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    Window/headlight cover material

    Hi guys, I still make the headlight and running light covers (over 20 years now) out of crack proof plastic. I've made them for all replica makes and some original cars such as prototype GT103. Email me at: [email protected] so I can send photos and details. Also, feel free to call...
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    Lower from turn signal covers

    Hi Rick, I'd be glad to make you a set out of crack proof plastic as in the photo above (post #3). Email me at: [email protected] for photos and details and feel free to call anytime at: 816-286-6982. Thanks, Mark Clapp
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    Headlight covers

    Hi Grzegorz, it depends on the depth of your recessed mounting flanges. The covers I make are 1/8" thickness. Thanks, Mark Clapp
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    Neil is correct about using Lexan for the cockpit or engine cover windows if plastic is used. It is the only plastic that will take the heat of the engine and not deform. Hard-coated lexan (MR10 or Mar-Guard) is worth the extra cost for scratch resistance.
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    Fasteners for plexiglass / laminate

    When you use helicoils, the expanded coil (once threaded into the body) must be shorter than the body thickness. If any coils extend below the body, they will not be threaded and expanded within the body. This will cause the screws to bind. I used 0.207 inch coils. Also, once you have the...
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    Chuck and Ryan's RCR Build

    Chuck, sorry for the back-track, you might consider having your rear window/engine cover wrapped with an acrylic clear bra type wrap. I've even heard of ceramic wraps. Something that could be replaced more easily than the window plastic.
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    2017 Ford GT Sold at Barrett-Jackson Auction

    Maybe some of you guys saw the 2017 Heritage Edition Ford GT (black No. 2 after 1966 Le Mans winner) sold for 1.4M plus fees. Very shrewd for the owner to double his money after the 2-year no sale contract with Ford was up. This makes me sad as I feel the application/vetting process by Ford...
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    Hi Keith, I make the light covers and door windows with laser cut vent windows out of crack...

    Hi Keith, I make the light covers and door windows with laser cut vent windows out of crack proof plastic. If you still need these parts, please email me at: [email protected] so I can send photos of the parts fitted and details of the plastic. Thanks, Mark Clapp
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    Calling Dan White!

    Hi Guys, Dan (a machinist by trade) had plans to build moncoque GT40 replicas. I made several sets of light covers for him as he was stocking up on parts. I gave him the tip that my replica's windshield was from Pilkington in South Africa. Turns out they still made/make? them and were not...
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    Hi Mike, I make the headlight and running light covers in crack-proof plastic for Avengers...

    Hi Mike, I make the headlight and running light covers in crack-proof plastic for Avengers. Please email me at: [email protected] so I can send photos of them fitted to some nice Avengers. Also, feel free to call anytime at: 816-286-6982 to talk about the plastic pieces. I also make the door...
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    Where does everyone live?

    Kansas City, Missouri U.S.A.
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    Street Driving

    Just comes down to seat time. I've known guys that spent 5-7 years building a GT40 and then sold it a few months later as driving was too nerve-racking for them. I've had mine since 2000 and was also nervous at first. It is RHD and I just have two small original-style bullet mirrors. I am...
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    Show us your GT40!

    At my friend's country home.
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    More Global Cooling/Warming/Change hoax.

    Hi Terry, not at all. Here are a few articles from a Google search I just did:
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    More Global Cooling/Warming/Change hoax.

    Do a search and you will find articles of fossils found recently in Antarctica that show it was a forest during the age of dinosaurs. This shows to me once again that we don't have a clue about climate change and all the money in the world can't buy off mother nature.
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    Racing Icons Website

    Sorry if this has already been covered. I tried to go to the Racing Icons website and it does not come up. Are they still in business?
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    GT109 at the Orlando Festival of Speed

    Hi Michael, I'm betting the lower light covers were left off since the body was cut to expose the large spot lights, which I've not seen on other roadsters.
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    Shelby American Collection

    Ron, thanks for posting your photos. When I was there over ten years ago I got chased away from taking a pic of MKII P1015 with my throw away camera. Almost as cool as the cars are the original molds and parts along the walls. It's especially fun for me to see the great shots you took of...
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    GT40 driving

    Hi Nick, I've often suggested to new GT40 drivers to get a fair amount of seat time at first to get used to the rear engine and small mirrors. I've heard stories on here of guys spending years building one, nailed it first time out, and nearly lost it and themselves. Others sold theirs after...
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    I have not seen the vent windows with a recessed opening on the main window on any originals. Are these possibly Superformance replacements?