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Stuart
Posted on: September 18th, 2006, 13:33:50 Quote Report to Moderator
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An interesting thread on here for anyone with an interest in this pretty little coupe.

http://14.freebb.com/gtmoc/gtmoc-article203.html
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Joost van Dien
Posted on: September 19th, 2006, 18:29:32 Quote Report to Moderator
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Drive it as much as possible!


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A lot of the steel had rusted away and almost everything needed replacing. However this didn't matter as I was only after the GRP body to put on an experimental chassis I've designed.




You need al lot of money and time for this project and that special chasis is complicatet to build by yourself.  

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John Dickens
Posted on: September 20th, 2006, 09:56:34 Quote Report to Moderator
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Interesting.

I'm building a GTM coupe with a GRP chassis replacing the original steel one.
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Stuart
Posted on: September 20th, 2006, 12:39:53 Quote Report to Moderator
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Just when we all thought things couldn't get any more interesting along comes John with another very interesting project.

I do hope you'll be keeping us informed of your progress, I for one would be most interested in it.

Stuart.
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Neil KilBane
Posted on: September 20th, 2006, 12:49:03 Quote Report to Moderator
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just a little fine tuning left to do.


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Hey Stuart, how long have you been a black sheep ??

 

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Stuart
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I guess as long as I can remember, the trouble is I only realised I was a month or so ago!
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John Dickens
Posted on: September 20th, 2006, 19:15:23 Quote Report to Moderator
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Well it's perilously close to nearly being almost finished but here's a couple of photos of the early stages.

Here's the GRP chassis tub





Here's the pushrod rocker arm front suspension.



I made my own tubular subframes and had them galvanised.
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Stuart
Posted on: September 20th, 2006, 19:22:02 Quote Report to Moderator
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Very impressive, I look forward to seeing it in the flesh or even in photos, I'm sure a lot of people would like to see a few more photos, i know I would.

Stuart.
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John Dickens
Posted on: March 6th, 2007, 13:30:07 Quote Report to Moderator
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Quoted from Stuart, posted September 20th, 2006, 19:22:02 at here
Very impressive, I look forward to seeing it in the flesh or even in photos, I'm sure a lot of people would like to see a few more photos, i know I would.

Stuart.



OK. I finally got some photos put together.

Try here

http://s41.photobucket.com/albums/e254/gtmdriver/GTM%20coupe%20build/

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Neil KilBane
Posted on: March 6th, 2007, 16:38:20 Quote Report to Moderator
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just a little fine tuning left to do.


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Nice dash layout  


 
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John Dickens
Posted on: March 6th, 2007, 19:42:23 Quote Report to Moderator
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Yes. the old dash had been hacked about a lot so I cut out the whole panel and laminated myself a piece of carbon fibre to replace it.
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Nick Evans
Posted on: March 8th, 2007, 17:31:54 Quote Report to Moderator
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the speedo and rev counter look like they started life in a Triumph.
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Pete Crudgington
Posted on: March 8th, 2007, 18:15:17 Quote Report to Moderator
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Looks like Dolly Sprint gauges to me,

Looks like you are doing a fine job John, best of luck with the rest of the build.

Pete
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Tertius van Zyl
Posted on: May 7th, 2007, 19:28:15 Quote Report to Moderator
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Beeaauutiful work John.
Wish I could get an idea of what the whole chassis looks like as I can't quite put the bits shown together.
Look forward to further updates when u have a moment.
Tertius
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Quoted from Stuart, posted September 20th, 2006, 12:39:53 at here
Just when we all thought things couldn't get any more interesting along comes John with another very interesting project.




Wait till you see what was at Stoneleigh today!
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John Dickens
Posted on: May 9th, 2007, 07:56:45 Quote Report to Moderator
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OK. This is what it looks like now that it's finished.





Still some teething troubles but I'm slowly sorting them.
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Tertius van Zyl
Posted on: May 9th, 2007, 18:16:02 Quote Report to Moderator
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Magnificent John.
How about updating your Photobucket album with later pics of the build as I am sure many of us would be very interested to see more.
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