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The also used something similar on Honda's.... Uggly stuf unless you have the engine at the back
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That would look great on the back

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Damn!
Tried with a higher offer but somebody else paid the full "buy it now" price Still I've saved some money......but who else wanted one???
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What a pity but on the other hand it is not a big loss , it will be better without it ..
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What was it? Some sort of big wing?

Comiserations anyway Sixnut! As you say, at least you've saved some money

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It'd only attract tyre kickers anyway
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What was it? Some sort of big wing?

Comiserations anyway Sixnut! As you say, at least you've saved some money

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It was a rear screen cover, a bit like whats on the rear screen of the Muira:

http://www.lotusespritturbo.com/Lamb...i_Miura_SV.jpg
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What a great project, fascinating to see it coming together.

Thanks for sharing.
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It was a rear screen cover, a bit like whats on the rear screen of the Muira
Ah I see. Thanks Pud - that's a shame - a set of slats is just what Sixnut needs to dissipate engine heat. Fortunately they come as standard on the Nova, although normally they aren't functional http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x...enut/052-1.jpg

I'm sure someone with Sixnut's fabrication skills could weld a set of sheet steel slats into the original hatchback frame... plus an integral cover for the rear boot (rather larger than most mid-engine cars I note, with not a little envy

There again, I've always loved the hexagonal honeycomb slats on the Lamborghini Marzal concept. They were made out of pop-rivetted aluminium sheet. You'd have terminal RSI making it, but the end result would be worth it!

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Still kicking myself about the Rear screen cover - but I hope to keep track of it and who knows???
Anyway I've now got two replacement sills (from Steve Parry ) so I have made progress - now to get the old ones off and the box section reinforcement fitted. That may well be my Christmas treat
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santa comes early round your way eh?
 
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Quick question
- whilst I'm sure I really should cut off the old sill and inside rusty bits -
Would it, in fact, be stronger to keep it in place but bend it back to install the box section, then seam weld the new sill over the top of it all ??
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its surprising really how much strenght there is left in the floor pan etc as i found out when i did mine. i was very worried about the bodyshell flexing and creating alignment problems but to be honest i cut out far more than the sill (whole forward floor, outer sill, centre sill, and most of the forward box sections) and there was no flexing at all. with just the inner sill left it was still very solid and couldn't be made to bend, i tried
 
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Thanks for that Kev - so it's out with the angle grinder to take off all the old sill and inner bits........
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--- oh and I hope to have progress on my "thermoacoustic barrier" for behind the seats and sealing the engine bay. Pics to follow soon.
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good luck with the sill work mate, i don't envy you that job again just take it in bite sized chunks, if you keep thinking about how much there is left to do it becomes soul destroying
really looking forward to seeing the finished product next year
 
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Will you be done by easter?, there is a show called Wheels Day on good Friday in Aldershot, this will be my first outing, it would be good to get both cars together for some photos.

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Hi Eddie
I will be doing more work on the 6C over the next few months and hope to get it out next year but probably not by Easter - but it would be good to get pics of both somewhere.
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No problem, the show dates will start come out over the next couple of months so i'm sure we will catch up at some time.

keep up the good work, and keep the pictures coming.

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After my silly mistake in not buying the rear screen slatted section I consoled myself with this for the front - only mocked up in place but I think it will set the front off a treat???
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Ooh I like that

Have you decided on a colour for the car yet? I'm thinking matt black, and tint all the windows. Will look proper evil
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Hi Pud
I keep thinking of colour - there was a lot of support for yellow.. but I don't think so
I quite like the silver
But also think the dark 164 blue was good
However the idea of a black is nice, but not Matt black
Then again a dark metallic grey
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It would look great with that front splitter

What about Proteo Red for the colour?
 
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Defo do it black (I'm assuming that as you can be bothered to build it, you can be bothered to clean it regularly )
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I'd still go with yellow as i've mentioned earlier in this thread but it is a bit of an aquired taste I must admit. Green could be another option 'cos as we all know Green Alfas are the best Red ones are just sooooo common
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