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molleur 20th April 2018 23:36

Almost - My 250 SWB Coupe
 
Chris has finished my 250 SWB body and will be crating for shipment to the USA end of next week. I have already gathered all of the sundries needed excepting some very minor consumable items.

I do intend to fabricate or purchase a correctly shaped rear window
Initial plan is to make a full headliner (FRP) and upholster it. Most of the interior will remain as it is.

Wire wheels or BMW steelies, I don't know yet. Expecting it here end of May or earl June. Just wanted to get a thread started. Read every SWB build thread and took notes! Thanks guys!

Paul L 21st April 2018 06:31

Molleur – Exciting times. :cool:

I look forward to following your build thread.

Did you decide on a colour/color in the end?

Good luck, Paul. :)

Barber 21st April 2018 08:24

Hortatory. So another build thread to follow?

UpstateCobraGuy 21st April 2018 11:50

Cool! We can have our own Tribute Automotive New England meet. Maybe even in Doset, Vermont... :nod:

molleur 21st April 2018 20:37

Jeff,
I've been talking with them about the rear screen.
They are also working on the trim for it.
Door frames and electric windows, don't know just yet. I'm sure they may be retro fitted later if need be. Justin has been very helpful.

molleur 21st April 2018 21:25

Ditto here on the wipers. Big help, and I don't even have the body yet.

molleur 25th April 2018 16:55

Chrome paint
Mirrochrome. Gloss black urethane base coat, fog on the mirrochrome, clearcoat.
I'm going to try it. Will post results. Not cheap either.

molleur 4th May 2018 16:12

1 Attachment(s)
All crated and ready to ship next week..

Welshkiwi 4th May 2018 19:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by molleur (Post 94731)
All crated and ready to ship next week..

Great news Molleur, now the patience will be tested awaiting the arrival! Twiddle your thumbs wisely on the donor! :yo:

molleur 4th May 2018 20:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by Welshkiwi (Post 94736)
Great news Molleur, now the patience will be tested awaiting the arrival! Twiddle your thumbs wisely on the donor! :yo:

Twiddling away very soon!
Have collected all necessary trims, etc. already.

Jaguartvr 5th May 2018 08:50

That doesn't look like a 250 in the box, more like a 3000s.:eusa_think:

redratbike 5th May 2018 08:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jaguartvr (Post 94741)
That doesn't look like a 250 in the box, more like a 3000s.:eusa_think:

I can see a 250 bonnet st the back but I thought where’s the coupe rear clam ??

Lucky@LeMans 5th May 2018 23:11

Looks like two kits in one crate !

molleur 5th May 2018 23:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lucky@LeMans (Post 94752)
Looks like two kits in one crate !

It is two kits in one crate. My old partner wanted a 300S and it's coming along in the huge crate with my 250 SWB Coupe.

molleur 6th May 2018 00:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by redratbike (Post 94742)
I can see a 250 bonnet st the back but I thought where’s the coupe rear clam ??

I believe it's nested behind the 300S bonnet. That crate is BIG!
2.6m x 1.8m x 1.8m.

molleur 6th May 2018 01:24

2 Attachment(s)
Additionally, Chris sent me pics of "just out of the mold"..

Paul L 6th May 2018 08:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by molleur (Post 94754)
It is two kits in one crate. My old partner wanted a 300S and it's coming along in the huge crate with my 250 SWB Coupe.

Dividing the shipping costs by two makes sense, good luck, Paul. :)

PS
Nice. :cool:

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...3&d=1525566241

molleur 6th May 2018 13:00

Thanks Paul!

Jaguartvr 6th May 2018 19:09

Now what is he up to with that 3 series?

IanA 7th May 2018 20:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by molleur (Post 94754)
I...My old partner wanted a 300S ...

Yay !!! No. 7 is on its way. Good luck with that build.


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