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Mitchelkitman 8th December 2013 22:06

I think another consideration re the glass is if we are able to get it! Some older vehicles have the narrower width, but of course are less likely to be available.
The MGB is great (except for not having the very curved sides), but is (probably - please correct me if not true) readily available and likely to remain so.

garyh 9th December 2013 07:52

are there any van/lorry screens you could use?

y cymro 9th December 2013 08:01

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Originally Posted by garyh (Post 49600)
are there any van/lorry screens you could use?

That's good thinking Gary. The problem is finding something small enough from a commercial vehicle. I wondered about the 50s/60s Fiat Multipla, but thats as rare as the original. I hoped those tiny Japanese vans might do but don't think they have curvature at the edges.

garyh 9th December 2013 08:32

VW Transporter?

zagmad 9th December 2013 09:12

:icon_smile: I was thinking that too. VW camper van or transporter. The one after the split screen has some depth on the side. If turned up side down.

casamolino 9th December 2013 14:13

Thanks to all who are following this thread for comments and suggestions , sent from my B&B in Dorchester , working here for the week , very convenient for Tribute! Geoff .

landmannnn 9th December 2013 15:12

http://www.pilkington.com/europe/uk+...ss/default.htm

Pilkington have a plant where they specialise in classics and made to order. A complete bespoke is a couple of grand, but they do have loads of 50s and 60s in stock.

y cymro 9th December 2013 15:17

The VW Type is probably too wide. I think Japanese Kei cars will be the right size, though have no idea how to bring a screen here. This one's the Nissan be-1 which looks to be a good size and shape

http://www.2000gt.net/Nissan/Retro/Be1_03.jpg

y cymro 9th December 2013 15:21

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Originally Posted by landmannnn (Post 49610)
http://www.pilkington.com/europe/uk+...ss/default.htm

Pilkington have a plant where they specialise in classics and made to order. A complete bespoke is a couple of grand, but they do have loads of 50s and 60s in stock.

I tried them first but they have no pattern for the SWB rear screen. They tend to have patterns and stock availability for the front screens of all manner of exotics though.

zagmad 10th December 2013 20:38

:pop2: has anyone tried a saab 900. 90's windscreen not sure if its too curvy but has nice depth on the side. not sure on width or depth.

The Shadow 10th December 2013 21:39

How about MGB GT ? I reckon thats gonna be your best bet as its the only one that will fit the aperturre that chris is using !

casamolino 11th December 2013 07:23

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Originally Posted by The Shadow (Post 49651)
How about MGB GT ? I reckon thats gonna be your best bet as its the only one that will fit the aperturre that chris is using !

Picking one up this morning :icon_razz: Geoff .

Tribute Automotive 11th December 2013 19:19

Good to see you today Geoff. Very helpful to discuss things in person.

A little more progress to the rear

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps459dc180.jpg


And a little progress to the front. The distortion of the upper front panel due to the whole front not sitting correctly/requiring some widdening has made it all go a bit Ast*n M*rtin.....

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps4ad709f4.jpg

y cymro 11th December 2013 19:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tribute Automotive (Post 49679)
has made it all go a bit Ast*n M*rtin.....

You'll be building every 60's sports racing car soon :-)

Steve

Pandora 11th December 2013 20:52

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Alfa GT Junior rear screen? too much shape at the bottom?

should be easy enough to source, and get the all important chrome trim etc

And it's an Alfa, nd that's at least Italian and from the '60s!

Al

neemo 13th December 2013 20:45

Chis

this project looks so good
that i've gone out and bought myself a Z3
put me down for a kit when you pull the molds please.

Rudycob1 26th December 2013 18:38

Hi Guys,
Been talking to a member on here and he has pointed me into the direction of the skills of Chris as I'm looking at a project for the coming year.
I nearly missed this tread and must say it's looking amazing and will be watching and following with great interest. The 250SWB is one of the best looking cars of all time, in my opinion.
Not wanting to offend or upset anybody but simply trying to help here.
Are you aware of this project http://www.automirage.co.uk/GT_Project.html
Might give us all some inspiration. This is obviously a different and costly approach and will need SVA.
Any more updates on this build.
Chris, when will this be available to new builders?

Mister Towed 26th December 2013 19:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rudycob1 (Post 50051)
Hi Guys,
Been talking to a member on here and he has pointed me into the direction of the skills of Chris as I'm looking at a project for the coming year.
I nearly missed this tread and must say it's looking amazing and will be watching and following with great interest. The 250SWB is one of the best looking cars of all time, in my opinion.
Not wanting to offend or upset anybody but simply trying to help here.
Are you aware of this project http://www.automirage.co.uk/GT_Project.html
Might give us all some inspiration. This is obviously a different and costly approach and will need SVA.
Any more updates on this build.
Chris, when will this be available to new builders?

That is exceptionally nice. I fear you'd be able to buy a pretty decent genuine classic/decade old Ferrari/4 year old 911 for what it's likely to cost. Best I buy a Euromillions ticket...

casamolino 27th December 2013 09:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rudycob1 (Post 50051)
Hi Guys,
Been talking to a member on here and he has pointed me into the direction of the skills of Chris as I'm looking at a project for the coming year.
I nearly missed this tread and must say it's looking amazing and will be watching and following with great interest. The 250SWB is one of the best looking cars of all time, in my opinion.
Not wanting to offend or upset anybody but simply trying to help here.
Are you aware of this project http://www.automirage.co.uk/GT_Project.html
Might give us all some inspiration. This is obviously a different and costly approach and will need SVA.
Any more updates on this build.
Chris, when will this be available to new builders?

Looks like the inside of Tribute Automotive :icon_lol: Geoff .

Rudycob1 27th December 2013 16:52

Don't know if you have found decided on the rear glass but have you looked at the Renault Laguna. Saw one today and the rear glass has a nice curved shape to it. Might work.


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