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Boy from Oz last won the day on November 18 2014

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  1. Boy from Oz

    250 GTO Owners Thread

    With everything done to the bodywork that I'm prepared to do, the time came for the final painting. The original light coating - to seal the primer while a 12 month assessment was carried out - was rubbed back. Final coats applied Then rubbed back with 1000, then 2000 and finally 3000 grit wet-n-dry. I'd pushed my luck about as far as I was game by this stage so I engaged a professional car-detailer to do the final buffing. Really pleased with the outcome.
  2. Boy from Oz

    250 GTO Owners Thread

    Passing of Jess Pourret. I'm sure just about every owner on here would have one or more of his written works. https://k500.com/story-item/au-revoir-jess-pourret
  3. Boy from Oz

    250 GTO Owners Thread

    You might try contacting Mark to see if he's still making the covers. (Click on the arrow in the top right-hand corner) The trims you'll have to have made. Not really that difficult for an experienced sheet-metal fabricator. Good luck.
  4. Do you know where I can find Alpha 1 GTO light covers and frames? 

  5. Boy from Oz

    250 GTO Owners Thread

    Another modification before final painting was to lower the front wheel arches. I found I hadn't set the suspension with sufficient ground clearance and when I raised the ride height the lip of the guard (fender) created too big a gap above the top of the tyre. I chamfered the edge of the existing guard on both sides and attached a section of corflute sheet. I applied several layers of matting, then removed the corflute and applied more layer from the inside I reattached the wheel and defined the new edge and sanded back. I applied 12mm fibreglass rope to recreate a firm edge. I little bit of hi-fill and some more sanding and it was ready for paint. Before. (i.e. with the raised ride height) After (same ride height as above)
  6. Boy from Oz

    250 GTO Owners Thread

    Hi. I have made new frames but the radiused curves could, I presume, be created in the stock frame by a similar technique. I made my own frames originally because I fitted sliding windows, unfortunately I soon learnt they had a serious design flaw. I had basically mounted them to the top of the lightweight fibreglass doors which I'd also made. At speeds over 100 km/h the pressure variation pulled the top of the window away from the bodywork as the fibreglass flexed. I've learnt that the guides which run down into the door not only facilitate the correct movement of the glass when it is lowered, but also provide a counter resistance point for the pressure on the glass when the window is up. The original frame is marked in yellow and the new frame in blue. I shaped the channel for the first set of frames to include a retaining lip but this time I simply used stock channel and glued the Bailey Channel to it - fingers crossed! With the door and frame located I positioned the 'side sections' in place and tack welded. If you intend to use original frames I'd suggest you lay it out on a piece of ply and use a series of nails either side of the frame to fix in in position, i.e. make a jig. You could then cut out the 90 degree section and replace it with three pieces of metal as per my approach. You'll have to first strip and then re-chrome the frame. After removing the tacked frame it can be fully welded. One more trial fit as it distorts very easily during welding. A bit of warming with a torch allows for fine adjustment. A bit of trimming with Wiss snips and some linishing with a finger file sander and there you have it.
  7. Boy from Oz

    250 GTO Owners Thread

    While I was rubbing it back for the final coat I added the radiused corner to the side windows.
  8. Boy from Oz

    250 GTO Owners Thread

    Good to be able to post again. Thanks Brian. I've made a few modification during the 12 month evaluation period prior to final painting. Here is the first. During the build I had a Perspex rear window made as I needed to drill holes to mount it, which I couldn't do with a glass window. This made it easy to mount a rear window vent. I must admit I did this purely for appearance but as it turned out it dramatically lowered the cabin temperature on hot days - we have a few of them down here!
  9. Boy from Oz

    There is no reply button or box

    Fair crack of the whip, sport. There has been no 'reply' function on the "250 GTO Owner's" thread for 3-4 months, despite numerous requests on thie thread and directly to the Administrators. Fair enough if it on a list 'to do', etc, but a little bit of communication would be appreciated - Thanks.
  10. Boy from Oz

    There is no reply button or box

    I still have this problem, although it is somewhat random. In particular, I cannot reply to the "250 GTO Owners" thread. Thank you.
  11. Boy from Oz

    Old pictures only show as name.jpg

    After Photobucket's initial stunt of restricting 3rd party posting Google Chrome hit back with an 'extension' to address it.It now appears as though Photobucket has tried again but there is, yet again, a response from Google Chrome. You just need to include new 'extensions.Click on the 3 vertical dots in the top right hand corner Click on 'Settings' Click on 'Advanced' Click on 'Accessibility' Type in "photobucket" to the search in the top left hand corner Click on 'Photobucket fixer' You should see 3 extensions appear - I don't know which is best so just select all of them. Restart Google and you should see images on all forums.I think Photobucket would stand a better chance taking on Kim Jong-un than Google!
  12. Boy from Oz

    Wilwood Prop Valve Adapters

    Okay. I can't recall the exact details but as mine was a complete rebuild including new lines I probably flared the ends to match the valve and not retained the OEM flares. Sorry, it was a while ago and I'm struggling to recall all the details.
  13. Boy from Oz

    Wilwood Prop Valve Adapters

  14. Boy from Oz

    Wilwood Prop Valve Adapters

    Why not buy the metric version of the valve which has the 10 mm threads? The less number of fittings, the less chances of leaks.
  15. Boy from Oz

    Rotisserie Measurements

    Add 300 mm to the height of the stands and have the mounting (axis of rotation) 75 mm above the bumper mounts.