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Re: V8 DNA 4thirty
« Reply #435 on: June 30, 2017, 08:26:56 AM »
Cheers John, won't be long before I take her down to the wheel specialist for a fitting.
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Re: V8 DNA 4thirty
« Reply #436 on: January 14, 2018, 09:35:49 AM »
Away on holiday in Egypt, back on Tuesday, refreshed and ready to get back on track with the car😁
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Re: V8 DNA 4thirty
« Reply #437 on: March 18, 2018, 07:06:12 PM »
Still cracking on with the car, the crazy weather had delayed getting back to working on the car, so the first job was looking into getting the workshop warm with a higher calibre heating system. I've installed commercial fan heaters these are 3.3kw and required a dedicated electrical circuit, they're awesome!

I hit a stumbling block with the bottom window scuttle trim, I've copied the sides with some perforated sheet, it seems to work

Next to the door skins, these required fibreglassed surrounds for the altered hinges.
With that all done, I fabricated the top supports and then fitted the door skins








here's a video to help explain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MNQnP644M0&feature=youtu.be
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Re: V8 DNA 4thirty
« Reply #438 on: March 19, 2018, 12:01:07 AM »
Just watched your video

Coming on nicely now  ;D

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Re: V8 DNA 4thirty
« Reply #439 on: March 20, 2018, 08:40:41 AM »
Nice to see some 360's and 430's in production. It's been a bit quiet recently.
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Re: V8 DNA 4thirty
« Reply #440 on: May 07, 2018, 04:26:47 PM »
Moving things along, I've completed the scuttle window trim panel, and started to address the gap between the front clip and bumper, it's a bit of a PITA because I have to keep taking the bumper off to work on it section by section, not easy when it's just me.
 here's a vid showing some of the work

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkBcDpk8HNs&feature=youtu.be

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Re: V8 DNA 4thirty
« Reply #441 on: August 17, 2018, 03:51:50 PM »
Just posting a few photos as 'working progress' with some items

I'd bonded the rear deck to the frame, but had to take it off again. Photo will show why
I had purchased the windscreen cheese cutter kit for £10 off ebay, let me say that the wire supplied is pretty much useless. Luckily a windscreen fitter was around the corner fitting a new screen, he gave me a a couple of metres of square stainless wire, I cannot recommend this stuff enough, not one snap and it tore through the poly adhesive.
 
About 6 years ago, I approached Brian and Roland at Stoneleigh, for ideas on how to increase the air flow through the engine bay to take care of the heat produced by the v8, I asked if the  5cudo rear panel would fit, they were unsure, but as ever they were very accommodating, a rear panel was laid up for me and I collected it a month later, the panel has been sat in the corner of a room ever since, until now!

Another panel that's been niggling at me is the rear diffuser, I don't require the exhaust cut out and  felt it spoiled the look of it, so I've repaired it with a gelcoat and fibreglass

I've also finished dressing up the bumper to get the clean look I was after.

These are just teaser photos, I've still got to finish the boot lid and light cluster on the rear panel. Prep the rear diffuser for polyester blocking. The bumper and front panel are finished.
The door skins are all dressed up to the rear quarter and front wing for both sides, door gaps are sorted, the wing to A pillar is all blended in
 I've lowered the trim line on the rear quarter by the Pininfarina badge, I referenced some photos in my library which seemed to show the panel join to be about 5mm lower.
Having some me time has really progressed the car along nicely, although there's still loads to do  :(
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Re: V8 DNA 4thirty
« Reply #442 on: August 17, 2018, 08:44:29 PM »
Coming along nicely
More pics please  :)
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Re: V8 DNA 4thirty
« Reply #443 on: August 17, 2018, 11:20:23 PM »
If your going to that extreme

I would make the rear bumper detachable, and not part of the rear of the car..

One - for access later
Two - you will have a proper gap, which looks right

For the time it will take you (at this stage) it would be silly not too, IMHO

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Re: V8 DNA 4thirty
« Reply #444 on: August 18, 2018, 07:01:08 AM »
I don't need to make the bumper detachable for any access, with the rear diffuser removed my engine and gearbox can drop down and slide out, I designed it that way years ago
If I were to separate the rear bumper from the rear panel I would also have to make up a support frame like the Extreme kit. The work I have carried out is primarily for function, and ascetics second, the rear vent on the scudo panel allows for greater air flow. 
Speaking to Barry at Stoneleigh, I liked where he was coming from, I might carry out some more mods to the front of the car, luckily this will not interfere with my current panel work.
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Re: V8 DNA 4thirty
« Reply #445 on: August 18, 2018, 09:01:49 PM »
Yes I understand what your saying, but one of the things I get told at shows from ‘on lookers’ is that because the rear bumper isn’t a separate piece to the back of the car, it’s an instant recognition for the car being a replica...!

Personally? If I was in your shoes and doing doing everything your doing, it would be a small addition to make a large difference..
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Re: V8 DNA 4thirty
« Reply #446 on: August 19, 2018, 07:47:43 PM »
Hi d
Great work as always buddy :) I do think lee is right it’s s good idea to do as it can make it look more authentic but also if you ever damaged the rear you could have another done and moulded before fitting to car so in case of damage it’s not s rear end just a bumper replacement? I accidentally smashed my 458 into booth and the fry was wrecked.but had to replace the whole frt end again and paint doors etc but if it was seperate I’d just had s bumper
Keep up the good work buddy

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Re: V8 DNA 4thirty
« Reply #447 on: August 24, 2018, 12:29:44 PM »
More updates to the finicky work being carried out.
 The diffuser is now ready for paint  ;D

The Scuderia decklid has a slightly different shape to the F1 roadster, I have had to make a new rear section to be integrated into the DNA decklid, this was done by making a mould on the car with a 3mm gap all around, the Scuderia has a large gap along the rear shut line to the engine bay, here I laid a 10mm spacer to achieve the correct look. The picture is as it's just come out of the mould

Next the revised light position and sculptured contour around them. To assure correct alignment I squared up the car and used the Formica to act as a refence plain, then with plasticine I stuck the light to the Formica and bonded them in place from the rear using the original fibreglassed cup as a holder, I'll fabricate some top mounts for the other studs off the light.
 I'm back to work on Tuesday, unfortunately thing will slow down again, but this month has broke the back of this job and I'm onto new stuff, all be it about 10years behind eveyone else  :D
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