Page 11 of 12 FirstFirst ... 9101112 LastLast
Results 101 to 110 of 118
  1. #101
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    329
    Thanks Ian, no, I've not got around to fitting the downdraughts yet as I've been a bit busy doing doing other cars, I'll probably fit them at the end of the Summer now.
    cheers..Nige

  2. #102
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    Trumpton, just off the M5
    Age
    52
    Posts
    34
    These pics and descriptions, Nige are truly inspirational.

    when I bought my Cobra recently, my wife asked in that way that women have, pf making a question sound exactly like it’s an instruction, “if you buy this, you’re not going to take this car apart like you did with that last one are you?!”

    of course, I said , “ no dear, that would be silly of me”

    Then I saw your pics.......................

  3. #103
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    329
    It's been a while since I posted any updates on the car, as I've been using it instead of cutting it up like I usually do. However, with the aluminium dash almost completed, it's come time to rectify some thing that has really irritated me since day one. The rear valance on the car is totally the wrong shape, as it not only curves upwards in the middle, but also curves inwards towards the boot. Although I really don't like the over riders and bars on the rear, I've kept them on there to hide the visual discrepancies of the rear end. Having come home from Silverstone, I'm now feeling the need to rectify this.


    I've laid up some fibreglass on the rear valance of Owains FIA and this will become the new rear valance to fit on the car, giving a better shape. It's going to need cutting and shutting a little, but having offered it up to the car, it's not a million miles away from fitting. here's a few photos to be going on with


    This shows the upwwards curve of the rear valance



    This photo clearly shows the inwards curve



    The new valance being laid up on the FIA






    If I get time over the next few weeks, I might also sort out the rear tail lights as the plinths that they sit on irritate me and I'd like to fit the new Spyda L452 tail lights to it.


    Nige

  4. #104
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    329
    Whilst working on the rear, I also felt that a few other changes wouldn't be out of place. I started by putting a black 1/4" pinstripe down the outside of the white stripes and I feel that it looks better like this.





    However, whilst at Silverstone I got talking with Ollie Bryant with GPG4C, and looking closely at the car, I thought that it might be a good idea to alter the stripes on mine to match those on GPG. I've quickly run some lining tape around the nose of my car to see what it looks like. I'll leave it on there for a while to see if I like it, rather than make a spontaneous decision, and if after a week or so I'm still liking it, then I'll paint the nose section in white and stripe it.


    Here's the lining tape showing what I'm thinking of doing, obviously the inside of the stripe would be white.








    here's a very crudely done image





    To look something like this



    Nige
    Last edited by Outcast; 31-07-18 at 08:09 PM.

  5. #105
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    329
    Well, at long last I've managed to get a bit of spare time to get back on with the aluminium dash I was making for my "Modsports" Cobra. I Trial fitted it into the car today, and it looks way better than the one that was in there before. The switchgear resting on the transmission tunnel is going to be fitted to the "drop down" part of the dash. I'm undecided whether to leave it in raw brushed aluminium or paint it satin black like the rest of the interior, I don't fancy a leather finish like they had back in the day.

















    Nige

  6. #106
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    329
    My friend Owain has been sorting out some wiring issues on the car, and the dash is now fully wired ready to fit. Can't wait to get this fitted as it'll look soooo much better than the original one that was in there.








    Cheers..Nige

  7. #107
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Basingstoke
    Posts
    1,084
    Spectacular stuff... Brushed ally dashboard is a great idea!

  8. #108
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    329
    Well, after careful consideration I've painted the stripes on the car to follow the nose section .












    On with the rear valance next....
    Nige

  9. #109
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    329
    Here's the finished interior, I also made some aluminium gaiter surrounds for the gearshift and handbrake




    Cheers..NIge

  10. #110
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Northampton
    Age
    40
    Posts
    3,702
    Looks amazing, Nige. I'd give you a kidney for a dash like that*


    *possibly a slight exaggeration, I like having a spare kidney.
    My DeDion build diary..
    Hon Sec of the Digidash branch of the Unpopular Kit Car Design club

Page 11 of 12 FirstFirst ... 9101112 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •