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Old 29th April 2014, 21:14
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Awesome, mas. In the foreground of pic 1 do i see fibreglass floors?
Jesus!!, bloody eagle eyes or what!!????
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Old 29th April 2014, 23:23
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Awesome, mas. In the foreground of pic 1 do i see fibreglass floors? Iff so pleasd can you tell me about them, especially if you have any engineering specs about them (strength etc) and cost (pm me if u like with cost etc)
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Jesus!!, bloody eagle eyes or what!!????
I actually forgot to mention about the floor pans, and unfortunately I can't find the email with the costs, mikmiglia made them for me, as these are lower that the other set of steel pans I have from my Sammio/Ribble Pilot kit. So once I have the body in position, I will be test fitting both to see with fits me the best.

I am sure mikmiglia will be able to help and advise on the costing's for the lower pans, these are GRP strengthen with plywood (but I can't remember the construction details).

This is the list of parts I purchased when I bought my kit.

Kit contents
•One piece Miglia Speedster body
•Bulkhead
•300mm deep dashboard blank moulded into body
•Tear drop vent bonnet
•Double skinned doors
•Perspex windscreen
•Windscreen frame
•Steel subframe

Extras
•Twin Humps
•Lower floors pans
•Chrome air vent rings
•Gearbox Linkage (is there a difference between non-OD and OD)
•Beer crate grille

Addition contents required to be supplied
•Rear Inner wheel arches (for rotoflex)
•Head rests untrimmed just the basic shape.
•Qty of GRP (matting, resins, release agent etc) to make a transmission tunnel and dashboard mods, also bonding materials required.

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Old 30th April 2014, 02:07
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Thanks Mas, nice. I'm not keen on plywood anywhere (i dunno, i just don't like the idea) but i'll message Mike and see. current plan is to have (in one peice per side - the front bit would not be sunken) 2mm ali laser cut to the "net" plan and machine folded like origami to the shape, resulting in only about 500-600mm of total weld distance. The weight would be about 7kg per side, and the seats would sit on steel "straps" that would spread the strain and carry most of the weight to the chassis rails.

that will cost me estimated $300AUD per side, but getting the initial drawings done onto a computer that the CNC cutter will read including bending and weld gap allowance is likely to be on top of that. If successful, I may sell the computer cnc ready plans for a small fee (attempting some recovery of the prototyping costs!).

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Old 16th May 2014, 09:42
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I like this idea.



(I know this is just a model, but I like the concept)
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Old 16th May 2014, 09:57
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My latest projects - to go in my stockpile of things to do when I back in the UK.



Little Fergy in need of restoration (Project Fergy001)



Another Little Fergy in need of total restoration / rebuild but I think salvageable (trying work out whether I am brave or stupid (Project Fergy002)



Hopefully what they will look like.



Nice little tear drop caravan, possible pull behind the Miglia!!!!!!



I NEED TO STAY OFF EBAY WHEN I AM AWAY.
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Go on son buy the teardrop van, looks the part.
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Go on son buy the teardrop van, looks the part.
It actually the plans I have bought, as I thought this would be more fitting or personalised.
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Old 17th May 2014, 06:01
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mas123mas - Have you considered professional help to deal with your project addiction?



Not sure if you've seen it, but there is a 2CV based build that has attempted the flip up speed humps / boot lid approach.



Mars'69 - Click Here

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 17th May 2014, 06:33
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mas123mas - Have you considered professional help to deal with your project addiction?



Not sure if you've seen it, but there is a 2CV based build that has attempted the flip up speed humps / boot lid approach.



Mars'69 - Click Here

Good luck, Paul.
Definitely need help, and probably a good solicitor if the Mrs finds out.

I seem to have missed Mars'69 's thread.



This is basically what I want.

Somewhere to put the picnic basket for a day out across the Yorkshire Moors, or Weeks Bag or even a Tonneau.

