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Old 16th May 2016, 18:33
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Applying the same methods that was used to make the panels wider on mine . It could work on the z3. But with less front. They may even be able fit the sports arches to give it some extra girth.
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Old 16th May 2016, 18:35
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I bet I know someone who can make it fit a Z3 in his spare time, just a shame Chris never seems to get spare time
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Old 16th May 2016, 18:38
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I bet Chris is now thinking "...oh, bloody 'ell, 'ere we go again..."
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Old 16th May 2016, 18:38
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:-) cut it down the middle attach with wood ;-)........
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Old 16th May 2016, 19:08
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Crisis averted by ironically cutting the panels up a bit more

Scimitar SE5 windscreen and frame reversed and used as rear window fits really well.











Rear arches will be replaced by splash moulding/copying the fronts.
Please Chris. . . Hang in there and build this one !
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Old 17th May 2016, 10:41
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Would you could you see how it would look finished. Coloured grey. Please using the pictures from the above. I know. Its a bit of a challenge but the outlines their. And contours are quite strong. :-) This is it . The final shape...........


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Old 17th May 2016, 18:38
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Yep pretty much that. With the Alfa door handle surround ,mirrors and bumpers as close to the original shape . Crisp hard lines down the wings front to back. Full use of the mx5's boot and good access to the engine bay.
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Old 20th May 2016, 18:31
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Sent Chris a pic of a modified lancia beta hfz Which is what I think the Alfa will look like . I've drawn over the top of it and softened the back end. Maybe Chris could post it. When the bonnet and grill are rearranged I'm hoping it will look a bit like it.
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Old 20th May 2016, 20:59
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Sent Chris a pic of a modified lancia beta hfz Which is what I think the Alfa will look like . I've drawn over the top of it and softened the back end. Maybe Chris could post it. When the bonnet and grill are rearranged I'm hoping it will look a bit like it.
Can't wait to see what this will be morphed into next. I always liked the swage lines in the side of the Rover SD1. I wonder if you could incorporate these?
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Old 20th May 2016, 21:37
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All the shape is their I just meant that by drawing over the top of the image you can see how the extra width will effect the grill. Allowing for the mx5's girth without making the wings six inches wider just the bonnet and grill width. The heart shape grill stays the Sam width. If you look at some modern alfa's,bmws and audi's they have what I call cheek bones down the side that make it more aggressive and sharp looking.
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Old 22nd May 2016, 16:24
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Bin looking at colours and vw silk blue looks nice. Its not a pastel blue . Metallic light blue.
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Old 25th May 2016, 20:41
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I was looking at the length and width of the bonnet and came up with the idea of a bonnet bulge. Similar to what can be found on a 2600 sprint. Looks Nice and importantly period. GT Italia speciale I was thinking for the name
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Old 27th May 2016, 22:17
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I was looking for cars that look like mine and found an Alfa Romeo 2600 coupe specials. It seems to only come in green . But I would say mines a little more curvy.
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I was looking for cars that look like mine and found an Alfa Romeo 2600 coupe specials. It seems to only come in green . But I would say mines a little more curvy.
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Old 28th May 2016, 08:22
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Yep that be the one
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Old 28th May 2016, 13:25
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Their was another called a Giulia sprint ss prototipo.
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Old 30th May 2016, 11:02
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Everything's locked in and the above is the final shape. Just some mesh to supply for the grill. Keep getting tempted by the Montreal back end but it looks too much like a hatchback so going with the Alfa Italia look as above
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Old 3rd June 2016, 19:58
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With a little bit of tweaking front and rear and with that roofline it's leaning towards the Maserati 5000GT if you squint a bit ...
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Old 4th June 2016, 15:46
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Yep. Its that kind of idea. No extra head room for 2+2 in this car, pure 2 seater me and the Mrs wizzing down the coast catching some rays and a view of the beach from the b and b. Id like to try some of the roads up north eg the ones that clarkson did on his f12 review. Winding roads
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Old 13th June 2016, 12:43
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Polycarbonate or not to polycarbonate . Are poly carbonate door windows road legal. I had some made with a square edge instead of the rounded ones normally found on the mx5's door to see what they would look like just not sure if they are road legal I know some have the slidy windows but if that's just glass it can be smashed in case of an emergency. You could probably drill through poly but hard to crack. Any ideas on legal for road use being one piece. Mine are ones that work with the winder or electric mechanism
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