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BazMason 8th August 2014 21:22

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Originally Posted by Tribute Automotive (Post 58291)

This looks really good from this angle (it looks good from lots of angles, but this is my favourite).

Can't wait to see it finished.

IanA 8th August 2014 22:31

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Originally Posted by Danny_HUFC (Post 58324)
They look familiar! I bought mine off ebay off a guy who didn't know what they came off....

Now- it gets interesting- will they be drilled and countersunk 45deg for nuts on studs or 60deg for bolts???

y cymro 8th August 2014 23:19

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Originally Posted by Danny_HUFC (Post 58324)
They look familiar! I bought mine off ebay off a guy who didn't know what they came off....

http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/...psd02d0182.jpg

That's a great name on the tyre. Bet they're good!

Plastic Porsche 9th August 2014 10:51

250 swb base cars
 
Chris, I am really looking forward to seeing the finished article, will the kit fit on a z4 base as well, I think the top windscreen rail attachment would be a lot cleaner and the z4 coupe windows are the right shape, I like the idea of having a fully built self collared gel kit which is fully bolt on, all be it more expensive. It would make it much easier for most people

Tribute Automotive 11th August 2014 21:26

Not wishing to post me a jiffy bag full of glass shards, Geoff had kindly sent me a paper template of the Z3 coupe side windows that he has purchased. They will fit his car extremely well:

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps346f1a5f.jpg

I am still weighing up the various options for side windows and may even have different set ups either side of the car for Donnington.

The rear section of a steel Z3 bonnet was cut off and bolted to the original hinges to test how my planned sill/front end split would work:

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...psc08c2b09.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...psb6925f9a.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...pscb5ab8e3.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps22dabd11.jpg

The traditional bonnet opening is going to be retained also.

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps81c42aa9.jpg

New door skins will fit over the existing Z3 doors to completely change the side profile of the car:

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6fa4f76a.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps39a007a7.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps42d0e122.jpg

As with the rear the front arches didn't cover the tyres completely, so:

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps66aca0f4.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0a2c0aa7.jpg

casamolino 12th August 2014 08:55

My favourite view so far and that boot looks big enough to get the weekly shopping in , Geoff .

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...9/IMG_6236.jpg

Down&Out 12th August 2014 10:45

Oh YES!

I didnt expect it to look this good. Not doubting Chris's skills at all but i suppose due to the super accurate buck this looks utterly spot on.

If this is a kit in future, i want one.

y cymro 12th August 2014 20:55

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Originally Posted by Down&Out (Post 58470)
Oh YES!
If this is a kit in future, i want one.

!!

LiteGrz 13th August 2014 01:30

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Originally Posted by Plastic Porsche (Post 58335)
Chris, I am really looking forward to seeing the finished article, will the kit fit on a z4 base as well, I think the top windscreen rail attachment would be a lot cleaner and the z4 coupe windows are the right shape, I like the idea of having a fully built self collared gel kit which is fully bolt on, all be it more expensive. It would make it much easier for most people


Has anybody measured the "windscreen rail" on the Z3 and Z4? How close are they?

EL PRIMER 13th August 2014 09:40

thats looking pretty impressive .
Well done Big C and GT.
I will make time later this week to come and see her.

casamolino 13th August 2014 13:22

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Originally Posted by Down&Out (Post 58470)
Oh YES!

I didnt expect it to look this good. Not doubting Chris's skills at all but i suppose due to the super accurate buck this looks utterly spot on.

If this is a kit in future, i want one.

Buy know while stocks last :icon_cool: Geoff .

Mister Towed 19th August 2014 14:34

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Originally Posted by Tribute Automotive (Post 58452)
Not wishing to post me a jiffy bag full of glass shards, Geoff had kindly sent me a paper template of the Z3 coupe side windows that he has purchased. They will fit his car extremely well:

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps346f1a5f.jpg

I am still weighing up the various options for side windows and may even have different set ups either side of the car for Donnington.

Reproduction window frame is available -

http://www.gtoengineering.com/produc...0-swb-et00250n

...at a price they don't seem to be able to bring themselves to publish :ohwell:

Mister Towed 19th August 2014 14:46

Just a thought...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fiat-500-A...item43cd64b0c3

y cymro 19th August 2014 14:57

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Originally Posted by Mister Towed (Post 58722)

Already in the garage waiting for the shell to be finished :music:

Car photographer 22nd August 2014 18:55

LOL = don't bother with all that messing about - just get the bodyshell complete - http://www.gtoengineering.com/produc...0-swb-bw99012n ;)

y cymro 22nd August 2014 19:39

I love the fact it has a part number! 20% discount for 'trade'?

http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/028...g?v=1385403662

Tribute Automotive 23rd August 2014 20:11

As of 5pm today. We have cut it close for shows before, but I think it's going to be very tight.

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps1811a8c2.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps17c37303.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...psb33d7287.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6fa084df.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...psacdf72e2.jpg

Not going to have time to lower it, which is what it really needs.

AcC8braman 23rd August 2014 20:14

Wow, I really do love this, can't wait to see it at Donington :)

y cymro 23rd August 2014 21:21

To be fair to you with the short time left and to give customers a good idea what to expect, why not primer it, fit non functional opaque side 'windows', bolt on some non-functional headlamps and chrome door handles, and sell, sell sell!!
If you're stuck getting it sprayed, if you can trailer it to Swansea on the way to the show I'll primer it for you.
It's looking great Chris, well done.

Scottie22 23rd August 2014 21:33

Looks really nice, perhaps if I'd seen this before I started on the XKSS, I'd be putting an order in!

Will make a huge difference with the nose lowered a bit as you say,

I am also looking forward to seeing it complete in paint! Well done Chris.


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