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Old 2nd April 2014, 05:22 PM
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Ah I see... they weren't that tight lol
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Old 2nd April 2014, 07:36 PM
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They were definately tight and this was splaying them out a bit so I ended up with a gap but I packed it out in places and have it looking descent now. once the nose is on etc.

Dave very kindly sent me some yellow and green gelcoat today to touch up my nosecone and other scrapes. Top bloke.

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What did you use to pack out?
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Old 2nd April 2014, 08:20 PM
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I'm hoping to be, but not sure yet. Have to see who else is going from Kent.

Otherwise your welcome to visit Margate and i'll take you out in it
I'm hoping u do aswell Ben want to see this bodywork! equinox is the body work I'm hoping to order! Heard all good things about it.
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I bought my sides and rear from equinox absolutely top quality and fitted perfect with just a tiny push really rigid aswell
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What did you use to pack out?
I used the bits of GRP that I had trimmed off.

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Old 2nd April 2014, 08:54 PM
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Haha well if everyone chips in for the petrol I'll drive to stoneleigh in it lol
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Old 2nd April 2014, 09:04 PM
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Haha well if everyone chips in for the petrol I'll drive to stoneleigh in it lol
Claim ur fuel from equinox as I'm sure they will get some orders!
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Old 4th April 2014, 10:38 PM
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Looks like I'll be going.
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Old 9th April 2014, 09:41 PM
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Thought i'd post an update in case anyone reads this thread in the future. I had another play with the rear tub today. It seems that I had been hasty before - the top of the Equinox panel fits nicely, it's the bottom that was wider. After a bit of a prod I've come to the opinion that this is because there is no structural rigidity in the panel - so it flexes - I am guessing that as the sides flare outward at the bottom the back of the panel bows in a little...

I think once I trim it all to fit (I am doing the rear roll bar stays to Book spec - so can't actually get the panel on without cutting chunks out of it) and actually clamp it in place the sides will fit nicely - and squarely.

So I don't need to worry about spacing out my side panels either. Hurrah!
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Thread resurrection!

A mere 3 and half years later, I have actually started trimming my rear panel to fit! I think I am going to end up with some pushing and pulling to do - but hopefully I can even up the spacing enough that any curves or flaring towards the back of the car is not very noticeable.

Part of the problem is that I am fitting the Equiniox rear panel around what is effectively 'book spec' metalwork for the rear of the car (including the rear rollbar stays as drawn in the book). It is close to fitting, even with the curved top tubes and the fact that the Equinox panel wraps over like an inverted 'U' section, but inevitably is making the whole job more challenging.

I am probably hoping to achieve panel gaps/alignment that is better than I will realistically achieve. However - this is the joy of making ones own car!
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