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    Allora Moulds

    I might have asked this before, but
    Is this the car that the Allora moulds were taken from?
    Or is it more complicated than that?
    Scheldt and Pettet

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    Re: Allora Moulds

    I believe so! The Allora cars have a distinctive point to the from clam seen on this car in it's lifetime. I also believe that the shell was damaged on a number of occasions and this may not have been put straight every time, the screen aperture may have also been distorted....

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    Re: Allora Moulds

    I was also under the impression that this was the case but the Allora moulds are Stradale & the rear canopy on this car is not (parts on centre tub obviously removable), I haven't seen the body lines behind the front wheel arches on this car which would be a give away aswell as the nose tip. I haven't seen any pics of the Scheldt & Pettet car with the "exaggerated" LHS body lines that the early Allora had but these would go along with the accident damage theory.
    The version of the car in this pic also has modified front light rebates & roof spoiler. The top section of the roof spoiler is flat though.
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    Re: Allora Moulds

    Quote Originally Posted by Strat Fan View Post
    I haven't seen any pics of the Scheldt & Pettet car with the "exaggerated" LHS body lines that the early Allora had but these would go along with the accident damage theory.
    Craig,
    Here's a LH side shot of this car:
    S&P car

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    Re: Allora Moulds

    I have some video of it on a vhs tape.

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    Re: Allora Moulds

    This is one those 'yes and no' answers. The S&P car was built from a badly damaged tub and, for example, this is shown by the lack of curvature in the roof section. This error is reproduced by the Allora so I think it's safe to say that the tub mould was taken from the S&P car. The front and rear sections on both cars are aftermarket Italian sourced bodywork, which was all that was commercially available at the time. Did Stuart Gross buy his own or simply mould off S&P's? Probably the former.

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    Re: Allora Moulds

    The "hollow roof" attributed to some Corse's is actually a bit of a myth. (Can't speak for Alloras, as I have not seen any in the raw fibreglass state.)
    The original Corse mould I had for a little while, which came from Hugh Carson, had a very flexible roof section.
    If it was stored with something on top of it for a while then sure enough you would get a hollow roof moulding out of it.
    If you turned it upside down and put a bag of sand inside it before you laid up your panel then you got a nicely rounded roof.
    So I don't think in the Corse case it was 'owt to do with the car it was moulded from, more the way the moulds were stored between uses!

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    Re: Allora Moulds

    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    So I don't think in the Corse case it was 'owt to do with the car it was moulded from, more the way the moulds were stored between uses!
    I'd say you were right John.
    The roof on David Jowsey's Allora (which I've seen an many occasions) is very good.

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    Re: Allora Moulds

    Here's a photo of it:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Alloraroof1.jpg  

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    Re: Allora Moulds

    Yes, Chris.
    There are quite a few good ones about.
    I first doubted what I'd been told about the Corse moulds when I saw Simon Tattersall's Corse centre tub "in the raw". It had an excellent roof shape.
    Then when I retrieved the Corse moulds from Belgium I found out for myself. You could actually pop the roof mould in and out with your foot!
    Leave it in when you were laying up and you were just moulding yourself a load of trouble.

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