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Just a few photos of how it's coming along.
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Ooops, photos seem to be in reverse order... here's a few more, including the next two in line - our mum's old Husky, and under all the junk behind it - the 'RR' Irish Clan
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Very very nice 🤗

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Is it your car Oli or you doing it for someone else?
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Jointly mine and brother's. The Irish Clan is next in line, then the Husky - unless something else arrives in between.

We would like to do a Davrian, but not easy to find now.
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Looking good!

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looking good - but one question what is the 'RR' Irish Clan?
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If you look up the history of the Clan cars, you will arrive at the time when the company was bought out, and moved over to Newtownards in Ireland.
The factory produced 10 - 20 Race / Rally shells for competition customers. (The exact number is unknown). Ours is one of those that was supplied, but for some reason never built. We are going to build it as a fast road car, and some of the work to the shell we have done already.
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On the RR Irish clan did they do similar to the Luff competition shells, they beefed up all of the suspension mounts and nade really thin roof and door sections. Some areas of the floor were thin as well. You could work under the car with the light coming through from above,until it was painted.
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The light used to come through on the normal shell where it wasn't painted.
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The light used to come through on the normal shell where it wasn't painted. (quote)

But did the roof sag when it was rained on?
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But did the roof sag when it was rained on?
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Trust me - this is no weak shell - roof included. Having worked in the boat industry, my brother and I know how to use fibreglass, and the extra wide competition arches have already been finished properly with enough strength to be able to lift the car up with them.
Having a solid roof with the inbuilt roll hoop structure also makes it very strong.

Will see if I have any photos of it anywhere to post up at some point.
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I'm not saying that it was weak, just that areas that didn't require strength were thin. You could jack mine up on one rear corner (on the fibreglass) and there would be no twist/flex. Luff shells were very light and very strong is what I'm aiming at.
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