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Old 31st October 2018, 20:51
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Originally Posted by Jaguartvr View Post
Wayne painted a lot of the DNA 250's and the quality of the bodies they produced was first rate. I did consider a Tribute 250 GTO but I must admit that the finish put me off. The finish on the 250 swb is much better than the GTO but still not in the same league as the DNA, saying that it is half the price and a much easier build.
Barber has said that his Z3gato is going to be painted before a mould is taken so the finish should be another step.
I think one problem people miss is that when developing a new model it takes many hours and a vast amount of money in labour terms and there is always a need to get it onto the marketplace quickly to recoup some of the costs. Bit different for large companies but hard for small companies.
My 2nd 250swb is much better finished than the first one and wouldn't take as long to build as the first one, just need to pull my finger out.

Must be a different Wayne,

The chap who painted this ^^^ hasn't done any DNA cars.

Gary managed to get his Formosa to the market in a year or so, he kept the quality high so it can be done.
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Old 26th January 2019, 11:34
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So not updated in a while, been too busy with the car

Got the car back from the paint shop and started putting all the parts back on. Had Decal strips and dots put on the car so it looks like the 1963 lemans car. Also started on the interior, so taken the seats out, trimmings, carpet and dash, which wasnt a bigger job as i though it would be.

For the dash i have sprayed up the plastic with camel which is the same colour as original so just looks factory clean. For the top of the dash i re-leathered which again wasnt too bad and for the crash pads i've sprayed these up to look like a wood affect which done for the top of the door cards also.

Managed to get a company in Guisborough to do a nice leather diamond stitched tunnel cover, door cards and seats which i picked up yesterday. they look very good and was a reasonable price. Just need to re-build the seats back up.

Still lots more to do but will upload some picture when i can get the car out of the garage.

going to try and get the car on the road for summer, its itching to be driven LOL.
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Old 26th January 2019, 11:40
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Just a few pics for now
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