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Old 28th August 2016, 10:55
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PS Are you planning on incorporating a rear diffuser? It might balance out the front one nicely? The one from the Clio 182 is a good shape.
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Old 28th August 2016, 22:46
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I haven't finished the rear end modifications yet but im sure they are 99% decided.



The centre is from a late M3 and has been cut and shut into a venturi style diffuser
The lights are having the red halos from the previous rear lights incorporated into them.
TVR back boxes should provide a suitable exhaust note.



Still a few holes to fill but it shouldn't take long to finish
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Old 29th August 2016, 06:47
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... I'd missed that swage ahead of the arch. Lovely detail that does much for it...
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Old 29th August 2016, 08:26
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Couple more pictures from another camera





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Old 29th August 2016, 10:03
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What is that roof stowed in the back?

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Old 29th August 2016, 14:23
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If it's the one I've seen before, it came off a Sprite or Midget. I think it's an Ashley one.
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Old 29th August 2016, 15:15
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☺ thanks
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Old 30th August 2016, 08:08
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So back to work today and just in time as I think the other half has cottoned on to that all our day trips end up in the same place.

So after a few hours on the beach, we just happened to stumble on the Tribute workshop and I managed to get another hour on the beast.

Early evenings are a good time to play with filler and I didn't waste any going hard before I used it.

So starting to look at the near side, I realised my bonnet bulge is not a symmetrical as I would like so I added filler to even it up a little but I haven't blended this in yet as I was running dangerously low on filler.

The main job was to cut in the other headlamp panel and stitch it together.
Its too big of a job to complete in an hour but its in place and next time the long process of blending the panels and creating the curves can start.




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Old 30th August 2016, 09:29
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... as I think the other half has cottoned on to that all our day trips end up in the same place...
I did wonder how you were getting away with that for so long.

The passenger side is already a great improvement.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 30th August 2016, 13:50
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She has been good about the time i've sneaked in.

But she still doesn't understand me getting dusty while im there.
Got rollocked when I got back in the car covered in dust.
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No doubt your good lady surmises thst you are knocking up a Venus de Milo in her image. Bad news for you come Christmas.
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Old 31st August 2016, 13:17
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[QUOTE=Triumph Special;82231]PS Are you planning on incorporating a rear diffuser? It might balance out the front one nicely? The one from the Clio 182 is a good shape.[/QUOTE

The Clio 182 rear diffuser looks good but I personally prefer the Clio 192 version.
Especially if its Hydro-Dipped in carbon Fibre effect.



That front end with the twin headlamp set-up really looks the part. If the rear end looks just as good as the front you have a winner there.
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Old 31st August 2016, 21:47
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Thanks DSG the diffuser looks good.
Its kind of what I was aiming for.
They are expensive secondhand especially as I would have to chop it up to fit the radius
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Maybe look at universal diffusers probably cheaper or mod yours the square ends look at odds with curves of the body
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Maybe look at universal diffusers probably cheaper or mod yours the square ends look at odds with curves of the body
The rear will get worked on soon.
The diffuser outline will be shaped, the corners rounded similar to the front lower air intake.

The centre finned area will remain largely untouched and will end up a contrasting gloss black.

The roof, wheels and accents will all be in gloss black.
The body colour is still undecided but I am down to 3.
All are pearlescent as its the best way to show all the curves.

Im also considering cutting a number plate recess in the rear to match the grille opening, inspired by the Jag concept



What do you think?
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Old 1st September 2016, 09:43
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ford focus GTI and fiesta ones are cheaper off the bay of E
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Old 1st September 2016, 09:54
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Looking good nice to see the front taking shape!
With regards to the rear diffuser, you should 1st take into consideration where your number plate will go.

This was my inspiration for my kobra rear...



Looks well until you realise there isnt a number plate!

Pug 407 coupe rear....



A little bit of photo shop.....



And mine....



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Old 1st September 2016, 17:18
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Thanks Danny
I always liked the work you did on the Kobra.
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Old 1st September 2016, 21:10
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Should never of doubted the rear wasn't going to be remodelled ha ha
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Old 1st September 2016, 22:33
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You know me Red
Its getting easier now its stopped fighting me.

So do I gut the oval recess for the licence plate?
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