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Kit 275GTB 6th September 2015 18:10

The windscreen rake is just one of the problems I have been wrestling with on my 275GTB/Z3 project (http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...?t=5207&page=4). Basically, the Z3 is a different shape - shorter nose, longer doors, higher side window (and different shape), more room between the door and the rear wheel, wider roof, bigger boot lid ... As the old saying has it "If I were going there I wouldn't start from here". Tribute have done an amazing job of producing a nicely cohesive design and on my own I can not match their skill or speed of working but "I have started so I will continue".

Tribute Automotive 6th September 2015 18:33

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Originally Posted by Kit 275GTB (Post 71033)
The windscreen rake is just one of the problems I have been wrestling with on my 275GTB/Z3 project (http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...?t=5207&page=4). Basically, the Z3 is a different shape - shorter nose, longer doors, higher side window (and different shape), more room between the door and the rear wheel, wider roof, bigger boot lid ... As the old saying has it "If I were going there I wouldn't start from here". Tribute have done an amazing job of producing a nicely cohesive design and on my own I can not match their skill or speed of working but "I have started so I will continue".

Hi George.
I hope your health/memory are continuing to improve. As we discussed before the journey for you is as important as the finished project, so keep on enjoying it at your own pace.
Regards Chris

Sancty 15th September 2015 13:13

Hello, any news on this project?

Tribute Automotive 2nd October 2015 17:51

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http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...psydgc3nhk.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...psbwhco1cp.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...psvlojav3a.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...psazb5jhtv.jpg

Paul L 2nd October 2015 17:59

I do love seeing you guys "stiching" a body shell together. :cool:

Keep up the great work, Paul. :)

Egdik 2nd October 2015 18:44

Good to see things lining up as a whole - and finished with a Tiger's tail bumper.

275NART 2nd October 2015 19:05

Very cool! The tall tail reminds me of the competizione 275 body. What are the bumpers off of?

Egdik 2nd October 2015 20:03

The bumpers are stainless and made for a 275GTB long nose. 3 part rear.
[from Vietnamese sweat shop for Harringtons.]

Mister Towed 3rd October 2015 06:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by Egdik (Post 71678)
The bumpers are stainless and made for a 275GTB long nose. 3 part rear.
[from Vietnamese sweat shop for Harringtons.]

Car is looking mighty fine and I do like those bumpers. Do you have a link to the web page for them?

AcC8braman 3rd October 2015 06:57

I can't make my mind up now if I want the SWB or the GTB!!!

Kit 275GTB 3rd October 2015 08:40

Amazing Craftsmanship!
 
It is amazing to see that body coming together from a patchwork quilt of pieces. What a "tribute" to their craftsmanship!
My own approach is different because of my fortunate starting position, as the old joke says, "If I were going there, I wouldn't start from here." I have only had to cut panels to fit (with one or two patches) and find places to hang them on the Z3.

Egdik 3rd October 2015 09:50

Bumpers
 
Hi Towed, here is a link to the Harrington website for GTB2 long nose bumpers. Further research may also be done on various car Club websites.

The bumpers are 'hand beaten' which gives a certain patina to the reflective surface. There is a little 'twist' along the rear cross section, which should disappear when they are tightened in place. The aim is to make the car look properly 'dressed'

http://www.groupharrington.com/en/pa...2-bumpers.html

Danny_HUFC 3rd October 2015 12:01

I hope to see a few of these bumpers fitted to SWBs, at that price you cant go wrong

Lucky@LeMans 3rd October 2015 17:31

I thought 1415 was quite a lot for some bling. I suppose to complete the car they will add to the finished look !

275NART 3rd October 2015 18:37

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Originally Posted by Lucky@LeMans (Post 71693)
I thought 1415 was quite a lot for some bling. I suppose to complete the car they will add to the finished look !

Me too! That's more than I have in my donor car, v12, and wire wheels!

Maybe Tribute could take molds from Kidge's and make some fiberglass bumpers- only if he allows of course! They could then be spray-chromed or wrapped.

Jaguartvr 3rd October 2015 18:37

A friend had to fit a set of Harrington bumpers to a Dino, he got them to fit............eventually. He was very upset about how long it took to fit them and even then he wasn't 100% happy.
I keep looking at them for my MK2 jag but if they don't fit I can't see how you could adjust them as they are so large and heavy. Expensive if they don't fit, some people have had success others have hated them, lots of comments on various forums if ou hunt.

Danny_HUFC 4th October 2015 10:41

I stand correct on my last input, i thought they where 141.50! Maybe a bit pricey for most but im sure chris will take a mould. It would be rude not too!

HouseMartin 4th October 2015 11:44

Ferrari museum
 
Guys is this the correct 275?

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...&pictureid=621

HM

275NART 4th October 2015 11:58

That is the more popular 67-68 "long nose" gtb/4 cam car. The 65-66 "short nose" lacks the hood bulge, the grill opening is more square, and the bumpers sit lower on the nose.
http://static0.bornrichimages.com/wp...etta_m5kya.jpg

Tribute Automotive 8th November 2015 17:55

Progress
 
More progress on the buck for Kidge's car. I realised that the top of the SWB rear wings were much flatter than the 275's, so the they were reprofiled using a strip of alloy as a guide followed by lashings of filler.

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps43d1kj7b.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...psqwzh8cbb.jpg

Once the ends of the spoiler had been reprofiled the centre section on the boot lid could be formed.

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps2799th07.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...psxydboga1.jpg

B pillar vents starting to be formed.

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...psfm33rhlp.jpg

Rear wheel arch lips removed

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...psy904yewx.jpg

Rear end shape nearly there, just boot opening shape to be finalised before everything is smoothed out for moulding.

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...pslnvcabmb.jpg

Rear bumper hung on temporary brackets to check fit against body, some work still to do. These obviously aren't the rear lights that Kidge will be using, I was just having a ponder........

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6x6the8q.jpg


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