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Old 18th September 2012, 07:51 AM
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Looks good. I like the way the rear arches on the customers car fits the wheels nicely.

whos car is it?
I'm not sure but I'll ask Dave.


I saw that kit going out and the quality is absolutely spot on. Dave is very fussy about his grp quality and it definately shows!


My bodyworks on order and will be taking loads of pictures once it's all on.
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Old 18th September 2012, 07:53 AM
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It might also pay for the aperture to be set back a bit more as well because when the blank is cut out there wont be enough of a lip to clean up the edge and fit an edging strip. just thoughts.

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That should be simple enough to do. It's the only nose I've seen with any type of return on it too. Plus the box on the bottom is ideal place for a number plate lol
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Old 18th September 2012, 12:39 PM
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That looks a lot better.
The kit looks really good on the customers car.
I still don't like the high scuttle but that's probably just me
Credit to equinox for making the changes, the bonnet bulge does look like a direct copy of the old saturn one, but then the whole seven concept isn't exactly unique!
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Old 18th September 2012, 01:50 PM
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You have to be impressed with the way dave responded to that nosecone request. When you think we have been waiting years to see the vindaloo body products. Anyway you asked for a critical eye to be cast over it and here it is,in my opinion which is humble and worthless i think the whole thing is brilliant till it gets down to the oil cooler aperture. I think it needs more of a radius on the two bottom corners and slightly reducing the width of the cooler hole and again more of a radius in the aperture to stop it looking letter box like.

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Radius has already been cut into it this morning. He's on the case
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Old 18th September 2012, 04:43 PM
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think its nice
the lower section could do with a more organic rounded shape in my opinion
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Old 18th September 2012, 05:31 PM
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Most people will have a number plate covering the lower oil cooler bit unless its just a track car.
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Old 18th September 2012, 05:47 PM
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It's not a very good picture tbh. They do cover the wishbone mounts well. The picture makes it look narrower than it is.
Thank you Ben!
For those of us who have not welded the headlight brackets yet, maybe it could be a possibility to innovate a bit and make a shape that will incorporate the headlights? This way the nosecone will be more wide and improve the aerodynamics a bit.
I attach a pic from an example of a US kitcar. I don't quite like that particular design but it could be made a bit more delicate and smooth.
Just a thought!

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Old 18th September 2012, 05:58 PM
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Most people will have a number plate covering the lower oil cooler bit unless its just a track car.
I believe you don't actually need a front number plate as you can get an exemption from dvla due to there not being enough of a flat surface to mount it to
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Old 18th September 2012, 08:30 PM
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Couple of new pictures.







I don't think the pictures will do it justice. More pictures tomorrow from better angle.

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Old 18th September 2012, 08:33 PM
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Thank you Ben!
For those of us who have not welded the headlight brackets yet, maybe it could be a possibility to innovate a bit and make a shape that will incorporate the headlights? This way the nosecone will be more wide and improve the aerodynamics a bit.
I attach a pic from an example of a US kitcar. I don't quite like that particular design but it could be made a bit more delicate and smooth.
Just a thought!

Not a chance of that. It's too much a radical redesign. The bodywork is for a Haynes roadster. That's something else I'm affraid.
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