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DaveN
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« on: September 21, 2018, 19:14:47 pm »

Lots of work,time,money
Plenty of talented people involved. The guys at custom motor bodies who did the paint work and Fintan,zack,Paul who did accident repairs/metal work. I just paid some bills and bolted it back together

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Neil Davies
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2018, 19:29:41 pm »

I liked it in yellow but I love it in red - think I've said that before! Hell of a transformation!
How were the repairs done? If Fintan is FH Ellis then I guess that the front wing and rear quarter panel were beaten back into shape, but the roof looked to be the most daunting. Did you get a body cut from another car or did the guys make it from scratch? I'd like to see photos if you've got them Dave, partly because I want to see how the professionals would tackle that sort of repair and they'd also be really useful to show my students at school!
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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2018, 20:28:20 pm »

Thanks Neil, after all the work involved in repairing the car I decided to make it my own.

I don?t have many pictures of the repair work.  The car was repaired using early NOS panels and and some parts from half a donor car I brought in Sicily, the roof was hammered out.  The car was badly damaged in the crash and the B pillar was twisted from the impact.  Luckily the Cotsweld roll cage kept the rest of the car ridged and the body sort of folded round it.

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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2018, 01:33:18 am »

Thanks Neil, after all the work involved in repairing the car I decided to make it my own.

I don?t have many pictures of the repair work.  The car was repaired using early NOS panels and and some parts from half a donor car I brought in Sicily, the roof was hammered out.  The car was badly damaged in the crash and the B pillar was twisted from the impact.  Luckily the Cotsweld roll cage kept the rest of the car ridged and the body sort of folded round it.

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That's impressive work right there!!!  Lookin' GOOD!! Cool
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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2018, 18:05:50 pm »

Thanks, they did a great job
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2018, 10:12:33 am »

Love the new colour Dave Smiley Great skills on show.
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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2018, 18:42:49 pm »

Very nice!
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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2018, 19:10:22 pm »

Love the new colour Dave Smiley Great skills on show.

Thanks! Unfortunately I can?t take the credit for the repairs, I only did the nice bit of bolting it back together
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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2018, 21:52:58 pm »

Took the car racing last weekend. The low compression 2276cc ran a 13.2@104 in full street trim and radials at the less than perfect Crail Raceway. I also had some fun on the road too!
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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2018, 17:47:58 pm »

Such a cool car - and it looks so much better in red (sorry Jeff!). Had a ride in it out to Terminal Island one night - boy was it scary. In a good way.  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2018, 19:48:56 pm »

that town looks like Aberdeen Huh
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« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2018, 21:33:40 pm »

Such a cool car - and it looks so much better in red (sorry Jeff!). Had a ride in it out to Terminal Island one night - boy was it scary. In a good way.  Grin

Thanks, nothing but positive comments about the new colour so far. After the amount of repair work needed I decided I needed to make it my car. It?s a crazy car, I always used to enjoy chasing down the cars that got a better start than me with the turbo motor.
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« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2018, 21:39:22 pm »

that town looks like Aberdeen Huh

 Wink me and my cars are no longer welcome in the granite city!

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« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2018, 14:00:04 pm »

Took the car racing last weekend. The low compression 2276cc ran a 13.2@104 in full street trim and radials at the less than perfect Crail Raceway. I also had some fun on the road too!
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If you go to Crail again, give me a message and I will bring the bug along.
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« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2018, 16:30:56 pm »

Will do, I?m sure I will be back again next year
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« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2019, 22:47:37 pm »

Waiting for the weather to get better and there to be less salt on the road

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« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2019, 00:43:22 am »

Great cars Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2019, 21:44:09 pm »

Great cars Smiley

Thanks
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« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2019, 22:19:19 pm »

Finally getting to build my engine 7 years later than planned after replacing all the parts Jeff Denham never supplied me even though they were already paid for.



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« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2019, 22:30:29 pm »

Nice one Dave,

Glad you are going to build this after all the shit you put up with.
Will be a monster  Shocked
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« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2019, 22:48:44 pm »

Thanks Lee. It’s cost me plenty of time and money.  It will be a nice road engine
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« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2019, 00:03:41 am »

What are you going to use for cylinders? AA or something else?

Good luck with your built,love the red color on the fiat Wink

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« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2019, 07:39:53 am »

I have a set of AA cylinders, It might have taken him 4years to send them but I actually got those!!!

Thanks, I like the red too. It goes well with the car
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« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2019, 10:31:04 am »

Not much progress recently. I stopped stealing parts from the fiat for my bug and refitted a dynamo

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I also converted my bug to IRS. Thanks to Pete for the tracking /camber gauges and Richie for the loan of the jigs

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« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2019, 20:32:59 pm »

Finally got this out the garage again! Quick check over, washed it and then drove it  Grin

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« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2019, 10:53:15 am »

That looks great Dave.
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« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2019, 17:01:37 pm »

Thanks Stretch.  This one gets cleaned a bit more than the bug Cheesy it felt a bit strange to drive too
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« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2019, 19:38:31 pm »

Still building the 4" motor?
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« Reply #28 on: August 04, 2019, 15:16:18 pm »

Still building the 4" motor?

Built it months ago
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