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Craig Smith
Posted on: January 9th, 2009, 19:10:35 Quote Report to Moderator
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Yes mate I was very surprised just how different the MkIV is compared to the MkIII in many areas.

Still, if it's stiffer it should go around corners better  

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Posted on: January 9th, 2009, 19:31:31 Quote Report to Moderator
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I'm surprised at that. My Mk.IV is definitely more flexible than the Jem (which is more like the Mk.III). It tends to wind itself up first and then go round the corner whereas the Jem does what it's told straight away.
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Joost van Dien
Posted on: January 9th, 2009, 19:35:15 Quote Report to Moderator
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Congratz Craig!

cheers
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Craig Smith
Posted on: July 12th, 2009, 10:14:13 Quote Report to Moderator
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The decideldly average British summer has meant that progress on the bodywork has been slower than I would have liked, so yesterday I moved the Marcos to a garage in Stoke.  

I've only got the garage for 8 weeks or so, but it should enable me to make some headway, and not have to worry about the weather!



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Tim Frankland
Posted on: July 12th, 2009, 14:11:11 Quote Report to Moderator
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That looks like a dream garage. Good to see pictures of the progress, good luck with the work!
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Joost van Dien
Posted on: July 13th, 2009, 17:08:31 Quote Report to Moderator
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Craig,

I noticed that your old mk3 is for sale.

http://www.qmall.nl/brownslane/aangeboden/aangeboden.asp
http://www.minisevenclub.nl/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=41390

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Joost
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Craig Smith
Posted on: July 16th, 2009, 16:50:09 Quote Report to Moderator
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Hmmm, no price.  I think I'll stick to the one I've started now  
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Craig Smith
Posted on: July 18th, 2009, 21:56:05 Quote Report to Moderator
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Progress!!







Now all I have to do is train Jonathon to run at 70mph whilst holding the new front on!

Many thanks to Alan Brown for supplying me with the front end.
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Joost van Dien
Posted on: July 19th, 2009, 16:22:27 Quote Report to Moderator
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Way have you grinded the front out? I had the same cracks on my yellow car and you can easily fiberglass it back in place from the inside. Then grind the cracks on the outside en fiberglass that as well. So you can save you frontend for later on!
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Allan Brown
Posted on: July 19th, 2009, 19:28:13 Quote Report to Moderator
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Glad I could help.
It's looking good.
So it will be ready for the Marcos 50th then
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Craig Smith
Posted on: July 19th, 2009, 20:00:54 Quote Report to Moderator
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Hi Joost,

Unfortunately there was very little fibre glass left, who ever had repaired it previously just used a bucket full of body filler to fill a big hole.  Here is a lump of it after removal..




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So it will be ready for the Marcos 50th then



Unfortunately not    

When's the next big occasion??
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Syd Crawford
Posted on: July 19th, 2009, 22:42:56 Quote Report to Moderator
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Whoa! Never seen a lump of bog that thick before!
Good to see the progress  
Having a nice garage to work in makes a big difference. Love my garage .
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Phil Lockett
Posted on: July 20th, 2009, 09:18:03 Quote Report to Moderator
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Hey Craig,

Where you have rubbed it diwn on the roof and the rear end it seems to be standard D&H "Instant Fade" Orange gelcoat.

The front seems to be baby blue gelcoat - has it had another front end on it in the past do you think?

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Joost van Dien
Posted on: July 21st, 2009, 16:45:26 Quote Report to Moderator
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I see why you grinded it out  . yeas that guy had some cash in an bodyfiller-factory xD. Keep up the good work!!

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Craig Smith
Posted on: July 21st, 2009, 20:43:23 Quote Report to Moderator
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Quoted from Phil Lockett, posted July 20th, 2009, 09:18:03 at here
Hey Craig,

Where you have rubbed it diwn on the roof and the rear end it seems to be standard D&H "Instant Fade" Orange gelcoat.

The front seems to be baby blue gelcoat - has it had another front end on it in the past do you think?




No mate, thats yet more filler that had been applied over the damage.

Here it is after sanding it off, and grinding out the cracks..



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