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Tribute Automotive 12th November 2014 17:02

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Originally Posted by y cymro (Post 61205)
I built something like that once by welding two mini subframes together. It didn't have a body though.

I don't go on this forum for a couple of weeks and look what happens!! :fear:

Actually the above does have a certain strange appeal.....

Scottie22 12th November 2014 17:09

Well have you finished it yet Chris or what? :-)

Jaguartvr 12th November 2014 18:42

Quote:

Originally Posted by y cymro (Post 61199)
Both Chaparral and Citroen DS are amongst my favourite cars but I've not heard of a Chaparral DS. Can you post a pic?

Sorry meant Chapron.

There was a kit available in the 80's made of GRP, one came up on eBay a while ago but I seem to remember it having an asking price of around 40k

y cymro 12th November 2014 20:21

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jaguartvr (Post 61214)
Sorry meant Chapron.

There was a kit available in the 80's made of GRP, one came up on eBay a while ago but I seem to remember it having an asking price of around 40k

That is a fine looking car

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_suiHYNm_la...ds+chapron.jpg

garyh 13th November 2014 08:53

How about this.
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/...IMG_0107-1.jpg

zagmad 13th November 2014 19:33

What other cars from the Ferrari family look awesome. Anyone like the gte

Mister Towed 13th November 2014 21:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by zagmad (Post 61245)
What other cars from the Ferrari family look awesome. Anyone like the gte

212 Vignale Spyder Export looks very slick and should be possible on an MX5, Z3 or maybe even an old Triumph chassis...

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/...ps020f1097.jpg

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/...ps90a235ec.jpg

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/...ps21242880.jpg

zagmad 13th November 2014 21:28

Like the clean lines of the dash. Also the sunk in tailights flush with the bodywork

redratbike 13th November 2014 22:47

http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/images/large/1013-13.jpgI like the coupe more personally

Jaguartvr 15th November 2014 22:51

Quote:

Originally Posted by garyh (Post 61226)



A couple of months back there was a replica Batmobile parked in pub car park with it's bonnet up with steam billowing out. Couldn't stop myself, I had to stop and ask the guy why he didn't have any rad weld in his utility belt.
Miserable git told me to f*ck off

Tribute Automotive 15th November 2014 23:06

A common problem it would seem:

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps356707eb.jpg

Probably used the engine out a Rover!

Mister Towed 16th November 2014 09:59

Holy head gasket Batman!

Scottie22 16th November 2014 14:52

Hey Towed! That could've been you if you'd stayed with the ally rad!!

IanA 16th November 2014 19:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mister Towed (Post 61247)
212 Vignale Spyder Export looks very slick and should be possible on an MX5, Z3 or maybe even an old Triumph chassis...

That is about the prettiest Ferrari I have ever seen. Would need a centre-stiffened tonneau for this country though. What are the chances?

zagmad 17th November 2014 14:36

Any thoughts on the Maserati a6g in black. I was thinking as a combo mix of two cars which would i have and its come to this- front end would be Ferrari 250 GTE with lights in the grill. Back end would be a Maserati a6g with the curvy rear raised wings. Id post some pics but my mobie wont let me

y cymro 17th November 2014 20:19

Hey Zag
I'll need those pictures to know what you mean :-)

hurnleft 23rd November 2014 17:04

I'm very interested in the 250 swb but having just bought a Z3 and found my wife really likes it, I'd love to see a Kobra/ 250 mix.

Rear Kobra body kit with the 250 rear/roof blended in but keeping the Z3 windows and doors.

Front Kobra kit with the 250 face/grille/light set up.

Mixing the 250 style with muscle type arches would give the opportunity for old or modern style build.

I don't need a 'replica' of anything, I like 'in the style of' cars so this would be a more simple and practical solution, keeping the electric windows and central locking for easier year round use.

Just my opinion, but I have the base car so I'd buy one straight away.

Bob.

Tribute Automotive 24th November 2014 21:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by hurnleft (Post 61501)
I'm very interested in the 250 swb but having just bought a Z3 and found my wife really likes it, I'd love to see a Kobra/ 250 mix.

Rear Kobra body kit with the 250 rear/roof blended in but keeping the Z3 windows and doors.

Front Kobra kit with the 250 face/grille/light set up.

Mixing the 250 style with muscle type arches would give the opportunity for old or modern style build.

I don't need a 'replica' of anything, I like 'in the style of' cars so this would be a more simple and practical solution, keeping the electric windows and central locking for easier year round use.

Just my opinion, but I have the base car so I'd buy one straight away.

Bob.

Hi Bob

We would be happy to combine the 250SWB and kobra kits together for you, we will have room in the workshop by next September. If you would like a quote please give me a call on 07901 544241.

DSG4ME 26th November 2014 09:54

Maybe something "similar" to this ???

http://oi58.tinypic.com/2zr3rrt.jpg

hurnleft 26th November 2014 10:08

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Originally Posted by DSG4ME (Post 61610)
Maybe something "similar" to this ???

http://oi58.tinypic.com/2zr3rrt.jpg

That's the idea but keeping the Z3 side window line so they work as original, and doing away with the front spoiler for a more 250, less Kobra appearance.

