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WorldClassAccident 27th August 2014 21:38

Bags of sand inside to lower it?

Opaque windows will hide them

y cymro 27th August 2014 22:22

Déjà vu ;-)

Mister Towed 28th August 2014 12:16

Any update on this one Tribute?

Will it make it to Donington?

Will it be in one colour?

Will I be able to see past the crowds of people clamouring round the Tribute stand?

< 48hrs to go...

Paul L 28th August 2014 12:23

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mister Towed (Post 59003)
...< 48hrs to go...

I don't know about you, but I always imagine there is a HUGE one of these in the Tibute workshop...

http://www.trailermatics.com/wp-cont...ntdown-psd.jpg

... loudly ticking down to the next show, just for that added level of stress. :icon_twisted:

Jokes aside, fingers crossed for this one.

Good luck, Paul. :)

WorldClassAccident 28th August 2014 13:37

Dan just finishes the paint during the drive up to Donington
http://www.altergamer.com/wp-content...mp-590x369.jpg

While his friends change the tyre on the new 4x4
http://hight3ch.com/wp-content/uploa...-mechanics.jpg
video : http://hight3ch.com/worlds-best-car-...while-driving/

casamolino 28th August 2014 13:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mister Towed (Post 59003)
Any update on this one Tribute?

Will it make it to Donington?

Will it be in one colour?

Will i be able to see past the crowds of people clamouring round the Tribute stand?

< 48hrs to go...

I have it on good authority that ,

Will it make it to Donington? YES

Will it be in one colour? MAYBE

Will Mister Towed be able to see past the crowds of people clamouring round the Tribute stand? NO

and i will not be there , time and a half on Saturday and double time on Sunday to good to turn down , Geoff .

jones 28th August 2014 22:00

I am sorry you won't be there BUT there willl be more than
enough feedback/pictures for you to get a feel. I will personally be there both days :-)

Tribute Automotive 28th August 2014 22:42

As Geoff said, we will be there and after a few more hours filling and sanding tomorrow morning, the car will be in one colour after lunch ready for the drive to Donington. See you there.

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps9569c346.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps3238e97e.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0b64942f.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps4f0c7c82.jpg

Back from a short test drive. All OK, apart from the guy who nearly had a head on crash caused by looking at the swb!

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps71a7d3fb.jpg

A massive thanks is due to Dan, as always, for his constant help and support :hail:

y cymro 28th August 2014 22:52

I love the last photograph.
Well done lads, see you there on Sunday

casamolino 29th August 2014 07:02

Chris really impressed how you have managed to get 50 years of patina! on the bodywork , Geoff .

Axel 29th August 2014 07:34

Great! I love it! It really looks good! Can't wait to see it with paint!

y cymro 29th August 2014 09:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by casamolino (Post 59032)
Chris really impressed how you have managed to get 50 years of patina! on the bodywork , Geoff .

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s...C1D13A032A.jpg

It does look 'in period'

garyh 29th August 2014 09:05

Totally nailed it, it's the dogs nuts...

Mister Towed 29th August 2014 09:23

Wow, forget my comments on the door glass/roof line, it was just the angle that the picture I was looking at was taken. Will drop by to see it for myself tomorrow.

Love the authentic grille - fabricated or bought in?

Well done, that's quite a transformation from the Z3.

IanA 29th August 2014 10:40

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tribute Automotive (Post 59027)
As Geoff said, we will be there and after a few more hours filling and sanding tomorrow morning, the car will be in one colour after lunch ready for the drive to Donington. See you there.
A massive thanks is due to Dan, as always, for his constant help and support :hail:

Just WOW !!!

No secret- I can't get on with the idea of taking a convertible and putting a permanent roof on it - but that is something else.
Looking forward to seeing it at the show.

WorldClassAccident 29th August 2014 10:46

I will be even more impressed if you complete the red one parked next to it in time for Donington...

Car photographer 29th August 2014 10:59

I might need to bring my camera!! ;)

obr 29th August 2014 19:43

That is stunning, well done it is clear to see that the huge amount of work has paid off.

Pandora 29th August 2014 20:02

absolutely.

With that in mind, please take this as constructive criticism, but the top of the door frame really jars. There is a weird phenomenon where straight lines look hollow, and this is a good example - it almost looks that the top of the frame is sagging in the middle. It really needs a gentle curve top or the pronounced 'break' that some of the SWBs have. That will make a word of difference to the look.
With such a curved profile the straight line clashes and it's makign the window look too long & narrow.

A simple fix in Tribute's hands though!

Great job.

Al

y cymro 29th August 2014 20:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pandora (Post 59058)
absolutely.

With that in mind, please take this as constructive criticism, but the top of the door frame really jars. There is a weird phenomenon where straight lines look hollow, and this is a good example - it almost looks that the top of the frame is sagging in the middle. It really needs a gentle curve top or the pronounced 'break' that some of the SWBs have. That will make a word of difference to the look.
With such a curved profile the straight line clashes and it's makign the window look too long & narrow.

A simple fix in Tribute's hands though!

Great job.

Al

That's opened the box


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