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Old 1st May 2016, 22:24
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Oh dear - mine is not doing well under the lights. Lots of machine mop swirls showing (although a specialist detailer should be able to rectify). Bumpers look a bit flat too which they definitely aren't in daylight.

Look forward to seeing the DNA in the flesh - even just from photo comparisons you can see they're some way ahead in terms of finish.

The body in gelcoat looks amazing - look at the shut lines straight out of the mold!
I had a good look at your car today smash , I thought it looked excellent all round. I know when you build a car you know every inch of it and any bits you're not happy with. I would say just enjoy it now summer is round the corner. Sell it now if you must but I think you will miss it !

The DNA is a quality build but at what price ? Fine if you've unlimited funds but I prefer the Tribute range for a value for money 250 SWB any day. The DNA just looks too much like a big MGB which is why I wouldn't want one !
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Old 1st May 2016, 22:37
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Just got back, a little worrying. On the way up on the M40 I passed quite a few kit cars, the worrying bit is that every car bar 2 were in the slow lane, the 2 that weren't were on the hard shoulder.

Got lots of useful info from Chris on the tribute stand, didn't need to use my sharp pointy stick as my kit should be ready weekend after next which is when he said it would be ready.
Andy's grey car was on the stand and looked very nice. He had a new 50's style open sports in red which looked very nice.

There was a lovely white SS100 parked out side, If I win theLotto it will be my next project.

The rest of the stands were a bit of a disappointment, all selling the same tools but at higher prices than you can buy on Ebay and they all seem to be selling the same things.

I was looking for headlights, indicators and all sorts of shine bits but nothing leapt out as being a bargain.
The only thing I did buy was some alloy vents with will fit the front and rear vents on the side. I will post some pictures when I get the shell.

Oh well back on with the bloody handbrake, nearly done!
red 50's car was mickymo' new sammio wasn't it?
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Old 1st May 2016, 22:48
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.....The DNA is a quality build but at what price ?
Banner on stand said 5950.
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Old 1st May 2016, 22:55
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Banner on stand said 5950.
That's just for the body... The full price from their site is


Body panels ,mounting brackets,PU glue,glue primer,handles etc 5950.00
Bumper mount bars/bumper covers (grp) 500.00
Bumper over riders (grp) 160.00
Screen scuttle cover (grp) 50.00
Aluminium front grill/brackets (laser cut) 220.00
Wiper motor/assembly /arms/blades/washer jets/mounting bracket 240.00
Stainless exhaust/clamps/brackets /rubber mounts 360.00
Headlight lenses (acrylic) 100.00
Headlight bezels (acrylic) 100.00
Wheel arch liners (polypropylene ) 60.00
Side grills left/right (grp/acrylic) 80.00
Front grill surround (grp) 50.00

Lighting/finishing pack: Headlights pair Spotlights pair Front repeaters pair Side repeaters pair Rear light clusters pair Number plate lights pair Fog light Reverse light Mirror Chrome/rubber seal/finishing trims 516.00

Lowering springs 30mm ebay aprox 90.00
Wheels/tyres not supplied
Body 5950.00
Parts 2436.00

Total 8386.00
All prices subject to vat
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Old 2nd May 2016, 02:02
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Would've been about 5k more for me to have DNA supply and build 2fifty compared to Tribute/Nubodi 250. The advantage is pretty much down to VAT. If VAT wasn't involved then only about 2k in it. That's including donor.

The only mistake DNA have made is not sourcing original rear lights as the MGB ones are very distinctive with that reflector - a pair of original 250 California lenses cost 200 euros.

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Old 2nd May 2016, 03:16
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Would've been about 5k more for me to have DNA supply and build 2fifty compared to Tribute/Nubodi 250. The advantage is pretty much down to VAT. If VAT wasn't involved then only about 2k in it. That's including donor.

The only mistake DNA have made is not sourcing original rear lights as the MGB ones are very distinctive with that reflector - a pair of original 250 California lenses cost 200 euros.

Even less once you realise that the '61 SWB shared its taillights with the Fiat 1200 Cabriolet.
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Old 2nd May 2016, 06:36
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My mistake - 7k more including donor - 4k more if VAT wasn't involved.

They are not Fiat 1200 Cab lights - they have no reflector and the lens shape is different

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Lots of photos from the event, go here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/134265...57667640261901

Some are shaky, I think camera setting was wrong

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Thank you very much for taking the time to take pics and posted them up. I would have liked to have gone but other priorities have kept me away.

I very much liked the silver Kobra (Nubodi's demo) as one of the stand out cars on show.

Oh and loved the three wheeler but that's just a play thing rather than 'sensible' kit car

Dave
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Old 2nd May 2016, 08:38
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My mistake - 7k more including donor - 4k more if VAT wasn't involved.

