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Old 24th April 2016, 20:21
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That is very very impressive, well done. Looking forward to seeing some customer builds on the forum
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Old 25th April 2016, 08:55
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Looks spot on.
I might have to fight to get close enough to get my finger marks on it :0
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Old 25th April 2016, 19:10
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when you see how sharp the lines are you wont want to touch it without it cutting you
dna website have now been updated with prices for all the items and build costs
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Old 2nd May 2016, 17:59
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Hi mate sorry I missed you today but had a good old chat with the main man (who you can tell I can't remember the name of!). Incredibly impressive product - the windscreen disguise brilliant. The chrome work was excellent - there is no way you'd know those bumpers were grp unless told. Paint stunning and excellent shutlines but the thing that really impressed me most? the swage line on the side of the body - razor sharp, razor straight.

Once the interior pack is in the resale values will be bullet proof.

Well done
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Old 2nd May 2016, 19:05
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Hi smash
I was only there on Sunday , helped Brian on the stand as he's just had a baby a couple of days before and needed the extra support as he was on his own


Really interesting day for me, the overall response was very promising ��
a different clientele to what Dna are used to ,from people who don't like the modern Ferrari stuff that Dna do , to owners of other kit cars that didn't want the faff of a ground up build
again .

Happy to get the professional approval also , from build agents to painters
Who were REALLY looking into every detail on it trying To find faults ��


Found it hard to stop everyone opening doors and boot and bonnet
Poking and prodding all items ! People don't care that it's someone's car !

My car is going back to Birmingham to have seats fitted then I will be bringing it home to London for a bit until Brian's ready for the other interior bits

Can't wait now it looks like the better weather is coming ��

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Old 2nd May 2016, 19:51
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I think you've opened their eyes to the beenfits of the classic rep market i.e. not having to constantly develop kits to keep up with new models. It's a classic now and it's still a classic in 30 years time.

Can't wait to see the interior develop.
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Old 2nd May 2016, 20:19
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Door cards are nearly done
Seats are arranged with the supplier yesterday at stoneleigh
Centre tunnel has been started for the handbrake etc

I am interested in how Brian's going to do the dash though
But with his track record with changing dash boards to look spot on , I have every confidence

One thing I notice on sat was the amount of wife's and women who said they would drive my car and we're giving the other halfs permission
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Old 3rd May 2016, 10:06
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All you need to remember is, when someone asks me what my car is I have to say "Well, it's a bit like a 250 swb but it's a convertible that they never made so it's not really a replica but..." and they are glazing over at this point.

All you have to do is say "You've seen Ferris Bueller right?". Big smile. Winner (and yes, beer ledge - no one said that when they were watching the movie did they, "Oh my god that car is beautiful - wish I could afford one of those, driving round with the top down in California sun.......if only it wasn't for that rear step..."

I'd swap in heart beat mate.


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Old 3rd May 2016, 12:14
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and that way the MGB lights in the DNA would match those in the kit car used in the film!

:-)

Only teasing. It is a lovely looking bit of kit (except IMHO the beer ledge as discussed elsewhere)
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Old 3rd May 2016, 13:21
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It's a beer ledge, what's not to like
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Old 3rd May 2016, 15:48
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It's a beer ledge, what's not to like

Here in America, you couldn't have one. People who used it at tailgate parties would invariably try using it while the car was at speed. Bottles would fly, glass would litter the road, and eventually twenty-six different attorneys would initiate three separate class-action lawsuits on behalf of those who'd been hit by shards, those who's suffered the emotional horror of seeing others hit by shards, and those who'd seen the report on the news, and then been traumatised by thinking about it. No... in modern America, that beer shelf wouldn't do at all, and legislation would be passed against it.

In Ireland, of course, rejecting the "perception" of Alcohol Culture, Enda Kenny would declare the Beer Shelf a National Treasure, and order it fitted onto every existing motorcar in the land.

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^^^^Priceless^^^
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Old 3rd May 2016, 16:24
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^^^^Priceless^^^

Only to another Yank.

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Old 3rd May 2016, 18:04
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Here in America, you couldn't have one. People who used it at tailgate parties would invariably try using it while the car was at speed. Bottles would fly, glass would litter the road, and eventually twenty-six different attorneys would initiate three separate class-action lawsuits on behalf of those who'd been hit by shards, those who's suffered the emotional horror of seeing others hit by shards, and those who'd seen the report on the news, and then been traumatised by thinking about it. No... in modern America, that beer shelf wouldn't do at all, and legislation would be passed against it.

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Yep, that beer shelf sure is one dangerous styling feature.

Now, if you were to tell folks it ain't really a beer shelf at all, but a mighty fine gun rack to hold your personal protection side-arms, carbines, rifles, heavy machine guns and light anti armor rockets (all necessary for your own and the rest'o'the right thinking Western World's safety you understand), then the NRA'd pay for its lobbyists to squash those pesky class action lawsuits before you could fire a forty five at a seven eleven full of passing strangers. Yes-siree Bob, Charlton Heston didn't get to where he is today without knowing how to shoot a chimp...

Apologies in advance for any racial stereotyping you may think you see here, but America does tend to lose about 30,000 people a year to handguns. That's over five hundred a week. About eighty five people a day killed with guns. But apparently, guns aren't dangerous...
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I had assumed that America and the obsession with guns was using it as some sort of carbon offset mechanism*

Each American uses more energy that any other nations individuals.

If you shoot eighty five of them a day you are cutting your greenhouse gas emissions .

The fact that most who get shot are the poor and unloved also helps increase the average Americans wealth as there are less people with zero dragging down the average.

It is a win win situation.

*This was explained to me by a guy in a very expensive suit buying me very expensive vodka in a very expensive bar in New York about five years ago. I had assumed he was joking until over more Vodka and his frequent trips to powder his nose he explained the full details of his political views. Trust me, n?gg?rs shooting n?..ers was one of the less offensive proposals for world improvement he had.

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No, it wasn't Donald Trump
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Old 3rd May 2016, 18:32
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I had assumed that America and the obsession with guns was using it as some sort of cabin offset mechanism*
Surely you meant carbine offset mechanism?

And it sounds like your New York bar bro' was some sort of pinko commie faggot. Compared to the Trumpster...
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Old 3rd May 2016, 18:41
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A quick snap of your car I took on sunday
1DSC_1967w by paul ward, on Flickr
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Old 3rd May 2016, 18:41
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Thanks for the pint, lads.

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Old 3rd May 2016, 20:17
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Regardless of weather or not you liked the design I don't think any body can knock the quality of the finished car.

Likewise the other unpainted one fresh from the moulds was also excellent, they will not need tons of prep to get them to the painting stage.
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