Fiberfab-GT 40

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bigfuninc
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Fiberfab-GT 40

Post by bigfuninc » Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:58 am

Any Fiberfab-GT 40 guys out there.Just picked one up

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Marvel
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Re: Fiberfab-GT 40

Post by Marvel » Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:31 am

Here's mine.
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Bought as an unbuilt kit which has been modified (hacked) for a mid engine V8 but never completed. I'm putting it back to original and basing it on an IRS/BJ pan. Still plenty of work to get it on the road but hoping it will look something like this when its finished.
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I think mine was made in the UK by either ACM, AED or Seraph as it's different than the Fiberfab or FT versions. A major problem for me was the windscreen which is from a 60's Ford Taunus and unobtainable in the UK. I found out that they are available custom made from Pilkington Automotive. I still need rear screen but I'm not sure what thats from so may end up using Perspex.

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Re: Fiberfab-GT 40

Post by bigfuninc » Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:51 am

Wow.Thats a nice car you have.What color are you painting it?

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Re: Fiberfab-GT 40

Post by Marvel » Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:05 pm

Not sure about colour yet but thinking about the Porsche in the picture which is a 904GTS raced by Stirling Moss and Innes Ireland at Silverstone in 1964. What do you think?
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Re: Fiberfab-GT 40

Post by bigfuninc » Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:15 pm

The silver grey color looks great, that red is real nice,mine is going Black cherry with gold metalflake flames

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Re: Fiberfab-GT 40

Post by dfhtrhjn » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:20 pm

Definitely looks like the Fiberfab FT Bonito.

Why go back to the rear engine chassis when you've got it hacked for mid engine now?

bigfuninc
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Re: Fiberfab-GT 40

Post by bigfuninc » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:47 am

All original 1960 VW now.Keeping it that way.Unless I fine a real frame.The body will go either way

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Re: Fiberfab-GT 40

Post by stevenz » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:37 pm

hi, I'm a FT bonito owner too, from the netherlands
I bought my FT bonito a year ago and i"m al most finist with the restoration

I try too at some foto's, but no succes. ?
here is a link to our club website and forum, with lots of foto's
http://www.ftbonito.info/



kind regards steve

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Re: Fiberfab-GT 40

Post by jspbtown » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:11 am

I have one that I am almost done with:

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Re: Fiberfab-GT 40

Post by Gt40Eco » Sun May 08, 2011 10:13 am

I have one as well, heavy modified, originally a Vw 69 registered as well , rear ecotec 2.2 with 5 speed transversal,

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Re: Fiberfab-GT 40

Post by bigfuninc » Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:00 am

I need a dash and one seat.Any ideas?Thanks

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Marvel
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Re: Fiberfab-GT 40

Post by Marvel » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:11 am

And then it was finished

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Re: Fiberfab-GT 40

Post by cambsclassiccars » Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:25 am

I have just bought a Bonito it is the same mould as yours, what windows did you have to get for the front and rear? I have the door glass but not the rear side windows I will make these I suspect. Any help will be appreciated.

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Re: Fiberfab-GT 40

Post by Marvel » Sat May 17, 2014 1:55 pm

Front screen is mid 60's Ford Taunus i.e. unobtainable. I got mine for Pilkington Automotive made to order for about £200. The rear is Mark 3 Escort also getting hard to find but got one off egay for £10. The early kits used Opel Kadett Coupe for the rear which had square corners at the bottom. The Escort are radiused
I got the rear rubber from Burtons and the front from a friend with a Bonito. The rear fitted perfectly but the front puckers a bit round the corners. It seems to seal ok though.
Rear windows are glass and came with the kit but I'm sure PA could make them too or just use Perspex. Seals are generic window rubber from somewhere I can't remember.
Where about are you based. Looks like Cambs?

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Re: Fiberfab-GT 40

Post by didranway » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:20 pm

Anybody working on a GT 40?

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