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Old 27th March 2015, 11:38
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interesting post here on a car detailing forum (yes there is such a thing) coming from a different perspective ,some detail shots in the post and some links with better high res picshttp://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=353277 dont bother going past the original post as no other car pics
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Old 27th March 2015, 15:57
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What a great looking example, certainly some inspiration there.
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What a great looking example, certainly some inspiration there.
So there I was, leafing through a "Million Dollar Classics" book in "The Works" yesterday when I spotted a Ferrari Berlinetta SWB 250GT SEFAC Hot Rod in dark blue.

Interesting, I thought- so interesting that I didn't even notice what wheels it had fitted but it did have... chrome bumpers.

Quarters at the front but a full width one at the rear- has anyone sourced these???
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Old 29th March 2015, 09:48
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So there I was, leafing through a "Million Dollar Classics" book in "The Works" yesterday when I spotted a Ferrari Berlinetta SWB 250GT SEFAC Hot Rod in dark blue.

Interesting, I thought- so interesting that I didn't even notice what wheels it had fitted but it did have... chrome bumpers.

Quarters at the front but a full width one at the rear- has anyone sourced these???
think you'll have to make your own or find something similar that fits

maybe some moulded glassfibre items with chrome powder coating ?


looking at the pics they are def. more involved

and the rear with the long spears back to the rear arches


may be its a case of looking at older items for a better shape like these

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CLASSIC-SI...#ht_118wt_1348

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[Police Loud Hailer Voice]

STOP!

Put the photos of, and links to, bumpers down.

Now step away from the tread with your hands on your head.


[/Police Loud Hailer Voice]

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Old 29th March 2015, 10:52
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[Police Loud Hailer Voice]

STOP!

Put the photos of, and links to, bumpers down.

Now step away from the tread with your hands on your head.


[/Police Loud Hailer Voice]



glad you stopped me i was on a mission to find some suitable items ..i've edited my post a little
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Old 29th March 2015, 13:09
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maybe tribute at some point may add them as an extra in fibreglass? ...along with a replica dash/door cards

chris?....
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Old 29th March 2015, 16:04
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E type versions look good for the front. Molded with fibreglass and filled with expanding foam would give a nice classic version of a crumple zone/splitter. Not too ball barish either. Back of the bumper could be cut to allow a snug fit or extended for extra travel :-). Only thought i had was how to attach them eg a bolt on rod or clamp to the donor.
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Old 29th March 2015, 18:21
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I am not, but if I was building this car, I'd probably make a Spitfire rear bumper fit.
Readily available and relatively cheap

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Old 29th March 2015, 18:33
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I know this is Mister Towed's build, so he can do what ever he likes.

But I really think this car looks miles better without bumpers.

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Old 29th March 2015, 19:16
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Got to agree with Paul that it looks better without the bumpers, but for anyone who wants the Lusso look rather than the race look, the Spitfire bumper looks to have real possibilities - a whole one at the back and the ends cut off for the front maybe?
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Why use a Spitfire bumper?
Use one of these..........
http://www.bumperworld.nl/bumpers/ferrari/s/40
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Perhaps a Spitty bumper may be a bit cheaper? :-)

Yes Mr T, with a bit chopped off the two arms methinks.
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Old 30th March 2015, 08:28
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Perhaps a Spitty bumper may be a bit cheaper? :-)

Yes Mr T, with a bit chopped off the two arms methinks.
and the middle bit swapped upside down to do away with the number plate light hole
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Old 30th March 2015, 11:24
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Could you use the rear bumperettes from the Austin Healey for the front quarters? These are on eBay
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3217099937...84.m1436.l2649
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Old 30th March 2015, 17:35
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Could you use the rear bumperettes from the Austin Healey for the front quarters? These are on eBay
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3217099937...84.m1436.l2649
They look like they could work, as could the similar (proper) Mini ones at under 30 per pair new.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/A-BRAND-NE...item27fc21c4c8

I'm not going to be fitting bumpers to mine as I'm aiming for a 'Lusso adapted for the track' look, a sort of gentleman's weekend luxury racer rather than an out and out race car or junior limo.

It's always interesting to see the ideas people have as to how other/unusual parts can be adapted to suit a kit car, so feel free to use this thread to discuss any ideas you might have.
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Old 30th March 2015, 18:03
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...speaking of which, my side repeater indicators turned up today -







They're NOS (new, old stock) from the Autobianchi A112



They cost me 31 including p&p from Greece via ebay.

I'm really pleased with them, they look the part, the quality is what I'd describe as good enough and they have a pleasingly period feel to them as they've been sitting unused on a shelf since about 1970.

Whatever did we do for spare and rare parts before the internet put us in touch with sellers anywhere in the world?

And I was a luddite who spent years ignoring the 'web, believing it to be of no use to me personally. How wrong I was...

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Old 30th March 2015, 18:38
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Nice looking 2.0 donor listed on ebay today -

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1999-BMW-Z...item43d9f8d5dd

Sadly doesn't have a/c or cruise control or I'd have hit the 'buy it now' button as it looks to be an honest sale (nothing to do with me btw).
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...speaking of which, my side repeater indicators turned up today -



They're NOS (new, old stock) from the Autobianchi A112

They cost me 31 including p&p from Greece via ebay.
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They look ideal. Do you have the URL/ebay link?
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Old 30th March 2015, 19:50
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y cymro, I also bought a pair of these yesterday and he had them listed as 'last pair available'. I did find another set though coming from Malta but they are slightly more expensive
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ferrari-Ma...item4d2f2e7b37
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