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redratbike 29th May 2015 22:09

Any news on this one guys??l

casamolino 30th May 2015 13:34

Good afternoon all things being equal and dependant on the workload that Chris and Dan take on! should be 3 weeks , Geoff .

Tribute Automotive 17th June 2015 21:12

Geoff's car is coming along and will be ready for collection soon. Geoff has selected and adapted some very nice items that we are currently installing.

Great use of Carello lenses combined with Lucas chrome trim rings and light bases:

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps088agmn9.jpg

Side markers are expensive, but make all the difference:

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps8wxw1bw7.jpg

Mikewade 18th June 2015 10:04

Nice detailing
 
These look great. Any idea where he bought them from?

casamolino 18th June 2015 12:36

Afternoon Mike , the front indicators were off EBAY Italy , the Red Carello rear lenses were off EBAY Germany and are still listed ,

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Leuchtkappen-...item460444fad9 .

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Ruckleuchten-...item4627fcd47c

I bought the lenses , Geoff .

Mikewade 18th June 2015 22:55

Thanks
 
Many thanks for the information.
I must admit, I was hoping they would be cheaper - but then they are the real thing!
The search continues...

Lucky@LeMans 19th June 2015 00:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mikewade (Post 68368)
Many thanks for the information.
I must admit, I was hoping they would be cheaper - but then they are the real thing!
The search continues...

Wait a few weeks and the Euro will plunge in value ( thanks to Greece ) and these will seem cheap !

Mister Towed 19th June 2015 08:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lucky@LeMans (Post 68374)
Wait a few weeks and the Euro will plunge in value ( thanks to Greece ) and these will seem cheap !

I'm keeping my fingers crossed as we have a family holiday booked in Zakynthos in August. Really not sure what effect the current issues will have on local prices and exchange rates. Hoping it'll be business as usual in the tourist resorts, that there's no rioting in the streets and that Angela Merkel hasn't put her towel on the local cahspoint when we try to draw some money out... :pray2:

Lucky@LeMans 19th June 2015 18:44

We are off to France in August , hope the Euro is around 1.5 to the by then! If I have enough left over from my bonus I'll place my 250 SWB order !

Tribute Automotive 28th July 2015 22:21

Geoff's SWB in the MOT bay this evening. A pass after a rebuild of the handbrake system on drivers side. A few more things to finish off and then Geoff will collect on Friday.

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...pswfh88qv2.jpg

y cymro 29th July 2015 07:58

Wow, that's great news. Geoff, you must be as excited as a turkey in January.

casamolino 29th July 2015 09:31

Morning Steve , yes I am , the train is booked and counting the days , Geoff .

WorldClassAccident 29th July 2015 09:45

If your journey home takes you past Southampton then please stop by for a coffee so I can gawp at it.

PM me if you want details of address etc

casamolino 29th July 2015 14:16

Afternoon Nick can give you a wave from the train on the way through Southampton! from London , will be straight up t` north when car picked up , Geoff .

hurnleft 29th July 2015 15:31

Looks great, especially in that colour. But they I would say that wouldn't I.

Cheers, Bob.

y cymro 29th July 2015 19:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by hurnleft (Post 69769)
Looks great, especially in that colour. But they I would say that wouldn't I.
Cheers, Bob.

Oh great, everybody's SWB will be blue!!

ericholm 29th July 2015 19:55

My z3 is topaz blue but I want my swb silver, but now thinking blue so all door shuts/other don't need to be done. Couldn't find a good low mileage silver 3.0i. Still undecided.

Roadster 29th July 2015 20:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by ericholm (Post 69776)
My z3 is topaz blue but I want my swb silver, but now thinking blue so all door shuts/other don't need to be done. Couldn't find a good low mileage silver 3.0i. Still undecided.

Looks great Geoff

eric have you considered using a spray can for the door shuts
If you are going for the classic race car look, the shuts would not have the same attention as the exterior.

In fact Mercedes requested Germany's racing colour was silver so they could save weight by not painting their racers

ericholm 29th July 2015 21:18

Hi, Roadster

Could do this of course but might look a bit c**p especially with my skills and would only find out after full body spray by then it would be too late to rectify, thought about just spraying them up black, need to think more about it.

Thinking of asking local spray shop for some advice when body is on.

Tribute Automotive 31st July 2015 06:46

Unfortunately I have had to delay Geoff's collection date due to on going problem with reliability of door lock set up.

casamolino 9th August 2015 17:03

Afternoon my car is home safe and sound after a 250 mile test drive , a quick word of warning to anybody considering buying a complete car or set of body panels from Tribute , be prepared to be asked what it is when ever you stop and the people who have major head turning moments is fun , must know get the air con sorted or was Saturday the 8th the last good day of summer , Geoff .
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...9/DSCF1567.jpg
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...9/DSCF1569.jpg
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...9/DSCF1570.jpg
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...9/DSCF1571.jpg
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...9/DSCF1572.jpg

Roadster 9th August 2015 17:19

Looks great
Was the 250 miles all motorway or did you have some more scenic elements en route?

