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Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions Yesterday, 06:27
Replies: 186
Views: 67,721
Posted By Mister Towed
No, there's nothing showing at all, but I can see...

No, there's nothing showing at all, but I can see the link now I have clicked the 'reply' button.
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion Yesterday, 06:23
Replies: 15
Views: 390
Posted By Mister Towed
Rust? On an Italian car? Surely, that's just...

Rust? On an Italian car? Surely, that's just patina.

There's an article in this month's Octane Magazine about a barn-find Dino restoration, which cost the owner 80k on top of the 140k...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds Yesterday, 05:54
Replies: 253
Views: 38,244
Posted By Mister Towed
Thanks for the supportive words guys, they're...

Thanks for the supportive words guys, they're much appreciated :)

Not much progress this week, I'm afraid, due to family commitments.

I did manage to make the seal 'lip' for each door,...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 26th October 2021, 06:50
Replies: 186
Views: 67,721
Posted By Mister Towed
Nice to hear that you're still using your...

Nice to hear that you're still using your Blackbird.

It might just be me, but I can't see any pictures attached, which is a shame.
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 24th October 2021, 19:33
Replies: 503
Views: 102,274
Posted By Mister Towed
Nice to see your car peeping out from under its...

Nice to see your car peeping out from under its covers again and some lovely 'other news' pics too :)

Electric chainsaw, eh? What will they think of next?

Mind you, I suppose that will make...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 22nd October 2021, 18:33
Replies: 253
Views: 38,244
Posted By Mister Towed
There, that's much better - ...

There, that's much better -

https://i.ibb.co/CnyFBnk/IMG-20211022-153226466.jpg

The image possibly still makes it look a bit wonky, which it isn't, and I'm confident it will look right once...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 21st October 2021, 19:09
Replies: 253
Views: 38,244
Posted By Mister Towed
Okay, just taken a look in the garage and the...

Okay, just taken a look in the garage and the fibreglass has now fully set.

It doesn't look like much, but I'm a lot happier with the result this time -
...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 21st October 2021, 18:42
Replies: 253
Views: 38,244
Posted By Mister Towed
After popping my door panel off the alloy former...

After popping my door panel off the alloy former and tidying it up a bit I'm not happy with the result. It looks 'okay' but my efforts to create a chamfered edge using hose and plasticine resulted...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 20th October 2021, 18:00
Replies: 253
Views: 38,244
Posted By Mister Towed
Thanks Peterux, my mantra with parts like door...

Thanks Peterux, my mantra with parts like door latches is to keep it simple and stick with what I know.

When I restored our Midget I was impressed with the simplicity and effectiveness of the...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 20th October 2021, 07:58
Replies: 204
Views: 61,765
Posted By Mister Towed
I fully understand the space issue - I am lucky...

I fully understand the space issue - I am lucky enough to have a decent sized double garage to work in and I concede it would be much more difficult if I didn't have that.

I'd still recommend...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 20th October 2021, 06:36
Replies: 253
Views: 38,244
Posted By Mister Towed
Thanks Deni. The look I'm going for is inspired...

Thanks Deni. The look I'm going for is inspired by the 550 Spyder -

https://i.ibb.co/dDDGz0Z/579127ff59d84d3d8433cbf5e3f3f7fb.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/1s50Znw/IMG-20211019-134302409.jpg
...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 19th October 2021, 16:14
Replies: 253
Views: 38,244
Posted By Mister Towed
More progress today despite the very windy...

More progress today despite the very windy weather which kept blowing my fibreglass mat all over the place.

I started by remodelling the aluminium former for the driver's side again so I can...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 19th October 2021, 06:50
Replies: 15
Views: 390
Posted By Mister Towed
The only recent article about Ferrari litigation...

The only recent article about Ferrari litigation against a replica owner/manufacturer I could find is this from Holland, and Ferrari lost the case -
...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 18th October 2021, 16:26
Replies: 253
Views: 38,244
Posted By Mister Towed
Thanks Paul, yes, I'm afraid I too found the...

Thanks Paul, yes, I'm afraid I too found the adverts more interesting than the show...

So, progress over the weekend and today revolved around continuing to develop the racing doors.

I reused...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 16th October 2021, 08:22
Replies: 253
Views: 38,244
Posted By Mister Towed
Thanks Deni, yes, I am aiming for the Le Mans...

Thanks Deni, yes, I am aiming for the Le Mans race car door look similar to a D Type Jag. I'm hoping that will throw people off the scent of it being a kit-car as it won't look like all the other...
Forum: General chatter 16th October 2021, 08:03
Replies: 171
Views: 40,695
Posted By Mister Towed
Impressive stuff and fabulous scenery. My...

Impressive stuff and fabulous scenery.

My favourite quote:

"If there's a hard way to do it, I'll find it."

I could've said that myself!

Looking forward to seeing it in its final...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 15th October 2021, 21:29
Replies: 204
Views: 61,765
Posted By Mister Towed
Sorry to disagree with the consensus here, but...

Sorry to disagree with the consensus here, but spraying gives a much better finish than brush/roller imho.

All you need is a 100 compressor, a cheap(ish) gun - mine cost about 150, a bit of...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 11th October 2021, 08:13
Replies: 253
Views: 38,244
Posted By Mister Towed
Thanks for your positive comments, guys, they're...

Thanks for your positive comments, guys, they're much appreciated :)

I know what you mean about the way time evaporates when you retire as I tried to retire back in 2017.

I found that...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 10th October 2021, 18:06
Replies: 253
Views: 38,244
Posted By Mister Towed
Time for an update I feel as I have been making...

Time for an update I feel as I have been making progress on my doors.

Just to recap, I wanted something different in the way of doors but my attempt to rear hinge them for the suicide door look...
Forum: Show us your Kit Cars 9th October 2021, 16:13
Replies: 13
Views: 1,248
Posted By Mister Towed
Coming along nicely, the back end has quite the...

Coming along nicely, the back end has quite the look of a Porsche Cayman.

Pictures are a bit big to see at their best on screen, any chance you could resize them to around 1000x720 or so?
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 30th September 2021, 08:07
Replies: 204
Views: 61,765
Posted By Mister Towed
Hi Slarty, sorry, but I didn't see your post...

Hi Slarty, sorry, but I didn't see your post until this morning.

The DVLA rebody rules say that you need the original, unmodified chassis in order to keep the registration number. Most of us...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 23rd September 2021, 09:23
Replies: 30
Views: 1,512
Posted By Mister Towed
Bit of inspiration from Goodwood Revival for you....

Bit of inspiration from Goodwood Revival for you.

Enjoy!

https://i.ibb.co/gr3SjLY/IMG-20210918-095243779.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/CtzPVPz/IMG-20210918-104128578.jpg
...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 14th September 2021, 19:43
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By Mister Towed
Yes and no - it clearly states that it's a BMW...

Yes and no - it clearly states that it's a BMW based evocation but then goes on about it being a restoration and, as has already been pointed out, a 'bare metal' respray, which is stretching the...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 10th September 2021, 21:42
Replies: 99
Views: 8,718
Posted By Mister Towed
Thank you :)

Thank you :)
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 10th September 2021, 17:47
Replies: 99
Views: 8,718
Posted By Mister Towed
Can't seem to find it, can you post a link please?

Can't seem to find it, can you post a link please?
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