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Old 28th August 2014, 13:00
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Hi Ox, yes I did see that car for sale, and thought exactly as you had!

Shame that most or the pics of the build are missing, it would have been interesting to have seen.
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Old 29th August 2014, 08:25
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2100 today on Quest (channel 37 & +1 38) is a programme all about Steve McQueen. Just possible there'll be shots of his XKSS. Enjoy
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Old 29th August 2014, 09:35
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Thanks Mick, I will take a look at it!
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Old 29th August 2014, 17:27
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Scottie, have you seen Jay Leno's feature on Steve McQueen's XKSS?

http://www.nbc.com/jay-lenos-garage/...436#vc159436=3

Well worth 20 odd minutes of your time. The whole of the 'Jay Leno's Garage' website is well worth investigating!
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Old 29th August 2014, 18:40
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Thanks Alpha, every little helps as Te*coes says, although its not helping their shares much at present!!
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Old 30th August 2014, 16:45
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Well. I did watch the Steve McQueen documentory, and was pleasantly surprised to find out that all the 16 XKSS's have gone up in value, and the 15 "ordinary" ones are now worth 3 million pounds each, and Steve McQueens particular one is valued at, wait for it...

6 million pounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Where do they dream up these figures?

So if I get it right, mine may look like 6 MILLION quids worth!
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Old 31st August 2014, 15:02
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Like most people, I tend to put off crappy jobs, and one of those was finalising the quarter lights. But it had occurred to me that I have to do those, and get them in place on the car BEFORE I can attempt to fit the windows to the doors.

So today I got grip of myself and sorted them out. I had to cut the bits I needed out of stainless sheet, so while I was doing jobs I did'nt like, I cut
out the gear lever and hand brake trim, and finished those off too.

My next job logically, is to bolt the quarter lights to the car and then refit the doors and try to line up my new windows to match the quarter lights in a
neat line.

Mmmmmmmmm.

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Old 31st August 2014, 15:04
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Couple of photos from this weekend's Donington Show you might like








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Old 1st September 2014, 00:06
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Very nice y cymro!

I did not make it to Donington unfortunately, but I would have drooled over that car!

Thanks for the pics.
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Old 1st September 2014, 14:17
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Hi Scottie,

I too was there and took some pictures for you but they are more or less the same so if you want to take a look I can PM you a link to my skydrive rather than posting more.

Ian
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Old 1st September 2014, 14:40
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Thanks Ian, I have PM'd you.
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Old 2nd September 2014, 08:52
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Hi jones, thanks for the link, the pics are ones I did not have, and anyway, I cannot get enough pics of a car I deem very pretty!
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Old 2nd September 2014, 15:24
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Before I can fit the quarter lights to the car, I have to drill the three bolt holes in each one.

This was a job I dreaded, as drilling holes is one of my weak points.

Even with a punched mark, the drill still seems to skitter all over the place wrecking the surface.

It took me so long to actually make the quarter lights, so I did not want to have to do it again.

Also the they have a back, a front and the lexan in the middle, so I had three bits to line up and hold still before drilling the holes.

My answer was to drill a guide hole in a bit of spare steel, and clamp that over the marker-pen dot, that way, I would not have to risk distortion by punching the metal, and the drill bit had less chance of wandering off target.

It all worked well and I had my neat holes with no drama.

I will use 6mm stainless bolts at the bottom, and 5mm at the top, as 6mm look too butch at the top!


Well they are now on the car, and its gone 3 pm, so that little jobbie has taken me most of the day, and now I've had enough, not to mention only just had my lunch!

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Old 2nd September 2014, 19:52
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Scottie - Yet another nice touch on your car that reflects the effort you put into getting the details right.

I'd recorded the Steve McQueen programme and finally got to watch it last night.

My the time your car is done I think you may consider yourself a "Prince of Cool" in his honour.

Or at the very least a "Duke".

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 3rd September 2014, 10:14
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Hi Scottie

I just ordered my repro. tax discs (he sends three) from this guy:

www.poplargreg.com

The perfect finishing touch, and he's in your home town!

Regards, Mick
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Old 3rd September 2014, 20:48
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... I have to drill the three bolt holes in each one.
This was a job I dreaded, as drilling holes is one of my weak points.
Even with a punched mark, the drill still seems to skitter all over the place wrecking the surface....
For the best drilling experience, may I suggest a set of cobalt steel drill bits rather than HSS. Reasonably priced sets of re-sharpened ones are available on eBay. The difference is amazing. You can get spiral swarf at low speed on many materials up to cast and mild steel.

Yes you'll still need to centre punch accurately but a small guide hole followed by one of the desired size is easy.

I still use HSS for some larger requirements but for anything up to 8mm, it's cobalt steel bits every time. They don't seem to blunt easily and the cutting power is super
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Old 3rd September 2014, 21:17
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I'll give them a try Ian, anything to improve on"poor drilling"!!
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I have a set of cobalt bits I bought at a massive discount at my local hardware store. Quite a revelation when compared to HSS and worth every penny.
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Old 4th September 2014, 08:37
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These bits:

https://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/p...-drill-bit-set

are amazing, they don't wander and stay sharp for years with a lot of use. Expensive but worth it in the long run, I have a set at home and at work. The set at home I have had about 8 years and had to replace only 3 or 4 bits in that time.
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