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Old 30th July 2013, 22:50
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hmm, they look nice.
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Old 31st July 2013, 08:58
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Looks good Nick , have you decided on tyres yet? there dont seem to be many V rated to choose from , i am looking at 185/65/15 V rated Pirelli
P6000 , Geoff .
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Old 1st August 2013, 00:06
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I have left the wheels bare at the moment because of work getting in the way. Chris is going to sort out the tyres thankfully. I think he mentioned Falcon
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Old 8th August 2013, 09:52
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You start with a perfectly respectable BMW Z3 and then just because you run one person over Chris gets all uppity and does this:


















I didn't even ask for a Ferrari!
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Old 8th August 2013, 15:32
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Great the way it all un-bolts, and the engine is very neat looking. Are you narrowing rear wheel arches?
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Old 8th August 2013, 15:36
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Chris really cracks on once a project starts. That looks good but what happened to the Maserati idea?
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Old 8th August 2013, 18:15
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Nick the wheels look spot on , Geoff .
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Old 8th August 2013, 20:26
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It will be a Marathi. The Ferrari was just lying around so he tried it for size
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Old 8th August 2013, 21:05
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Getting the front wings lower will be a problem for Chris to overcome due to the high strut towers. Enlarging the bonnet opening so the wing edges run the outside of the towers will allow the wing top to be 40mm or so lower but it still looks high to me.

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Old 21st August 2013, 09:04
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Finally on a computer that allows me to post pictures so here goes.

Take a standard kit :

Take a large saw :

Some gaffer tape :

And you get the start of a car :

The arse has to be made a bit fatter but I really rather like this shot :
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Old 21st August 2013, 20:39
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B E A Utiful
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Old 21st August 2013, 21:15
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Wait until you see the frenched in rear lights and the pretty front end
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Old 22nd August 2013, 11:13
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Do you not think the wind might get under the Gaffer tape and peel it? I'd hate to see the rear valance fly off down the motorway. It may be better to use Speed tape as we used to repair aircraft skins with that

Seriously though, it does look like a good start to a unique project and we'll be following with interest
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Old 22nd August 2013, 16:57
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That's not gaffer tape! It is prototype venting

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Old 22nd August 2013, 17:05
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Frenched in lights... like this?
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Old 22nd August 2013, 19:50
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The arse has to be made a bit fatter but I really rather like this:
Each to their own
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Old 22nd August 2013, 21:14
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That 250 body shell looks rather a good fit on the beemer. A possible alternative doner?
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Old 23rd August 2013, 07:25
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garyh - the ones in rt pic aren't really frenched in but that is sort of the look we are heading for
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Old 23rd August 2013, 07:33
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Just googling stuff and sotted this



Seperated at birht ?

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Old 23rd August 2013, 08:54
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So are you going for modern body and retro wire wheels/riveting detail?
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