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puma931 30th April 2014 11:31

Is there an update (inc new pics) of this conversion?

Tribute Automotive 30th April 2014 21:18

With the run up to Stoneleigh and the Kobra going into production, the SWB progress has slowed somewhat, but we will be back up to speed after the show and a much needed holiday.

Mister Towed 1st May 2014 08:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tribute Automotive (Post 54901)
With the run up to Stoneleigh and the Kobra going into production, the SWB progress has slowed somewhat, but we will be back up to speed after the show and a much needed holiday.

Will you have a SWB 'work in progress' at Stoneleigh?

I'm quite drawn to this one, I think it's going to really work.

Scottie22 2nd May 2014 09:10

Easy does it Mr T!
You know you can't afford a divorce!

puma931 8th May 2014 14:26

The Kobra looks great now it is painted (the blue one) so looking forward to see this one finished and painted before I decide which one to go for :-)

casamolino 8th May 2014 15:18

Puma931 , everything comes to those who wait! obviously i beleive that the SWB is the one to go for and having seen some of the work done by Chris and Dan the waiting will be worth while , Geoff .

casamolino 8th May 2014 15:28

I may not have a car to attach it to , but i do have a Made In Italy (Nardi) wheel , Geoff .http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...9/DSCF1440.jpg

Tribute Automotive 9th May 2014 17:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by casamolino (Post 55247)
Puma931 , everything comes to those who wait! obviously i beleive that the SWB is the one to go for and having seen some of the work done by Chris and Dan the waiting will be worth while , Geoff .

Thanks Geoff, sorry that you have had to wait a while longer but with the Kobra now sorted it's back onto the SWB again.

Here's some random shots of foam filling/filling of the wooden buck:

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...psc6302d1a.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps39edcad4.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps496a4323.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps34f60fae.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...psabbc894d.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6572ef06.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...psb3a7d471.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...psd78765c5.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...psc55b6d85.jpg

TVR doors look like a great starting point for the SWB shells and the Z3 skins:

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps1308fd87.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...pscf83e0d2.jpg

WorldClassAccident 9th May 2014 17:44

You might want to sand that a bit before you take a cast from it.

looks good though

casamolino 9th May 2014 18:57

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Originally Posted by WorldClassAccident (Post 55279)
You might want to sand that a bit before you take a cast from it.

looks good though

Chris there is always somebody who wants to pick holes in your work :icon_lol: Geoff .

y cymro 10th May 2014 00:29

This is looking very exciting

puma931 17th May 2014 15:37

Is the plan to use the BMW doors as is, or to re-skin them?

Tribute Automotive 30th May 2014 21:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by puma931 (Post 55562)
Is the plan to use the BMW doors as is, or to re-skin them?

We are planning to retain the Z3 doors and over skin them.

Tribute Automotive 30th May 2014 21:43

Here's an idea that may or may not work, replacing the side windows on a Z3 softtop with one's from the "coupe". I need to do some photoshopping....

Filling on the wooden buck is still plodding on, pun intended!

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...pse88ba437.jpg

zagmad 30th May 2014 21:44

Helps with the continuation of the design language :-)

zagmad 30th May 2014 21:46

Quite like the side vent . Hint hint

Tribute Automotive 30th May 2014 21:50

Quote:

Originally Posted by zagmad (Post 55903)
Quite like the side vent . Hint hint

Bargain (?):

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z3M-si...-/300894177900

zagmad 30th May 2014 22:03

If you knew of anyone could adapt a mold ;-) so as to shorten and use cut outs to vary the size of the vents and bar across.

y cymro 31st May 2014 00:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tribute Automotive (Post 55901)
Here's an idea that may or may not work, replacing the side windows on a Z3 softtop with one's from the "coupe". I need to do some photoshopping....

Filling on the wooden buck is still plodding on, pun intended!

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...pse88ba437.jpg

Good find. The rear of the glass looks much too high though for the roof line of the Swb. But if the window runners allow it to be that angle at the rear what about one made from polycarbonate?

Mitchelkitman 1st June 2014 17:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by y cymro (Post 55915)
Good find. The rear of the glass looks much too high though for the roof line of the Swb. But if the window runners allow it to be that angle at the rear what about one made from polycarbonate?

But if it fits with the glass a bit lower in the door is that a real problem? Much better than plastic ones surely!


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