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jmc14 7th November 2014 02:04

Thank you for the words of encouragement. I'm optimistic about the future.

The windshield is actually available. Sitting down? 5000 eruos! I won't be using that. For where I am in the US I will be able to use a lower polycarbonate windscreen. Like the one in one of the new pics. If safety glass is needed I think that a Porsche 550/356 windshield could be made to work well. It is the correct width and it is available in 3 heights.

It reminds me of the Ferrari P4 too.

It may be possible to fit the body to a Fiat X19 or an early MR2. But, it is my intention to build a dedicated space frame.

Here are a couple of other pics.

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...psb8029997.jpg

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...ps077de280.jpg

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...ps09a7eb2e.jpg

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6c283ee4.jpg

Scottie22 7th November 2014 07:47

Nice looking car!

What a simple dash and interior, it makes me weep! Why couldn't mine have been like that!
Mine seems so complex by comparison and took me forever to make.
Keep posting the pics.

garyh 7th November 2014 08:54

You could keep your golf clubs in the air intake...

Mister Towed 7th November 2014 11:49

X-1/9 would be a great donor. Cheap as anything on this side of the pond, the body panels rust badly and the mechanicals would be authentic in both layout and origin.

Keep us posted on progress. :)

Scottie22 7th November 2014 12:48

Hey Mr T. I'm not sure about the cheap X-1/9's, I was quite surprised at these prices, I really would not want to pay that much for a donar, what do you think?

[IMG]http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps948e5d45.jpg[/IMG]

Mister Towed 7th November 2014 16:24

I test drove a metallic blue X-1/9 when I was 18, loved it, had the cash to buy it in my pocket (3k for a 2 year old car) and then called my insurance broker. They laughed and refused to cover me. Same thing happened a few months later when I found a ten year old E-Type for 1800. B&stards.

I never did get one, or an E-Type for that matter. I'd still like an X-1/9 although the dash is a bit boxy and the bodywork is soluble. Good ones do command a premium, it is, after all, a mid-engined Italian open top Sports car.

There're usually a few 'projects' (basket cases) on ebay, typically none when I checked a minute ago.

This has possibilities though -

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fiat-X-1-9...item3ceb74ea98

speedsterbassie 7th November 2014 16:44

abarth replica
 
May be something intresting:

http://www.abarth-gmr.be

The biggest Abarth collection in the world. He also makes replicas of classical Abarths...

zagmad 9th November 2014 10:50

A mini/riley elf/Wolsey hornet coupe gt. my first car was a mini but needed a bigger boot. Maybe swb back end with a mini front end. Morris oxford coupe front end.

zagmad 9th November 2014 18:05

Hi dsg4me. Would it be possible to see what a classic mini front end looks like blended onto a swb. Also a riley elf on a swb. I don't know how to do Photoshop

WorldClassAccident 9th November 2014 18:28

Just realised I missed the picture when I suggested you could use these guys to quickly create a mock up to take a mould off.

http://www.cncpolystyrene.co.uk/wp-c...io/photo-1.jpg

They scan a model and enlarge it before milling.*

I guess you could modify the scanned model to fit the donor before they do the milling.

*Not sure if the guy with the beard was the model they scanned for this one

y cymro 9th November 2014 18:50

Quote:

Originally Posted by zagmad (Post 61119)
Hi dsg4me. Would it be possible to see what a classic mini front end looks like blended onto a swb. Also a riley elf on a swb. I don't know how to do Photoshop

I can help you with this.
It would look bloody stupid

y cymro 9th November 2014 18:56

Something like a Broadspeed GT would be a prettier car

http://s561.photobucket.com/componen...speed_GT-L.jpg

Buy a model
http://www.vectis.co.uk/AuctionImages/11/3736_l.jpg

from here
http://www.vectis.co.uk/Page/ViewLot...70&Section=280

And ask the guy mentioned above by Nick to scale up to a real one for you.

That'll leave Chris time to get on with the proper SWB.

y cymro 9th November 2014 19:08

Quote:

Originally Posted by zagmad (Post 61114)
Morris oxford coupe front end.

