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Old 8th May 2016, 15:33
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Nubodi are building a cream one for me soon (Ral 1013). The car is already with them (a blue 2.2)...



Cream or off white will be a nice choice for the shape.

It is also quite forgiving in regards to panel straightness, Black as we all know is a nightmare.

Will you be adding stripes ? I have a Magazine feature on one, white with blue stripes, looks really good.
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Old 8th May 2016, 19:32
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Nubodi are building a cream one for me soon (Ral 1013). The car is already with them (a blue 2.2)...
I look forward to seeing how it looks, could be interesting, as asked on this thread, any go faster stripes or trim?
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Old 8th May 2016, 21:12
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Mike, I will post a picture of your cream coloured kit assembled on our workshop Z3 before it leaves us in a few days time (still held up by rollcage supply).

Neil, in answer to your hardtop question, the rear of the SWB kit is higher in front of the boot opening and on the rear wings around the roof than the stock Z3. But the stock BMW hard top could be modified to fit.

I think the arches would accept 20" alloys if you wanted to go to extremes.
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Excellent, thanks. That helps me focus on the type and specification of donor I would need to look for. I am not familiar with the Z3 hardtop fixings, is there a goto site where I can look into this stuff?
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Excellent, thanks. That helps me focus on the type and specification of donor I would need to look for. I am not familiar with the Z3 hardtop fixings, is there a goto site where I can look into this stuff?
I haven't had a Z3 with a stock hard top so didn't know about fixing kits until I googled this:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=581383

I hope it's of some help.
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Thanks Chris,
looks like someone has to be first, and it could be me. Time to do more research methinks.
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Mike, I will post a picture of your cream coloured kit assembled on our workshop Z3 before it leaves us in a few days time (still held up by rollcage supply).

Neil, in answer to your hardtop question, the rear of the SWB kit is higher in front of the boot opening and on the rear wings around the roof than the stock Z3. But the stock BMW hard top could be modified to fit.

I think the karches would accept 20" alloys if you wanted to go to extremes.
Chris, A photo wold be much appreciated.
Thanks,
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Old 9th May 2016, 00:55
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Cream or off white will be a nice choice for the shape.

It is also quite forgiving in regards to panel straightness, Black as we all know is a nightmare.

Will you be adding stripes ? I have a Magazine feature on one, white with blue stripes, looks really good.
I'll see what it looks like, but probably won't be adding any stripes. I'm also going to keep the interior fairly stock, at least for the time being. I would love a wooden steering wheel, but would miss the airbag.
I would also love wire wheels, but it's a 'budget build' so steel rims will have to do - and will be a lot easier to keep clean!
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Mike, I will post a picture of your cream coloured kit assembled on our workshop Z3 before it leaves us in a few days time (still held up by rollcage supply).
Just out of interest - Is that cream coloured gelcoat?
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I did a lot of investigation into large wheels for the 250 as originally I was going to have air ride (yep I know).

Offset is key. Axe EX20 wheels will fit - you can get them on ebay with et45 offset on 5 x 120.



To get the arches to cap the top of the tyre you'll need to go slightly higher in profile and narrower in width - basically a stretch fit so the tyre wall is pulling in toward the centre line of the wheel. It's a common trick with the ricer etc. crowd.

The reason you need to go up ion profile is you won't be able to close the arch gap otherwise - even with a 60mm drop which is max you can do on coil overs. I think I was looking at 35 profile.

*edit* Just read budget build? - these wheels are a grand a set

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You pays yer money and takes yer choice
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Or possibly pull the top of the arch out like on Andy Sharrocks
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Old 9th May 2016, 21:42
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Chris, A photo wold be much appreciated.
Thanks,
Mike
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If you are looking for "budget" wheels Mike, how about these?

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I rather like the cream - vanilla ?

Oh and the budget wheels were interesting also
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Old 10th May 2016, 00:16
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Many thanks Chris for posting the photo's (yes, to answer an earlier question, it is a cream coloured gelcoat - all the better for hiding stone chips!).
It looks great, and something to show the wife!

Ref the wheels, I've had them sprayed up and 'in waiting' for a few months, so no problem there. They are BMW ones with holes around the outside, and smaller holes in between. I've also stuck on some of those 'Dunlop' stickers.
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Finally a light car to photoshop...Yellow.

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That definitely shows the features off better, but needs the accessories to lighten it up a bit. But brilliant to be able to see different colours. Thanks Andy.
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Reading through more of the threads on here is fascinating. Now I'm starting to think that what I want is a Kobra with a 250 SWB front end (I know the width of the 250 is different) and am also very keen to see what Roadster's new front end looks like. You b**tards, it's like an Ibithan nightclub here, distractions at every turn.
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That definitely shows the features off better, but needs the accessories to lighten it up a bit. But brilliant to be able to see different colours. Thanks Andy.
Always a pleasure hence...

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Old 10th May 2016, 13:36
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That really gets me inspired!
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