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y cymro 1st February 2014 09:40

What would you like Chris to build you?
 
Even though there'll soon be a Tribute model of many pre 65 iconic GT cars there's always room for more.
What would you like Chris to build you, and on which base vehicle.

My starter is for a 1963 Corvette Sting Ray with the split rear window on a Z3 -

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s...483f2f2b17.jpg

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s...3c751780cf.jpg

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s...edb5ac06d4.jpg

Little Red Car 1st February 2014 11:11

An Alfa Romeo TZ1, like the one in the link, here:

http://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/...12-04-13_A.jpg

A car inspired by this but not a slavish replica would be great. Based on the MK2 MX5, panel-conversion style. Lovely.

Mister Towed 1st February 2014 11:23

One of these please -

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/...psfb1148f8.jpg

Modern mid engined donor, perhaps MGF or MR2, or maybe even an off the wall choice like Fiat X1-9.

And I know DeHavilland do one on the MGF already, but have you seen their price list?

WorldClassAccident 1st February 2014 11:33

Not sure what donor could easily be rebodied as this

http://cdn05.motorsportretro.com/wp-...hatch_1967.jpg

Ringo Grumio 1st February 2014 11:38

Loving the viper

GazDavies 1st February 2014 12:39

Ive always been a fan of a 1958 corvette, the first one with twin headlamps. Having said that I would love a single seater like the Lotus above or a cooper climax but to do that properly would need to be a space frame chassis and IVA route.

Down&Out 1st February 2014 14:07

I think he's built nearly all the cars i hanker over!

Jensen interceptor maybe...

zagmad 1st February 2014 15:08

donor cars with large rear windows like the mx3 any good. convertible cars. z3 seems good one so far as the body panels can be removed boot,wings front and back. gt6 convertible

Ollie 1st February 2014 17:16

I like the idea of a daily driver exotica, and i like the Z3 as a base, so i'd like to see how the Ferrari Daytona Spyder would fit....(hmmm, one like the one at the back of the workshop perhaps.....) or for a car with a roof, the Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe.....

y cymro 1st February 2014 17:38

What about one of Mr Clark's Escorts?

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s...87b1152f60.jpg

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s...6f108f822a.jpg

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s...966af93f08.jpg

DSG4ME 1st February 2014 17:59

Really liking all the cars you wish Cris could build for you. I think I will have one of each. ;-)

The thing is many of them are already available.

The split window Corvette that y cymro mentions can be done on a late model Vette and is available from Karls Customs Corvettes.

http://cdn.speednik.com/files/2010/1...upe-new-63.jpg

The Ferrari Dino replica that Mister Towed likes is an MR2 is a kit by J.H. Classics.

http://replicars.files.wordpress.com...2-w600h450.jpg

And the 1960,s Formula 1 replica that WCA likes is called the Tiger ERA HSS.

http://www.sovereigncarsales.co.uk/i...HOTS%20002.jpg

As for an early 50,s or 60,s Corvette how about this idea of a modern styled classic Cvette. Take a Pontiac Solstice, remove front and rear parts and make new body parts something like this.

http://oi58.tinypic.com/34ezs6c.jpg

y cymro 1st February 2014 18:04

Wow, I like that Corvette

Edit: just found that the Karl's Kustom Corvette is $129,800 so I've gone off it

DSG4ME 1st February 2014 18:22

Quote:just found that the Karl's Kustom Corvette is $129,800 so I've gone off it

I'm sure Cris would build one for a fraction of that price.

y cymro 1st February 2014 18:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by DSG4ME (Post 51666)
Quote:just found that the Karl's Kustom Corvette is $129,800 so I've gone off it

I'm sure Cris would build one for a fraction of that price.

Good point, and a C6 Corvette can't be that expensive.

Ozzie Dave 2nd February 2014 04:50

OK, time to go out on a limb, I want a modern version of a Husler, mixed with a Hummer, a 2l ish auto engine, propper tube chassis (like on a sand rail) mixed with a fun interior & exterior, one thats Multipurpose. It must have a low floorline at the rear, and a wheelchair ramp. But more important than that it must not look like a van that takes a wheelchair as an extra. The only thing I have seen as a start is a Desert Iris 4x4 (but I may have to remove the machine gun). and we dont drive much in the desert. I'm fed up driving a big van when something smaller would be better! The other car is easy, its just the MX AMZ with no roof- but thats for when I'm alone.

scimjim 2nd February 2014 06:58

You need a Supacat LRV400 Dave :)

Mister Towed 2nd February 2014 08:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ozzie Dave (Post 51674)
OK, time to go out on a limb, I want a modern version of a Husler, mixed with a Hummer, a 2l ish auto engine, propper tube chassis (like on a sand rail) mixed with a fun interior & exterior, one thats Multipurpose. It must have a low floorline at the rear, and a wheelchair ramp. But more important than that it must not look like a van that takes a wheelchair as an extra. The only thing I have seen as a start is a Desert Iris 4x4 (but I may have to remove the machine gun). and we dont drive much in the desert. I'm fed up driving a big van when something smaller would be better! The other car is easy, its just the MX AMZ with no roof- but thats for when I'm alone.

G'day OD, have you considered going small rather than huge? My thinking is that with something very low with no doors, like a Seven, Marlin Sports/Roadster or Mini Moke, the driver's or passenger seats could be accessed by a wheelchair user by sliding across from chair to car and vice-versa for the exit. A Ribble/Miglia with suicide doors and carefully placed grab handles could also be made to work. The cars listed above all have enough luggage space behind the seats to put a lightweight folding chair and all could be built with auto boxes and adapted controls easily enough.

If I ever lost the use of my legs I would still want a ridiculous sports car to blow the cobwebs out with occasionally. Just a thought.

EL PRIMER 2nd February 2014 08:26

not quite the same but a Hot Rod buddy of mine locally has just sold a T bucket Hot Rod to a guy in Kent who has lost a leg.
The guy is fitting a hand clutch to compensate for this .
He wanted a manual car still and thats the solution for him.

DSG4ME 2nd February 2014 11:58

How about building something which is a mix of several of Tributes kits and creating something different.

A COBRARRI for example. (Z3 based)

http://oi59.tinypic.com/v4t27r.jpg


http://oi57.tinypic.com/34oyqys.jpg

Mitchelkitman 2nd February 2014 16:17

Like the Cobrarri idea - that one is achievable!
The issue with most of the others is the glass!
I recall the great kit car man Richard Oakes stating that in designing a kit car you start with the glass - for an original rather than a replica that would be sound advice I'm sure. For a replica (unless you can get original glass) it would be very expensive.


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