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lancelot link 17th January 2018 20:58

Here's a better picture showing how the new door styling will look ..not bonded yet , but easy to see how they differ to the number 1 version on Graham's car ...

http://preview.ibb.co/e7D5NR/IMG_20180116_180032.jpg

lancelot link 19th January 2018 17:39

Dash starting to take shape .......offset steering column is a necessary requirement to make the setup work with seating and pedal positions dictated by the Scimitar chassis ...when sat in the car it is no worse than the offset steering on the Vitesse and Herald built cars , but in a picture without the steering wheel in place looks a bit odd ...

http://preview.ibb.co/ixvtww/IMG_20180119_132752.jpg

set of after market gauges , chrome toggles , dash mounted battery cut out switch and a floor mounted dipper switch all help keep it looking period .

''Lucas'' Battery fitted and I have started to run battery leads etc...

http://preview.ibb.co/dGfMib/IMG_20180119_132731.jpg

Getting close to tackling the dreaded wiring .......

lancelot link 24th January 2018 20:13

Boot space created ....

http://preview.ibb.co/dEa3ob/IMG_20180122_174209.jpg

not huge but you can get a tyre inflating aerosol , brolly , pac a mac and your sandwiches in there ..!!

Made a start on the aluminium work in the cockpit too ... got the tunnel fully clad with the top main section and the piece around the gearshifter removable and an inspection hatch in the side of the tunnel to gain access to the shift linkages ...

http://preview.ibb.co/eTwhgw/IMG_20180124_171800.jpg

The panel for the ignition , starter button and indicator switch is removable too for ease of wiring up and future access....

I also started to fit side pieces , door pillar to rear bulkhead closing panel etc.
I want to run the wiring through the cill area under this aluminium strip , so will bond it to the body once the wires are in place ..

http://preview.ibb.co/eQVuTb/IMG_20180124_171835.jpg

Seat belt panels will be fitted when the seat belt grommets I have ordered arrive ...Land Rover Discovery ones ..seat belts can go in at the same time ...

Still got lots of aluminium to fit , but it is starting to take shape ....

lancelot link 29th January 2018 19:46

Got about half a day in on the car today ... I'm waiting for the bonnet to come back , not a problem , as there is plenty to do , but its all the boring , non photogenic stuff really ...
I am rubbish at wiring ...I am not confident with it , I can fault find , wire up ignition system , indicators , horn , lights etc...all as individual jobs , but when faced with a total re-wire I go cold ...I will be getting assistance with it , but in the meantime , I have fitted the fuse board , ran the front loom to the front , left the dash bit hanging in the footwell and ran the rear one through the passenger cill area to the rear and have connected up the rear lights , incorporating a series of linked earth wires all bolted through the chassis at a common point ...

http://preview.ibb.co/m1oWYm/IMG_20180129_130213.jpg

http://preview.ibb.co/naMFR6/IMG_20180129_130219.jpg

http://preview.ibb.co/ixG4KR/IMG_20180129_165946.jpg

I got the passenger door skin bonded on ...

http://preview.ibb.co/btOn66/IMG_20180129_130015.jpg

http://preview.ibb.co/h50bim/IMG_20180129_170137.jpg

and have made a start on the drivers door ...I bonded the bottom edge on as it lines up nice ..when this has cured I can bond the front edge then the rear as a separate task as the skin has a slight twist in it and bonding front and rear separately can correct this ..its minimal , but the skins line up so nicely generally , its a shame not to do it properly rather than just glue it in one go ....

http://preview.ibb.co/inVbim/IMG_20180129_170001.jpg

finished the day faffing around with the air filter that needs modifying to clear my homemade throttle and choke bracketry and had a bit of a play with the seat belt grommets ...

Lucky@LeMans 29th January 2018 22:23

My first kit car wiring job was pretty poor attempt but it did work and was reasonably reliable. For my second build I planned ahead a little and had an idea after looking through some old Haynes manuals. My dad had a HC Viva once, the wiring drawing was really simple and easy to understand. That loom was the basis for all my subsequent builds, even to this day. Combined with a second idea, to use quality trailer cable the whole thing came together. I run a single length of trailer cable to the rear, rear lights sorted. A second run to the front, that's the front lights sorted. A third run into the engine bay and that's most of the engine bits sorted. There are a few variables but most kit cars only need a very simple loom and this idea has worked for me.

lancelot link 8th May 2018 21:49

Car is booked into paint for 21st May or thereabouts ...A prolific Sammio builder locally has been given the job ...Eric sorted it out and told me today ...so I have to find a day to do some final snagging before she goes !!
She will have her wiring dealt with at the same time as I don't really do full wiring jobs ... looking forward to seeing her afterwards ...

lancelot link 24th May 2018 22:00

Car went off to Bisto34's workshop yesterday ...
All strapped down and ready to leave ...

https://image.ibb.co/cUL5Lo/IMG_20180523_111035001.jpg

The extra length of the long nose is very evident when the car is viewed at this angle and height ...

https://image.ibb.co/jAuwt8/IMG_20180523_110950001.jpg

The car is expected to be away for a month to 6 weeks , paint , wiring and MOT work etc... a bit of fitting up afterwards and she should be good to go ...

I will update with bodyshop pictures as she progresses ...

The car is pencilled in for a magazine feature as soon as she is ready ...

molleur 24th May 2018 22:36

looking good!

lancelot link 12th June 2018 19:03

Matt grey anyone ?

https://image.ibb.co/joWwXy/IMG_1685.jpg

J46uar 15th June 2018 15:41

Or how about Primrose Yellow?

lancelot link 15th June 2018 21:16

The Jaguar E type shade I'm assuming ? lovely colour ..

J46uar 16th June 2018 07:08

Not 100% sure it would work. Understand the red (obviously) and the grey but fancy something individual and it has always been my favourite E-type colour by far.

Barber 16th June 2018 07:21

There is someone on here that is good at changing the colours, and that matt grey looks an ideal start point.

Edit: Very Andy if he is still looking in.

lancelot link 16th June 2018 10:04

The two pack primer picture confirms , for me , that silver will work out well on these cars ...

This one is going to be a maroon shade when finished ...

Lucky@LeMans 16th June 2018 10:49

Dark red will always look good on this style of car. I think the very dark Jaguar racing green would give it a new look.

Jaguartvr 16th June 2018 10:53

Mercedes silver with the large red numerals would look good too.

lancelot link 16th June 2018 18:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jaguartvr (Post 95592)
Mercedes silver with the large red numerals would look good too.

Totally agree ....

lancelot link 23rd June 2018 22:06

colour is on ....really like this shade ...

https://image.ibb.co/bVX1n8/image001.jpg

https://image.ibb.co/bzN6LT/image001002.jpg

froggyman 23rd June 2018 22:29

Looking great, that colour really suits the car and brings out the curves.

Alex 24th June 2018 07:11

Looking good, colour looks a deeper red than mine and certainly suits the car :smile:


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