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Old 23rd May 2016, 01:16 PM
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sounds like not a lot of choice on the alloy nose going by the replies and I know you wouldn't want to disappoint us all.... would you I'm sure it will be a tough nut to crack but boy will it look the mutts wotsits when done
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Old 7th June 2016, 11:12 PM
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Made a bit more progress over the last couple of weeks.


Done a bit more work on my bulkhead need to get some dome head bolts to finish it off. Also finished the support for the front edge of the bonnet/ nosecone.

Also made a press for louvers so started work on a under tray for the engine bay. Needs a lot of finishing but not to bad for a first atempt.
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Old 7th June 2016, 11:13 PM
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I'll get some more pics up shortly.
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Old 7th June 2016, 11:43 PM
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Ohhh thats nice. Any more info on how u made the press and how it works
Lookin good
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Old 8th June 2016, 12:04 AM
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Its not as fancy as some presses I've seen, its only made of mild steel so I have to cut a slot first don't thick it's up to cuttting the metal as well. I just tap it with a hammer to press the shape seems to work ok. I made it from 12mm plate cut on the band saw at work and welded the bits together. Took a lot of trial and error to get the fit right for the socket I kept crushing the sheet.
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Old 8th June 2016, 08:48 AM
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Cool seems to do the job though.
What do u do for a living
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Old 8th June 2016, 08:49 AM
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your definitely not getting to put a fibreglass nose on that now
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Old 8th June 2016, 09:23 AM
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Totally agree with the previous post, you have now set the bench mark for body work and a fibreglass nose just won't make the grade. Joking aside your body work is stunning but I know that an ally nose cone would be an absolute nightmare to fabricate.

keep up the stunning work

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Old 9th June 2016, 12:27 PM
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sorry but I have to agree with everyone ... You just can not put a fibreglass nose on there now, yes it will be tough but think of the end result.
I really take my hat off as the craftsmanship is simply outstanding. The attention to detail is very impressive I mean how easy would it have been to simply put the cushioning rubber in a strip but no you did it your way and it really looks good, its the little touches that really take the work up another level.
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Old 18th September 2016, 10:12 AM
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thought its about time I got moving again so it loading up time to get it home.

And back in the messy garage needs a good sort out.
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