ...

https://www.imageupload.co.uk/images/2017/08/27/frm.jpg

https://www.imageupload.co.uk/images...08/27/frmm.jpg

lancelot link 27th August 2017 19:49

https://www.imageupload.co.uk/images...8/27/belly.jpg

Paul L 28th August 2017 17:48

Car looks good. :cool:

Although one of the photos may have accidentally broken the forums nudity rules! :eek:

I'm sure all the prep work Jeff does will result in a great finish.

Good luck, Paul. :)

molleur 8th September 2017 23:05

Fantastic! Looks super.

Barber 9th September 2017 06:43

Wow

micky1mo 9th September 2017 08:10

Very pretty, nice colour choice . :eusa_clap::eusa_clap:

casamolino 9th September 2017 09:15

Morning Jeff excellent work again , Geoff .

Jaguartvr 9th September 2017 09:19

Another great finish, if you want your car to have a high resale value then you need to spend big on the paint.

It would be nice to get a ball park estimate for having a GR120 and a 250 swb painted by Jeff.
It will give prospective builders an idea on what to expect for a top finish.

Barber 9th September 2017 12:38

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Originally Posted by Jaguartvr (Post 90497)
Another great finish, if you want your car to have a high resale value then you need to spend big on the paint.

It would be nice to get a ball park estimate for having a GR120 and a 250 swb painted by Jeff.
It will give prospective builders an idea on what to expect for a top finish.

I was thinking the same, earlier today.

Paul L 9th September 2017 13:39

Jeff - Great work as usual, the car/paint looks amazing. :cool:

Cheers, Paul. :)

lancelot link 9th September 2017 17:05

I'M VERY HAPPY WITH THE WAY SHE LOOKS ...Jeff hasn't even flatted back and polished her yet ...so she's going to look amazing ...

https://www.imageupload.co.uk/images.../09/painnt.jpg


https://www.imageupload.co.uk/images...9/09/paint.jpg


https://www.imageupload.co.uk/images.../09/pinntt.jpg

Mixed emotions about getting her back and fitting her up .... excited and nervous ...

molleur 9th September 2017 17:13

Amazing is understated

Jaguartvr 9th September 2017 18:32

That should bring a few orders in when it's finished.
Looks stunning.

redratbike 9th September 2017 18:45

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Originally Posted by Barber (Post 90498)
I was thinking the same, earlier today.

Laying down Paint is one thing .....but good prep to have a good base is another ...but you must be budgeting 3.5-5-5k for a top up job surely?

lancelot link 9th September 2017 19:03

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Originally Posted by molleur (Post 90509)
Amazing is understated

Let's hope so ...

Both the obvious magazines are waiting for me to get her fitted up ...I can finally do a web page when shes looking finished too ...so starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel .....

redratbike 10th September 2017 08:10

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Originally Posted by lancelot link (Post 90512)
Let's hope so ...

Both the obvious magazines are waiting for me to get her fitted up ...I can finally do a web page when shes looking finished too ...so starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel .....

This should start the orders coming in for you 👍

Alex 10th September 2017 13:54

Hi All, I am so pleased with every aspect of this car which has now culminated in the outstanding paintwork by Jeff.Seems hard to think that Gary and I had our first discussions about a build way back in January when it was only a concept, its been great seeing the project move forward week by week, plenty of first build ironing out issues to overcome which Gary has always discussed with me and he has managed to skillfully overcome.Some posts have mentioned costs involved and to be honest I had set myself an original budget which soon doubled and now trebled, this is in no way down to STS, Gary or Jeff but I am a bit of a perfectionist and wanted this car to be as good as it possibly could be so its inevitable that the costs would increase (the biggest cost was getting the wife a new kitchen as this was the deal with me having a new car :eusa_doh:) Looking at the build quality from Gary and Jeffs paint work I know I will soon have an outstanding car which hopefully will create great interest and generate many orders for Gary. The finish line is now getting close and cant wait to be driving it.

Cheers Graham

redratbike 10th September 2017 14:42

New kitchen = new car.....seems a fair deal ....happy wife happy life ��

Alex 10th September 2017 15:54

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[QUOTE=Jeff H;90532]Hey Graham,

You forgot to mention the cost of getting a new garage built for the car, a must have now.

