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Old 16th February 2015, 16:39
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...I've just bought a set of BMW 7.5" x 17" steels which will be finished off in D Type Jaguar racing alloys style but using false knock ons...
Well done in finding those- they are usually snapped up for winter tyre use. I didn't even think you could get 17" BMW steelies. With the authentic extra holes- they'll look good.
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Old 16th February 2015, 17:05
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Yep they will look good ..
Saw these on ebay.......knock off steels

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3112911472...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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Old 9th March 2015, 20:49
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Bob dropped off his Z3 at the worshop today, strip down will start tomorrow:





New set of SWB panels await transplant from my own car:



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Old 10th March 2015, 10:41
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whats the plan ?

is is it to fit panels, glass and lights so he can drive it away?

any prep to the body flash lines befor eit leaves?
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Old 10th March 2015, 15:30
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Well done in finding those- they are usually snapped up for winter tyre use. I didn't even think you could get 17" BMW steelies. With the authentic extra holes- they'll look good.
I didn't think you could get 17" steels either, I'm using the 15" alloys, on my z300s, the ones that look similar to Dunlops until I can afford a set of 16" Billets 46. I do like the Dunlop style, although everyone at work keeps telling me to get wires.

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Old 10th March 2015, 16:07
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Andy...The body is currently resting on one of Chris' cars, mine is the standard one behind it. The wheels are Chris' 15" wires, mine are going to be steels but the standard alloys are still on until the body is done so I can see if there's room under the arches to have the steels banded slightly. If everyone keeps telling you to put wires on, that sounds like the perfect reason to do something else!


Redratbike...The body will be fitted up to a drivable state and I'll sort the flash lines when it's painted. The reason I wanted it blue gelcoat was so that any chips in my blue paint won't show through white.

Chris… your worship. Should that be workshop or worship, or perhaps it's both!

Can you or someone on here just run me through the registering procedure again, I've looked on DVLA and am not sure which forms I need.

The contact details for the very nice people that I got my lights from (including rear fog and reverse lights that I forgot to photograph before I left them with Chris) is----

A STAFFORD, LANCASTER HOUSE, 48 ASHBY ROAD, TAMWORTH, STAFFS. B79 8AD
01827 64992
stafford48@hotmail.co.uk

Cheers, Bob.

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Old 10th March 2015, 17:39
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Bob, if you get the latest copy of Complete Kitcar, it has an article dealing with re registering a body conversion...
Cant tell you the details, cos i left it at work..!
Cheers, Ollie.
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Can you or someone on here just run me through the registering procedure again, I've looked on DVLA and am not sure which forms I need...
Check out my thread here: http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...?t=4941&page=4

Just used the form with some careful wording (also in the thread) that made it clear what the car was and is now.
Worked for me.
Good luck.
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Old 10th March 2015, 18:25
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Check out my thread here: http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...?t=4941&page=4

Just used the form with some careful wording (also in the thread) that made it clear what the car was and is now.
Worked for me.
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Thanks for that Ian, just the thing I need.

Ollie, I'll get a copy of that as well.

Cheers, Bob.
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Chris… your worship. Should that be workshop or worship, or perhaps it's both!
It's warship......everyday is a battle!

Your Z3 outer panels are off, I will email some pics for ebay tomorrow night once everything is removed.

If you need any info for registration just ask.
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Old 10th March 2015, 19:01
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Thanks Chris, Registration was one off the things I thought of yesterday but had forgotten by the time I stopped and found a pen!

I'd like a picture of the car car stripped if you could do one.

Cheers, Bob.
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Old 10th March 2015, 19:04
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I didn't think you could get 17" steels either, I'm using the 15" alloys, on my z300s, the ones that look similar to Dunlops until I can afford a set of 16" Billets 46. I do like the Dunlop style, although everyone at work keeps telling me to get wires.

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Those IMAGE Billet 46's will certainly suit your Z300S and would look great in aan SWB too:

http://www.imagewheels.co.uk/large_w...6_classic.html
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Those IMAGE Billet 46's will certainly suit your Z300S and would look great in aan SWB too:

http://www.imagewheels.co.uk/large_w...6_classic.html
Lovely looking wheels and at least one Ferrari had Dunlop racing wheels fitted in period - racing driver Peter Collins fitted them to his personal 250S convertible (a wedding present from Enzo) so that he could fit the then revolutionary Dunlop disc brakes. Once Enzo tried the car Ferrari ditched their drums and switched to disc brakes themselves.

Quick question on the SWB - how much longer is the rear overhang than the standard Z3? Just thinking ahead and looking at exhaust options (got to be four tail pipes).

Looking forward to seeing the Kebab come together - If it's ok with you Hurnleft I'll have to make the trip over to Norwich to see it for myself once you've got it back.
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Hi Mr T, I'd be pleased to see when when it's back home (should be a couple of weeks).
All those odd bits that weve been think about, wheel space under the arches, exhaust endings, interior bits etc are much easier to get clear in the mind if you've seen an example of the car.

Cheers, Bob.
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Looking forward to it Bob. We'll have to get some pics of my Spyder and your Berlinetta together.
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Looking forward to it Bob. We'll have to get some pics of my Spyder and your Berlinetta together.
That'll be a great shot
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...Quick question on the SWB - how much longer is the rear overhang than the standard Z3? Just thinking ahead and looking at exhaust options (got to be four tail pipes)...
The pics here show it well but measure twice, cut once !!!

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...t=4261&page=47
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Thanks for that Ian, I was rather hoping for an answer in inches or mm though.
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Its quite a few inches, and a lot more in mm....
Hope that helps....
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Quick question on the SWB - how much longer is the rear overhang than the standard Z3? Just thinking ahead and looking at exhaust options (got to be four tail pipes
Something else to address, especially if using 4 pipes, is how to support them, as the extended SWB glassfibre panels will need some sort of bracketing to cope with the additional mass slung out at the back end of the car.
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