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    Yeah, to true Allan, and I might get my doors blown off!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul B View Post
    Yeah, to true Allan, and I might get my doors blown off!
    I swear the panel fit you have achieved is better than a production (steel-bodied) car, let alone a bodied-up plastic version. Truly amazing work Paul!

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    Thanks very much Bill,
    Just the factory 1/8 inch panel gap as in the 1964 manual. Fitting the panels correctly makes a lot of difference. The trunk lid has a little deviation as you would expect from Fiberglass as it pressure closes against the rubber seal.
    I put a few hours into the Fiber panels to make them fit. Paid off now.
    Cheers
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    Today's effort in the sweat shop, more bodywork and interior assembly. The car will be initially assembled as they were when leaving Holman Moody and I will register it for the road etc. After that I will fit the roll cage, race seats and the rest of the paraphernalia to get it on the circuit.

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    I have now got the rest of the fiberglass painted panels fitted, the engine & gearbox still needs to go in and glass and trim also
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    I have now moved the car out of the workshop and will be relocating to another in the coming months
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    Beautiful workmanship Paul.
    It looks better than new.
    You have come a long way mate.
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    p.s. I keep looking for a certain calendar on the wall !

    (Ken)

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    Looking good Paul. Job well done and I am sure it will inspire a few more older cars to be built.

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    Paul, That looks absolutely stunning. I can't wait to see it up close.
    Excellent work.

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    as in rear vision mirrors up close?

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    Ya never know John, I might be looking at you in in my rear vision mirror... up close.

    Thanks to all for your comments of motivation that keeps me on task more than you think!
    Calendar is on the wall Ken, thanks very much!
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    Another garage to work in - hope you have a bit more room to complete that great looking Falcon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi285 View Post
    Another garage to work in - hope you have a bit more room to complete that great looking Falcon.
    Thanks Mike,
    Getting close to the home straight for completion.
    Cheers

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