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Old 15th February 2014, 16:28
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Default Z3 cobra coupe? Modern Daytona

Hi guys, been following this project closely since I saw ad in eBay, I'm a cobra fan but where I'm from its rains a lot and this option is good as a daily driver. Probably a bit late now to give suggestions on design, there's no possibility on side exhaust? Is it possible to fit exhausts exits just in front of rear wheels and then modifying whole side exhaust for show, don't know if I explained myself properly.





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Old 15th February 2014, 21:15
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... where I'm from its rains a lot...
The UK?

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Old 15th February 2014, 21:36
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As far as I understand it, if a car has a "proper" chassis like most triumphs,

you can do almost anything to it without the dreaded IVA.
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Old 16th February 2014, 08:58
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Neemo - Yes, there will be a hardtop and other options later, but I cannot afford more time/expense on the project, and there would be just that involved in offering all the options from day one. I need to get some kits sold and out the door to re-coupe my investment so far. We will be taking deposits from this week, with delivery of the first kits in 4 weeks time.

Madasun - I like the look of the "shooting brake" Z3 but have you seen the price of them? There is room under the Z3 front wheel wells, I think, to do the sidepipes as the "HOT ROD" picture above shows, but there would be some clver pipework under the car needed. I personaly prefer that look to the chrome banana bunch pipes on most cobra's, but each to their own.
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Old 16th February 2014, 11:26
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totally understand that Chris, its good to know that the roof etc is on the cards further down the road,
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Old 16th February 2014, 12:14
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I'm not sure what value there is in providing a hard top option - the BMW standard soft top can presumably remain in place and AFAIK it's a good watertight roof (much better than most kit cars) and I think the AC Cobra is a much better looking car in its soft top format.
As a novice builder, I'd be more interested in being able to buy a complete kit - ie panels, brightwork, lights, mirrors, locks and electrical fittings all in one bundle with a view to being able to do the conversion quickly and without the hassle of sourcing parts that don't quite fit... But thats just my view.
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Old 16th February 2014, 15:54
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BMW already do a hardtop for the Z3.... It may not have the 'fastback' styling, but it would make the car 'winterproof...'
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Old 16th February 2014, 17:24
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I have been using my Z3 (Z300S Barchetta)with the standard soft top all winter long. The only issue I get it that it is a bit boomey with the roof up and side exit cherry bombs. Bearable for a commute from Southampton to Stevenage but a bit boomey.
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Old 16th February 2014, 19:59
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BMW already do a hardtop for the Z3.... It may not have the 'fastback' styling, but it would make the car 'winterproof...'
BMW and others. