The NG TF body kit contains a number of GRP (glass reinforced plastic) body parts including the tub and a variety of associated brackets, bolts and other hardware. The GRP body parts fit completely inside the tub for transporting. I collected it with a hired trailer (photo 2) but I understand it would also fit inside a Transit van. Approximate overall dimensions are 250cm x 105cm x 62cm.
The GRP parts (photo 3) are:
main body shell (tub)
front & rear wings
front radiator cowl
Other parts include:
chassis torque braces
aluminium bonnet panels
steering column extension
a host of brackets and fixings
The first job on the body was to measure, mark and cut a number of holes in the bulkhead and footwell which are detailed in the NG manual (photo 4). A selection of rulers and squares is useful and a permanent OHP (overhead projector) pen is good for marking lines, etc. on the body. These marks can be removed with methylated spirit if a mistake is made but do not rub out accidentally.
A selection of drills and hole saws, a jigsaw and a keyhole saw make it quite straightforward to make the necessary holes and cuts.
Other Body Fitments
The following body related fitments can be found in other relevant sections:
WARNING: Although GRP is easy to drill and cut, the dust produced is an irritant so it is advisable to wear nitrile/latex gloves and goggles. When sanding GRP, it is essential to wear a mask too.