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  1. TonyL

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    your'e to modest by far.
    Look forward to seeing it complete..........one day;)
     
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    Thank you, for the not really overly deserved compliment, but I appreciate it. We just do and learn. No challenge too big

    We just stopped '61 XKE, for the remainder of the year, 3 years in the making, all that was good on the car, was the firewall and the trunk.
    Now, it is Dino non stop.

    It will be completed, then, of course still have to build it together with 01104, a la Henry Ford, on an assembly line.

    Regards, Alberto

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    Beautiful Alberto. Is the E Type an outside latch?
     
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    Thank you, yes the Jag is absolutely great. It is not an outside latch, still, a very early Series 1, welded louvers.

    My father in law was the Jag dealer here, and this one, is one of two extant in the country. All the others were taken to the USA by 'smart' Americans.

    We had to build a 'birdcage' not to lose reference points, before removing complete floor,

    Regards, Alberto
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    #231 swift53, Mar 31, 2020
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    Just for fun...
    The only D Type ever sold around here. The price then, was $10K with taxes included.
    The one on the far R. is my father in law, next Miss El Salvador, next one, who knows, fourth in line the happy owner, last one in line my uncle.
    This car was raced in the Cuban Grand Prix, 1958, by Trintignant, as the owner did not have the 'proper racing license'.
    Fangio had been kidnapped at this race by the Castristas.
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    Alberto, let’s stay focused:

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Timo, you are not focusing on the important facts, D type, Fangio, Castro, bla bla bla :)

    Could have been a Solifer displayed, and you certainly would have noticed, no?

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    I am getting the picture. No one cares about the D type, you dirty scoundrels!
    Fully agree though, she is sensational, the Miss that is :) , not the Jag...
    My Dad told me all about her ;)

    Well, she came in 2nd in Miss World '55. Miss England doesn't look too happy :(
    Here's another for your fun...

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maribel_Arrieta
     
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    Wow!
     
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    :rolleyes: ^^ See, right content, context and staying focused on them is important.

    BTW, it’s not just “World”, it’s “Miss Universe”.
    I recall having met the first, but I was too(?) young at the time to fully appreciate the significance. I believe she now lives just a couple of hours from here.

    OK, OK, you can get back to your cars now... ;)
     
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    Back to cars, sigh...
    Nose coming along nicely. still need the Trapezoid shape at the bottom of radiator,
    and attachment points.

    Regards, Alberto

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    Thank you for the 'Likes'!
    Easter starts tomorrow, first Easter in my life spent at home. It is 90 f. so in the pool.
    Could be worse. Next Monday, work resumes.
    See you then. Happy (?) Easter!

    Regards, Alberto
     
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    and not a sheet metal roller in sight when it was made by Ferrari.
    You say factory option? i was led to beleive it was standard fitment as the part is in the TAV sheets although my euro 246gt doesnt have it.
    Best
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    Tony, so I have a very rare 'original' factory part?
    03724 is a USA model, so possibly just for that market?
    You are right, it was rolled on a tube...
    Anyone have a photo of this item?
    I will look up the parts book.
    Best,
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    Well Tony , and here it is, number 4.

    Not showing, are the two screws that attach it at the top, to the front of the batchboard./
    Tried to flip the image, but did not work :)

    It was attached at the bottom to the solid rod that goes around the perimeter of the nose,
    not an easy feat, as suddenly it goes tri-dimensional.
    Possibly it was not as you can tell the butchery with the nose as it was. Possibly it was only held at the the b. board?
    Anybody knows?
    We shall repeat it and make a new one, easy enough as the template is there, it just needs to be rather badly done as per original.

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    Same original sheet metal protection made of Buitoni tin can on my Dino.
     
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    My Euro didn't have it but that doesn't mean much after 47 + years.

    I made a much better deflector from3mm ally sheet and lined the outside with heat reflector material, I always thought it was a bad place to locate the battery given the heat emitted from the radiator.

    It's hard to replicate factory original equipment.:)

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    On 2nd thought, fibreglass would be easier to attach, and lightweight too.
    I think I will give it a shot, as with the original it is tedious to attach it at the bottom,
    or is it held just up top?
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    With the 'original print? :)
    After all, you could not have used a "Petit Beurre"...

    Regards, Alberto
     
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    #250 TonyL, May 3, 2020
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    Dont know but its a much better idea Alberto, with just top fixings i guess it will have a tendency to rattle & vibrate
    Best
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    PS if you are making them i reckon if they are black gel coated they would look great, i'll have one if you do make them from fibreglass.
     

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