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Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 1st August 2020, 08:37
Replies: 59
Views: 5,443
Posted By smash
Things you should know about your car but didnt: ...

Things you should know about your car but didnt:
Turns out my Borani replicas have alloy rims - no wonder they cost the builder a packet!
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 26th July 2020, 19:47
Replies: 59
Views: 5,443
Posted By smash
Well it's been a long road and at times very...

Well it's been a long road and at times very trying for both Wayne and myself. COVID has knocked his fledgling business sideways on top of which the interior build posed many challenges such as what...
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 18th July 2020, 22:27
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By smash
Ferrari lose rights to GTO shape for vehicles in court case

A recent court case has seen Ferraris attempt at trade marking the GTO shape overturned. They have retained the rights for toys but crucially not vehicles...

Open season on GTO replicas then!
...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 24th June 2020, 23:14
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By smash
Mines in being trimmed currently - went for rods...

Mines in being trimmed currently - went for rods and traditional perforated headliner. Looks great but apparently a ball ache to get right. Gluing is easier - maybe glue a diamond stitch material?...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 23rd June 2020, 21:55
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By smash
Ah thanks Molleur - you posted as I posted. ...

Ah thanks Molleur - you posted as I posted.

So the wire is true then and sounds like best way to go - brilliant thanks!
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 23rd June 2020, 21:54
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By smash
Cheers Andy - couldn't find anything that showed...

Cheers Andy - couldn't find anything that showed it.
I've read about heating the screen up to help melt the glue but it says risk of breaking windscreen which would be a disaster bearing in mind the...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 22nd June 2020, 23:20
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By smash
How to remove Z3 rear view mirror?

How do you remove a z3 rear view mirror from the glass.

I want to swap for something more chrome lol! Looking at Lucas 608s....
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 22nd June 2020, 09:22
Replies: 57
Views: 7,442
Posted By smash
That looks brilliant - perfect match to the gauges

That looks brilliant - perfect match to the gauges
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 21st June 2020, 07:33
Replies: 57
Views: 7,442
Posted By smash
Hugh - Grassbank are developing a cream version...

Hugh - Grassbank are developing a cream version of their main instrument replacement backing which would match your auxiliary gauges perfectly. Have a word with Justin.
...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 12th June 2020, 01:21
Replies: 160
Views: 21,328
Posted By smash
I was reading about the cars used in Ford vs...

I was reading about the cars used in Ford vs Ferrari a couple of days ago. The interview was with one of the production crew. Apparently the red 356 Matt Damon is seen driving around in was one of...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 10th June 2020, 22:40
Replies: 25
Views: 1,091
Posted By smash
Looking at the original post and what's trying to...

Looking at the original post and what's trying to be achieved I wonder if z4 coupe is better starting point. The bonnet/cabin/boot ratio is much better suited. Some of the wide body kits give an idea...
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 1st June 2020, 22:36
Replies: 33
Views: 1,819
Posted By smash
It's always been misuse of trade dress I.e....

It's always been misuse of trade dress I.e. badging as far as I'm aware. Some names also copyright of F. I found a website once which shows all copyrights held. Jumping of F as starting point was...
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 27th May 2020, 20:30
Replies: 33
Views: 1,819
Posted By smash
See they've deleted the filler flap - nice mod. ...

See they've deleted the filler flap - nice mod.

I see there's no badges visible in the DIY Kit advert.

But yes surely a worry it'll come back on DNA
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 25th May 2020, 11:57
Replies: 33
Views: 1,819
Posted By smash
:badgrin: Lol! We take 1962 stock aluminium...

:badgrin: Lol!

We take 1962 stock aluminium and bath it for 3 days in a vat of 60 year old Amoretto. It's more Italian than anything that originally came out of the factory. Then we take the...
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 25th May 2020, 11:42
Replies: 33
Views: 1,819
Posted By smash
Thats not going to end well. He's clearly...

Thats not going to end well. He's clearly building for profit. Only a matter of time before he gets a cease and desist from Ferrari.

More to the point, where's he getting the kits from? If he...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 6th April 2020, 18:29
Replies: 59
Views: 5,443
Posted By smash
Sadly, we've stalled due to the coronavirus....

Sadly, we've stalled due to the coronavirus. Wayne has no work booked in after me and delays due to slow parts availability plus some custom bits.

Obviously his family come first and he needs...
Forum: General Build Chat 29th March 2020, 15:27
Replies: 28
Views: 4,925
Posted By smash
Maybe thread should be re titled 2021 events to...

Maybe thread should be re titled 2021 events to go to!
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 27th March 2020, 19:22
Replies: 59
Views: 5,443
Posted By smash
Before the car went in I had lots of discussions...

Before the car went in I had lots of discussions with Wayne at Evolution Trim Works around headlining strategies and how we could "lift" the large amount of black in the interior. Well it certainly...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 27th March 2020, 16:13
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By smash
Had never heard of a Kleeman but bloody hell...

Had never heard of a Kleeman but bloody hell Nick, "fairly radically tuned", that thing is a guided missile!! Jeez that's quick.

Also looks bloody Cleanman (see what I did? eh? eh? - OK "Taxi!")
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 26th March 2020, 06:21
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By smash
I've always bought from Speedyreg in Ireland. Be...

I've always bought from Speedyreg in Ireland. Be creative with your searches and they have bargains...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 20th March 2020, 04:45
Replies: 59
Views: 5,443
Posted By smash
Gauges lit. Little concerned I won't be able to...

Gauges lit. Little concerned I won't be able to get car back before full blown lock down...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 18th March 2020, 02:38
Replies: 59
Views: 5,443
Posted By smash
Dash being bonded at Evolution Trim Works. Black...

Dash being bonded at Evolution Trim Works. Black on black gauges.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 15th March 2020, 22:16
Replies: 59
Views: 5,443
Posted By smash
@Steve - going for black crackle paint finish....

@Steve - going for black crackle paint finish. I've got black on black dials rather than the cream centres.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 15th March 2020, 09:47
Replies: 59
Views: 5,443
Posted By smash
Car is in for interior trim and dash conversion....

Car is in for interior trim and dash conversion. Headlining is using traditional bows rather than being stuck on. Very pleased so far!
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 2nd March 2020, 11:25
Replies: 17
Views: 1,937
Posted By smash
Just a thought but Corona virus may kick this...

Just a thought but Corona virus may kick this into touch...
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