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    My f40 build

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    f40 replica

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    good look... more images please

    Is a kit buy or are you making a body from 0?

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    Looking good, but cant wait to see a lot more pictures and some info on it?!

    Cheers

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    f 40

    hi mate was a mr2 kit and im stretching it to fit trying to get near as the right dimensions and reglassing it as i go

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    As you can see the front needs to be a bit deeper but its not to far off . was going to ask you plastic what are you going to do for a rear screen ? i did an experiment with lexan heating it over a ridge of wood mould but got a rainbow effect so i will have to buy one i think so any info on them would be great cheers brooki .

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    There are many types of polycarbonate plastics. They all react to heat in different ways. From my experience the softer clear polycarbonates will work better than the scratch resistant types. It’s kind of hit or miss. I had some cheep old clear sheets from Home Depot I used some time ago and they worked great with heat. The more expensive Lexan brand didn’t work as well. Although there are many different types of Lexan as well.

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    Go to V8archie.com, contact Archie by phone, he has made more then one F40 rear window. He makes his from Lexan, he can give you pointers. He has helped me on lots of things.

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    I plan to make a 2 piece press mold for the rear screen, i will then send it away to someone who specialises in lexan to get it made. It probably wont be the cheapest way of going about it, but i want it to be good quality.

    Are you still fitting the kit on a MR2? are you going the stretch the wheelbase?

    Cheers.

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