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Re: Sir Percivals 2Fifty Cal build thread
« Reply #255 on: April 13, 2017, 07:11:24 PM »
Some pictures of the work on the rear, having got the rear wheels on today;
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Re: Sir Percivals 2Fifty Cal build thread
« Reply #256 on: April 15, 2017, 10:16:45 AM »
 😀  Looking good Percy!
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Re: Sir Percivals 2Fifty Cal build thread
« Reply #257 on: April 26, 2017, 08:55:50 PM »
Door handles both fitted, drivers mirror fitted.

MOT yesterday, passed with zero advisories, now taxed and legal to drive.

Drive to Croydon tomorrow for new hood  :)
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Re: Sir Percivals 2Fifty Cal build thread
« Reply #258 on: April 26, 2017, 11:24:24 PM »
Will you make it to Stoneleigh Percy?
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Re: Sir Percivals 2Fifty Cal build thread
« Reply #259 on: April 28, 2017, 12:27:17 PM »
Jez

No, decided not to....still too many bits not fitted, we should be going in it to Ragley at the end of the month though. (by the way subscribers to TKC magazine can get in to Ragley totally free)

Got new hood fitted yesterday at Croydon....journey was a nightmare, both there and back, but the hood, with the altered back window, looks fantastic. I would wholeheartedly recommend Dean at Soft-Tops, Croydon on 0208-665-7577. Nice bloke who knows his stuff....£600 all in, bargain....and it only took him 3 hours to fit....then I went and "parked" on the M25 on the way home.

Long day....but over the 240 miles the car never missed a beat....got loads of admiring looks too, even with loads of chrome bits not fitted.

We will be at Stoneleigh on Sunday, but just as ordinary punters....might see you there....if not are you doing Ragley?
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Re: Sir Percivals 2Fifty Cal build thread
« Reply #260 on: April 28, 2017, 12:35:08 PM »
Car goes back to Wayne in 2 weeks time so he can deal with a few pin-holes and give it a final mop and polish. In the mean time I have to get the external door handles working, drop out the headlights and fit the chrome surrounds, fit the side louvres and the front inner arch mudguards. Then the electric boot opener and boot handle and the front chrome scuttle panel, under the wipers.

Then spray the top of the A pillars black and fit the chrome strips on them and on the doors.

And that is virtually the outside done....door cards and rear bulkhead inside next.

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Re: Sir Percivals 2Fifty Cal build thread
« Reply #261 on: April 28, 2017, 06:24:46 PM »
Croydon is only about 8-10 miles from me and it too can take over an hour to get there ! my hoods next to be done but iam going to car hoods in chessington , opposite way to Croydon ,same miles but only 20 mins
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Re: Sir Percivals 2Fifty Cal build thread
« Reply #262 on: April 28, 2017, 09:43:50 PM »
Great to know this beauty is inching closer to "completion" (are they ever?)

Can you please explain what has to happen with the hood? I was unaware it needed replacement with a modified unit.
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Re: Sir Percivals 2Fifty Cal build thread
« Reply #263 on: April 29, 2017, 07:22:31 AM »
The hood does not need replacing, it all fits and works fine. It's just that when you spend all this effort on making a beautiful car, it could be let down by a ropy old hood that has seen better days. In my case the hood is awful, somebody has previously tried to change the colour from red to black, so mine will definitely be replaced.

I believe Percy has also had the hood made with a different shape rear window which makes it less Z3, and more Ferarri looking. Keen to see the photos Percy!

If you have a good one, there is no need to replace.
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Re: Sir Percivals 2Fifty Cal build thread
« Reply #264 on: April 29, 2017, 01:13:55 PM »
Thanks heaps for the explanation. Will definitely look into that and assess the costs of doing the same over here.
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Re: Sir Percivals 2Fifty Cal build thread
« Reply #265 on: April 29, 2017, 09:07:42 PM »
The hood does not need replacing, it all fits and works fine. It's just that when you spend all this effort on making a beautiful car, it could be let down by a ropy old hood that has seen better days. In my case the hood is awful, somebody has previously tried to change the colour from red to black, so mine will definitely be replaced.

I believe Percy has also had the hood made with a different shape rear window which makes it less Z3, and more Ferarri looking. Keen to see the photos Percy!

If you have a good one, there is no need to replace.

Jez, sure will get some snaps next time I pull it out of the garage. The hood looks great with the back window just 75mm narrower, you don't even notice from inside the car, but now it does not look as if the window disappears below the line of the rear bodywork.
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Re: Sir Percivals 2Fifty Cal build thread
« Reply #266 on: May 02, 2017, 07:58:13 PM »
Right both external door handles now working perfectly. Fitted the stainless steel mesh behind the one wing grill tonight ready for fitting before the inner front mud guard, finish it tomorrow, then the other one. 
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Re: Sir Percivals 2Fifty Cal build thread
« Reply #267 on: May 02, 2017, 09:04:13 PM »
can you give me a link or number for the hood guy in Croydon Percy,
good to see you on Sunday , it must of spurned you on

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Re: Sir Percivals 2Fifty Cal build thread
« Reply #268 on: May 02, 2017, 09:07:14 PM »
Someone just told me the 250GT projects cost £45K PLUS donor to build

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Re: Sir Percivals 2Fifty Cal build thread
« Reply #269 on: May 03, 2017, 12:42:13 PM »
can you give me a link or number for the hood guy in Croydon Percy,
good to see you on Sunday , it must of spurned you on

Yeah it was nice to see you again mate....pressing on with mine now.

Here are the contact details; Dean at Soft-Tops, Croydon on 0208-665-7577
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