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Old 3rd May 2019, 21:17
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Default Stoneleigh meet up

Hi all
We are planning a meet up at 1pm at the Tribute owners area. Would be great to be able to put faces to names.😁👍
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Old 3rd May 2019, 21:18
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Sorry forgot to add this is for the Sunday
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Old 4th May 2019, 18:49
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The club's pitch is in the usual place but a bit difficult to get to due to all of the Road Closed signs on the site. The HS2 works have made a real mess. If the signs are still there tomorrow, I would suggest carefully driving round them!!!
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Old 5th May 2019, 11:57
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Sorry guys can’t find the stall
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Old 5th May 2019, 17:08
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Never found the Tribute stand. Some nice Z3 based cars about. But omg I don’t want to see another Westfield in my life
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Old 5th May 2019, 17:22
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Not sure, but i don't think Chris made it....
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Old 5th May 2019, 17:25
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Cool Meet up at 1pm today

It was great to meet some friendly faces (New and old alike) at the Tribute owners club parking place today! good luck all who are undertaking builds currently.
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Old 5th May 2019, 18:10
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It was good to meet some of the forum regulars agreed

Iím sure I chatted with some but still donít know who they were though

Dave
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Old 5th May 2019, 18:34
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Best turnout of Tribute cars on the club stand this year, some really well turned out Kobra's plus Kidge in his 275 and a couple of 250's. Several more on the Italian replica stand.

The Tribute cars exhibited in the halls were getting lots of attention, especially the GrassBank SWB, a work of art that one !

Put some faces to names on here, well worth the visit.
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Old 5th May 2019, 18:43
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Best turnout of Tribute cars on the club stand this year, some really well turned out Kobra's plus Kidge in his 275 and a couple of 250's. Several more on the Italian replica stand.

The Tribute cars exhibited in the halls were getting lots of attention, especially the GrassBank SWB, a work of art that one !

Put some faces to names on here, well worth the visit.
Iím sorry that I didnít say hi more formally. It was a good turn out I thought. We grabbed those using Facebook as well as this forum and the resulting line up good to see.

Dave
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Old 5th May 2019, 18:47
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Default Stoneleigh pics nicked off others.

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Old 5th May 2019, 21:39
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It was great to meet some friendly faces (New and old alike) at the Tribute owners club parking place today! good luck all who are undertaking builds currently.
Great to see your car in the flesh today, some very nice cars on view
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9ne of the cars of the show for me was the Grassbank 250 SWB. They have addressed every single issue and offer comprehensive upgrades that are amazing quality:
Deep dish wheels without wheel extensions (same peg drive as mine were) by crafty hub swapping at rear and repositioning and 'adjustment" of front suspension- difference is amazing.
Stainless electric windows and frame solution - looks production.
Colour coded cover panel featuring washer jets to cover the bottom of the screen glass and achieve the perfect screen look with thick chrome windscreen trim.
Exact exhaust system that cleverly utilise existing vac pipe to shut off inner 2 pipes for more pleasant cruising.
Slotted pull close system for bolt on of front clip to bring it into perfect, and I mean perfect, alignment with the doors
And 9f course tgeir proper wrap around rear screen.


The attention to detail was increduble, the panels were arrow straight not a hint of any imperfection. Head and shoulders above any previous Tribute build.just a different league. And although the asking price for the demo was 65k (they do NOT do full builds note) it is still better value than any out there - only my opinion. Seriously, it was that good.

Would love to see their deep dish wheel conversion on the convertible and the lower screen panel fix.

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Old 6th May 2019, 17:03
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Was it something I said???
My car was on the stand both days but on its own today...
Yes the Grassbank is rather good- the wheels and that window particularly.
Good to meet Dave who is having his Z300S (it's #7 of the 7) painted this week.
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I went on Sunday and couldn’t find the Tribute owners area. The programme indicated that it was near the Westfield area but I couldn’t find it. Good show though and some v nice cars. I’m trying to persuade my brother in law to build a stratos kit.
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I went on Sunday and couldnít find the Tribute owners area. The programme indicated that it was near the Westfield area but I couldnít find it. Good show though and some v nice cars. Iím trying to persuade my brother in law to build a stratos kit.
I agree about the difficulty finding the owners area. It took me a good 15 to 20 minutes me of wandering about, and I nearly gave up. The map in the programme had useless details, with Road names missing, and buildings not shown or properly labelled. But it was well worth the effort, great cars and great people.
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Old 6th May 2019, 18:37
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I must agree with Scott ref the Grassbank car,

The std of fit and finish was very high indeed, add to that all the extras that they do for the kit and it's clear they have taken it to a whole new level.

I spent a fair bit of time with Justin as he explained the thoughts and process behind all the products he produces, a nice chap indeed and I think I will be spending some of my hard earned with him in the future.
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The other car I thought was a really good buy for the money was the replica Dino from Dehaviland, 36K for a turn key motor is very good value IMHO

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I agree that these two were probably the outstanding cars on the trade stands. Apart from the Tribute owner area, I especially enjoyed the Lomax and Marlin n areas.
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I commented on the rear screen conversion before, very good ! But I've only just noticed the front screen surround which also looks first class ! I liked all their offerings on the stand, the electric window conversion was impressive, but so was the price at £3.5k ! Even factoring in the extra's it would still only amount to the same as a typical Cobra build and I know what I would prefer.
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Speaking to Sean at Grassbank the next mod will be removing the rear arch lip - not needed now they've tucked the wheels in and another step closer to the original.

And Lucky the windows were 3.5k plus VAT so well over 4k!

They also had had to have the door handles dethroned as, like mine, the brass was started to show on the barrels.

They'd also sorted the boot handle so no spacers and looks more original.

As you say, gotta be looking at 40k plus to build to that level and with what must be hundreds of hours on the bodywork and paint - the difference between the Grassbank and Classic Coachworks bodywork on next stand was stark (not that it didn't look good in itself)

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