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Old 16-01-2017, 03:25 PM   #1
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first time ive seen this style of body replica available
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SEAN-CONNE...oAAOSwjDZYeOE7

think to finish it off to match the real thing would cost quite a bit ,
maybe a race car style for the road
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first time ive seen this style of body replica available
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SEAN-CONNE...oAAOSwjDZYeOE7

think to finish it off to match the real thing would cost quite a bit ,
maybe a race car style for the road
That is quite brave and will be a world cheaper than an original. I do know of a genuine Aston in dry storage in a concrete barn on the Hants Surrey borders...
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be interesting to get it through the sva also.
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If the chassis has been cut, its not clear in the listing, then it's IVA territory. I also know of an Aston Martin locked away, a DB2.
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If the chassis has been cut, its not clear in the listing, then it's IVA territory. I also know of an Aston Martin locked away, a DB2.
It says in the ad that the chassis has been cut 'mounted on a Scimtar chassis which has been cut down to 98"'

I'd say that was pretty clear

I guess it depends what it says on the V5 as to what happens when it's complete
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Wouldn't be too painful to IVA it if they'd kept all the Scimitar running gear.
Anyway, it shouldn't be impossible to get it through.
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Wasn't this on 'bring a trailer' recently as just the body?

I seem to remember a lot of conjecture as to whether this was an ex-movie prop that wasn't used.

The front windscreen A pillars look amazingly thin for GRP. Probably need some support in and around there!
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Wouldn't be too painful to IVA it if they'd kept all the Scimitar running gear.
Anyway, it shouldn't be impossible to get it through.
Impossible? no. Difficult, yes. The amount of stuff in an original genuine interior that won pass due to radius of corners, lack of padding etc...

The guy building a ford pop over on RR to go through the IVA shows how even the smallest detail such as a switch having the wrong profile will see you fail.
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Impossible? no. Difficult, yes. The amount of stuff in an original genuine interior that won pass due to radius of corners, lack of padding etc...

The guy building a ford pop over on RR to go through the IVA shows how even the smallest detail such as a switch having the wrong profile will see you fail.
Having started to go through all of this stuff with a buggy build I reckon that would be an utter bastard to get through.
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There's also still a metric ton of work needed.

Check out the fuel filler door. Looks like an indentation, so would need cutting out, recesses making, an appropriate mechanism for opening and releasing finding and a door making.

That's before the petrol goes anywhere! And that's just the tip of the iceberg!
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