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Post Boot lid
Hi,
I'm going to make a new boot lid and a new engine cover.
Has anyone got a straight edge and can tell me if the boot is flat or is a curve to match the rear panel?
Cheers


Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:53 pm
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Post Re: Boot lid
Almost flat, if you allow for the warpage caused by the heat.

Add some bracing at the rear, either paper rope, or balsa wood cover in fibreglass


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Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:53 pm
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Post Re: Boot lid
Thanks Ken,
I'll be using carbon fibre but matching RAL 3020 & special UV resistant gelcoat, then epoxy resin/foam.
So there should be no distortion and very light and strong. Still miffed that some years ago, when moving Coupe to our new home the boot lid blew off and was run over by a bus.
I had to go over to GTM and but a new one.


Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:39 pm
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I lost an engine cover on my old Cox on the way to Nova Engineering the other side of Cambridge and didn't know it was gone until I stopped, I made a replacement from Alli sheet, which was fine until the car caught fire and was written off
John


Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:32 am
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Hi John,
I don't feel so bad now only loosing a boot lid when you lost a complete car.
Still you could probably have retrieved the boot lid for your next car.


Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:39 am
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I could not even do that the alli cover melted :( I did salvage the big bore Cooper s engine and sell it on, front and rear brakes came back to Nigeria and fitted to a Mini here, the Cox rear suspension was fitted to my Twinny Mini, but now back in the UK being fitted to next yeas red Bull F1 car?? The custom made exhaust system is fitted to my new GTM, bits scattered far and wide.
John


Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:19 pm
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Post Re: Boot lid
Almost flat.
If you need I am making some
A cox type and a gtm coupe 1 piece with air vents.


Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:52 pm
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See pictures of the cox type and the mould of the gtm coupe type.


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Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:57 pm
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That does look nice, I joined my 2 piece cover together to make it like the old 1 piece cover and also extended the scoop over the carbs to cover the air box on the 45 Webber on a long manifold.
John


Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:05 am
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I finally had time to finished one.
Very happy with the result.


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Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:36 pm
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Looking very nice,
Well done


Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:21 am
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