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Pandora 29th August 2014 20:09

box?

Paul L 29th August 2014 20:23

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandora's_box

:icon_wink:

Anyway, back on topic...

Really looking forward to seeing the car in paint now. :cool:

Pandora 29th August 2014 20:28

Ah, yes, I forget about the 'Pandora' thing.

Oddly, Pandora's box was actually a Hewland Mk5.

Who knew! LOL

Plastic Porsche 29th August 2014 22:07

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Great Car, Chris and Dan, cant believe the progress from tuesday, grill and lights look superb, good luck with the show,

Car photographer 30th August 2014 13:12

A link to a quick shot from donnington show - looking great in one colour !!! cant wait to see it properly finished
https://twitter.com/paulwardphoto/st...88788430229506

https://twitter.com/paulwardphoto/st...88788430229506

Car photographer 30th August 2014 13:15

Another angle https://twitter.com/paulwardphoto/st...90005336244224

Car photographer 30th August 2014 15:57

And a quick edit to see what it would look like painted https://twitter.com/paulwardphoto/st...29952806084608

Mister Towed 30th August 2014 15:59

Next project now decided upon, it's just a question of convincing SWMBO we need a SWB (she's kind of agreed that I can build one in two years time, she just doesn't know it yet...) -

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...ps92c58761.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...psce18b50d.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...ps21c2aed5.jpg

The car looks great from any angle - in the last shot above a potential customer asked what it would look like lowered at the front, so Chris dropped it two inches using just the power of his fingertips.

It was nice to meet Chris and Dan (and IanA), and well done for getting it ready for the show.

DerbyDreamer 31st August 2014 21:37

Very glad to see the stand was so busy today & thanks to Dan for showing me round. My 15 year old son has already started dropping hints about first cars....well, there are a few smaller engined Z3's around!

y cymro 31st August 2014 23:32

It was worth the 400 mile round trip to see the SWB.
The car looks great and Chris and Dan were very busy on Sunday

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s...3E7821C0E3.jpg

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s...A1F899EFA4.jpg

Looks good from all angles

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s...5A9642447D.jpg


A caption competition of Chris and Geoff in discussion.


http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s...3ABC6CCF68.jpg

Paul L 1st September 2014 07:46

Chris & Dan - Many congratulations on getting the car looking so good for the show. :cool:

Hope you get the chance for a short break before the orders start flooding in.

Good luck, Paul. :)

garrett 1st September 2014 12:59

That looks amazing!

Mister Towed 1st September 2014 16:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by y cymro (Post 59125)


A caption competition of Chris and Geoff in discussion.


http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s...3ABC6CCF68.jpg

You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? Then who the hell else are you talking... you talking to me? Well I'm the only one here. Who the f%ck do you think you're talking to? Oh yeah? OK.

WorldClassAccident 1st September 2014 17:10

Caption : just explain one more time about how the door opens and closes...

casamolino 1st September 2014 18:08

Geoff , Chris i am sure i said a convertible!
Chris , i`ll get my jig saw .

zagmad 1st September 2014 18:28

Chris: er... I appear to have my finger stuck . Could you help .
Geoff: I've farted if i wave my hands around it should disperse the smell. I'll leave that one with you Chris.

Ollie 1st September 2014 20:35

Geoff:" ...and his beard was this long you say....?"
Chris:"..yeah, and he got it stuck in the window runner right here..."

garyh 1st September 2014 21:16

Chris: This is the best way to feel if the panels flat...
Geoff: Put it away, Chris...

Tribute Automotive 2nd September 2014 20:56

Ha ha :icon_razz: My double chin and bold patch are no laughing matter!:pound:

Got the exhaust storted this afternoon. Only 3 days too late!

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...psed9d2627.jpg

Plastic Porsche 2nd September 2014 21:10

I could have sworn that was T 173 BPR in the last photo, great looking car, now with great sound:third:

Mister Towed 2nd September 2014 21:11

Nice. Very nice.

y cymro 2nd September 2014 21:21

They really suit it

Tribute Automotive 2nd September 2014 21:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by Plastic Porsche (Post 59198)
I could have sworn that was T 173 BPR in the last photo, great looking car, now with great sound:third:

Correct about the reg, I was just seeing if my "blag" would work for Goodwood Revival in a couple of weeks time. A couple of bits of black tape should do the trick!!

Tribute Automotive 2nd September 2014 21:41

Probably sticking out a little too far.

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps17cfb8aa.jpg

Tribute Automotive 2nd September 2014 21:50

Forgot to post this picture up before.

1pm on Friday...

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...psf760978f.jpg

We left for Donington at 4.30, but due to badly balanced wheels limiting speed and a puncture we didn't reach our hotel in Derby until 10.59pm, just in time for last orders, luckily.

obr 2nd September 2014 22:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tribute Automotive (Post 59202)
Probably sticking out a little too far.

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps17cfb8aa.jpg

That is one stunning rear!

y cymro 2nd September 2014 23:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tribute Automotive (Post 59201)
Correct about the reg, I was just seeing if my "blag" would work for Goodwood Revival in a couple of weeks time. A couple of bits of black tape should do the trick!!