They are not Fiat 1200 Cab lights - they have no reflector and the lens shape is different
I hope Tribute can hold off the VAT , or at least until I have placed my order! The VAT will add another 1000 and that will be on top of the recent 1000 increase.
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Old 2nd May 2016, 11:19
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That DNA red 250 California cost 18k to get to the stage it's at, they're having special wheels made at the moment which will cost another 1k+ and interior they're still thinking about but possibly upwards of 2k.

Andy
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Old 2nd May 2016, 12:29
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Just like to say a big Thank You to the Tribute and Nubodi teams for all the help and info they gave me at the show on Sunday, plus it was great to meet up up with you guys on the owners club pitch, though not has many people there has I thought there would be. Went down with my mate who has a body shop. He was critical of the finish of some of the other kits but was impressed with the finished cars on the Nubodi and Tribute stands. We really liked the bumpers on Smash's car they add that finishing touch. My mate has Perkinsons and became quite tired with all the walking round but Richard's wife found a chair for him and they ended up talk for ages, What a great lady. Chris brought me pump and bits of a good hood foc which was appreciated. Must admit the DNA looked very impressive but in my humble opinion I think it does not have the same classic looks of the 250 SWB All told a great day and look forward to next year but in my SWB convertible. Cheers Trev
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My mistake - 7k more including donor - 4k more if VAT wasn't involved.

They are not Fiat 1200 Cab lights - they have no reflector and the lens shape is different

Kindly re-read my comment and its context. The 1961 SWB barchetta shared lights - and parts numbers - with the Fiat 1200 Cabriolet. Here's an example:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/FIAT-1200-15...pXJFUK&vxp=mtr

They're available for well under 200 - often just a bit more than half that. As to using MGB tail lamps being the "only thing" amiss with the DNA incarnation, you're being very generous, I think.
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Old 2nd May 2016, 13:28
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Just like to say a big Thank You to the Tribute and Nubodi teams for all the help and info they gave me at the show on Sunday, plus it was great to meet up up with you guys on the owners club pitch, though not has many people there has I thought there would be. Went down with my mate who has a body shop. He was critical of the finish of some of the other kits but was impressed with the finished cars on the Nubodi and Tribute stands. We really liked the bumpers on Smash's car they add that finishing touch. My mate has Perkinsons and became quite tired with all the walking round but Richard's wife found a chair for him and they ended up talk for ages, What a great lady. Chris brought me pump and bits of a good hood foc which was appreciated. Must admit the DNA looked very impressive but in my humble opinion I think it does not have the same classic looks of the 250 SWB All told a great day and look forward to next year but in my SWB convertible. Cheers Trev
Good to speak to you yesterday Trevor , all the best with the build , Geoff .
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Old 2nd May 2016, 17:43
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Kindly re-read my comment and its context. The 1961 SWB barchetta shared lights - and parts numbers - with the Fiat 1200 Cabriolet. Here's an example:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/FIAT-1200-15...pXJFUK&vxp=mtr

They're available for well under 200 - often just a bit more than half that. As to using MGB tail lamps being the "only thing" amiss with the DNA incarnation, you're being very generous, I think.
My bad - yes those are the lenses.

I don't think I'm being generous at all - if you had seen the DNA in real life and compared it to the Tribute 250 you'd see they do not compare. DNA simply blows it away in terms of fit, finish and being closer to the original design. It's an incredibly impressive creation. There simply is no argument.

I had a long chat with the guys - there is a complete interior package coming with a replacement dashboard and gauges. Unfortunately, he won't sell to none DNA customers but totally understandable - its about maintaining resale and reputation, as he said, "you get what you pay for". If you see the two products in real life that is an incontravertible fact.
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Old 2nd May 2016, 17:44
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Well I had a lovely time and good drive home. Roof down all the way as usual
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Old 2nd May 2016, 17:56
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An enjoyable day this year . The whole place had a better feel to it this year , Stoneleigh as a venue is getting some investment at last , it was going down the pan.

There was more of a buzz this year in the trade halls and it was quite busy. Some really outstanding exhibits on show , standards do seem to be rising year on year.

Great to meet up with those going to the LeMans Classic. I think WCA was on commission to sell as many kits over the weekend as humanly possible !!
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Well I had a lovely time and good drive home. Roof down all the way as usual
Traffic round Oxfod was awful, due to A34 been closed
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Old 2nd May 2016, 18:10
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Should have stayed the extra day, I sailed past yesterday's emergency road works at 90, I mean 70, or is it 50 at that point? They didn't let us out the hall until 5pm and I was home by 6:30 so I count that as clear roads

No commission beyond the occasional beer. It is just a tarts car and I am an old tart who likes talking about it. :-)

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Old 2nd May 2016, 18:36
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Traffic round Oxfod was awful, due to A34 been closed


Yes,

We got caught in that, added quite a bit of time to the journey home.
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Old 2nd May 2016, 18:37
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No? (The old tart bit!)
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