Dutton Kit Cars and their owners

hi folks just wondering what fixing some of you guys are using on the legerra soft top front fixing the ones that are on mine are a bit fiddely to get located and locked down i wid be soaked by the time i had managed to get the roof on i had removed the fiddely ones and replaced them with m6 bolts and thumb screws makes it a bit quicker and easier but interested what other folks are using  thanks in advance 

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Comment by James paton on March 23, 2018 at 20:31

will keep this in mind adrian i had thought of useing a boot lid spoiler save all the messing about to get the shape 

Comment by Adrian Southgate on March 22, 2018 at 22:52

I do have to re-model it to be honest. That green one uses the original bumper shape. I want to alter the shape in that section and curve the front up to meet the chassis, meaning new 'fins' will have to be made, new spoiler in fact.

Comment by Adrian Southgate on March 22, 2018 at 22:48

I still have the foam leftovers, high density foam (NOT polystyrene) is easier to carve and sand down, three metal strips glassed into the 'fins' with rivet nuts through them to fix it to the bumper and then its just tissue and resin, primer and paint.

(makes it sound so easy doesn't it)

I also have a bumper to use as a replacement when the green one is off so that makes mine easy. You'd get it assembled in a weekend James.

Comment by James paton on March 22, 2018 at 21:35

like the back bumper that looks quite awsome 

Comment by Adrian Southgate on March 22, 2018 at 1:18

Already done that, second of two body mods on the green one.

Front bumper bottom edge lowered to make air intakes bigger. 


This works a couple of ways. It forces more air into the radiator once it's been ducted and by altering the angle it reduces the amount of air flowing under the front thereby reducing lift at speed

Rear wing fitted between pods on the back end.


This takes the air flowing under and around the petrol tank and forces it upward, helps to release air trapped by the huge 'dam' that is the rear bumper. Further work required to open the bit of the bumper above the wing and curve it up to the chassis at the front to allow the maximum airflow out from the back of the body.

Comment by James paton on March 21, 2018 at 23:54

i have cut and moded the hard top it was in quite bad condition but fitted a clio sunroof had to make the sides a bit straighter over the top of the door area im covering it in a white leatherette but generally looks ok will add a photo soon 

Comment by James paton on March 21, 2018 at 23:50

so if you mod the roof like that what would you do with the rear bumper as it looks like it can do with something added in the middle section 

Comment by Scott Grimson on March 15, 2018 at 8:07

I'd want to go fastback and tailgate rather than notchback and like James said bulge the roof up a bit to get it more curvy..

Comment by James Doulton on March 15, 2018 at 1:30

Nice work, Ade. I think it could do with a bit of a curve on the top but that is hard to invent. You could do the top as if it were vinyl covered, so all just black and shades of grey.

Obviously it needs a duck tail ... and maybe a separate spoiler?

Comment by Adrian Southgate on March 14, 2018 at 23:53

One coupe hardtop photochop. This used the parameters of the existing roll bar cover as an 'apex' and just joined the straight lines. Pretty minimalist.

coupe hardtop

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