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#76 Cookiez

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 07:41 AM

Yes Ben.

 

Its taken them long enough.

I just don't know why they cant produce the same quality on both sides of the shell to start with.

 

I did get chance to look at a recent build with a new heritage shell a few weeks ago, the A Panel fit was the same as what it was on this :wacko:  



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Posted 02 October 2015 - 11:39 AM

Last years IMM i had a look at the Heritage shells Minispares had on show there, one a roundnose and the other a Clubby. Not impressed by either to be honest. especially with the money they cost. Very poor with some dodgy panel fit and odd welding.



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Posted 02 October 2015 - 01:48 PM

I had a few problems with the shell

 

First up was the A Panel fit on the passenger side

 

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Second was the A Panel to Wing fit on the drivers side, I would have never been able to fit the seam strip

 

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And third was the welding to the passenger inner wing

 

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Heritage have sorted all these problems for me,


Edited by Cookiez, 03 October 2019 - 09:04 AM.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 04:36 PM

They are a bit rough to say the least, glad got it sorted though

Edited by Daz1968, 02 October 2015 - 04:37 PM.


#80 James_eaton_thewholething

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 06:52 PM

That was bad considering the price of new shells. I'm thankful that heritage still make the panels but when you are expecting a new she'll you expect it to be right first time. Glad they sorted it though. It's a real shame about the accident it was such a lovely car

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 08:19 AM

Doors Bonnet & boot removed

 

Managed to get Ruby Two back on the spit

 

Made a small list of things I need to do while she is upside down

 

First on the list was to remove the seam covers at the back of the wheel arch, I think they would only collect water.

So off they came

I don't like the way the shell is finished here,

 

 

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I removed the cover & ground the weld down a little

 

 

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Filled the left over hole with weld & ground down, still a little more work to do but I think it looks better.

 

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Edited by Cookiez, 26 September 2019 - 03:12 PM.


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Posted 05 October 2015 - 11:37 AM

Interestingly my passenger side A Panel ended up the same, I fitted the fully assembled heritage inner wing / A Panel / hinge post etc. and I simply couldn't get it any further forward to bring the edge of the A panel in line with the A post. My seams line up nicely enough but theres still a small gap that I will simply have to deal with later using the old welding filler rod technique.

 

The drivers side fit perfectly by the way.

 

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 12:42 PM

Heritage did manage to sort out the passenger A Panel

 

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Edited by Cookiez, 26 September 2019 - 03:13 PM.


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Posted 05 October 2015 - 02:39 PM

Looks good, did they tell you what they did? I guess you don't really care though now it's fixed :-)



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Posted 05 October 2015 - 02:57 PM

I gave them a list of what I wanted sorting.

 

They messed a couple of other things up in the process tho.

 

But hey ho! I will have to sort those myself.

 

 

I do think to myself, Should I have had a go at repairing the other shell now I know what a new one is like.

 

If I were to offer any advice to anyone wanting a shell it would be to have a real good look at it before buying it.

I had my rose tinted glasses on at the time.

Some bits of the shell are great, and its proof that things can be done to a great standard. But then you look at the same part on the other side of the shell and its shocking.

 

I was told by Heritage sales that they don't make concourse shells

I thought that concourse was a definition of Originality

Yet on the Heritage website they pride themselves on using original traditional skills & original drawings and patterns.

My expectations of a brand new shell & what £6500 gets you, have been shattered.

I don't want it to come across that I'm saying Heritage are bad in any way, I know they work hard creating these shells.

These are the best were going to get,

What I'm saying is they could be better,


Edited by Cookiez, 05 October 2015 - 03:09 PM.


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Posted 05 October 2015 - 04:35 PM

It's good that you got it sorted out in the end but I agree, for that money I would certainly be expecting top quality, certainly not the obvious issues that you've highlighted here, onwards and upwards now though, looking forward to seeing this come together!



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Posted 05 October 2015 - 05:52 PM

It is such a real shame that heritage don't want them to be the best shells. I mean it can't be any harder than doing a poor job and then having to re do the work

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 08:23 AM

Did a little more last night

 

Ruby donated some metal from that rather nice bottom of hers.

I thought it would be nice to use some bits from the original shell to fill the holes on Ruby Two.

 

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While I was welding and grinding a few smaller bits, Jack cut some bits out ready for welding in the larger holes

 

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Valance Fog Light holes

 

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Closing Plate

 

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Edited by Cookiez, 26 September 2019 - 03:14 PM.


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Posted 08 October 2015 - 09:51 AM

More holes filled

Battery box Done

Spare Wheel area Done

Rear Seat Drivers Side Done

Fog Light Bracket holes Done - For the MOT I have made a magnetic fog light that we just stick to the valance

 

 

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Edited by Cookiez, 26 September 2019 - 03:15 PM.


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Posted 08 October 2015 - 10:03 AM

Can someone tell me what these holes are for please

 

I am blocking them up, I'd just like to know what they are used for

 

 

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Edited by Cookiez, 26 September 2019 - 03:16 PM.






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