Bob's GT Forte scratch build.

Bob Jones

Bronze Supporter
#1
Well the sun is out and I have finally made a start! The pile of metal I picked up yesterday is cutting nicely.
Thanks to everyone on this forum for providing the inspiration and no doubt the much needed advice and criticism in the future. Welding tomorrow!
 

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Paul fortin

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#2
you guys who build a car from scratch are nuts too me. I could never do it, it would look like a pile of c__p and would be unsafe even if it could start. my hat goes off too you. now hurry up lets see the body on the frame next week. good luck.
 
#3
Welcome to the Party Pal.

We have a GT-Forte email group you might be interested in joining. Any issues you come across, were bound to have dealt with similar in the past.


Nick D.
 

Bob Jones

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#4
Hi Paul.
Well I've built a lot of cars but never a forty.
Your car looks amazing.

Nick.
Thanks mate, need all the help I can get. Wiil pm you.
 

Renato

Lifetime Premier Supporter
#6
We do?!? :laugh: :stunned:

Welcome Bob, and good luck with your build. There is some great talent here and don't be afraid to ask twice cut once...

Regards,
Renato
 
#7
Welcome Bob, as Nick says join the email group, it has helped me no end, and still does. Remember there is no such thing as a stupid question!

You are brave, i don't think i have the b***s to start from scratch.

Good luck and keep the progress updates coming.

Andrew

PS i had to modify the position of the power steering motor mount on my pre built chassis, don't be in a hurry to weld that bit up till you check it aligns with dash, mine was about 25mm out and hence steering column was too long. :stunned: Once moved all fell in to place.
 
#12
Hi Bob! Welcome aboard. You've probably seen my thread - I'm building from the self build kit and 80% done with the chassis. As I'm one of the later people to build a chassis please feel free to shout if you have any questions. With the self build kit I found there's a few bits of info that you really have to search for to find. Let me know if you don't understand anything, need a missing measurement etc.
 
#16
Welcome Bob, as Nick says join the email group, it has helped me no end, and still does. Remember there is no such thing as a stupid question!

You are brave, i don't think i have the b***s to start from scratch.

Good luck and keep the progress updates coming.

Andrew

PS i had to modify the position of the power steering motor mount on my pre built chassis, don't be in a hurry to weld that bit up till you check it aligns with dash, mine was about 25mm out and hence steering column was too long. :stunned: Once moved all fell in to place.
Andrew, can you clarify what you moved and why ?
 

Bob Jones

Bronze Supporter
#17
That brings back memories but I must admit, it was one of the real pleasure bits as it changes so quickly ;-)
You're right Nick. Really annoyed to have broken that blade. Fortunately I have got a lot of bits already cut so not holding me up yet. Got an email back from Darren re the parts I have ordered. Apparently he has had pneumonia. Posting bits on Monday. Fingers crossed.
 
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