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Paul L 2nd February 2014 18:54

Doesn't look like you would have to worry too much about a windscreen to fit this...

http://www.bugattirevue.com/revue35/13.jpg

Although if you are reading this thread Chris, my advice to you is to STOP!

:icon_wink:

Instead, give yourself a break from development for a while and "just" churn out your existing range for a bit.

Cheers, Paul. :)

WorldClassAccident 2nd February 2014 19:01

I agree with DSG4ME and Paul

With the 2 part construction of the Z3 based kits Chris can recoup some of his considerable investment by banging out the kits while still offering the variety of Ferrari-Masterati, Maserati-D-type, Aston / etc

Mister Towed 2nd February 2014 19:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mitchelkitman (Post 51696)
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.

Yep, agree about the glass issue. Just check out this Dino parts price list -

http://www.dehavillandmotorcompany.c...rice-List.html

2,760 for the front, rear and side windows. Ouch!

Ozzie Dave 2nd February 2014 19:51

I like the 400 Idea also, but have further problems, firstly that the temperature must be stable, here we have 30-40 degree heats often, and greater than 2 degrees above body temp means seizures- hence AC everywhere we go is not optional. Also rules on Kits here are very strict, new engines side protection 4200Nm torsion test for 4cyls, 6400 for 6's and above and 1-2K enginers reports. its just the fact the vehicles are over 60K new make it worthwhile. Yes I have a 7 (building for over 10 years is that a record) but the regs annoy me , chris's kits wont need them! and yes I love the cobra/ferrari merge!

fatbloke 2nd February 2014 20:39

Any one of these.

http://carsinpedia.com/editorimg/ima...bats%20all.jpg

y cymro 2nd February 2014 20:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by fatbloke (Post 51715)
Any one of these.

Alfa has built some pretty cars over the years. We could fill this thread with Alfas. Might struggle with the glass though.

fatbloke 2nd February 2014 22:40

I reckon one of these would be a great donor for a Dino replica.

http://www.cyberdesignconcepts.com/g...ter_desert.jpg

AndyP57 3rd February 2014 11:37

Bejaysus! Chris must already have a heap of ideas (though some of these are awesome!).

Some say he wanders around Asda car park with a rucksack full of glass mat and resin to take moulds off any car he likes the looks of,
Others say he laminates in his sleep.
All we know is,
He's called Chris ! :biggrin:

fatbloke 3rd February 2014 13:19

Now here's a thought, there are casting resins which can be made optically clear. If you need an odd shaped piece of "glass", other than for the windscreen, you could make a mould and pour the resin in.

http://www.hapcoweb.com/ultraclear.htm

WorldClassAccident 3rd February 2014 13:30

Chris tried the clear resins but it just didn't look right :
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-m...o/IMG_3776.JPG

y cymro 3rd February 2014 14:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by WorldClassAccident (Post 51745)
Chris tried the clear resins but it just didn't look right :

Haha! Good product though, it's really clear.

Tribute Automotive 3rd February 2014 21:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul L (Post 51706)
Doesn't look like you would have to worry too much about a windscreen to fit this...

http://www.bugattirevue.com/revue35/13.jpg

Although if you are reading this thread Chris, my advice to you is to STOP!

:icon_wink:

Instead, give yourself a break from development for a while and "just" churn out your existing range for a bit.

Cheers, Paul. :)

I really like this tread, the ideas and the cars mentioned, but I think Paul is right, I have enough development to do for this year. But the boat tail Auburn above has always been my favorite car........

garyh 4th February 2014 09:10

I hadn't even noticed the exhausts.

EL PRIMER 4th February 2014 09:38

Thats ok Gary.
Chris hadn't noticed its not an Auburn Speedster!!


http://www.decorides.com/images/blackroadster.jpg

WorldClassAccident 4th February 2014 09:55

You might want to think twice before doing a copy as there may be legal issues and we know that no-one likes those

http://www.auburnspeedsters.com/2nd_...on_auburns.htm

zagmad 4th March 2014 15:30

Wouldn't mind a look at a zagto db4 with a gto or db6 back end. Alfa Romeo spyder duetto 1965.

zagmad 4th March 2014 16:12

Also bin looking at some of the period cars. Renault alpine,Ferrari dino or tribute version with front engine with rear drive. Could use the boot then with curves of the dino. Bit more predictable handling. Aston db mk111 has a boot hatch like an etype.

WorldClassAccident 4th March 2014 17:26

I have a pristine Ferrari in the garage, do you think Chris would re-body it as that Japanese classic, the MX5?

Ideally it would look like a well used version

This is what I have got
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...0_GTO_34_2.jpg

and this is what I need Chris to make

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...psd16fdebd.jpg


It is a shame he is just too busy

zagmad 4th March 2014 17:56

My car looks just like that . With extra holes for ventilation :-)

zagmad 4th March 2014 17:57

Only mines silverish/whiteish/blackish brown


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