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Old 28th September 2014, 20:02
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I've been umming and arring over this for a week. Apart from the distance to collect, I'm wary about “Running perfectly when removed”. This always seems an excuse as to why it no longer runs for the new buyer.

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Apologies to all but progress on the SWB is very slow due to the need to catch up with kit orders delayed by SWB development.....
I've always found when finishing a car that no-one questions how long it took. The quality of the final effort is the most important result. In any case, I always hoped you had a 'private income' from a rich family and didn't need to worry about trivialities like earning a living :
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Old 3rd October 2014, 20:49
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Default Side window mods

Template of side window made from the wooden buck:



Surprisingly close:





Not perfect but much better:

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Old 3rd October 2014, 20:55
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Yay whoop whoop........ Nice one Chris!
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Old 3rd October 2014, 21:01
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that does look good. any pics from further back to see how it works with the full roof profile
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Old 3rd October 2014, 21:03
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that does look good. any pics from further back to see how it works with the full roof profile
I will take some better pics.
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Old 3rd October 2014, 21:18
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looking good! that little modification really makes a huge difference.
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Old 3rd October 2014, 21:36
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I bet that was a huge amount of work too!
Big improvement though.

The pressure really was on you for this Chris!
Well done.
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Looks great!
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Default window frames.

Here is a door glass frame using a bm window guide rear upright and a Fiat 500 door rail. Not sure if photo will come through.
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Old 4th October 2014, 01:30
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Looks Great !

How easy is that going to be to do for us home builders?
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chrome trim round the roof line looks good
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Looks Great !

How easy is that going to be to do for us home builders?
All mods are pre-production/moulding, so there will be no modifications for the home builder to do, unless they want to. The kit will be mostly bolted to the existing Z3 mounting points, with bonding (sikaflex/tiger seal) around the windscreen area and internal fitting panels for the rear section. The front section will lift for access, but will also have a separate bonnet.


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chrome trim round the roof line looks good
It's Reliant Scimitar, but I am trying to source something similar for the production kits.
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Old 4th October 2014, 12:12
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Looking very nice...
This might sound like a silly idea..as usual...but how about making a small
panel that can be stuck/bonded to the top of the windscreen, like a sunstrip, but on the outside, colour coded to the car, to effectively 'lower' the windscreen
height, so the line of the screen flows from the front of the doors.......
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Very nice modification, great choice of door mirror too.
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Old 14th October 2014, 17:41
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JitnDHuU8TE

Any progress to report?
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I enjoyed that 'T' I would even put up with it in yellow...
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Old 15th October 2014, 13:29
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I enjoyed that 'T' I would even put up with it in yellow...
(Said in an M&S smooth advertising voice) This isn't just yellow. This is Giallo fly Ferrari yellow.

Dream job. Dream car. Me now dreaming about building and owning one...
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Old 15th October 2014, 14:38
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I really like the Ferrari yellow.

And it would be nice to see someone paint a Tribute in that colour.
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Old 15th October 2014, 16:08
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Paul, the wait might not be so long... as suggested by Danny my MX250 is awaiting the final decision on colour. I am ruling out the red and probably the white as there are already some great examples of this about but I still want something period... blue is in my mind too with a white stripe?
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