Mister Towed 9th August 2015 17:22

Very nice indeed. I do like the wheels, they really suit it and don't give away the modern origin of the donor. Looking forward to seeing it painted, silver I believe?

Oh, nearly forgot to ask, has it been lowered?

redratbike 9th August 2015 17:55

I bet you smiled for every 250 of them ....looks great

y cymro 9th August 2015 18:53

You jammy bugger :smile: Car looks great, wheels really suit it, and the finish 'out of the box' gives a period look.
Fabulous, and no doubt well worth the wait. You must be absolutely chuffed.

casamolino 9th August 2015 18:56

M5 up until Worcester then scenic Kidderminster Telford way , its not lowered yet! still thinking dark Blue , pretty sure all the Tribute 250SWBs will be Blue , Geoff . PS anyone recommend a sound deadening supplier?

WorldClassAccident 9th August 2015 19:23

Loving that and already regretting asking Chris to delay my delivery to the end of September.

Mine will be black though.

Sound proofing?

Stick on silvered tar strips stop body panels resonating (my boot) and ear plugs are great for ignoring passengers

LiteGrz 9th August 2015 19:34

Sound Deadening
 
2 options we have used.

1) Dynamat http://www.dynamat.com/automotive-an...e-restoration/

They sell pre-cut kits (ours was a 67 Mustang. Great results.), and in stock size sheets you cut to application.

2) A Buddy used "Thermwell" foil backed duct insulation from the hardware store.

Here is his webpage about it : http://budgetrestomod.weebly.com/insulation.html

Your car is looking great! +2 to you and to Chris / Dan !

y cymro 9th August 2015 19:57

I've heard of people using aluminium flashing tape with good results. Available from B&Q and such like

Mitchelkitman 9th August 2015 20:43

IMHO that looks great as is without any lowering. Wheels do indeed look good - what are they? I like the fuel flap (exactly as I would use), is it possible to reach the original filler cap without any modification?

hurnleft 9th August 2015 20:43

Looks great Geoff, glad to see you're on the road now.

Has the door lock issue been resolved now?

Cheers, Bob.

Mister Towed 10th August 2015 06:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mitchelkitman (Post 70096)
IMHO that looks great as is without any lowering. Wheels do indeed look good - what are they? I like the fuel flap (exactly as I would use), is it possible to reach the original filler cap without any modification?

Agree the stance looks right to me without lowering which is a first on one of these - must be your wheel and tyre choice. What size are the tyres btw?

gas guzzler 10th August 2015 08:14

Looks great, the more I see the 250 the more I like. Which is odd as the 250 is one of my all time favourite cars so didn't think it would be right. Are you badging it as a Ferrari? Be interested to see one parked alongside a real one, or has someone already done that?

Andy

Danny_HUFC 10th August 2015 09:34

The car looks great as it is, i think you will regret lowering it after driving it around as it is on stock springs. I thinkyou have the tyre sizes just right to give it a good look without dropping it.

WorldClassAccident 10th August 2015 11:13

Think carefully about lowering, I lowered the front of mine

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...ead.php?t=5548

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...ead.php?t=5556

I had a few issues as a result

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-W...801_093147.jpg

Car photographer 10th August 2015 13:07

looking great!!

casamolino 10th August 2015 18:07

Good evening thanks for all the positive words , I will investigate the info provided about the sound deadening , the wheels are the famous Minilites (well famous to anybody who remembers rallying in the 60s/70s) originally made by Tech Del Ltd and currently being made in Telford , the wheels on my car were made in Telford and designed for an E type Jag , one word of warning it is possible to buy a cheaper Minilite copy made in China (there are plenty of the Chinese ones on Ebay , the tyres on my car are Pirelli P6000 185/65/15 V rated , nearly new but part worn imports from Germany , not everyone will want to go the part worn route but they were exactly the right size (and price) for the look I was aiming at , thanks Geoff .

casamolino 10th August 2015 18:11

Just noticed two more questions , the filler cap is easily reachable without it having been modified , may be badged as Pininfarina no decision yet , Geoff .

Paul L 11th August 2015 07:02

Casamolino Hi Geoff, great to see you have your car and are pleased with it. :cool:

I know that Chris and Dan have worked wonders with this design, but you also deserve a lot of credit for starting the ball rolling on this great addition to the Tribute range.

Enjoy driving / finishing it, Paul. :)

PS
What a great looking MOT station. :cool:

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...pswfh88qv2.jpg

casamolino 12th August 2015 06:53

Thanks Paul , Geoff .


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