Are you madabout kit cars      
 "We've Got Kit Cars Covered" Information about Madabout-Kitcars.com Contact Madabout-Kitcars.com         Home of UK kit cars - madabout-kitcars.com Various kit car write ups All the latest kit car news Kit car related and general discussion

Search
Manufacturers
Kit Cars
Kit Car Data sheets
Picture Gallery
SVA Knowledgebase
Clubs & Communities
Build cost estimator
Kit cars for sale
Knowledge Base 
KitcarUSA.com
Classic-Kitcars.com
 

Go Back   Madabout Kitcars Forum > Mad Build Area > Tribute Automotive Builds

Tribute Automotive Builds Discuss your Tribute kit build

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #541  
Old 19th July 2017, 10:45
smash smash is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 671
smash is on a distinguished road
Default

Time for wires....
Reply With Quote
  #542  
Old 19th July 2017, 12:55
ericholm's Avatar
ericholm ericholm is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: MK
Posts: 434
ericholm is on a distinguished road
Wink

Quote:
Originally Posted by smash View Post
Time for wires....
Hi Smash,

Yep looked at the wheels you posted (alloys but Wire look) and look nice, but hefty price tag, similar to the wheels you had imported?

Just don't fancy the cleaning of those wires and probability of some rust spots coming through. One of the guys at Laon with an e-type said he takes his off to clean and they take 1 hour each.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!

Also got to leave some improvements that can be made by the next owner
Reply With Quote
  #543  
Old 19th July 2017, 13:20
zagmad zagmad is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 725
zagmad is on a distinguished road
Default

Beauty is in the eye of the beerholder. Thats my excuse for most things.
Reply With Quote
  #544  
Old 19th July 2017, 13:20
zagmad zagmad is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 725
zagmad is on a distinguished road
Default

Most mistakes ive made in the past that is.
Reply With Quote
  #545  
Old 19th July 2017, 13:21
smash smash is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 671
smash is on a distinguished road
Default

Thing is you've gone to all that trouble to add 60's detailing....it's a small step! Richard does the hub adaptors....

Next owner? Selling?
Reply With Quote
  #546  
Old 19th July 2017, 13:24
ericholm's Avatar
ericholm ericholm is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: MK
Posts: 434
ericholm is on a distinguished road
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by zagmad View Post
beerholder
nice
Reply With Quote
  #547  
Old 19th July 2017, 14:47
Jaguartvr's Avatar
Jaguartvr Jaguartvr is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Egham, Surrey
Posts: 1,679
Jaguartvr is on a distinguished road
Default

Wires would be the finishing touch.
Orsen does the hub adapters.
I don't have any problems keeping the wires clean. I have a retractable hose in the front of the garage, after a good run I just give the wheels a quick rinse, takes a couple of minutes and no effort.Evry now and a gain I use snow foam on them, again takes a few minutes and no effort. I put the hose in for my motorcycles as I really can't be bothered cleaning them, giving them a rinse after use means I only give them a proper clean every couple of years.
Reply With Quote
  #548  
Old 19th July 2017, 15:40
DaveP DaveP is offline
Senior Member
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Posts: 661
DaveP is on a distinguished road
Default

agreed that wires would complete what is an excellent looking machine.

the calibres certainly look the part in the meantime though.

good new set of pics by the way

Dave
Reply With Quote
  #549  
Old 19th July 2017, 17:14
Barber's Avatar
Barber Barber is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Camberley
Posts: 972
Barber is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
agreed that wires would complete what is an excellent looking machine.

the calibres certainly look the part in the meantime though.

good new set of pics by the way

Dave
I agree, I was reading over the wheel evolution yesterday. There is quite a price hike for the "authentic" look. Unless you go the route of painted second hand wires, in which case, infrequent cleaning may be an enhancement.
Reply With Quote
  #550  
Old 19th July 2017, 17:44
Lucky@LeMans Lucky@LeMans is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,616
Lucky@LeMans is on a distinguished road
Default

I remember seeing a dark blue Cobra replica at a show a few years ago. It was a really well built Dax but it was really grubby. It had probably done a few thousand miles without being cleaned, a really weathered look , stone chips and road grime etc etc. It had obviously been driven hard come rain or sun.
To be honest, it was one of the best looking Cobra's at the show compared to most of the others which were totally immaculate.
Reply With Quote
  #551  
Old 19th July 2017, 17:56
Barber's Avatar
Barber Barber is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Camberley
Posts: 972
Barber is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ericholm View Post
55 fitted to rear, tonneau added and wing mirror

DSCN7745 by eric holm, on Flickr

DSCN7747 by eric holm, on Flickr
That is the one.
Reply With Quote
  #552  
Old 19th July 2017, 18:31
ericholm's Avatar
ericholm ericholm is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: MK
Posts: 434
ericholm is on a distinguished road
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by smash View Post
Thing is you've gone to all that trouble to add 60's detailing....it's a small step! Richard does the hub adaptors....

