Well here goes!

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Re: Well here goes!

Post by DARK STAR » Mon May 11, 2015 12:27 pm

If you've the right paperwork you can do anything you like in France !
So if you have the Controle Technique (MoT) you can register a cardboard box - which would be a lot cheaper than a Scimitar.
I also keep finding/creating problems as I bring the GTC up to scratch, I have however learnt not to touch the incomprehensible electrical system as long as it works.
The bits that resemble the wiring diagram have probably been bypassed so no point even looking.
Bon courage with your waterworks.


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Re: Well here goes!

Post by Miles Burnett » Wed May 10, 2017 7:42 pm

After 2 years of nothing happening with this post things are are moving again! With great care and visions of impending disaster :w , a hoist, large pieces of wood , a couple of large stands and a whole day body shell and chassis separated at last :shock: .
The replacement chassis has been to a company in Limoges for blasting and powder coating, and with that back in the garage i have now started stripping the old chassis.
In between I continued to lurk on Ebay collecting items required, including door handles, shocks, mechanical fan and shroud etc, etc. A spare dash will ,I hope , be off to Geert for conversion before long and i've ordered a Lhd steering rack from Mark (Gtcse8) on this forum.
The chassis colour was chosen because same colour as original . In fact everything was sprayed the same colour apart from engine/gearbox , Front swivels and shocks.
I did look carefully for a chassis number stamped on original and replacement, but nothing found.



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Re: Well here goes!

Post by Miles Burnett » Wed May 10, 2017 7:46 pm

Sorry, pictures failed to download. Will just shortly try again




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Re: Well here goes!

Post by Miles Burnett » Wed May 10, 2017 8:00 pm

I have mastered downloading photos!!



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Re: Well here goes!

Post by scimjim » Wed May 10, 2017 8:15 pm

Well done on the photos :-)

Did you look for a chassis number after it was bead blasted and before it was powder coated?


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Re: Well here goes!

Post by Miles Burnett » Wed May 10, 2017 8:23 pm

Not at that point but I had looked and scraped away old paint previously in the normal suggested places and nothing found on either original or replacement. Even if lightly stamped I expected to find something but no.



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Re: Well here goes!

Post by Oldconn » Wed May 10, 2017 8:45 pm

Dans ce cas je suggère que tu emprunts mon jeu de tampons afin de tamponner votre VIN dans l'endroit où c'est acceptable pour le C.T. Tu peut me contacter par messagerie personnel si tu veux. :D
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Re: Well here goes!

Post by Miles Burnett » Wed May 10, 2017 9:07 pm

Merci bien Ian c'est gentil. Il faut le faire avant la carrosserie soit en place. Excuse grammaire!



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Re: Well here goes!

Post by DARK STAR » Wed May 10, 2017 9:23 pm

Bof! pas la peine de tout faire en français Ian, Miles est Brexit comme nous :mrgreen:

Well done Miles, progress indeed (including the downloading).
Do you mean your chassis was originally body-colour?
I don't think that's normal, though I have never really looked at an SE5 chassis ...


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Re: Well here goes!

Post by scimjim » Wed May 10, 2017 9:59 pm

Remy2 wrote:Not at that point but I had looked and scraped away old paint previously in the normal suggested places and nothing found on either original or replacement. Even if lightly stamped I expected to find something but no.
It's on the inboard face of the RH upright. Chassis were black from the factory AFAIK?


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Re: Well here goes!

Post by Elizabeth's dad » Wed May 10, 2017 10:00 pm

Not on the Register.


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Re: Well here goes!

Post by Miles Burnett » Wed May 10, 2017 10:04 pm

Hi Chris! Good that the £ is strengthening , at least.......Well the chassis and components appeared to have been grey originally . I can't find any other trace of colour and the paint has plainly been in place many years........But , anyway, it makes a change from black . I'm pleased to be getting on with it again. Hope all well with you.



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Re: Well here goes!

Post by scimjim » Wed May 10, 2017 10:04 pm

A very early car too - have you checked that the replacement chassis will fit? I think the area around the gearbox changed but I'm not sure if that was on the chassis or just the body tub.


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Re: Well here goes!

Post by Miles Burnett » Wed May 10, 2017 10:18 pm

Oh heck I hope so. I will have another very careful check tomorrow morning. If all goes quiet I shall be quietly banging my head against a brick wall! Back again tomorrow gentlemen



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