I couldn't find an emoticon showing someone slashing their wrists

zagmad 9th November 2014 20:43

Sad when people have no imagination. Curvy front,curvy back. I was thinking of changing the proportions so that it looked like a Maserati a6g. But with a slightly more domed bonnet front and wider grill which has quite a low roof.

zagmad 9th November 2014 20:51

Using donors that we have available i would have chopped roof look and the bonnet would be longer allowing for either the mx5 mk2 or z3. Plus bigger wheels so the depth of the wings would have a lower profile. Try not to let your knickers get in a twist hey lads

y cymro 9th November 2014 22:42

Even Pinin Farina would struggle to make something good from a Morris Oxford front and an SWB rear, even if he used a domed bonnet :-)

zagmad 9th November 2014 22:58

What i had in mind made it look more like the 250 GTE as the wings don't sit so high against the bonnet. And the panel where the indicators is flatter and more vertical. Allowing for the width of the 250 to the mini still using 7 inch headlights. And a half oval grill instead of whole.

zagmad 9th November 2014 23:17

Volvo amazon with big wheels look good. Even the estates' look nice

DSG4ME 10th November 2014 10:16

Hi there zagmad. I don`t know if this is what you were thinking of but here is something that is classic mini front on a 250 SWB body.

http://oi62.tinypic.com/fwnbkl.jpg

It looks very strange but..........

zagmad 10th November 2014 10:25

I was thinking more of keeping the wheelbase the same and taking the front profile of the bonnet and headlight off the mini. So probably 5inches back. It wasn't the other way round as that would make it like a sporty micro machine. Front being the headlights and grill not the wings and wheel size. Thanks for the pic wish i could be that skilled. :-)

DSG4ME 10th November 2014 10:51

Yes, you are right. It looks like a toy Micro Machine.

Maybe something like this....

http://oi59.tinypic.com/4qh3io.jpg

zagmad 10th November 2014 11:01

Yep that's more like it. The mini front had a more vertical angle than the swb, that's what i was looking at along with a more curvy grill. Funny how things can get lost in translation . Also with a 1275 gt clubman front it would look like an early ford mustang with a curvier behind. Not saying i want one but nice to be able to see if it works

DSG4ME 10th November 2014 11:21

A Wolseley hornet with a Mini Clubman front has also been done.

http://oi61.tinypic.com/2laxxsj.jpg

Mister Towed 10th November 2014 11:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by DSG4ME (Post 61140)

Oh dear. Does it come with baggy clothes, big shoes and a squirty flower?

zagmad 10th November 2014 11:33

How would an swb look with California front wings and headlight area.

zagmad 10th November 2014 11:35

Hehe. I was thinking more smart car reshell. City car with character. :-)

zagmad 10th November 2014 11:52

Thing is "some say" that the best looking cars have an aggressive front end with a curvy pert rear. Bit like saying Ferrari 430 front with say the more sedate back end of the 599. But each to their own.

zagmad 10th November 2014 12:05

I think the f12 is a good example of this. Ferrari 250 gtc looks nice. V12.

y cymro 10th November 2014 13:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by y cymro (Post 61122)
I can help you with this.
It would look bloody stupid

I don't want to type I told you so, but....

That said, DSG4ME - you have good Photoshoping skills

y cymro 10th November 2014 13:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by zagmad (Post 61152)
Thing is "some say" that the best looking cars have an aggressive front end with a curvy pert rear

You're thinking of women not cars

zagmad 10th November 2014 14:13

Physco killer looking women with cute behinds not my thing. :-) 250 Europa comes to mind has the hardtop with sloping back

Scottie22 11th November 2014 17:41

Alpha, that picture of the Rover deserves a better posting, so lets have Chris build one of these!

[IMG]http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps9bf76087.jpg[/IMG]

Jaguartvr 11th November 2014 19:51

How about a kit to convert a citroen DS to one of the Chaparral (?) DS convertibles?

y cymro 11th November 2014 20:38

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottie22 (Post 61193)
Alpha, that picture of the Rover deserves a better posting, so lets have Chris build one of these

But gas turbine's are so difficult to get through an MOT

y cymro 11th November 2014 20:42

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jaguartvr (Post 61195)
How about a kit to convert a citroen DS to one of the Chaparral (?) DS convertibles?

Both Chaparral and Citroen DS are amongst my favourite cars but I've not heard of a Chaparral DS. Can you post a pic?

DSG4ME 11th November 2014 21:30

I,ve never seen a Chaparral DS but I have seen a couple of DS 911,s.

http://files.uloziste.com/e052302b89...sche%20911.jpg

y cymro 11th November 2014 21:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by DSG4ME (Post 61201)
I,ve never seen a Chaparral DS but I have seen a couple of DS 911,s.

That doesn't look as bad as I expected - or is it one of your photoshops :icon_razz:

DSG4ME 11th November 2014 21:53

No, its not a Photoshop, Its real. Just like this one.

http://o.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims...-911DS-000.jpg

Scottie22 11th November 2014 21:57

[IMG]http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps5103d161.jpg[/IMG]

y cymro 11th November 2014 22:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottie22 (Post 61204)

I built something like that once by welding two mini subframes together. It didn't have a body though.


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