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clinkadink 12th June 2019 12:09

It already had split convoluted trunking for the wiring running from the passenger side boot area, up the underside of the boot lid (to supply the number plate lamp).

What's the clip on edging look like?

clinkadink 12th June 2019 12:58

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Originally Posted by molleur (Post 100826)
I'm looking at BadBoys seats as well for my 250SWB coupe

277 for a pair with the runners off ebay at the mo.

molleur 12th June 2019 18:42

A bit more with shipping to the USA but great value and they look good.

ometaci 12th June 2019 19:18

A lot of time is spent but it's worth it, it's going to be a great car.

306craig 12th June 2019 20:37

Loving your thread and build. I aim / plan to do a Kobra in the future and am loving some of your ideas - over riders, door cards, wire wheels.

It will be a while before i get to doing a Kobra, i have MX250 No 2 to finish first!

Keep up the good work.

IanA 12th June 2019 21:05

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Originally Posted by clinkadink (Post 100830)
..What's the clip on edging look like?

Check out "Brushed Stainless Effect Plastic 'U' Edge Trim 5mm x 3mm" on eBay- many finishes from plain black to chrome effect available.

Also- "Black Flexible Conduit Split & Non Split Convoluted Tube Cable Tidy Trunking" for the trunking.

clinkadink 12th June 2019 23:01

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Originally Posted by molleur (Post 100832)
A bit more with shipping to the USA but great value and they look good.

Ah, I forgot that you are 'across the pond'. I am sure that even with any taxes, they are still a good deal.

clinkadink 12th June 2019 23:06

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Originally Posted by 306craig (Post 100837)
It will be a while before i get to doing a Kobra, i have MX250 No 2 to finish first!

Thanks for the feedback. Kobra's are a great way to enter the world of kit cars. Your MX250 looks complete from what I saw in your build thread. Awesome piece of work!

clinkadink 12th June 2019 23:16

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Originally Posted by IanA (Post 100828)
you'll be wanting some clip-on edging for the boot(Been there, done that.)

Thanks Ian. I found the Brushed Stainless Effect Plastic 'U' Edge Trim 5mm x 3mm on ebay. Looks nice. But which part of the boot, the Z3 boot edge, the Kobra boot edge, or both? I can't see that stuff providing a water tight seal for the boot (in green below), so I guess you mean the Z3 boot edge (in red below).

https://www.cata4data.com/img/cobra/edging.jpg

clinkadink 12th June 2019 23:18

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Originally Posted by ometaci (Post 100835)
A lot of time is spent but it's worth it, it's going to be a great car.

Cheers Ometaci. I really hope so :becky:

clinkadink 12th June 2019 23:27

Couldn't resist stopping off at the spray shop today to grab another update. He has finished prepping all the GRP panels, with just the doors and a few bits on the car to go. He said there was some kind of reaction when he tested out the solvent based metallic blue paint. He reckons it was down to one of the primers I used. Either way, he has recommended water based paint, to elliminate the problem. Although, the price has gone up :mmph:

That said, he showed me the paint. Metallic blue with a 75g of pearl in there. It looks great in the pot, hopefully even better when on the car. He says I can pick her up Friday at 5pm. Considering what's left to do, I can't see how it'll be ready. I have already told him I can pick it up next week, and not to rush. But he insists it'll be ready on Friday.

https://www.cata4data.com/img/cobra/...612_170117.jpg

clinkadink 12th June 2019 23:46

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Originally Posted by peterux (Post 100758)
Watercolours:hippie:

Ironically, it would appear that I am :shock:

IanA 13th June 2019 11:00

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Originally Posted by clinkadink (Post 100849)
Thanks Ian. I found the Brushed Stainless Effect Plastic 'U' Edge Trim 5mm x 3mm on ebay. Looks nice... so I guess you mean the Z3 boot edge (in red below).

Correct. The green edge will need a clip-on rubber seal. HughandJen has just posted here with the same query. Someone will be along soon with the answer.
The Z300S uses the standard BMW boot lid trim.

clinkadink 13th June 2019 18:32

Thanks Ian.

clinkadink 13th June 2019 18:46

Swung by the spray shop after work (again) to see how they are getting along. Only 24 hours to go until I collect her. I should have waited but I pass it on my way home from work - and the temptation got the better of me :whistle:

He has sprayed the few bits of metal on the car, along with the rear end, sills and front side panels. The rear end is not properly fitted at the moment.

https://www.cata4data.com/img/cobra/...613_172606.jpg

https://www.cata4data.com/img/cobra/...613_172520.jpg

https://www.cata4data.com/img/cobra/...613_172452.jpg

306craig 13th June 2019 18:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by clinkadink (Post 100848)
Thanks for the feedback. Kobra's are a great way to enter the world of kit cars. Your MX250 looks complete from what I saw in your build thread. Awesome piece of work!

If you are referring to the red one, that is No1. No2 has been sheeted up in a mates yard for nearly 3 years after picking up a bargain of a part finished one off Gumtree. Keep an eye out for a new thread coming soon!

306craig 13th June 2019 19:02

Just looked at your pictures from today - that is the dogs b******s mate. Awesome paint job. Bet you cant wait for tomorrow!!!!!!

clinkadink 13th June 2019 19:02

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Originally Posted by 306craig (Post 100859)
If you are referring to the red one, that is No1. No2 has been sheeted up in a mates yard for nearly 3 years after picking up a bargain of a part finished one off Gumtree. Keep an eye out for a new thread coming soon!

Ah, I see. I have a saved search on 'unfinished projects' on ebay, but never thought about Gumtree. Good luck with No.2. I will keep my eye out for the build thread.

clinkadink 13th June 2019 19:05

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Originally Posted by 306craig (Post 100860)
Just looked at your pictures from today - that is the dogs b******s mate. Awesome paint job. Bet you cant wait for tomorrow!!!!!!

I feel like I'm 10 years old on the night before Christmas :bounce:

306craig 13th June 2019 19:05

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Originally Posted by clinkadink (Post 100861)
Ah, I see. I have a saved search on 'unfinished projects' on ebay, but never thought about Gumtree. Good luck with No.2. I will keep my eye out for the build thread.

Check it out here - http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...ead.php?t=6025


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