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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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    Its been a long wait folks! the Falcon has been in storage for 5 months while we relocated. The car is now firmly ensconced in the new workshop, just some more set up and then its on to finishing it off.
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    Back in the new workshop
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    Paul,
    It is good to see your new work area and home with everything looking immaculate (as expected. ) and plenty of room to hang that calendar !
    I was thinking of you when I was at Laguna Seca recently. This 64 Falcon has the original paint !.
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    This was a sweet unit.
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    Looking forward to your inputs.
    Cheers,
    Ken

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    Can anyone spot the difference between how Paul keeps everything in order and how Hyndman operates with "stuff" lying everywhere and his clothing is a mess. ( But the end result turned out well.) I may not be doing this type of work for a while as I am having right hand surgery this week which may include fixing the lump in the thumb (it can be seen if you look closer ) caused by an old rugby injury Kereone V Otahuhu in 1969 so I have delayed it for 50 years !
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    (That is a very early Austin Cooper gearbox.) (Hyndman's garage.)

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    (Paul's garage.)


    (Ken H)

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    Well Ken,
    At least you are getting something done! I have to get a move on as the Falcon should have been running by now! The only problem with a tidy workshop is that I cant find anything!!!
    More updates to follow, and Calendar still needs to go up.
    Good luck with your hand surgery too Ken, hope all goes well!
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    Paul,
    What helped me great deal, is if you look closely there is a lazy-boy chair by the door facing a large screen TV and just outside is a covered hot-tub, all necessities for an old rugby player !

    Ken

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    The well know "thinking chair", no room in my garage for one of those

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul B View Post
    Well Ken,
    At least you are getting something done! I have to get a move on as the Falcon should have been running by now! The only problem with a tidy workshop is that I cant find anything!!!
    More updates to follow, and Calendar still needs to go up.
    Great to see that you are settling in again and trying to remember where everything is and what the next job is. Looking forward to catching up again soon and I hope that all goes well for you.

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    Thanks all for your comments and input!
    Here is a great clip about Ralph Moody from Holman & Moody and some terrific back ground and history from those early days of racing.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaJ7x7iRoFQ

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