Brilliant work though, I can't do photoshop and although I have loads of ideas it gets difficult to visualise them.

Thanks, Bob.

Pandora 27th November 2014 13:27

All this talk of mini based GTs reminded me of a silly wee project I looked at a year or two back.

I was working on the Okrasa special at the time, and admiring the Karman Ghia roof, and wondering what I could use one on. An hour or so on the photocopier and the prit stick produced this....

http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/1...rowspeedgt.jpg

I cunningly combined a standard Mk1 Mini front, a Riley Elf (my first car was an Elf) body and the roof of the Karmann Ghia (which needs to be slightly narrowed to fit the Elf body, causing a few issues with the glazing!). This drawing is to 1/10 scale.

I think it would look good in Aston sage green metalic with old english white door circles and a massive alloy filler cap.

No? Just me then..... :0)

Oh, and I saved the file as the 'Narrowspeed GT' , just to avoid obvious comparisons with the completely different Broadspeed GT, LOL

Al

Mistrale 27th November 2014 20:32

Not just you - I always fancied a Mini convertible, but based on the Elf/Hornet! I think I was inspired by a classic car article about 57 Heinz special edition Hornets - no really!!!

WorldClassAccident 27th November 2014 22:00

Who needs photoshop when you have a Fiat 850?

http://www.classic-autoglas.com/wp-c...9798234922.jpg

Scottie22 28th November 2014 06:30

Very good WCA!!

WorldClassAccident 28th November 2014 08:53

Mums first car when we came back to the uk

Mister Towed 28th November 2014 12:42

Quote:

Originally Posted by WorldClassAccident (Post 61641)
Mums first car when we came back to the uk

...and still available, if you can afford one -

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1967-Fiat-...item462cd85f06

Scottie22 28th November 2014 13:21

"Great fun and cheap to run" says the advert, certainly not cheap to buy though!!

Well found Towed.

Axel 28th November 2014 13:22

or RHD:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fiat-850-S...00088326&rt=nc

WorldClassAccident 28th November 2014 20:10

Stroll on. We swapped ours for a lawn mower and a garden bench with chairs!

zagmad 1st December 2014 16:54

Any thoughts on the Maserati a6g/54 zagato

Mister Towed 1st December 2014 17:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by zagmad (Post 61709)
Any thoughts on the Maserati a6g/54 zagato

Never really been a fan of Zagato designs, they tend towards the fussy for my taste, but this one's actually nice -

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/...ps5328aaf7.jpg

Very nice -

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/...ps019ca878.jpg

Oh. -

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/...ps8c97866d.jpg

What were they thinking when they stuck granny's fire guard on the front?

zagmad 1st December 2014 17:21

Yep that's the one. I like the back and side view . My idea is to have a the curvy shape but with a different grill. I've bin trying to find some teardrop tailights that have break lights and indicators in one. Think the companys called popbrowns rod parts. Which uses less in a chrome surround teardrop. Keeping the lines simple. I quite like the grill size on the Ferrari 250 gte 2+2. Only thing is finding something custom look that is emarked to pass the mot. Otherwise its a case of teardrop breaklights with a single indicator light at the bottom like this (!!) at the back . :-) exclamation mark looking.

zagmad 1st December 2014 17:25

The Porsche 356 tailights are nice if turned vertical. With a indicator break light combo

Mitchelkitman 1st December 2014 17:44

Very nice. The issue with this (as with any style) is the glazing. Brake lights and other lights from Pop Browns - Try M&M trimming in Lincolnshire (Spalding?) who now own Pop Browns and are very helpful.

zagmad 1st December 2014 17:46

Another Maserati was the a6g/54 frua berlinetta with a quite agressive front grill almost like a chrome cobweb at the front. Probably a bit like todays audi grill that looks like its gonna suck you in as it goes along.

Mister Towed 1st December 2014 17:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by zagmad (Post 61712)
The Porsche 356 tailights are nice if turned vertical. With a indicator break light combo

And still available in either U.S. all red or European red/amber styles for those with deep pockets -

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PORSCHE-35...item27effa8255

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PORSCHE-35...item27f079641f

I really like the plain, oval tail lights fitted to the Zagato, funnily enough they're the same ones used on Lancia D24's. If you find something similar do let me know as I'd be interested in obtaining some for future use.

WorldClassAccident 1st December 2014 18:38

Front grille appears to be like belly buttons, you get innies and outies

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/i...KjQy0MYFeS2SmQ

http://www.kimballstock.com/pix/AUT/...K1753_02_P.JPG

Scottie22 1st December 2014 19:03

Would these be of any use to anyone?
You would not need deep pockets to get a pair of these

They may not have e-marks on them, but with an old enough donar that would not be required.

[IMG]http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps42791523.jpg[/IMG]

Mister Towed 1st December 2014 20:33

They're copies though Scottie, I'm surprised at you, have you not seen fake Britain?

The ones I put up were the real deal, NOS Porsche parts at Porsche prices. Bargain...

Scottie22 1st December 2014 20:38

Yes they are copies, but not many of us have real cars either, they're all copies Mr Towed! Even your nice example. :-)


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