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Old 31st October 2020, 07:12
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Slartibartfast – Looks like you are making great progress.

My footwells were lucky to get a coat of paint.



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…I think that very soon I will reach the "point of no return" when I finally bond the shell to the frame ..... Any help/advice/tips ....
Do a ‘dry run’ to test how the bodyshell will be held in place after the bonding paste has been used.

I ended up with a mix of tie down straps and breeze blocks on mine.



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… I need to work out how I am going to hinge the bonnet so any tips most welcome…
I shamelessly stole/copied the ‘scissor hinge’ design that Mister Towed used on his Spyder.

There were two parts, one attached to the framework bonded inside the grille opening.



The other was welded to the chassis (in line with the re-body bracket rules).



I know there are differences between the Spitfire and Herald chassis,

But I added a "bonnet stop" to the bottom of my hinges.



Here are some more photos of the hinges in action (I did fit a shorter bolt eventually ).





Event today, I still enjoy opening the bonnet on hinges I made myself.



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… it looks like I need to be ready for an MOT within a month of getting it re-registered….
I’d echo the comments from Lucky and Mick about no link between V5C & MOT.

I got my updated V5C back in Jan.15 and the car didn’t get its first MOT until Aug.16!

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Hope that helps.

Good luck, Paul.
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