It worked on here so it'll work at Goodwood :icon_wink:

Axel 3rd September 2014 07:10

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Originally Posted by Tribute Automotive (Post 59202)
Probably sticking out a little too far.


No! I love it!! Reminds of this one (pic)

Ollie 3rd September 2014 09:54

Chris, just a thought on the window...
I know the split side window is retro, but its also difficult to make,
difficult to seal, and barely opens...
How about if you had a front quaterlight, and then a one piece window,
then the front and rear of the glass / lexan would be parralell with each other....(if you get me so far..) then the window could go all the way down.
But instead of any complicated winding mechanism, have a third runner in
the centre, and a big knurled knob. Slacken the knob, pull the window up / down / anywhere, tighten the knob. I'm sure its been done before, but its a dead simple way of having an opening window...
And then of course you could have the top of the frame any shape you want.....Mmmm...a nice curve......!
I hope you follow my crazy explanation, it works in my head....
Lovely car though.:whoo:

Paul L 3rd September 2014 19:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tribute Automotive (Post 59202)
...Probably sticking out a little too far...

Chris - Mister Towed posted this photo of an exhaust shield "next door".

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/...ps1d223e54.jpg

There was also a very similar painted 250 SWB on the "I am Steve McQueen" documentary. :cool:

The car should fit right in at Goodwood.

Good luck, Paul. :)

EL PRIMER 3rd September 2014 19:16

saw this today driving through Poole , looked pretty impressive .

I think People are getting carried away with the desire to 'replicate' rather than 'tributize' .Yes the window lines different , but the cockpit position and length of bonnet is too.None of this detracts from the fact its a very good looking 'tribute' to the car it aspires to be .The Z3 base is a perfect choice for this car , it deserves to sell well..

Mister Towed 4th September 2014 08:51

Quote:

Originally Posted by EL PRIMER (Post 59225)
saw this today driving through Poole , looked pretty impressive .

I think People are getting carried away with the desire to 'replicate' rather than 'tributize' .Yes the window lines different , but the cockpit position and length of bonnet is too.None of this detracts from the fact its a very good looking 'tribute' to the car it aspires to be .The Z3 base is a perfect choice for this car , it deserves to sell well..

Amen to that EP, it's a stunning looking car in its own right.

For my part, I'd like to see the side window line changed slightly if that's practicable. It's one of the defining features that makes the original so striking and that little detail would make the car as it stands look perfect to me.

I appreciate that almost none of the Tribute swb dimensions actually match an original (but do two originals match each other?), and it looks none the worse for that, so it's the little details that trick the eye into seeing it as being more than the sum of its parts.

Having said all that, if the side windows remain as they are I'll still be building one. :)

Scottie22 4th September 2014 09:00

I agree with Mr Towed on the side window issue, that very slight " curve" on the top edge would make an absolute world of difference,
but as Mr T said, it may be too difficult to alter at this stage.

garyh 4th September 2014 09:08

T, you'll have to do a 'Sammio' on it... cut it up.

WorldClassAccident 4th September 2014 09:13

Is that the back end of Scotties XKSS in the picture?

Mister Towed 4th September 2014 09:21

Quote:

Originally Posted by garyh (Post 59240)
T, you'll have to do a 'Sammio' on it... cut it up.

Haha!

From talking to Chris and Dan at Donington it won't be their panels that need cutting up, but the donor Z3 needs some, ahem, adjustment with a lump hammer to squeeze it into its party frock.

Still can't decide what colour it'll be when I finally get the funds together though...

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/...psfb479aaa.jpg

Mister Towed 4th September 2014 09:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by WorldClassAccident (Post 59241)
Is that the back end of Scotties XKSS in the picture?

Yep, you can tell it's his because the luggage rack's on the wrong way round...

casamolino 4th September 2014 09:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mister Towed (Post 59243)
Haha!

From talking to Chris and Dan at Donington it won't be their panels that need cutting up, but the donor Z3 needs some, ahem, adjustment with a lump hammer to squeeze it into its party frock.

Still can't decide what colour it'll be when I finally get the funds together though...

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/...psfb479aaa.jpg

Mister Towed having looked at your previous work a SWB built by you would be something to look forward to , i think i have just seen the colour for my car , thanks Geoff .

Mister Towed 4th September 2014 12:44

Thanks for the vote of confidence, Geoff.

With the Spyder I just set out with an image in my head of how I wanted it to look and that's pretty much how it turned out.

For my next project (don't hold your breath, it's two years away from me being able to afford a second toy) I'll be going for the stripped out race car look inside and out. As it'll be my daily driver engine size won't matter to me, even a 1.8 or 16v 1.9 will be fine, but I do want a/c for trips to sunnier climes and my ebay watch list currently runneth over with potential donors.

Looking forward to seeing your car come together over the next few months, it'd be nice to meet up for a photo shoot and a chat once it's on the road. You might want to resin polish your car beforehand though so my drool doesn't tarnish the paintwork. :)

y cymro 4th September 2014 19:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mister Towed (Post 59250)
even a 1.8 or 16v 1.9 will be fine

Oh oh, here comes Nick :boink:


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