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Trezetta 9th April 2018 14:20

Trezetta
 
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Some of you might have seen the sketches I made of my Trezetta and with the help of some members here I now have a final design. I’m sure you already got it but the name Trezetta is Z3 backwards in Italian, with an extra T :-)

I actually started building a while ago but haven’t had the time to write about it. Right now the car looks like this:

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...1&d=1523277990

And this is the final design I went for:

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...1&d=1523279547

But before I made the sketch above I had to figure out if it was possible to build a car like this based on a Z3. As you can see, the back of the car is extended quite a lot but the front is about the same size. The critical part was to make the headlights work without interfering with any structural parts.

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...1&d=1523278974

As you can see, it all looks doable, but shaping something in real life is totally different than sketching two-dimensional. My plan has been to use as much of the original car's lines as possible and try to make them work together with my lines. I always thought the Z3 had something despite it’s hideous front and chopped off back.

Jaguartvr 9th April 2018 14:43

Looks great, having standard doors is a big plus.

molleur 9th April 2018 16:40

Looking good!

Barber 9th April 2018 19:06

Cleaner lines than the Bertini, and if you use Gary's Formosa as a benchmark for alignment and finish you should do well with it. Give people the option to drive it with a good gellcoat finish until they can afford a decent paint job.

oxford1360 10th April 2018 10:23

I really like what you have done. The overall effect is Italian inspired, and I can see MGB and Spitfire Mk3 (which is pretty good as far as I am concerned). A really tasteful and subtle modern-day take on a classic. The "less is more" school of thought has worked. Congratulations.

Trezetta 10th April 2018 12:29

The beginning
 
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Thank you all for the comments – always nice to hear what people with knowledge on the subject says! I liked the “modern-day take on a classic” a lot – that is exactly what I want to achieve!

I don’t have any plans for more than one car. But of course, if it turns out to be a good looking one I wouldn’t mind seeing more of them on the streets. Any producers out there looking for an extra model on their assembly line? :-)

Building a car without a proper garage is a bit challenging, but I managed to find a solution that turned out to be just as good – or even better. To start with I needed a place to put the car while I dismantle it. Luckily I found someone renting out a tiny garage close by my place. There was no way I could build it there, since it wasn’t much bigger than the car. But it was big enough to pull off body panels. And I have plenty of space back home. So I started with the bonnet and bumper and found out that the Z3 is a simple and cleverly engineered car – a perfect foundation for my project. Back home I took an old table and built a wood frame on top of it to support the panels.

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...1&d=1523358761

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...1&d=1523358761

Time to start creating!

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...1&d=1523358761

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...1&d=1523358761

This turned out to be a better solution than expected. I now had the perfect working height, good light and temperature and plenty of space to take a step back and look at my sculpture … I also found that my computer projector was very useful. Being able to project my drawings in full scale on cardboard helps a lot. It also guarantees the car to be symmetrical, since I in most cases can make a template for one side and just turn it upside-down for the other.

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...1&d=1523358761

Barber 10th April 2018 23:15

As Forrest Gump would say, "Simple is as simple does." Well done.

Mitchelkitman 15th February 2020 11:08

Have you progressed on the trezetta? IMHO this has a lot of potential, and I like the way you are tackling it - first class.

Mitchelkitman 29th April 2020 22:42

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Originally Posted by Mitchelkitman (Post 103493)
Have you progressed on the trezetta? IMHO this has a lot of potential, and I like the way you are tackling it - first class.

Bumped up the list! any update?


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