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PostPosted: December 3, 2010, 4:01 pm 
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Thanks for your comments Geoff. I probably spent too much time on it but it's a hobby isn't it.


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PostPosted: December 3, 2010, 4:16 pm 
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Clayton,
I'm sure you could have built a less-inspired vehicle, which would almost certainly have taken less time. Work always expands to fill the time available.

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PostPosted: December 4, 2010, 1:46 pm 
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Fantastic looking car, Clayton! Great to see another BC'er on the road. Looking at your car makes me want to polish the aluminum panels on mine!

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PostPosted: December 4, 2010, 6:01 pm 
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Mark, Thanks for the comment. I also checked your build pics out and your car turned out great! As far as polished aluminum goes be prepared for lots of work.And it shows every fingerprint, but when you get the mirror finish it cleans up quite quick. The finish has to remain free of wax or clearcoat or the finish gets dull.But it does look cool.


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PostPosted: December 5, 2010, 7:30 pm 
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Great looking car, and that interior shot from the driver's side is a great photograph.


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PostPosted: December 6, 2010, 1:30 pm 
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Details are wonderful. A real complete package! :cheers:

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PostPosted: December 6, 2010, 2:02 pm 
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Thanks for the comments guys .locofinn I read on your build post and noticed that you got your 3003 aluminum. Its great to work with, I had a hard time finding 3003 where I live so I had to use 5052 for the body panels. A little more difficult to work with but polishes up better. I managed to find one sheet of 3003 to form the rear fenders.


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PostPosted: December 9, 2010, 10:53 pm 
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Great looking car Clayton. Very nice indeed. You mentioned about making doors out of aluminum and Lexan. That is how I made mine. Keeps a lot but not all the wind out without the top. Here are some pics of mine in action. :cheers:


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PostPosted: December 11, 2010, 9:56 pm 
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Thanks for the comments and also the photos of your Car with the Doors. Thats a great shot of what I had in mind. Very nice job on the car,it looks great!


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PostPosted: December 11, 2010, 11:40 pm 
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Thanks Clayton. Here is a link to how I built them if you are interested. viewtopic.php?f=23&t=3270 . It has been a while since I made them but they still work fine. Have a few stone dings from the front wheels but that just shows they are used. :cheers:

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PostPosted: December 12, 2010, 8:00 pm 
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Thanks for the info Graham,It gives me a good start.


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PostPosted: December 18, 2010, 3:39 am 
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i'll try and post pics of the side curtains at Phantom before Christmas, just got my clamshells from Curtis today and i must say i am a little disapointed. they were supposed to be three inches over width each for my wide tires , they need to be three more on each side


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PostPosted: December 18, 2010, 2:58 pm 
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I'm looking forward to the pics. I haven't worked on mine yet I'm restoring a Triumph Bonneville And it's all over the shop. I looked at clamshells and had the same issue because of the wide track on my car. I do like the classic look they give. You do need the coverage,mine throw small stones constantly and they land in the cockpit or hit you upside the head. I installed mud flaps but it still throws a few.


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PostPosted: July 18, 2011, 9:27 pm 
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The 7 on a wine tour in Penticton


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PostPosted: July 18, 2011, 10:09 pm 
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I also made a half top. It cuts the wind by 75%. used 2 layers of Boat top material, had to put a small window in the top so I can see the stop lights.


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