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y cymro 13th July 2014 14:54

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Originally Posted by Tribute Automotive (Post 57421)

Wow, that's some progress in 2 days. Being positively critical, that dang windscreen has a lot to answer for! Putting aside the excessive side window flanges, how do you plan to correct the excessively sloping roof and make the door aperture taller to make getting in a little easier? Extending the B/C pillar upwards, or raising the profile of the whole rear, especially the rear haunches?
I'll need flared arches to cover my 10" wheels unless you plan to make the rear wider :smile:

Edit: the jaunty angle of the photograph probably isn't helping the roof.

Mister Towed 13th July 2014 19:00

Do I detect a hint of Microplas Mistral in the side panel?

Can't wait to see you work your magic on this and turn it into a graceful swan. Might even make the journey to Donnington just to see it. :)

Tribute Automotive 13th July 2014 23:02

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Originally Posted by Mister Towed (Post 57465)
Do I detect a hint of Microplas Mistral in the side panel?

Can't wait to see you work your magic on this and turn it into a graceful swan. Might even make the journey to Donnington just to see it. :)

Just a hint of Mistral!! The Microplas panels are a dead ringer for SWB shape. Kind of makes you wonder if Enzo had one to hand...

See you at Donnington.

Tribute Automotive 13th July 2014 23:06

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Originally Posted by y cymro (Post 57456)
Wow, that's some progress in 2 days. Being positively critical, that dang windscreen has a lot to answer for! Putting aside the excessive side window flanges, how do you plan to correct the excessively sloping roof and make the door aperture taller to make getting in a little easier? Extending the B/C pillar upwards, or raising the profile of the whole rear, especially the rear haunches?
I'll need flared arches to cover my 10" wheels unless you plan to make the rear wider :smile:

Edit: the jaunty angle of the photograph probably isn't helping the roof.


http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps5c5c13c7.jpg

The top of the Z3 door is making things look wrong at the moment. We will have to widen the rear, as the Z3 the panels are sat on is a 1.9 shell with the narrower back acle and the wheels still stick out a bit.

Don't forget the Z3 shown is stripped out and has no engine and box so is sat way too tall to also. I will be cutting the coils soon.

Car photographer 14th July 2014 01:35

Looking great!!

Danny_HUFC 14th July 2014 13:58

Will this have the flip front as per the kobra with it using a z3 donor?

WorldClassAccident 14th July 2014 15:54

Z3 bonnet originally opens normally, ie hinged by the windscreen end

Hammy 14th July 2014 18:38

Looks amazing Chris! Top job as always!!

y cymro 14th July 2014 20:29

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Originally Posted by Tribute Automotive (Post 57491)
We will have to widen the rear, as the Z3 the panels are sat on is a 1.9 shell with the narrower back axle and the wheels still stick out a bit.

Excellent, strong Kobra-like rear haunches will really suit it and add to the powerful sports car look. They should also take my wheels :smile:

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Originally Posted by Tribute Automotive (Post 57491)
I will be cutting the coils soon.

Good stuff, it looks like it needs a lot of cutting but keep the bugger off its bump stops.

DSG4ME 15th July 2014 10:35

I think itīs really going to look good and canīt wait to see it finished. And even if it differs slightly from the original 250 it doesnīt matter. Remember "Itīs not a replica, itīs a Tribute"

y cymro 15th July 2014 12:44

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Originally Posted by DSG4ME (Post 57530)
I think itīs really going to look good and canīt wait to see it finished. And even if it differs slightly from the original 250 it doesnīt matter. Remember "Itīs not a replica, itīs a Tribute"

I think that with the addition of bulbous Kobra rear wings and Kobra-like front wheel arch flares it will look even better than the original.

casamolino 15th July 2014 20:38

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Originally Posted by y cymro (Post 57533)
I think that with the addition of bulbous Kobra rear wings and Kobra-like front wheel arch flares it will look even better than the original.

Evening Steve , got to disagree with you ref the wheel arches , the relatively original shape will do for me ,Geoff .

y cymro 15th July 2014 20:49

Evening Geoff
That's great, it means our cars will look different :-)
Steve

mike.gamble 16th July 2014 09:21

Any more pictures and updates on progress so far?

sebring115 16th July 2014 10:47

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Originally Posted by Tribute Automotive (Post 57334)
The back end surfaces are now finished to a level where a slash mould can be taken:

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps1dc8cc5a.jpg

Existing splash mould placed back on the rear of the buck:

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0e9c9fcd.jpg

Flanges added to split the mould and gelcoat painted on:

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps891ceb29.jpg

The first set of panels should be ready to try on the Z3 early next week.



Question for you, what do you use to make the split line flanges and how do you fix them to the buck.

Cheers

Mark

mike.gamble 17th July 2014 18:15

Any more updates? I'm checking in at least 3 times a day to check if there's any further progress!!

Mister Towed 24th July 2014 23:30

Been a bit quiet lately, any progress?

I for one am really keen to see how you're going to tackle the side windows. I'd be inclined to fabricate a frame to form the door top (like the real thing had) and use a two piece sliding arrangement in lexan or maybe even glass a la mk1 Mini.

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0f74a50e.jpg

Tribute Automotive 25th July 2014 20:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mister Towed (Post 57853)
Been a bit quiet lately, any progress?

I for one am really keen to see how you're going to tackle the side windows. I'd be inclined to fabricate a frame to form the door top (like the real thing had) and use a two piece sliding arrangement in lexan or maybe even glass a la mk1 Mini.

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0f74a50e.jpg

Yes Towed a bit quiet, busy with everything at present, so only sanding and filling of the front end of the buck pre-moulding. More pics soon.

Here's something for you to think about:

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps9aaf1241.jpg

Use the chassis, running gear, floor pan, inner structure, move bulkhead/steering/pedals back, rack windscreen/side windows back, skin with slightly stretched SWB panels.

Tribute Automotive 25th July 2014 20:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by sebring115 (Post 57565)
Question for you, what do you use to make the split line flanges and how do you fix them to the buck.

Cheers

Mark

Sorry for delay in responding. 1mm pvc and hot glue.

Tribute Automotive 25th July 2014 21:00

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Originally Posted by mike.gamble (Post 57603)
Any more updates? I'm checking in at least 3 times a day to check if there's any further progress!!

More progress coming very soon, Donnington looming!


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