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Old 15th December 2018, 13:14
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Hi guys, I’ve just joined and thought I’d say hello

About 30 years ago I built an Apal Speedster that I has for 5 years. Great car and wish I’d kept her but life moved on.



I had an attempt at a Banham 550 Spyder around 11 years ago but didn’t get to finish the car. The main reason for the build was that I’ve got two sons and I wanted to teach them about car mechanics.
That bit did work out as they both tinker around with their own cars now.



I intend to build a Tribute 250 SWB roadster but I’m sorting finances at the moment along with buy-in from my better half. Hopefully heated seats & air con will do the trick.

The forum looks great and I’m going to enjoy the ‘back catalogue’ of posts along with handy tips

FAO Paul L – Looking at your avatar I think our ‘virtual’ lives may have crossed a long time ago. Does TriTalk ring a bell?
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Old 15th December 2018, 15:52
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Trev_zz - Welcome to the Forum.

Good luck with your Tribute SWB 250 build.

There are some photos and links to build threads here (mainly on Page 2):

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...ead.php?t=4623

Although Photobucket problems and old websites being closed have messed up a few of these.

Good luck, Paul.

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...FAO Paul L – Looking at your avatar I think our ‘virtual’ lives may have crossed a long time ago. Does TriTalk ring a bell?
Small world, yes that's me.

Quite by chance, I've just started extracting other people's photos from TriTalk before they archive the old forum.

So here I am, just about to collapse, at the end of the Vitruvian in 2006.



The sad thing is I am now over 3 stone heavier than I was back then and my fitness has completely collapsed.

That was one of the down sides to the HUGE number of hours I spent building my own car, but I am hoping to get back into shape in 2019.
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Old 15th December 2018, 18:30
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Thanks for the 250 SWB build thread. I'm hoping to start 2019 late spring.

What car have you got?

I haven't been on the TriTalk forum for ages. Have fun with the Phwoar thread

Assume that FB etc has taken over the world.

I was never particularly good and a couple of spills have got me of the bike now.

I look after Berkhamsted Cycling club website https://www.berkocc.com/ Great bunch of people if you're looking for a club.

This is me at the 2006 Fred Whitton. I've still got the kit

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Old 16th December 2018, 08:10
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Trev – I spent just under five years building and painting this:



Note:
This photo was taken at Dunstable Downs, near Whipsnade Zoo.
The nearby hill was at the very end of my longest training route on my bicycle back in the day.
I used to max out at around the 100km mark, not the 100+ miles of things like the Fred Whitton.

Finally, here are a couple of home movies I made using a little GoPro camera:

- My tribute to the opening scene of The Italian Job when the car was still in primer.
(Which allowed me to rack up 1,000 miles before I started painting it.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzPNRvlshGI

- A summer sequel with the car in paint.

https://youtu.be/ipExTQmKEyk

Cheers, Paul.
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Best of luck with your build! please post a build thread with loads of pics so that we can follow your progress, heckle and shamelessly steal any really cool ideas you may have

Dave
p.s. there are lots of Dave's on here!
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Welcome along

Loving those Fuchs split-rims on the 550
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Old 16th December 2018, 15:05
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Thanks for the encouragement guys.

I had the hubs re-drilled to take the Fuch alloys and were the best bit about the car. The seats were temporary.
I had all the bits to finish her off but time (with two young son's) was against me and the (then) SVA would have been a nightmare. I sold it to a guy in Germany who trailer'd it back.

Paul -

Great looking & sounding car and fab vids.
I recognise a couple of the lanes.
The hill you mention in the pic is probably Bison Hill. I've been up & down it a few times on the bike.

If you're over this way again try Aston Hill in Wendover.
The Aston in Aston Martin is taken from the hill after they won a hill climb (or two) on it.

It's since been Tarmacked

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wicked pics thanks for sharing

oh and they say you are never more than 10 yards from a Dave....

- Dave
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