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  1. Thread: Scissor lift

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    For those with only wooden sheds to work in, I'd...

    For those with only wooden sheds to work in, I'd definitely recommend one of these...

    https://www.automotechservices.co.uk/products/09013-adjustable-mobile-tilting-lift/

    Was great for painting...
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    This is the fitting out of my old Facet pump. you...

    This is the fitting out of my old Facet pump. you can see they thread in. If you think the pump is lost anyway, you could try cutting into the top of the aperture with a Dremel disc or a hacksaw to...
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    Hi Gary Nice work with the door, looks great! ...

    Hi Gary

    Nice work with the door, looks great!

    Had a bit of a reminisce there and hoked through some of my old paperwork.
    I've attached some pics of the manual I had with the detailed...
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    I got a lot of good leather out of breakers...

    I got a lot of good leather out of breakers yards.
    Get the rear arm rest out of an old BMW or Merc and you get some good clean flat leather.
    There's a couple of common thickness used. you might...
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    I've attached a picture of two boot hinges. The...

    I've attached a picture of two boot hinges. The one on the left is not IVA compliant, there is quite a sharp ridge down the back. You can see the tip is much sharper than the one on the car...

    One...
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    There's no rush Steve, as I'm sure you know...

    There's no rush Steve, as I'm sure you know yourself, just take one job at a time. I started in 2003 and just got it on the road last month.

    I had to recondition the Sierra brake callipers 3...
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    Yes, it is an MX5 screen. I've modified the roof...

    Yes, it is an MX5 screen. I've modified the roof to match too but still have a bit of work to do on this and the side screens.
    As the classic phrase goes, it seemed like a good idea at the time......
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    Viper based Kit Car...

    Thanks to everyone who has helped me over the years to get this car on the road. I started making a list but it was too long...needless to say I need to thank the usual suspects who are so generous...
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    That's the spirit Gary, I love it! ALL us Viper...

    That's the spirit Gary, I love it! ALL us Viper owners are the Lucky ones! :-)

    Some kit builders never even get to use a welder, or take a grinder to their body shell, or reconfigure critical...
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    I know I'm turning into the gatecrasher from hell...

    I know I'm turning into the gatecrasher from hell here but now that you are on the bodywork there are 2 other areas you need to look at closely.

    Since these cars were made they changed the...
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    Driver side pics as promised. I had a quick check...

    Driver side pics as promised. I had a quick check and the bottom of the plate is about 10mm from the inside of the body but the top is almost touching. I can't get at it but I think the pivot side...
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    Just catching up here Gary, but want to reiterate...

    Just catching up here Gary, but want to reiterate these points. Having spent the last 3 years finishing the body (it was the kids...) you need to dig out all the stars and cracks. I got stuck in with...
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    Keep the bottom edge of the screen in mind when...

    Keep the bottom edge of the screen in mind when you are doing this. If the dip is too great you will have daylight under the screen seal. These bodies are already more curvaceous than the rest and...
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    When I said finished... its MOT'd, taxed and...

    When I said finished...
    its MOT'd, taxed and insured and ready for dry spells with no kids!

    I got a lot of help from this forum over the years so I've no problem trying to help. I often make...
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    OK, I got stuck into the passenger side. its not...

    OK, I got stuck into the passenger side. its not exactly as I thought!?
    There was definitely a piece added onto the plate. the weld has been ground down and the hole filled a bit but it has been...
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    Found these 2 pics that might add something......

    Found these 2 pics that might add something... the small one is from 2004!?


    and yes, that is bringing a tear to my eye
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    I'll start at the end and work backwards while I...

    I'll start at the end and work backwards while I try and remember...and i'm not saying I went about it the right way.
    In the end, I cut 10mm off the led edge of the door, stuck a 3mm plastic sheet...
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    Hi KugaWestie, if that is your real name? Sorry...

    Hi KugaWestie, if that is your real name? Sorry i'm so late to your party...had a couple more kids there and they've taken up a lot of time!

    I've been building a Classic Replicas Viper on a...
  19. Thread: brightwheel cobra

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    Hi Chris Welcome to the forum although I only...

    Hi Chris
    Welcome to the forum although I only pass through now and again these days. I have a Classic Replicas Viper with your dad's signature on the sales receipt although that was 6 years before I...
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    Fantastic Gary!! i'm glad to hear Vipers are...

    Fantastic Gary!! i'm glad to hear Vipers are still coming out of the garages and getting through the IVA.
    I was going to say there can't be too many left now but given the average build must be 15...
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    Amazing work Nige. I didn;t think i had been...

    Amazing work Nige.
    I didn;t think i had been away that long but that kids for you! You definately put me to shame with your work rate, and the quality of the finished product!
    What did you use to...
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    I've been through this Martin, thanks for the...

    I've been through this Martin, thanks for the warning. I got new arm machined up and fitted to the hubs to move the ball joint mounting point up...93mm i think i remember?!

    I meant about the...
  23. Thread: De-Sorning #2

    by Deck
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    No tax today but got a good explaination......

    No tax today but got a good explaination...
    Insurance runs out at the end of Jan and they can only tax the car from the start of Feb so the insurance doesn't cover the taxed period therefore can't...
  24. Thread: De-Sorning #2

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    I couldn't tax my cobra online cos i only had 3...

    I couldn't tax my cobra online cos i only had 3 weeks of insurance left...
    Didn't try the post office as i'm not in a rush and going to get more insurance. Think i'll try it tomorrow now to see what...
  25. Thread: Build manual

    by Deck
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    Hi Chris I haven't been here as much as i'd like...

    Hi Chris
    I haven't been here as much as i'd like but couldn't have built my car without this forum. i think its ok to dig up these old posts cos building cars is slow going (for most of us)?
    ...
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