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Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 8th February 2020, 14:24
Replies: 564
Views: 85,197
Posted By Ambitious_TAS
This is a fabulous result - and sorely tempting!...

This is a fabulous result - and sorely tempting! Can we see a few photos of the bonnet tilt/hinge mechanism?
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 20th March 2018, 19:37
Replies: 2,621
Views: 431,494
Posted By Ambitious_TAS
Good to hear from you. Your build diary has been...

Good to hear from you. Your build diary has been fascinating, and I'm not surprised you have such interest. You have certainly inspired me, though I'm considering something that, given my much more...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 5th March 2018, 00:00
Replies: 2,621
Views: 431,494
Posted By Ambitious_TAS
Hey Scottie, all has been very quiet for a while....

Hey Scottie, all has been very quiet for a while. Any news - good or bad? Hope you're okay.
Forum: General Build Chat 31st January 2018, 10:16
Replies: 35
Views: 5,086
Posted By Ambitious_TAS
Mazda have officially acknowledged the request...

Mazda have officially acknowledged the request and are looking into it with their Technical Department at Mazda Europe. That's amazing in that's it's not a flat 'no'! I'll keep you posted.
Forum: General Build Chat 30th January 2018, 07:13
Replies: 35
Views: 5,086
Posted By Ambitious_TAS
I wholly agree mazdarazmataz - I'm no engineer,...

I wholly agree mazdarazmataz - I'm no engineer, but the MX5 is a convertible designed from the outset without a roof structure to stiffen it, so logically the structural strength must lie in the...
Forum: General Build Chat 29th January 2018, 18:58
Replies: 35
Views: 5,086
Posted By Ambitious_TAS
Perhaps. But I'm still going to ask, if only to...

Perhaps. But I'm still going to ask, if only to understand the potential impact on structural strength and what remedial/additional work should be undertaken. I'm planning on adding structural...
Forum: General Build Chat 29th January 2018, 18:19
Replies: 35
Views: 5,086
Posted By Ambitious_TAS
Lucky, Nor would I take such a chance -...

Lucky,

Nor would I take such a chance - hence why I am researching here, seeking collective wisdom, looking for the evidence and not simply guessing or taking anyone's word alone for it - the...
Forum: General Build Chat 29th January 2018, 16:52
Replies: 35
Views: 5,086
Posted By Ambitious_TAS
Evening JaguarTVR, sorry you may have...

Evening JaguarTVR, sorry you may have misunderstood me. I'm after the underlying body, chassis and PPF but will have to remove the windscreen and trim the body back to fit the planned GRP shell. ...
Forum: General Build Chat 29th January 2018, 11:48
Replies: 35
Views: 5,086
Posted By Ambitious_TAS
Ross, I would agree with you and I plan on...

Ross,

I would agree with you and I plan on skimming through eBay and a few more forums to find the options out there if I can (military IT doesn;t allow eBay!). However, following up on a couple...
Forum: General Build Chat 25th January 2018, 11:05
Replies: 35
Views: 5,086
Posted By Ambitious_TAS
Links

It's taken me a while to find the right pages; links copied here for anyone interested.

Gov.uk Vehicle Registration page with details covering kit-cars, rebuilt cars and radically modified cars.
...
Forum: General Build Chat 25th January 2018, 08:27
Replies: 35
Views: 5,086
Posted By Ambitious_TAS
Paul, Posts crossed indeed! That's a good...

Paul,

Posts crossed indeed! That's a good shout - I will give both pathways a try.

I've just transposed the windscreen frame from the MX to the proposed new body using my graphics package - I...
Forum: General Build Chat 25th January 2018, 08:18
Replies: 35
Views: 5,086
Posted By Ambitious_TAS
Paul, That link is very clear, thank you,...