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Old 17th August 2014, 13:54
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Right, this time back in the UK, I am going give my self a kick up arse and pull my finger out and get the Miglia started. I have ask my friend who is a Land Rover Specialist to re-commission my 1981 Range Rover 2-Door, so that is one big job I don't have time to do.
  • Job .1.
  • Weld the small holes found after shotblasting
  • Re-Shot Blast welded parts (now I have a container with shotblast equipment)
  • Prime the chassis and frame separately
  • Paint with MIPA Stone Chip Underseal, Over Paintable (the chassis and frame separately)
  • Paint chassis with the Limestone Enamel (the chassis and frame separately)
  • Job .2-3.
  • Finish blasting steering and suspension components
  • Paint steering and suspension bit where needed
  • Start the build, my aim in the next 6 weeks is to have a rolling chassis
  • Job .2-3.
  • Possible, if have the engine and gearbox rebuilt, if I get time.
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Been thinking about the body work, what are people thoughts on clam-shell back end?
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Been thinking about the body work, what are people thoughts on clam-shell back end?
Clamshell front and rear would make access for maintenance much easier.

I've been very grateful for my fully opening bonnet (engine out to replace clutch; cam changed with motor in situ; radiator removed/replaced at least a dozen times; etc; etc), and I could've done with a clamshell back end for better access to the rear spring, which I've also messed with at least three times.

If I built another it'd have clamshells both ends.
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Actual got some work done, chassis completely welded, schultzed then paint in Land Rover Limestone enamel paint.






This where the real work now starts.

Thought about the colour and I think I am going to go for a colour called
Land Rover Firenza Red


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Nice colour for chassis and body, keep posting...
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Nice work on the chassis.

Good choice on the paint too, as the red Speedster that MikeMiglia build looked great.

Finally, I know I have to work outside in the garden, but I didn't expect to see a garden on the inside of a building.

Good luck, Paul.

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Been thinking about the body work, what are people thoughts on clam-shell back end?
I assume you've seen how Oxford has cut his Spyder?

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...t=3569&page=22

( You just need to scroll down a bit. )
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Those trestles - what are they are what sort of weight are they designed for? Will you build up completely on them, or bring it down?

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Those trestles - what are they are what sort of weight are they designed for? Will you build up completely on them, or bring it down?

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I am hoping they can take the weight of the chassis and suspension etc.... (no engine or gearbox.

Plan is to build the rolling chassis then mount engine when the chassis is on the ground.

They were on £29.99 including delivery, the advert said 200kg each trestle.

Might even try to mount the engine and see if they are strong enough.
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Hi mas,i weighed mine prior to engine and trans, rear was 80 kg, front was 77kg with disc conversion on a '61 chassis. The internet said the engine is 120kg and gearbox 34, but it didnt feel that heavy.
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Well, let's see :-) I bought 3 from Aldi this week that suggest 200kg each, so that should be more than enough. I plan to take the body off while I sort the mechanicals, then reunite them back together again on teh floor. But for doing the mechanicals these trestles seem a good idea.
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Hi mas,i weighed mine prior to engine and trans, rear was 80 kg, front was 77kg with disc conversion on a '61 chassis. The internet said the engine is 120kg and gearbox 34, but it didnt feel that heavy.
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Well, let's see :-) I bought 3 from Aldi this week that suggest 200kg each, so that should be more than enough. I plan to take the body off while I sort the mechanicals, then reunite them back together again on teh floor. But for doing the mechanicals these trestles seem a good idea.
Will take a chance, I have order some Firenze Red, enough to paint one of my Land Rovers and the body work of the Miglia, so I will have matching tow car.

Land Rover will be ready considerable quicker than the Miglia (as I have paid someone to get some of my projects finished).

One Land Rover (out off 12) and one of Range Rover 2-Doors (out of 3 (was 5)) should be complete by the time I get back from Vietnam. I have also had a clear out this time home (sold a Land Rover and a two of my Range Rovers), also thinking of sell a complete Triumph Vitesse MK2, that I have still not had time to collect from Nottingham, would have loved to had this as well, but time in the UK and family things are getting in the way of me playing with my toys.
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