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  1. #1
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    Nov 2004
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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 with your knowledge and time.
    I would particularly like to thank Jim Robinson (JRV8 ) who gave me a crash course in SU carb reconditioning and has quickly identified problems and resolved them.

    I know that there is a lot of effort and money gone into creating really faithful, high performance Cobras. I have not gone down this route. As you can see below, i spent too long on my own in the garage with too many tools nearby and have gone more for the Viper based kit car experience...

    Thanks again!
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    Declan

    RV8, Sierra based Viper.
    I'm sure if I give it enough love it will, someday, love me back!?

  2. #2
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    Feb 2007
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    West Sussex
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    well done - its a huge effort to get one of these on the road. Now enjoy!
    What windscreen is that?
    Also see you changed the rear wing/lights?
    Crendon Chassis No.49
    Huddart FE428 + toploader

    Not listed in the Shelby Register.

  3. #3
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    Feb 2011
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    The windscreen looks like Mk1 MX5 to me..
    My DeDion build diary..
    Hon Sec of the Digidash branch of the Unpopular Kit Car Design club

  4. #4
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    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... its done now anyway.

    The rear wings on the body were terrible. When I sanded the splitline flat it split the joint and I was through the into the boot. There were also cracks and holes. My plans to cover them over got diverted by Holden's fantastic array of replacement Lucas lights and I remodelled the wings to fit my favourite one. All the crew here were cheering me on, including the ones below!?

    Dash and door handles were rescued from of my great uncles Wolseley 1500 which sadly got abandoned.
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    Declan

    RV8, Sierra based Viper.
    I'm sure if I give it enough love it will, someday, love me back!?

  5. #5
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    West Sussex
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    Love that last pic!
    Crendon Chassis No.49
    Huddart FE428 + toploader

    Not listed in the Shelby Register.

  6. #6
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    Jan 2006
    Location
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    I see they are all waiting for a ride out . Brilliant !

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
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    Quote Originally Posted by jon1d View Post
    I see they are all waiting for a ride out . Brilliant !
    They're going to have to wait a while by the look of it .. I don't think the driver can reach the pedals! Great pic..
    My DeDion build diary..
    Hon Sec of the Digidash branch of the Unpopular Kit Car Design club

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