Good point Jeff, had one built a couple of months ago, all fitted out ( wasn`t just the wife that had kitchen units just mine were a lot cheaper)

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...1&d=1505058576
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http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...1&d=1505058576
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redratbike 10th September 2017 19:33

What sort of flooring does that have ?

Alex 10th September 2017 19:47

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Originally Posted by redratbike (Post 90543)
What sort of flooring does that have ?

Its a 3 stage process, first stage is a 3mm polymer resin coating left for a day to dry then another 3mm Polymer layer left again for a day then finished off with a 3mm comfort layer which is basically a soft layer so when kneeling on it its quite soft, its a bit like a memory foam mattress but harder. When the wheels of a car are on it leaves an indent then when you move the car it raises back up level again :icon_smile:

redratbike 10th September 2017 20:53

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Originally Posted by Alex (Post 90544)
Its a 3 stage process, first stage is a 3mm polymer resin coating left for a day to dry then another 3mm Polymer layer left again for a day then finished off with a 3mm comfort layer which is basically a soft layer so when kneeling on it its quite soft, its a bit like a memory foam mattress but harder. When the wheels of a car are on it leaves an indent then when you move the car it raises back up level again :icon_smile:

That's sounds great

Paul L 15th September 2017 19:43

Very nice indeed. :cool:

kevemm 15th September 2017 21:03

Looks superb!!

Car photographer 16th September 2017 22:58

Nice!

molleur 17th September 2017 01:02

Stunning!

Nubodi Automotive 18th September 2017 09:11

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Originally Posted by kevemm (Post 90652)
Looks superb!!

Went to see Gary on Friday after collecting some kits from Chris at Tribute. I was keeping an open mind about the project as photos can be deceiving. I had never met Gary before but knew a bit about his background with the development with the Sammio.

Be assured this is a quality bit of kit. It has been well thought out and executed to a great engineering standard. Much planning and insight has gone into it. Jeff's (Hilltop)paint was as good as ever which would have highlighted any flaws in the moulding. The extra size up from previous models was a bonus, it's a proper sized car now. The exposed chassis in the cab was great. My only criticism was the look of the weld could be better here but its an easy fix and powder coating would sort most of it out.

The Triumph Herald side of it leaves me cold but I understand completely why hes gone down this route. It would be easy to replace the engine with a Jaguar 6 or Rover V8 but obviously the brakes and suspension would need an upgrade. I've done some calculations and the TVR range would fit with some slight modification. I think it's value lies in the shape being as generic as possible so you could make an Aston, Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa replica with minimal adjustments. I will be buying one.
Great job and I'm sure it's going to be a great success.

lancelot link 19th September 2017 18:42

Thanks guys ...I am very pleased with the car , what Glan and myself created was exactly what I wanted to see and the car has developed into a very pretty car indeed .....

The body has been made just over 4'' wider than previous renditions to cater for alternative chassis / running gear options as Richard touched on in his post ......

Doors , bootlid , integral dash etc were all a 'must have' for the car so I can take my original concepts that came out in 2009 to the level they deserved to be ...

Glan and myself have continued working on the car this week , lights are on (mostly) ...screen in place , numbers and roundalls done , mirrors on , some wiring tidied away ...number plates on ...so getting there ...waiting for grille to arrive , interior work being done thursday and associated bits like finishing dash , fitting steering wheel etc... then it's fire up , check everything and start aiming for the MOT.

molleur 20th September 2017 00:23

Excellent!

lancelot link 26th September 2017 18:10

VERY NEARLY FITTED UP...Certainly enough to get some decent pictures done ...

https://www.imageupload.co.uk/images...formosa043.jpg

https://www.imageupload.co.uk/images...formosa022.jpg

https://www.imageupload.co.uk/images...formosa031.jpg

https://www.imageupload.co.uk/images...formosa046.jpg

https://www.imageupload.co.uk/images...formosa014.jpg

Jaguartvr 26th September 2017 18:34

Very nice

lancelot link 26th September 2017 18:37

Could Admin reduce the picture sizes at all ? They are way too big , not sure how that happened !

Thank you


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