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Author:  jps [ Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:30 pm ]
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My nose and scuttle are bolted on with rivnuts. Nose is hinged at the front with a big stainless hinge.

The side panels are fine rivetted on. Back panel it's handy to have easily removable but not the end of the world.
It's the sides I was especially thinking of - will be good to be able to remove them to sort pedal box and seat & seatbelt mounts - but I don't want to leave them sitting on the floor of the garage for months until I get round to doing some of those bits...

Hinged nose, now there's an idea. Flip front! :D

Author:  ben_copeland [ Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:28 pm ]
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Just put a couple of rivets in to hold them in place

I put low tack clear plastic all over the bodywork so it's protected while fitting and working on the car

When you go to make the template for the wishbone holes get loads of pictures so you can see how the holes go. I can help you with pictures if you need. It's helpful to have an idea where to start and how they should be. Get a set of hole cutters too. Massively useful for all the cut outs.

Check out the DIY technical section for my posts on cutting the bodywork for exhausts and vents etc.

Author:  jps [ Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:36 pm ]
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Pics of the bodywork sat on the car...

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Author:  ben_copeland [ Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:48 am ]
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Very nice, classic bonnet I see.

Need to get some paint on that chassis soon! :mrgreen:

Author:  jps [ Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:31 am ]
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Very nice, classic bonnet I see.

Need to get some paint on that chassis soon! :mrgreen:
Yep, haven't looked into it properly but I am hoping to use bike carbs to avoid any holes in the top of the bonnet.

Yeah - suface rust is gradually accruing but it's only a light dusting on the top - I am getting closer and closer to having everything ready to weld onto the chassis (roping in the brother-in-law for that job as he's experienced at welding) then i'm going to send it off to get it prepped and painted - don't think a damp WW2 air-raid shelter is the right environment for applying paint!!!

Author:  robo [ Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:14 pm ]
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I was a bit more cautious than you so I trollied down to daves place to "examine the goods" prior to parting with the hard earned :D . As you have already found out the stuff is top notch and it wont get sent unless he is happy with. Loads of other stuff going on down there 8-) . Anyway parted with a deposit for two sets :D

Bob

Author:  ben_copeland [ Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:38 pm ]
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About time ;) Now you know why i sing his praises :)

Author:  The V8 Files [ Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:20 pm ]
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I was a bit more cautious than you so I trollied down to daves place to "examine the goods" prior to parting with the hard earned :D . As you have already found out the stuff is top notch and it wont get sent unless he is happy with. Loads of other stuff going on down there 8-) . Anyway parted with a deposit for two sets :D

Bob
Sounds good Bob :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :lol:

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