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Old 27th March 2018, 19:00
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My favorate part of any build is choosing the color. With my 250 SWB coupe kit arriving next month, I have been busy accumulating all of the needed exterior body trims, headlights, etc.
Found a pristine 2.8 5-speed with only 48K miles, one owner, garage kept and all service records by a BMW dealer. As a 1998 Z3, it looks like it left the showroom last week.
Down side:
Green leather seats and beige trim interior. I'll not do anything to the interior.
My only color choices to look reasonably well with the green interior will be
Metallic silver/grey
Fly Yellow
Old English White
Dark Green

At the moment, I am strongly considering the Dark Green (original BMW color).
This is the color of the Z3. Saves painting the door jams, etc.

There was one original car in Dark Green metallic that looks pretty good too.
What are your opinions on the color. I'm not locked in yet..
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Old 27th March 2018, 19:14
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Don't ruin the car just for the sake of using the green seats.
When you have finished the build you will turn your attention to the interior. You may want to consider the dash that Barber is developing with Chris or go the whole hog and go with the one Chris has already designed.

Dark colours show up every imperfection.
Yellow can look a bit flashy
Green would just be wrong
Silver grey works well and on the DNA forum there is a 250 California that has just been finished in white and it looks stunning.

Painting the door jambs and under the front wings was a very small job on my car.
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Old 27th March 2018, 19:21
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Don't ruin the car just for the sake of using the green seats.
When you have finished the build you will turn your attention to the interior. You may want to consider the dash that Barber is developing with Chris or go the whole hog and go with the one Chris has already designed.

Dark colours show up every imperfection.
Yellow can look a bit flashy
Green would just be wrong
Silver grey works well and on the DNA forum there is a 250 California that has just been finished in white and it looks stunning.

Painting the door jambs and under the front wings was a very small job on my car.
Antique white would be my next choice. I'll see if I can attach a photo of the green 250 too.
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Old 27th March 2018, 19:33
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Green Ferrari tan interior looks period

https://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.c...=7&o=5&pid=1.7

If your a little more daring how about Ferrari Apple Green - dark green seats would work

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Old 27th March 2018, 19:45
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I will attempt to attach photos of the Z3 I'm working with.
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Old 27th March 2018, 20:13
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For all the work you are going to put in, lose the green and hearing aid beige interior.
Hopefully the roof is black.
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Old 27th March 2018, 20:41
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Yes, the roof is black.
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Old 27th March 2018, 22:35
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Silver always looks the part. Once the car is built the interior can be swopped out at any time.
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Old 27th March 2018, 22:59
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Very true, I'll be on a tight budget for the build and will revisit the interior after the build is completed (if there is ever such a thing).
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Old 28th March 2018, 09:04
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My donor car was Boston Green so I have the door shuts, etc issues with it being white. It's the Z300S still in white gel coat with wrapped doors. Final colour is likely to be a "bright" white such as Ford Arctic with red stripes.
My interior is beige but with the seats being so heavy and having troublesome electrics, they are close to the top of the list for replacement. I'll be looking for a mid brown or "almond" shade on those.
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Old 28th March 2018, 11:01
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Molleur look forward to seeing your build , from a personal perspective , although getting the body work done first gets your project moving , once your coupe bodywork is completed it is significantly more difficult to work on the interior , if you think that that there is any possibility that you may change the interior consider doing it first , that Z3 looks like an exceptional car to start with , all the best Geoff .
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Old 28th March 2018, 12:23
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Ian, Geoff
Thanks for the comments.
I simply may have to put off the interior for a bit, difficult as it will be post body install. Have a bit of time to decide though.

Jack
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Old 28th March 2018, 20:11
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What about changing the green seat colour to something er not green

Lots of products out there
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Old 28th March 2018, 21:39
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What about changing the green seat colour to something er not green

Lots of products out there
Agree, I do have a selection of seat moulds available to use.
Big Healey
Cobra
Lotus
Sparco

All I have to do is decide. Long way off as yet. Chris should have the two kits done in a week or two, then shipping to Florida.
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molleur Good to see your build starting and it looks like you have a great donor car too.



I fully understand a tight budget and I would simply suggest having both a short and a long term plan.

If you are going to change the interior at some point in the future, I wouldnt pick an exterior colour to match it now.

Instead, Id suggest picking your favourite SWB colour scheme and going with that, even if you have a mis-matched interior for a while.

Im sure I saw someone on this forum dying their coloured leather seats black, which might be a quick/cheap short term fix.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 29th March 2018, 06:18
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Agree, I do have a selection of seat moulds available to use.
Big Healey
Cobra
Lotus
Sparco

All I have to do is decide. Long way off as yet. Chris should have the two kits done in a week or two, then shipping to Florida.
I meant change the colour not the seats ....recolour the leather
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Old 29th March 2018, 07:05
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Green seats to navy blue

http://www.dnaoc.co.uk/index.php/top...cseen.html#new
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Im sure I saw someone on this forum dying their coloured leather seats black, which might be a quick/cheap short term fix.

That would be me. Changed the hearing aid beige into black. Kit worked well though prep is everything to make sure the dye will take to the seat well. I didnt scrub the drivers seat base enough and have a few specks of beige showing again after about 3 years of use. It was my first time doing such a task though so hard to be perfect first time round. Overall the seats still look great though. I'd do it again if I had to.

My build thread is here: http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...ead.php?t=5001
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Old 29th March 2018, 13:06
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I had considered dying the seats as well. Still thinking about that option. Thanks guy's!
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That would be me. Changed the hearing aid beige into black. Kit worked well though prep is everything to make sure the dye will take to the seat well. I didnt scrub the drivers seat base enough and have a few specks of beige showing again after about 3 years of use. It was my first time doing such a task though so hard to be perfect first time round. Overall the seats still look great though. I'd do it again if I had to.

My build thread is here: http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...ead.php?t=5001
Has all your clothing ended up black after you've sat in the seats?
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