Paul,

That link is very clear, thank you, and it's what I was missing. I'm really not in the least bit fussed about the registration number, it's the car I'm after. Fun for me to drive, unique...
Forum: General Build Chat 25th January 2018, 08:02
Replies: 35
Views: 5,086
Posted By Ambitious_TAS
What constitutes 'structural modification' for IVA purposes?

Wow, that's a lot of replies! Fantastic!

I'm put off using an older donor for a number of reasons, not least that the older cars are more likely to have complex corrosion issues in the tub and be...
Forum: General Build Chat 24th January 2018, 17:21
Replies: 35
Views: 5,086
Posted By Ambitious_TAS
Ahoy Redrat, a good point. I've only got the...

Ahoy Redrat, a good point.

I've only got the IVA manual to go by - I think this falls under either:

c. Amateur Built
A vehicle is an amateur built vehicle if:
(a) the vehicle was,...
Forum: General Build Chat 24th January 2018, 16:38
Replies: 35
Views: 5,086
Posted By Ambitious_TAS
Mr Towed, Delighted to hear your view - I've...

Mr Towed,

Delighted to hear your view - I've seen many, many posts of yours and all are fascinating and enjoyable.

I've looked at a lot of the MEV-style frames and have even been up to Andy at...
Forum: General Build Chat 24th January 2018, 13:10
Replies: 35
Views: 5,086
Posted By Ambitious_TAS
How far can you cut back an MX5?

Question for the wise collective.

Assume you were building a (relatively) unique re-body based on a Mk2 MX5. The re-body means you are going to lose the windscreen in order to settle the body...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 19th August 2017, 18:19
Replies: 452
Views: 254,292
Posted By Ambitious_TAS
Well of course - but one of the key issues in the...

Well of course - but one of the key issues in the A352 build is the need for a set of spacers to fill out the wheel arches. I also have no intention of putting something like this into competition...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 19th August 2017, 13:17
Replies: 452
Views: 254,292
Posted By Ambitious_TAS
A question for the collective - when you discuss...

A question for the collective - when you discuss wheel spacers the impression I get is a set of solid aluminium billets, often expensive and imported from overseas or else from Canleys. Would these...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 29th July 2017, 13:25
Replies: 452
Views: 254,292
Posted By Ambitious_TAS
Seconded - what a pity this had to happen at all....

Seconded - what a pity this had to happen at all. Good work!
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 26th July 2017, 15:59
Replies: 452
Views: 254,292
Posted By Ambitious_TAS
I was rather thinking about how we restore the...

I was rather thinking about how we restore the photos to the forum for others to use.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 26th July 2017, 15:43
Replies: 452
Views: 254,292
Posted By Ambitious_TAS
Apologies for using this for a general enquiry...

Apologies for using this for a general enquiry but has anyone else lost access to the images posted to this and other threads? The recent changes to Photobucket have stopped me from accessing the...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 22nd July 2017, 19:10
Replies: 462
Views: 106,866
Posted By Ambitious_TAS
Cracking work shipmate, looks really impressive! ...

Cracking work shipmate, looks really impressive! Good luck working through those last few issues!
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 3rd July 2017, 20:02
Replies: 2,621
Views: 431,494
Posted By Ambitious_TAS
Scottie, much obliged - fingers crossed that your...

Scottie, much obliged - fingers crossed that your engine rebuild goes well. Possibly cheaper to buy another engine?
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 2nd July 2017, 14:23
Replies: 462
Views: 106,866
Posted By Ambitious_TAS
Deggsy, the work looks brilliant so far - well...

Deggsy, the work looks brilliant so far - well done. Eyeing up an A352 for my project, so has been really useful to see the lessons you have been learning. Keep it up!!
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 25th June 2017, 20:32
Replies: 2,621
Views: 431,494
Posted By Ambitious_TAS
Scottie, Thanks to your excellent (and...

Scottie,

Thanks to your excellent (and comprehensive!!) thread my interest in an A352 is piqued!! So begins the painstaking research work before committing.

You mentioned a flip-front. Is...
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