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Old 22nd July 2016, 22:25
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Yup, daytona a beautifull car, and should be able to get pretty close on a Z3....
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Old 22nd July 2016, 23:40
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It would be interesting to see a 'ghosted' photo overlayed on a Z3, just to see how close they are. I definitely think it would be popular.
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Old 23rd July 2016, 01:09
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How about this?
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Old 23rd July 2016, 10:14
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Old 23rd July 2016, 10:18
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Phwoarrr.....!
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Old 23rd July 2016, 16:32
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Phwoarrr.....!
You need to get bigger rubber . Car looks good though !
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Old 24th July 2016, 13:42
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Come on Chris, get your cheque book out

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1220563978...MakeTrack=true

I'm sure you could have it fitted to a Z3 by next weekend.
Don't forget my massive discount on the finished kit!
Seriously tempted to buy it but I'm sure it will go for quite a bit. If it did turn up on the drive I'm sure I would lose one of my favourite parts of my anatomy.
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Old 24th July 2016, 13:52
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Looks too expensive to cut up
Theres cheaper ways of getting the shape.
Nubodi has a replica that could be copied but with the ever growing lists of projects at Tribute I would say its not going to happen soon
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Old 24th July 2016, 13:57
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For Gods sake don't put him off.
Hopefully. After finishing the 250swb the 275 convertible will be ready and then I can have one of the Daytona's, not that I'm greedy.
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Old 24th July 2016, 15:32
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Why not just buy this one and finish off. Its only a matter of buying an old XJ6 and transferring the mechanical parts. SR were one of the best kits in the day , it should be a simple bolt together job.
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Old 24th July 2016, 17:17
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Any idea what a set of glass, interior, roof and wheels might cost?
Gotta be a 20k plus build at a minimum in parts alone.
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Old 24th July 2016, 17:32
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Just checked alsaautomotive.co.uk and they have new windscreens @ 1085 , probably the most expensive single item. Allow a similar amount for two side windows , 800 for interior , 400 suitable set of used Compomotive wheels, 400 for tyres and 750 for odds and ends. Paint @ 3000 so under 8k to complete it. If the kit goes for under 2k then you will have a sub 10k build.
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Old 24th July 2016, 18:40
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You can spend a small fortune doing a Daytona (I'm going to be attempting one on a TVR wedge)

Original 2nd hand front indicators can set you back 1k on their own, Similar for a set of original rear lights. Interior cost is horrendous if you go down the replica route.

Apparently though with this ebay SRV12 you only need a rotten Jag a few spare weekends, bish bash bosh and it's done
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Old 24th July 2016, 19:48
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A Triumph TR-7 interior is practically a shoe-in.
Seen it done here..
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Old 24th July 2016, 21:41
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And a roof and frame?

Get Chis to modify it using existing screen, windows and roof and the parts bill comes tumbling down. This was it really could be done in a "few" weekends.
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Old 24th July 2016, 21:47
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You can spend a small fortune doing a Daytona (I'm going to be attempting one on a TVR wedge)

Original 2nd hand front indicators can set you back 1k on their own, Similar for a set of original rear lights. Interior cost is horrendous if you go down the replica route.

Apparently though with this ebay SRV12 you only need a rotten Jag a few spare weekends, bish bash bosh and it's done
That's why your skills can come in handy when building a replica. Apart from a few items you can replicate most of the parts you need or find parts from other cars that are similar but cheap. EG the wrap around indicator lenses from an SD1, lots of choice for round rear lights from around 30 each. Seats can be found from various sports cars that will do the job. Look at the Tribute range , the Rover seats are a good example in Nubodi 250 demo car.
If you are building a Daytona around a TVR Wedge then you won't be going for a 100% replica anyway.
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Old 24th July 2016, 21:51
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I was speaking of the TR-7 interior only. Seats, etc.
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Old 25th July 2016, 00:14
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I was speaking of the TR-7 interior only. Seats, etc.
My Daytona bodykit is a Robin Hood so was originally made for the TR7. Mine came with a stripped back TR7 convertible but I decided not to use it, too far gone and felt the TVR 350i was a better base (pretty close wheelbase and track plus no IVA to worry about). I kept the TR7 windscreen, frame, half bulkhead, door surrounds and doors though as these are pretty close to the original Daytona. It also came with Daytona style recovered TR7 seats but these were not really the look I was after. Will have to find or make a dashboard mould, door cards etc and will try and make moulds for the front indicators and maybe the rear lights. Lots of work to get the 'look' of the Daytona which is what I want even if it is a TVR underneath.
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Old 25th July 2016, 01:41
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JG,
I understand. I was thinking of the E-Bay SRV-12.
As you say, much of the TR-7 could be used as they are very close.
I had a friend in North Carolina that developed a Daytona Coupe using a NASCAR shop to fabricate the chassis. It used Ford Thunderbird IRS and Diff, original glass and 7 liter Ford V8.
I drove it around Charlotte Motor Speedway. Maxed out at 169MPH. Handled well too. He did use many TR-7 interior parts.
Never made a go at it and closed his business. This in the 1990's.
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Old 25th July 2016, 07:45
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Mc Burnie was the American kit that was used in maimi vice.
If you look at it you can see that its more of a tribute than a replica.
The lines are inspired by the Ferrari and most of the viewing public thought that's what a 365gts looked like.
Ferrari never called it a Daytona but the name stuck

http://daytonareplicaclub.moonfruit....nie/4585376714

JG is there a post in the Italian replicas section of your build?
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