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« Reply #1290 on: January 28, 2019, 05:57:19 AM »

Not offended in any way. Being hand beaten they aren't quite identical, but are very close and they are in line. There are however some really weird optical illusions (not helped by our camera that can't take  a pic of a straight line) No matter which order I laid them out, the rear one always looked much larger than the front one. Huh I even got someone else to check that I wasn't going nuts. As soon as I fitted the panel to the car it got even stranger, but when viewed from the front or rear they look fine. Think it's to do with the light, shape and position, relative to a horizontal top line and the angled exhaust. Wonder if adding a third would make it look even odder. Grin
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« Reply #1291 on: January 28, 2019, 02:47:32 PM »

I see what Mr Mutly means -as if the back end of the 2nd one ought to be lower?
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« Reply #1292 on: January 28, 2019, 07:55:06 PM »

Phew...
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« Reply #1293 on: January 28, 2019, 09:44:14 PM »

Perhaps I should have just said, it's an optical illusion.   Smiley
You guys (and my eyes) made me doubt myself. Undecided  So I checked and it's right even if it looks wrong. Grin
Perceived perspective can do strange things to the brain. In this pic the rear one looks narrower/smaller than the front, because the tapered panel shape tricks the brain into thinking the front is further away than it is, so must be wider than it really is.
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« Reply #1294 on: January 29, 2019, 10:44:16 AM »

Huh?
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« Reply #1295 on: January 29, 2019, 06:26:47 PM »

I give up. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1296 on: January 29, 2019, 06:47:58 PM »

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« Reply #1297 on: January 31, 2019, 06:46:34 PM »

Clear as mud!
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« Reply #1298 on: February 06, 2019, 03:12:04 PM »

RH bonnet panel roughed out.
Decided against more louvres, as the lower panel and bonnet tops have enough and I don't need any more scoops, so went for a curved swage line based on the shape of the front chassis covers. At times like this, I could really do with a bead roller.
The kick out at the rear is to give a little more foot/pedal room.
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« Reply #1299 on: February 06, 2019, 05:03:16 PM »

That's rather nice David.
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« Reply #1300 on: February 06, 2019, 05:30:40 PM »

 I like it but compared to the other side... too subtle perhaps. Undecided
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« Reply #1301 on: February 06, 2019, 08:29:47 PM »

You mean not quite so crazy? Smiley
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« Reply #1302 on: February 07, 2019, 12:08:44 PM »

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Panel offered up. Needs a little tweaking to get the fit right, but it will be fine.
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« Reply #1303 on: February 07, 2019, 03:50:55 PM »

Really glad you've picked up this project again Dave.
So will you be taking the roadster with you to your new place?
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« Reply #1304 on: February 07, 2019, 06:11:43 PM »

Possibly not. At the moment we have seven vehicles so the logistics would be a nightmare. It will be a lot easier if I only have to worry about getting the trike and the Bantam there. Thinking of selling everything except the wife's daily, the trike and the Bantam.
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