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I put Marchal driving lights on the car Greg did for me, and am driving in daylight with them on in addition to headlights for visibility/safety...I want to be seen.  I just switched clear bulbs to amber.  Found pair on e-bay.  Never intend to drive in fog, and can switch bulbs out in minutes if in a situation I feel I need the extra illumination.  The Marchals are a little larger and are the button/nipple glass kind, and I like the look.

Nice sounding mill there, Greg!

Idaho - You might want to begin looking for one or two replacement lenses for those Marchals.  I ran mine for over ten years then returned from a ride to see what was left of one lens (just a couple small hunks of glass) lying up against the reflector from a stone strike.  The lens for an original will also fit the reproductions, BUT they are as scarce as hen's teeth.  There is a guy in Florida who is the self-proclaimed US distributor for Marchal lights and he doesn't want to sell replacement lenses - He only wants to sell new pairs of the entire light.

Anyway, watch eBay or the Samba for a spare lens and just keep it safe in your shop til you need it.  They sometimes pop up for $50 each or so - grab one if you find one.  They were used on Porsche, Mercedes, Jaguar and some other marques so they pop up from time to time.  I got a pair of lenses for $75 last Spring.

Gordon: lenses or assemblies, as far as my search determined, aren't as much of an issue as the amber bulbs.  Buying a old case of bulbs from England.  I'll provide a photo of before and after with the bulbs, not lenses (glass covers).  My lenses are still clear, it's the bulbs with the color.  Marchal has a 3-point (ear) bulb, and getting the 12v amber version vs 6v is the issue.  Hate to have to change out for yellow/amber lenses, and the bulbs offer some flexibility.   You are correct on the pricey offers of complete pairs of Marchals, and it's likely my strategy created a longer term problem.  I've looked at the prices, and there're tough.  The easier solution is to let Greg provide the alternative fogs for less money.  Personal taste and wallet depth.  Regardless, the safety issue of lights on and drivers or fogs with color are a plus, to me.  Kiwi, you may not need this, that engine will likely take you past danger and observation in a heart beat.

Kiwi posted:

Let me list the total options and put some pics up.  

Sorry color is Slate grey non metallic. Red leather interior with diamond stitch seat centers and single diamond stitch door pockets.

Heated seats

Grey square weave carpets

Fat performance type IV

5 lug front and rear disc brakes with drilled rotes and hawk padws

Porsche nipple caps

OMP pedal covers

A1 sidewinder exhaust for Type IV with twin pipes

Front trunk carpet square weave

retro radio

oil cooler with AN hoses

IRS with 12.5 narrowed trailing arms

beehive taillights LED

LED front headlights from Vintage LEDS

Dynamat Upgrade full

Mesh Headlight grills

Hard tonneau with single headrest in match diamond stitch.

Custom 4 speed transmission from Rancho.

Question do you guys think i should get the fog lights?

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Amazing spec @Kiwi ! Sounds like it's going to be a Vintage Motorcar on STEROIDS! The engine is mindblowing! Congrats!

Quick UPDATE with Pics! The car has come back with two-stage paint and lights have been mounted!!! 

Based on advice from @Lfepardo, I've decided to add Off-White perforated vinyl headliner to my hard top to give the car a more period/classic look. Given the holidays, this change will hold back delivery by a couple weeks as it's done by a third party - but I'm totally fine with that. All good things come to those who wait! 

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@Speedster said- "Quick UPDATE with Pics! The car has come back with two-stage paint and lights have been mounted!!!"

Just to let you know- the body shell looks great, BUT the ride height is way too high, those rear wheels are kind of ugly and not even centered in the wheelwells. I don't know how you're ever going to put a transaxle, engine and front suspension in that chassis, and I can't for the life of me understand why no one else noticed...

Lfepardo posted:

Looking awesome.

did you decide to go with the white walls as well?... the car is goi to look awesome!!!

Definitely ordered the Coker whitewall tires for a more period look!! Love these white walls because the white wall is wider on the tire than other brands I’ve seen. 

ALB posted:

@Speedster said- "Quick UPDATE with Pics! The car has come back with two-stage paint and lights have been mounted!!!"

Just to let you know- the body shell looks great, BUT the ride height is way too high, those rear wheels are kind of ugly and not even centered in the wheelwells. I don't know how you're ever going to put a transaxle, engine and front suspension in that chassis, and I can't for the life of me understand why no one else noticed...

Each to their own 😂 I might actually make a change order and go with the standard look where there are four wheels touching the ground!

ScarletSpeedster posted:

Newbie here... Just came across this thread and definitely following. Been spending lots of sleepless nights reading everything this site has to offer (like every newbie should do) Planning on going with VMC as well on my build. So I can't wait to see your photos and review. 

Happy New Year everyone!! And welcome ScarletSpeedster!! Sleepless nights is such an accurate description of what happens when you get into this game will report how things go when I pick up the car in a couple weeks!!! BTW definitely going with the red! 😬

NIce, Marty will love you posting his car  

 

BTW, my advice when choosing colour sample is to look at the pantone scale to see where or which series of base colours the colour you like belongs and then you know if you'll end up with green tones, blue tones or other.  helps keep the dissapointment down.   Better yet hope to seed another car in the flesh with the paint colour you want. etc

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