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Old 3rd May 2016, 20:39
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...and you will have somewhere to rest your beer...
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Old 5th May 2016, 11:33
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Great. Anyway back to the car...

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Door cards are nearly done
Seats are arranged with the supplier yesterday at stoneleigh
Centre tunnel has been started for the handbrake etc

I am interested in how Brian's going to do the dash though
But with his track record with changing dash boards to look spot on , I have every confidence

One thing I notice on sat was the amount of wife's and women who said they would drive my car and we're giving the other halfs permission
I know Brian said the interior package was going to be complete dash capping with separate gauges - a proper full disguise job. But what seats are you using if I can ask? Not sure I'm settled on my choice as it stands.

After chatting with Brian at the show (great guy) I've found a local chroming specialist who uses the same process as on your bumpers so I'm going to see them this week about getting both the GRP grille surround and bumpers done - gotta try and keep up with the Joneses!

Another detail I spotted on your car (which I freely admit I'm gonna copy lol) is the grill "chip cutter" was only polished alloy on front faces the sides of the bars looked blacked (or not polished). Noticed it straight away - much cleaner and classier look.

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Old 5th May 2016, 19:08
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seats are from the company that was behind the DNA stand at stoneleigh
http://www.intatrimtelford.co.uk/ind...mart&Itemid=26

they are called challenger seats ,they are changing the base to match the Ferrari look better
I think Brian said he could fit them to the electric part of the z3 seats so they can still move forward and up via the switch

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Old 5th May 2016, 20:23
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Will you be making a coupe version? 250SWB?

Thanks
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Old 5th May 2016, 20:53
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Will you be making a coupe version? 250SWB?

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Sorry DNA Automotive will not be making a 250 swb as Chris (Tribute Automotive ) already makes one. Chris is a great guy and I have no wish to intrude on his 250 model sales.

Cheers Brian
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Old 5th May 2016, 21:07
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Hi Brian,

Thank you for the reply.

I looked at both extensively at Stoneleigh, and as often noted, they are at two different price points. For me, I would rather pay more to have a better quality.

None the less, I understand your stance.

Regards
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Old 6th May 2016, 05:13
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Tricky360 - I've gone back to the very first post you made on this thread:

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…I like the old style ferraris… we settled on a Ferrari 250 California, ( ferris beuller car )

there was obvious constrictions,
1. the U.K. rules for cutting up a car
2. a single doner
3. my budget
DNA Automotive have clearly delivered you exactly what you wanted, within the confines of a practical Z3 donor.

You certainly have a great looking 'Ferris Bueller' car, so enjoy driving it.

Good luck, Paul.

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… Chris is a great guy and I have no wish to intrude on his 250 model sales…
DNA - Hi Brian, with a comment like that, you are clearly a great guy yourself.
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Old 6th May 2016, 07:55
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The 2Fifty Cal really looks spot on.

Its a shame that I couldn't be at Stoneleigh and see it in real, but I have found the next best thing. A video on YouTube which shows the car really well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjIGKt3eQV0
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Old 9th May 2016, 13:17
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seats are from the company that was behind the DNA stand at stoneleigh
http://www.intatrimtelford.co.uk/ind...mart&Itemid=26

they are called challenger seats ,they are changing the base to match the Ferrari look better
I think Brian said he could fit them to the electric part of the z3 seats so they can still move forward and up via the switch
Yeah mine are on the electric runners - I think I can see where you're going with the challenger seats. Looking forward to seeing interior done (but probably not as much as you!)
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Old 19th May 2016, 17:39
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Yes, DNA Automotive USA is building a DNA 2fifty, to keep and use as a demonstrator, on a BMW M Roadster and that build is starting in a couple of weeks.

See us at: www.DNAautomotiveUSA.com and follow the build progress at www.facebook.com/DNAautomotiveUSA

We also have a 4thirty customer build starting so, if you've been waiting to see a DNA in the USA, then email us and we can arrange to show you these cars as we progress. Email: info@DNAautomotiveUSA.com



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Hey Brian,

You plan on getting this to the US market . Still have a distributor here?
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Old 19th May 2016, 17:40
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Yes, DNA Automotive USA is building a DNA 2fifty, to keep and use as a demonstrator, on a BMW M Roadster and that build is starting in a couple of weeks.

See us at: www.DNAautomotiveUSA.com and follow the build progress at www.facebook.com/DNAautomotiveUSA

We also have a 4thirty customer build starting so, if you've been waiting to see a DNA in the USA, then email us and we can arrange to show you these cars as we progress. Email: info@DNAautomotiveUSA.com
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Old 31st May 2016, 09:03
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Saw the car at the Ragley Hall show this weekend - looked good!
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Old 17th June 2016, 15:20
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https://youtu.be/Z19IDM_DMFs

Dna build guide
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Old 17th June 2016, 19:29
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Very interesting
Lots of glueing and multi adjustable brackets

End result looks good.
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Old 17th June 2016, 21:17
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Very interesting video. Looks like the guys at DNA have really thought it all through and making it as easy as possible for the builder. I was enthralled for 45 mins - when is episode 2 ?

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Old 22nd June 2016, 16:33
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Any updates on the interior pack?
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Old 27th June 2016, 12:05
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Congrats on great feature in CKC mag - car looks fantastic
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Old 27th June 2016, 18:07
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I got another magazine to do maybe this week , didn't even know it was in this months Mag until I went to castle Coombe and someone asked me if it was the same car ?
Went to the stand and bought a copy
Should get some interior photos maybe by the end of the week
Still a while till it's finished properly

On a side note
I bought my car blind from eBay and the electric roof didn't work
Took it to a company in dorking , they only do convertible roof repairs
They found the fault and its booked in on Friday to be repaired
They were really good to deal with.
Cayman autos are there name
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Old 30th June 2016, 18:21
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Had kitcar magazine photo shoot in Richmond park today
Sun was out so the car looked great
Loads of photos from all angles
Front page and write up in next months copy hopefully all goes well
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Old 1st July 2016, 15:21
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