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Re: Biggish Aquarama Special build
« Reply #125 on: February 13, 2020, 10:44:06 PM »

Hi Mike


Very nice and functional solution. Look forward to seeing the varnish going on.


Best regards
David.
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Re: Biggish Aquarama Special build
« Reply #126 on: February 21, 2020, 04:02:50 PM »

Hello.


With no sign of the lost windscreen frame being found, I have started on the Musetto from 1.5 mm Copper plate.

A long way to go yet but here are some photo's of the work so far and what it will look like if all goes well. The 2 halves will be silver soldered together when finished, then Chromed.

Mike.
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Re: Biggish Aquarama Special build
« Reply #127 on: February 21, 2020, 04:25:53 PM »

Which courier did you use? I hope it wasn't one of 2 I can think of. They'll probably just write it off.  Best of luck with it.


Was it you looking for white copper to start again? I could only find smaller sheets than you were looking for.


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Re: Biggish Aquarama Special build
« Reply #128 on: February 21, 2020, 04:53:08 PM »

Which courier did you use? I hope it wasn't one of 2 I can think of. They'll probably just write it off.  Best of luck with it.


Was it you looking for white copper to start again? I could only find smaller sheets than you were looking for.


Rich
Hi Rich.
The parcel was booked and paid for via Parcel 2 Go and the carrier was Hermes.
I did pay for insurance  but it's impossible to either email or phone them. Not at all hopeful of them finding it or paying out on the insurance. It's DHL for me from now on.


Regarding the remaking of the frame, I'll wait until the 14  working days have passed, ( carrier rules ) and if no joy , go ahead and buy some Copper plate and make a new one.


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Re: Biggish Aquarama Special build
« Reply #129 on: February 21, 2020, 06:26:15 PM »

Oh dear, Hermes* were one of my initial 2 and I forgot about parcel 2 Go!  You picked an absolute prize combination there in my experience!  (Yodel was the other one of my initial).


Good luck -I foresee lots of calls and emails with no result in my experience when someone sending me something used both before.  Parcel 2 go well known, look at their feedback.  Speaks volumes.  Strike it off as a bad experience I think and move-on.


*Actually I was at RM today and several others were complaining about Hermes tactics.


Best of luck,


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Re: Biggish Aquarama Special build
« Reply #130 on: February 27, 2020, 09:40:11 PM »

Hello all.

Musetto so far, but lots to do to it yet.


As a matter of interest I have just received the full insurance value plus initial cost of sending from Parcel2Go.
They kept on asking for more and more information, I think I wore them down in the end tho'.
I can now order the metal to make another one.


A couple of photos of the work to date.


Mike.


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Re: Biggish Aquarama Special build
« Reply #131 on: March 11, 2020, 09:29:47 PM »

Hello.


Musetto almost complete, just a little re shaping here and there and lots of buffing before it's ready for Chrome plating.


Of all the things that I have had to make so far for this build, this one has been the most difficult by far.
Unfortunately, I just don't have the skills to have made it better.
I'm not completely pleased with it, but it's the best that I could do,so,will have to do.
Hopefully it will look better following plating.


Some photos


Mike.

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Re: Biggish Aquarama Special build
« Reply #132 on: March 11, 2020, 10:20:59 PM »

Looks pretty darned good to me!   :-)) :-))
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