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Old 20th July 2016, 17:22
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Having a misses , 2 kids and a dog I would like to have something a bit special to drive daily
Needs to have back seats and a boot
I was thinking of using an Alfa Romeo gt
Cheap doner, and rake of the windscreen looks good
Maybe a completely unique design not a replica of anything.but I was liking the Ferrari ff
But Iam no good at photoshop etc
Can anyone come up with any designs ?
This has potential to be made if the design works and do you think the market needs a design like this ?
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Old 20th July 2016, 18:11
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something like this (ignore the crap photoshopping [IMG]_1ffkit by paul ward, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old 20th July 2016, 20:56
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Old 20th July 2016, 20:57
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another one
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nice cars - but I thought you had to generally include the proportions of the donor within the design?
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Old 21st July 2016, 10:22
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That one you posted looks like this - the 612 GTO https://youtu.be/B-dZm0b5sMY
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Does the market need a design like this


In a word yes lots of people are actually put off by the impracticality of the dream 2 seater purely because life doesn't fit in with it

Decent 4 seater has to be a winner ?
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Old 24th July 2016, 11:43
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That's a good point.
I have been building kit cars since the 1980's. In that time there has been some good 4 seaters on offer but none were successful.

There was the Rickman Metisse
https://youtu.be/QjDLxN1_VrE

Chad super sport ss4
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ch...bqfaeEV5cJM%3A
The Ginetta g26 g28 g30 g31 had reasonable following.
And the quantum coupe / saloon sold in good quantities

So while there maybe a market - is it small and fussy?
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...Decent 4 seater has to be a winner ?...
I thought of this thread yesterday, when one of these pulled up in traffic outside where I was sitting...



I couldn't help wondering if the panels unbolted like the Z3...

Then what could Tribute do with a fixed hard top roof to keep the rear seats useable...

But it drove off before my imagination could go any further.

Either way, it would be interested to see how this develops.

Good luck, Paul.

PS
"Tudor" hot rods kits are another family option.

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Old 25th July 2016, 10:19
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I think that BMW would give a slightly better shape at the front than the alfa maybe - due to the front wheels being slightly further forward compared to the windscreen
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Old 25th July 2016, 12:42
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Ive always thought that the Mazda RX8 would be a good base for this kind of conversion. Its a bit of an ugly duckling but fantastic to drive and they can be picked up very cheaply these days.
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I am going down the same road, and currently 11 years in.
http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...ead.php?t=6080

However from your first concept and from the classic market trends and don't laugh I'd be looking for a good classic.
Resto mod it, but keep all the original parts and don't do a mod you cannot unbolt.
Three examples from the sublime to the ridiculous.
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