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Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds Today, 16:38
Replies: 2
Views: 26
Posted By Barber
It is high certainly, and it would never pass for...

It is high certainly, and it would never pass for a replica, but it can just about look OK.
http://i65.tinypic.com/2z7o1vq.jpg
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds Today, 16:24
Replies: 2
Views: 26
Posted By Barber
Austin 7 Swallow

I saw this recently at the Coventry Auto Museum. It made me wonder if it could be done on a Suzuki Jimny chassis? Small, tall, sit up and beg. The Jimny is a little wider and a little longer, but it...
Forum: DNA Builds 10th November 2018, 08:33
Replies: 68
Views: 6,719
Posted By Barber
It is a lovely looking car and I can see where...

It is a lovely looking car and I can see where the conflicting opinions arise. However, given that it can never be a replica, I think the bonnet straps are a little silly rather than whimsical for...
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 5th November 2018, 11:35
Replies: 223
Views: 23,046
Posted By Barber
Great, well done, you just have to keep going now.

Great, well done, you just have to keep going now.
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 3rd November 2018, 06:45
Replies: 223
Views: 23,046
Posted By Barber
Well done matey, looking forward to the pics.

Well done matey, looking forward to the pics.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 1st November 2018, 07:16
Replies: 348
Views: 31,363
Posted By Barber
That is a decision for Chris. The project cost...

That is a decision for Chris. The project cost was discounted so Chris had rights to reproduce panels. I do not know if it will be offered as a kit, or turnkey only. It means I have to pay a premium...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 30th October 2018, 20:03
Replies: 80
Views: 10,397
Posted By Barber
Please share Wayne's details (that sounds bad)

Please share Wayne's details (that sounds bad)
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 30th October 2018, 15:27
Replies: 348
Views: 31,363
Posted By Barber
These things always take longer than we hope or...

These things always take longer than we hope or expect, as you know. I trust that your knee is getting back to usable and that you can now make some real progress on your own star. There are scores...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 30th October 2018, 08:53
Replies: 348
Views: 31,363
Posted By Barber
Early spring 2019 at the best. The buck prep will...

Early spring 2019 at the best. The buck prep will take a lot of time. Chris has commited to a proper paint job so that the molds are best quality.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 30th October 2018, 07:13
Replies: 348
Views: 31,363
Posted By Barber
It will be custom glass. Chris knows where to get...

It will be custom glass. Chris knows where to get it made. He just needs to make the template.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 28th October 2018, 19:48
Replies: 348
Views: 31,363
Posted By Barber
The nose is longer than the SWB but shorter than...

The nose is longer than the SWB but shorter than theZ300 and 275. We took it far enough to encompass ac fan, but also to profile the droop nose.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 28th October 2018, 08:43
Replies: 137
Views: 8,857
Posted By Barber
But that isn't the whole story. :icon_wink:

But that isn't the whole story. :icon_wink:
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 26th October 2018, 19:35
Replies: 348
Views: 31,363
Posted By Barber
The wheels on the picture are Caliber Classic,...

The wheels on the picture are Caliber Classic, same spec as Ericholm used on his 250 soft top California. I may have a look at dummy spinners, but to be practical, and being lazy, I'll stick with...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 26th October 2018, 10:11
Replies: 348
Views: 31,363
Posted By Barber
It took a long time to convince Chris to have a...

It took a long time to convince Chris to have a go at this (about a year), and only on the basis of cannibalising as much of existing panels as possible. Also, that it would only get done when it got...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 26th October 2018, 10:08
Replies: 348
Views: 31,363
Posted By Barber
Smash, point taken. I'll address several replies...

Smash, point taken. I'll address several replies in one go here. The whole design takes loads of Zagato cues from different marques. Without a doubt in my eyes, the AM version is the most beautiful...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 26th October 2018, 09:49
Replies: 348
Views: 31,363
Posted By Barber
You are right. raising the area under the rear...

You are right. raising the area under the rear screen join to the window up a bit is in the plan, so that the line is smoothed. The boot opening will extend up to the black line, so as to give a half...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 26th October 2018, 08:49
Replies: 137
Views: 8,857
Posted By Barber
Jack, try a PM to Andy Sharrock. He has put a few...

Jack, try a PM to Andy Sharrock. He has put a few together I think, all pretty much standard trim.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 26th October 2018, 08:27
Replies: 137
Views: 8,857
Posted By Barber
Jeff made his own frames, and later deleted most...

Jeff made his own frames, and later deleted most of the thread.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 25th October 2018, 21:35
Replies: 137
Views: 8,857
Posted By Barber
Maybe it was included in the Richard Bird build...

Maybe it was included in the Richard Bird build articles on one of the kitcar mags? Anyone?
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 25th October 2018, 13:56
Replies: 348
Views: 31,363
Posted By Barber
Updated Views

Pictures taken this morning. The lines and proportions are coming together, but we are agreed that Chris can now match the unfinished side to the one viewed. There will be some minor tweaks along the...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 24th October 2018, 15:06
Replies: 348
Views: 31,363
Posted By Barber
Battery Update

I have just been away for two weeks, and the battery did not go flat. This afternoon I started the Z3 up and it kicked into life first time. I have been using an uprated windscreen solar trickle...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 24th October 2018, 13:12
Replies: 348
Views: 31,363
Posted By Barber
The fuel filler at the original location was cut...

The fuel filler at the original location was cut out so the the fuel could be topped up. The buck car still drives. I believe that the front is more akin to WCAs narrowed SWB bonnet, but I'll check...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 24th October 2018, 12:49
Replies: 348
Views: 31,363
Posted By Barber
Latest

Chris sent me some updates in the past few days. I am going down to see progress in the flesh tomorrow, so may have some more photos.

Fuel filler location, and slightly more built up rear wing...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 24th October 2018, 12:38
Replies: 16
Views: 790
Posted By Barber
Hooray, another build thread. Post everything.

Hooray, another build thread. Post everything.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 24th October 2018, 12:13
Replies: 249
Views: 56,503
Posted By Barber
Looking good

Looking good
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