Metal bashing courses par excellence from Contour Autocraft

Those metal-bashing gurus of fine repute, Contour Autocraft has announced their course dates for 2013. Three different versions available with the Foundation being step one, which lasts five days and costs £1198 inc VAT – these take place on May 13-17, July 8-12, September 16-20 and November 18-22.

Advanced Construction also lasts five days and costs £1398 and takes place as follows: May 20-24, July 15-19, September 23-27 and November 25-29.

Finally, Contour an Advanced Own Project course that costs £1698 and happens on April 22-26 and October 14-18.

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This extra heavy duty ball-joint separator (Laser Tools’ part no: 5553) is designed to split the most stubborn joint taper with ease.

There is no hammer, no impact, just steady and impressive power, a torque of just 40Nm applied results in a full eight tonne pressure on the jaws.

The fork body is manufactured from high-tensile SCM 440 alloy steel for terrific strength and durability.

This professional tool is available now at a typical price of £106.68 but remember to check your local Laser Tools supplier for the best prices and special offers.

More details from ENDS.


Professional-quality automotive tool specialist, Mac Tools, has added a ¼in ratchet screwdriver to its range. An incredibly useful tool, the SBDR8 can be used in place of a set of standard screwdrivers and in many cases is easier to use.

The three-position, 45-tooth ratchet mechanism means that users no longer need to constantly stop and adjust their grip position when tightening or undoing fasteners. This is generally the case with traditional screwdrivers and is especially common when working in confined spaces. With the SBDR8, the process is made faster and smoother while reducing strain on the wrists.

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Sneak view of the new Ribble Colani prior to it going off to the paintshop

Leyland-based, Ribble Kits & Classics has been busy over the winter creating a homage to one of the world’s first best-selling kitcars, the Colani GT, introduced in 1960 and created by Luigi Colani, a man of many talents (he’s also designed furniture, ballpoint pens and kitchen, as well as working at various times for BMW, Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Volkswagen), of which around 1700 were sold.

Ribble boss, Andy Powell, has based his replica on the Volkswagen Beetle with the kit priced at £3400 with options available More >


News of a RONART DRIVERS CLUB factory open day on Saturday, April 20 that will see a gathering of W152s and other Ronart models with a chance to look round the factory, talk to staff and founder, Arthur Wolstenholme.

There will be informative talks and advice for potential owners and there will also be an opportunity to go for a spin in a Ronart for the true experience. Plus, on the day there’ll be a £1000 upgrade voucher for anyone placing an order for a Stage 2 W152 kit with £1000 deposit paid.

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Dremel has responded to consumer demand for a cordless tool that does not stall easily, charges quickly and has a long run time.

It is also compact, comes complete with easy accessory change, works with all the Dremel accessories in its extensive range and is great value for money.

The Dremel 8100 makes short work of rust removal and other cleaning and polishing tasks and is able to reach into really tight areas. It is also perfect for making fast precise cuts and for controlled sanding with a high-quality finish. Its grinding and sharpening abilities ensure fast material removal and the ability to grind More >


Jenvey has just announced their new thro-le body conversion kit for the 2.5 litre Duratec engine.

The kit contains everything required to convert the engine to twin ‘DCOE’ style and includes a pair of lightweight twin choke throttle bodies pre-mounted on a Jenvey EFi manifold and a fuel rail also supplied fitted in place.

Four Jenvey aluminium 90mm long air horns and mounting bolts are also included in the kit.

Jenvey parts are engineered for Motorsport, offering excellent performance, reliability, lightness and value. The manifold also offers a significant improvement over the standard intake system that is heavily restricted.

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Britemax Grime Out is an effective degreaser that quickly dissolves brake dust, engine grease, embedded dirt in rubber, bugs, tar, salt and hard water spots on glass.

It performs where traditional cleaners fail, it turns tyres black and white walls and white lettering bright white. Excellent for removing show scuffs from door panels and wax residue from rubber and plastic trim. The product is also an excellent wash additive for extremely dirty vehicles. Does not contain acids or heavy solvents and is fully biodegradable.

Grime Out retails at £10.99 (709ml) or £22.99 for a large 3.78-litre bottle.

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This new mini blow-gun introduced by Laser Tools (part no: 5539) has an innovative venturi-effect design to the head, which draws in ambient air and significantly boosts air flow. The mini blow-gun consumes 6.55-cfm from the compressor but the output is 13-cfm making this a very effective tool.

Many uses around the workshop and particularly valuable in bodyshops.

Available now and terrific value at a retail price of £11.44 but remember to check your local Laser Tools supplier for the best prices and special offers.

More details from ENDS.


A torch is a glove box essential, especially for a break down at night. Having that source of light will provide security and peace of mind when stranded on the side of the motorway.

However, batteries have a shelf life and are affected by cold. Having a torch in the glove box is a great precaution, but only when it works.

To ensure you not only have a light source in the car, but one that works when you need it, Ring has launched the Rechargeable Car Torch.

The torch simply plugs it into the car’s 12v socket. This provides the power to More >