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Forum: Seven Style builds Yesterday, 14:00
Replies: 23
Views: 1,013
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Hi Mick, If you want to save "countless "...

Hi Mick,

If you want to save "countless " hours prepping old wheels ready to paint, you can't beat having them shot blasted and powder coated . So many companies are doing it now, I bet there are...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 25th July 2022, 20:02
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Great colour choice ! Did you make a "permanent...

Great colour choice !
Did you make a "permanent " repair with the duct tape and cable ties ? Venice is a good old run there and back, good luck !
Forum: General Build Chat 18th July 2022, 15:45
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Maybe try the carbon fibre filler that is...

Maybe try the carbon fibre filler that is available ? Perhaps find an original steel bonnet if you want to restore it .
Forum: General chatter 16th July 2022, 18:10
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Is this a record ??

This beach buggy was sold at auction today, must be a record price !

https://www.historics.co.uk/buying/auctions/2022-07-16/cars/ref-48-1970-volkswagen-beach-buggy-dg/
Forum: General chatter 12th July 2022, 16:29
Replies: 204
Views: 61,136
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Colour choice is very good, suits the car really...

Colour choice is very good, suits the car really well. Whilst I've painted many cars myself I usually end up with some orange peel. My local body shop charges around 200 pounds for a thorough mop and...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 10th July 2022, 14:32
Replies: 23
Views: 4,329
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
An original 507 has just sold at Sothebys , a...

An original 507 has just sold at Sothebys , a cool Euro 2,000,000 !

https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/mc22/monaco/lots/r0022-1958-bmw-507-roadster-series-ii/1233364
Forum: General Build Chat 10th July 2022, 14:24
Replies: 18
Views: 464
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Zero movement when I cut the B pillar out. I...

Zero movement when I cut the B pillar out. I didn't expect there to be any, the floor and sill structure in these Mini's is immense ! Lots of extra steel has gone into the sill area to further brace...
Forum: General Build Chat 6th July 2022, 17:09
Replies: 18
Views: 464
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Bognor or Brighton perhaps ?

Bognor or Brighton perhaps ?
Forum: General Build Chat 5th July 2022, 20:34
Replies: 18
Views: 464
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
You're right Ian, I don't think this will be a...

You're right Ian, I don't think this will be a car for driving at speeds above 50mph. I see it as something for the finer summer days driving around your beach resort in the south of France. Most of...
Forum: General Build Chat 5th July 2022, 17:03
Replies: 18
Views: 464
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I suppose I could have left it standard and just...

I suppose I could have left it standard and just wound down the windows but that would be too easy !
The roof should keep the worst of it off !
Forum: General Build Chat 4th July 2022, 15:53
Replies: 18
Views: 464
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Main issue as I see it is provision for seat...

Main issue as I see it is provision for seat belts. I'm working on that aspect next.
Forum: General Build Chat 3rd July 2022, 15:54
Replies: 18
Views: 464
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Cutting and welding isn't my favourite pastime,...

Cutting and welding isn't my favourite pastime, I'm paranoid about things catching fire both in the car and around the garage ! So yes that aspect of the build was brave for me. There is a lot of...
Forum: General Build Chat 3rd July 2022, 08:54
Replies: 18
Views: 464
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
The brown one in the video is local to me and I...

The brown one in the video is local to me and I had a good look around it at the Tewkesbury classic car show last year. Having had a chat with the owner I suggested I might build one based around a...
Forum: General Build Chat 3rd July 2022, 08:47
Replies: 18
Views: 464
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Mini One Beach Car

By popular demand , well two requests , here is some info on my Mini One Beach Car project ! For starters here are a few photos of the original design by Austin back in the 60's. Only 16 cars were...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 3rd July 2022, 08:41
Replies: 23
Views: 4,329
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Check out the "General Build" section for photos...

Check out the "General Build" section for photos and info !
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 2nd July 2022, 15:19
Replies: 23
Views: 4,329
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Just for you Ian, here is a write up of an...

Just for you Ian, here is a write up of an original Mini Beach Car from the 1960's, one of 16. My car is a modern take on the original design based on a 2003 Mini One. Photos to follow, maybe a new...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 1st July 2022, 22:50
Replies: 23
Views: 4,329
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I check in a couple of times a week these days....

I check in a couple of times a week these days. Probably a hard core of around 20 regular posters at most these days. Only a couple of active build threads going on at the moment ! I'd post my...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 1st July 2022, 18:23
Replies: 23
Views: 4,329
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Thanks for posting the link Ian. This forum has...

Thanks for posting the link Ian. This forum has died a death since potential new members weren't allowed to join in. There must be lots of new builds going on but not on here ! Perhaps its time for...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 24th June 2022, 21:39
Replies: 23
Views: 4,329
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Some great photo's there ! I'm really liking...

Some great photo's there !
I'm really liking the Restomod style renditions that are online. This one is standing out for me, lowered a couple of inches, American Racing wheels , 8"-15" with some...
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale, swap or wanted 19th June 2022, 20:22
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Price has been dropped, would be a steal if you...

Price has been dropped, would be a steal if you could get it for 10k !
Forum: General chatter 15th June 2022, 17:19
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Z4 Based Car Anyone ?

Found this ad for a one off Z4 based car.
...
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale, swap or wanted 13th June 2022, 19:22
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
[QUOTE=redratbike;107772]exactly what i was...

[QUOTE=redratbike;107772]exactly what i was thinking

I think the modern wheels work well in this instance and fill the arches just right. Narrow wires would fit but I think the builder has gone...
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale, swap or wanted 12th June 2022, 20:13
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Wow, that looks great ! Very reasonable asking...

Wow, that looks great ! Very reasonable asking price too, would be hard to build one to that spec with a professional paint job for that money.
Forum: General chatter 12th June 2022, 17:19
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
1st Toyota Hypercar 380 laps 2nd Toyota...

1st Toyota Hypercar 380 laps
2nd Toyota Hypercar 380 laps
3rd Glickenhaus Hypercar 375 laps

Great race !
Forum: General chatter 11th June 2022, 15:50
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Live LeMans 24hr on now !

LeMans 24 hr race is now underway . 3pm Saturday to 3pm Sunday, UK time.

Plenty of youtube live stream available, here is some in car footage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wfDuZYnw3I
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