Next owner? Selling?
I'm seeing Richard this weekend if the weather is ok, so will talk to him about it them.

Everything is for sale, but for now we (kids and the missus!) are enjoying the use of it, we've had some great weekends weather wise. Not sure what I could easliy replace it with that would get the same experience with, other than that GT-40 on the other thread!
Reply With Quote
  #553  
Old 19th July 2017, 18:32
ericholm's Avatar
ericholm ericholm is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: MK
Posts: 434
ericholm is on a distinguished road
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaguartvr View Post
Wires would be the finishing touch.
Orsen does the hub adapters.
I don't have any problems keeping the wires clean. I have a retractable hose in the front of the garage, after a good run I just give the wheels a quick rinse, takes a couple of minutes and no effort.Evry now and a gain I use snow foam on them, again takes a few minutes and no effort. I put the hose in for my motorcycles as I really can't be bothered cleaning them, giving them a rinse after use means I only give them a proper clean every couple of years.
Good to know its not so as involved!
Reply With Quote
  #554  
Old 19th July 2017, 18:34
ericholm's Avatar
ericholm ericholm is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: MK
Posts: 434
ericholm is on a distinguished road
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
agreed that wires would complete what is an excellent looking machine.

the calibres certainly look the part in the meantime though.

good new set of pics by the way

Dave
Thanks Dave!

Not too sure if photos are getting boring of me using the thing, not really doing any work to it, just enjoying the weather and getting it used!
Reply With Quote
  #555  
Old 19th July 2017, 18:41
ericholm's Avatar
ericholm ericholm is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: MK
Posts: 434
ericholm is on a distinguished road
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by Barber View Post
I agree, I was reading over the wheel evolution yesterday. There is quite a price hike for the "authentic" look. Unless you go the route of painted second hand wires, in which case, infrequent cleaning may be an enhancement.
Price is an issue but not the main one, will consider, no rush though.

In an ideal world the list of things still on the to do list would include:

Wire wheels
Period seats
Dash exchange
Rear mud guards
Exhaust cover
Snap Exhaust tips
Emergency stop pull to Drivers side front vent
Red light to top of rear passenger wing
Chrome jacking point covers

However in my humble opinion none of the above would increase my enjoyment of it any more than I already have in any significant way.
Reply With Quote
  #556  
Old 20th July 2017, 09:57
smash smash is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 671
smash is on a distinguished road
Default

Suggestion - chrome jacking covers:

Quick easy win = stainless classic mini wiper hole blanking covers



Small hole drilled - mounted in 10 minutes per side.
Reply With Quote
  #557  
Old 20th July 2017, 20:04
ericholm's Avatar
ericholm ericholm is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: MK
Posts: 434
ericholm is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smash View Post
Suggestion - chrome jacking covers:

Quick easy win = stainless classic mini wiper hole blanking covers



Small hole drilled - mounted in 10 minutes per side.
Hi Smash,

Looks interesting, how to secure without removing sills? or maybe best to remove sills? Or maybe drill hole and bond in place?
Reply With Quote
  #558  
Old 21st July 2017, 04:52
Paul L's Avatar
Paul L Paul L is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wembley, London
Posts: 4,908
Paul L is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ericholm View Post
...Not too sure if photos are getting boring of me using the thing, not really doing any work to it, just enjoying the weather and getting it used!
I've always enjoyed seeing photos of finished cars on the road.

In fact, they were always a great motivation to keep going during the dark days of my own build.

Cheers, Paul.
Reply With Quote
  #559  
Old 21st July 2017, 09:56
Lucky@LeMans Lucky@LeMans is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,616
Lucky@LeMans is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ericholm View Post
Thanks Dave!

Not too sure if photos are getting boring of me using the thing, not really doing any work to it, just enjoying the weather and getting it used!
Always good to see new photo's ! What are your plans when you sell the car, another project ?
Reply With Quote
  #560  
Old 21st July 2017, 20:56
Shaggy Shaggy is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 7
Shaggy is on a distinguished road
Default

Hi, I just joined the forum to say what an absolute thing of beauty. Stunning.

And now I am smitten. I had no idea kit cars could look this good I still thought they were odd looking things based on a Beetle with no window mechanisms.

Well thank you for all the videos and a brilliant build thread, and also what a wonderful helpful community everyone is on here.

Now my next toy will be a kit. I'm sold. Hope to have my own build thread on here soon. All the best
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +0. The time now is 12:31.

copyright madabout-kitcars.com 2000-2020
terms and conditions | privacy policy