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Old 22nd July 2019, 12:20
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Hi all here I go again waiting on the guy to come back off holiday to paint my 250swb so started a 275GT well why not. love the shape of the 275 just a bigger gto and thats the one car I miss. going to be a slowish build this one as its a keeper for a while . spent some of the weekend building up the front end light and indicator pods fitted. bumpers on but one side is snug one has a gap so I am thinking of blending them in.
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the side vents caused me some serious thinking holding everything in place till it drys so I came up with this. good job the stuff I use sets in ten mins
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made a change to the dash I want a glovebox so lost one of the pods. I am a bit limited to how much I can do to it at the mo till I get a car to put it in.
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Old 22nd July 2019, 20:29
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So the kits are being sold then good news
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Old 23rd July 2019, 08:23
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Good luck fella, will enjoy keeping an eye on your progress. I better get my wriggle on! Be a gorgeous addition to your stable.....
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Old 23rd July 2019, 08:35
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Andy – It was about this time last year that I saw Kidge’s 275 in person.



It really is a lovely shape, so I look forward to seeing your latest build come together.

Good luck, Paul.

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Perhaps this thread should be in the Old No.7 Builds sub-forum where the other 275s are?
( I am sure this is something JG could do for you. )
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Old 29th July 2019, 22:20
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managed to get both the front bumpers snug by cutting the back bracket off trimming it down and re bonding it back on while holding it in place on the car sounds easy but believe me it was not.
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back bumper when bolted together did not sit right but in parts sat pretty good.so I bolted it to the car in parts and glassed the comers and along the back of the car so I can take it off make good and trim all the gaps latter.
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back lights were for an other project a long time ago just so happens they fit the recces so for now I am going to run with these see if they grow on me
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side vents grills fitted in and glassed them from the back fitted some L E D lights for a bit of bling
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Old 19th August 2019, 23:23
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Owners Meeting

Saturday September 7th

Lunch at The Pelican Inn

Froxfield, on the A4 between Hungerford & Marlborough

www.pelicaninn.co.uk

We are welcome and booked from 11am with lunch at around 12.30pm

There are two spacious car parks, where we can have a drink and talk Tribute Cars.

Afterwards you / we can drive round a bit of Hampshire to the


Silk Mill at Whitchurch

for tea, overlooking the river Test, last orders 3.30pm.

www.whitchurchsilkmill.org.uk

If you are interested the Pelican Inn also has a room or two overnight on the Friday and or Saturday. We are staying there Friday night.

Please let me know if you will attend or at least think about it.


REPLY to Kidge on his site

OR The Owners site

OR PM me

OR email kidge.elder@btinternet.com
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Old 31st August 2019, 21:07
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Well back off my hols so must be time to get stuck in, bought a 2.2 car last Saturday while still on holiday ebay dont tell the wife lol. had it delivered Wednesday mot Friday stripped it Saturday today and started getting the kit on today . one good thing about doing so many its like clock work all in a days work thanks to Chris and Dans . I am knackered but worth it love the shape of the 275 it must be beer o'clock
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had my SWB painted as always looks mint
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This is looking good!!

I am considering the idea of getting the 275 rear shell and 250 SWB front shell; throwing in some tweaks and making a 250 GT Lusso tribute.

Gotta get my SWB done first! (And buy in from the wife)

Cant wait to see the finished result! Cheers
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Old 9th September 2019, 22:51
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Awesome stuff Andy,

I know you will do this kit proud, just like the others prior. Look forward to seeing it progress, might keep me on track with mine with you chasing me!
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Old 21st September 2019, 18:50
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Well we did not go to the van this weekend so car time , typical of me spending 2 days getting the bumpers to sit and look good they are now coming off the car after seeing this.
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so here we go before
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work in progress
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almost there
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still needs some work but getting there

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I need to think about ware to put a side repeater if at all you can now see the front ones from the side view. Yellow headlight bulbs on order ,black wire wheels going on next week..

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Old 21st September 2019, 19:38
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Hi Andy, as always super fast progress on your builds! What colour are you going to go for on this one?
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Old 21st September 2019, 21:04
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Hi Andy, as always super fast progress on your builds! What colour are you going to go for on this one?
plan is very dark gray metallic with an off white light gray stripe,shame about the dash its tan colour and would look well with the choice but its all coming out
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Old 26th September 2019, 20:10
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picked up my new wheels had to do a test fit 15mm wider on the back fit a treat
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Are you going to pie cut the rear wings to suit?
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Old 27th September 2019, 07:57
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at the mo dont think so but I am doing everything two or three times fit it dont like it so change it. Got a new grill on order this will be my 3rd and hopefully the last change to the bonnet grill. fitted the back lights did not like them so then cut them out to fit the fiat ones 160 quid wow, I will get there. Bought a dash for it but the one in the car is light tan it fits in well with the style but so will the new one when its trimed up but thats a lot of work to sort and something that will only get changed the once honest . unlike everything else lol
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Old 29th September 2019, 20:58
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quick update backlight pods glassed in and fitted
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new grill araived and fitted looking at it from the front the spotlight on the left needs turning inwards ,so that will be the next job to cut it out and move it.
not to sure about the shape of the end of the bonnet with the new grill. I need a pair of grills to go each side of the main grill to break it up
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it may be the answer to just cut out the sides of the grill to match the car above. one to think about for a few days either way the angle grinder will be out soon
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Old 30th September 2019, 13:47
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Andy is this a real time build with you posting as you progress? If so that's bloody impressive....expect to see it in for paint by the end of the week!
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Old 30th September 2019, 15:20
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think I am around 4 days in so far, if it was not for chopping a changing it would be on the road. But thats down to Mr tribute and team in kit design plus after doing so many its like clock work that helps
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Andy is this a real time build with you posting as you progress? If so that's bloody impressive....expect to see it in for paint by the end of the week!
Just started my 275 Convertible project. I'm allowing 4 weeks at a relaxed pace to get the body fitted and ready for paint. My donor car was stripped and prepped well in advance but that's easy, only a couple of days.
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Old 30th September 2019, 19:00
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you should be sweet with a convertible they are a much easier build compared to the hard tops and a very quick build . good luck with it
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