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Old 12th February 2017, 19:38
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Just a thought that may or may not have crossed your mind, a couple of coloured bolts, one yellow and one black, and P50 SWB could accidentally end up looking like 250 SWB. Couldn't possibly condone that sort of thing though, not with me being a recently retired bobby and all...
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Old 12th February 2017, 20:44
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Just a thought that may or may not have crossed your mind, a couple of coloured bolts, one yellow and one black, and P50 SWB could accidentally end up looking like 250 SWB. Couldn't possibly condone that sort of thing though, not with me being a recently retired bobby and all...
And gone outlaw straight off the bat!
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Old 12th February 2017, 21:29
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17" wheels, it's the way to go Jeff. It also means the speedo stays accurate.
That's the joy of doing a kit car or hot rod. Look what the others have done. Copy the bits you like, put the bits you don't in the 'when hell freezes over' box and do your own thing when you feel like it.
And the important thing is if everybody likes every part of what you've done, you're playing it too safe.

It's a great hobby.

Bob.

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Old 12th February 2017, 23:46
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Totally agree Bob,

Your car gave me a lot of inspiration so thank you for that, I am looking forward to getting it finished and on the road so that I can enjoy it.

Will take it to Stoneleigh this year so hope to meet some of the guys from here, funnily enough I was hoping to take it last year lol best laid plans and all that.
You've built a great looking car, I wasn't a fan of the big steel rims to start with but they look right on your car. The more subtle, non race inspired cars look good on wires. It would be good to see some pics of the dark blue car you did a while back if the owner has finished it.

I'll be at Stoneleigh again , maybe there will be a better turn out from Tribute owners this time. I think I counted 2 cars on the club stand outside last year ?
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Old 13th February 2017, 10:28
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I think I counted 2 cars on the club stand outside last year ?

I was going to be outside but then was moved inside still dripping mud from doing donuts on the club stand
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Old 15th February 2017, 17:34
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I was at Retromobile in Paris at the weekend and there was a "70 years of Ferrari" exhibit which included:





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Old 15th February 2017, 19:18
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No little air intakes under the front indicators - first I've seen like that.
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Old 15th February 2017, 20:55
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No little air intakes under the front indicators - first I've seen like that.
If you google images of 250 SWB no two cars look the same, there are lots of variations it seems. I think the Tribute cars will go down well for the same reason. One thing that is common is the line flowing down the wheel arch and down past the sill . On the Tribute cars the sill is vertical both front and back.

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Old 15th February 2017, 23:24
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I intend to use the alloy strip intended for the door top on the join on the sill. It fits neatly and clears the door when it is opened.
I was watching the DNA 2fifty build video (too wet to go outside today) and thought that if I built one, I would fit a sill panel like the tribute, tucking the ends in under the front and rear wing like an MGB. This would just give two small vertical line on the sill. The idea behind this is that I would make the front and rear sections bolt on and not glued on. Some parts on the DNA look as if they would be very hard to remove with the front bonded on, such as the radiator.
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And the important thing is if everybody likes every part of what you've done, you're playing it too safe.

Bob.
This has stuck in my head since you posted it. I keep going back to my original photo mock ups in the restomod style and thinking I should bin the wire wheels and bite the bullet with a set of Axe EX20s....
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Old 16th February 2017, 10:45
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Thats a very good idea, get rid of those nasty wires..........

........I'll give you 50 for them!!!!!
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Old 16th February 2017, 11:06
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This has stuck in my head since you posted it. I keep going back to my original photo mock ups in the restomod style and thinking I should bin the wire wheels and bite the bullet with a set of Axe EX20s....

Go for it, but keep the wires until you're sure you're happy with the new ones. Look forward to seeing the results.

Cheers, Bob.
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Old 16th February 2017, 11:10
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No, no get rid of them quick, they will only take up space!

Headlight trims.
I bought some STAINLESS STEEL headlight trims from the morris minor centre. I'm now on my third set in 6 months, all have gone rusty.Has anyone got any suggestions? I have noticed that some cars have been fitted with deeper trims, does anyone have a supplier and have they been rust free?
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Old 16th February 2017, 11:20
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I bought my headlight rims from A Stafford along with all my other lights. They have a stall at Newark Autojumble but will also post out. stafford48@hotmail.co.uk

They may be able to advise on the deeper type.

Bob.
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Old 16th February 2017, 11:39
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Thanks Bob
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Old 16th February 2017, 12:15
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Mine are Austin Healey BJ8 ones bit of a price tag tho at around 50

https://www.holden.co.uk/displayprod...ode=54522515/R

Watch out becasue some people are advertising BJ8 rims on ebay but they're clearly not the deeper ones.

(PS I think you left some noughts off your wheel bid lol!)
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Old 16th February 2017, 12:59
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Thanks Smash, just what I'm after.

Do you mean .00p?
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Old 22nd February 2017, 11:11
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At last a Red SWB! Simply stunning work. Ive photoshopped a few bits n bobs on including a silver grille. Hope you like it, I couldn't resist.

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Old 22nd February 2017, 12:24
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Crying out for a chrome trim around the windscreen. Could also do with a chrome trim on the bonnet scoop, with instructions so that I can copy it please!
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Old 22nd February 2017, 19:46
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Rear windscreen is a peach .... still
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