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Old 17th June 2016, 14:04
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"I like the look of a triumph herald and also like the Morris minor - I'll graft the rear of a herald onto the front of a minor"
Fecking brilliant idea......
Chris, Dan, what are you doing next weekend?
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Old 17th June 2016, 14:13
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...If you want to go nuts, how about Anglia (100E) roof on the Alfa 105 bodyshell.
Chop the roof, section the body, Integrale arches.......
Or, you could do this with an Anglia 105e.



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Old 17th June 2016, 14:17
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Hmm, good find. I like that
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Old 17th June 2016, 20:22
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Me too
I bet it would look great in Andy's rusty paint

That gives me an idea - Lots of Reliants get their body removed to become trikes.
Cheap fibreglass body to chop dump it on a locost chassis
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Old 17th June 2016, 20:23
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Like the colour. Would have it in gloss easier to wipe clean. Like the roofline as well. Its where they say the modern fiesta gets its window shape from. The diagonal line pointing to the rear screen
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Old 21st June 2016, 21:42
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Surely this

http://www.mad4wheels.com/webpics/hi...n_001_7275.jpg

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Can be made for mx5?

It has a similar windscreen and I can see some of the mx250 kit being re used to form this

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Old 21st June 2016, 22:34
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I agree maz mx250 could be modified quite easily to get this shape
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Old 21st June 2016, 22:35
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The shineyness is also giving me naughty thoughts about chrome wrapping my mx250.......nah bad idea?
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Old 24th June 2016, 07:05
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Maybe a mk2 would be better that or a z3. The lighting area is limited on the mk1 as I found out with the zag build
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Old 5th July 2016, 13:33
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Not sure how feasible this would be, but could Chris create a conversion of a Jaguar XJS along the lines of the Eventer estate ('shooting brake'). Loads of XJS' around to use as donor cars.

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Old 5th July 2016, 13:49
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The shineyness is also giving me naughty thoughts about chrome wrapping my mx250.......nah bad idea?
Go for it!

I have been told by everyone and his dog that chrome wrapping the 250 would be impossible due to the complex curves I would have mine done in a heart beat if I could.

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Old 5th July 2016, 14:11
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From what I have read.....some chrome wraps have more stretch than others? I have seen a cobra kit car chrome wrapped and surely they are equally complex?
From what I have seen, the trick is to have joins in certain places such as using stripes to divide the car in two. And all the recess like headlights vents etc have to be separate but invisible joins using knifeless tape.
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Old 5th July 2016, 19:55
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I have tried the cheap chrome wrap as found on ebay. It has very little stretch even when heated up. Heat it too much and stretch it, it pulls apart leaving a grey finish. There is some American stuff called Conform Chrome I think, which will work but costs a fortune.
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Old 8th July 2016, 02:23
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How about a Fiat Dino Spyder on an MX5? The dimensions of both cars are very close, the wheelbase only 15mm longer on the Fiat.

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Old 8th July 2016, 10:57
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Not sure how feasible this would be, but could Chris create a conversion of a Jaguar XJS along the lines of the Eventer estate ('shooting brake'). Loads of XJS' around to use as donor cars.

David
I have had this in mind for sometime using an XJS cabriolet and grafting a scimitar SE5 or SE6 rear top half on to it. I did have a sketch somewhere, one of my retirement projects. The annoying thing is a chucked away an SE5 body when I started the G46. Any one got the rea top half of an SE6 SE
6 they don't want?
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I have had this in mind for sometime using an XJS cabriolet and grafting a scimitar SE5 or SE6 rear top half on to it. I did have a sketch somewhere, one of my retirement projects. The annoying thing is a chucked away an SE5 body when I started the G46. Any one got the rea top half of an SE6 SE
6 they don't want?
Have you seen this beauty -


http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=1541327
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I hadn't seen that wow! thats exactly what I had in mind see I can't be the only ingenious out there!
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Old 8th July 2016, 14:46
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From my experience of the headlight headache it might be best to try it on a mk2. The doors are different but gives you space to put lights where you need them. With the fiat Dino idea that is.
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Old 8th July 2016, 15:01
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If you think about it if the Ferrari 360,430,458 didn't have their engine in the back they would be hatchbacks too. The maserati reminded of this fact.
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Old 9th July 2016, 05:58
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I was thinking the other day what would an Alfa gtv look like with a Chevrolet Camaro roofline from the same era look using the gtv swage line down.
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