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Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion Yesterday, 21:57
Replies: 6
Views: 134
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Ended at 2700 which is a bit of a bargain !

Ended at 2700 which is a bit of a bargain !
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions Yesterday, 21:54
Replies: 42
Views: 3,696
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
" I had an instant offer of 9000euros form...

" I had an instant offer of 9000euros form Denmark when I put it on Car and Classic but I would rather not go abroad with all the Brexit taxes etc now"

Any import charges would be at the buyers...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 9th May 2021, 16:47
Replies: 6
Views: 134
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Would be a good buy if it goes for under 3k.

Would be a good buy if it goes for under 3k.
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 8th May 2021, 22:59
Replies: 6
Views: 134
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
The Fiat twin cam engines were pretty good...

The Fiat twin cam engines were pretty good compared other offerings at the time. I owned a Fiat 132 back in the 80's, that was rusty wreck but the engine was great ! Getting rare now but parts are...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 8th May 2021, 08:42
Replies: 91
Views: 8,804
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Slow progress over the last couple of weeks ! Ali...

Slow progress over the last couple of weeks ! Ali panel work is complete and included the boot area, the interior and under bonnet . I really must invest in a guillotine , using tin snips takes for...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 8th May 2021, 08:34
Replies: 6
Views: 134
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Formosa Donor

This Calvy Mitchell is on ebay at the moment. Narrow track MG running gear, fitted with a 2.0 Fiat twin cam, correctly registered and with an mot. It would make a great donor for a 120GR ....
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 25th April 2021, 18:52
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Is it me or does this look less SWB and more...

Is it me or does this look less SWB and more Tribute ? The wheels look pretty cool too, plenty of 18's out their to choose from, even straight from the BMW parts bin !
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 25th April 2021, 17:36
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
It might be a bit cheeky to build one and get it...

It might be a bit cheeky to build one and get it on the road before the GTO version which isn't due until 2023 !
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 25th April 2021, 17:31
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
The colour looks like that very rare , Illusive...

The colour looks like that very rare , Illusive Blue !
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 25th April 2021, 09:24
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
There are several donors on ebay that would lend...

There are several donors on ebay that would lend themselves , here is one example...
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/294138606585?hash=item447c06f3f9:g:bVUAAOSwUJNe5hqX
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 23rd April 2021, 16:55
Replies: 91
Views: 8,804
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
A couple of recent photo's showing the pollycarb...

A couple of recent photo's showing the pollycarb screen trial fitted. I made some stainless brackets to support the screen, fitting it against the moulded indent in the scuttle. Looks neat enough and...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 20th April 2021, 08:50
Replies: 66
Views: 3,719
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Have you thought about making an ash frame and...

Have you thought about making an ash frame and skinning with aluminium ? The coach builders method from years ago. The trouble with ply is that it will twist and distort if its hung on its side as a...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 19th April 2021, 19:23
Replies: 91
Views: 8,804
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Managed to get most of the wiring done now using...

Managed to get most of the wiring done now using my simple loom made from heavy duty trailer cable. Its a neat solution to an otherwise potentially messy job if you try running individual wires to...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 12th April 2021, 19:54
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
That's not always the case . When I built the...

That's not always the case . When I built the aluminium 250 TR I managed to get an agreed value of 50k and the premium was under 200 ! The Tribute 275 was more expensive to insure despite the...
Forum: General Build Chat 12th April 2021, 17:25
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I sent my paperwork off to DVLA last weeks to...

I sent my paperwork off to DVLA last weeks to register my Formosa under the rebody rules. It's a 1975 car so I'll be interested to see how I get on with the tax and mot exemptions, I've not done it...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 12th April 2021, 17:09
Replies: 198
Views: 53,816
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Looking again at your photos above, the more I'm...

Looking again at your photos above, the more I'm thinking a grey primer would finish it to a satisfactory level for sale. You have a good set of wheels, the lights look fine as do the instruments....
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 12th April 2021, 07:41
Replies: 198
Views: 53,816
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Even a quick rattle can grey primer will add...

Even a quick rattle can grey primer will add value. Don't expect to see more than half what you would have got if properly finished though.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 11th April 2021, 15:53
Replies: 16
Views: 793
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Matt black doesn't do it for me ! I like the...

Matt black doesn't do it for me ! I like the silver one in the photo above . Have you thought about a red oxide finish if you really want a "shabby chic" look ?
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 10th April 2021, 15:25
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
If you want to save a few quid play one off...

If you want to save a few quid play one off against the other. They all want your business and there are several insurers who specialise in kits and specials. Make sure you are clear with what sort...
Forum: General Build Chat 8th April 2021, 12:26
Replies: 21
Views: 2,118
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Good luck with that one ! There are so many...

Good luck with that one ! There are so many sevenesque designs out there both past and present, its pretty much a generic shape in its own right now. The Westfield situation proved a point and set a...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 6th April 2021, 12:24
Replies: 91
Views: 8,804
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Yes I remember his build and the paint job he...

Yes I remember his build and the paint job he did, a very good finish ! I think I'll be going for something similar.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 4th April 2021, 22:39
Replies: 16
Views: 793
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
An interesting concept Ian, can't wait to see the...

An interesting concept Ian, can't wait to see the finished result. The side profile of the Z3GT convertible looks great and I'm sure it will work well with the 250 front end.
Forum: General Build Chat 3rd April 2021, 09:12
Replies: 21
Views: 2,118
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
More news in Classic and Sports Car magazine...

More news in Classic and Sports Car magazine today. Most references were aimed at the high end "toolroom" copies. Whilst no conclusions were forthcoming it looks like the whole area is a can of worms...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 3rd April 2021, 08:59
Replies: 91
Views: 8,804
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
The body is excellent quality and won't take much...

The body is excellent quality and won't take much time to prep. I might be changing my mind again with final colour choice, perhaps ! Originally thinking of an aluminium paint finish but now leaning...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 1st April 2021, 17:05
Replies: 91
Views: 8,804
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Some recent photos;

Some recent photos;
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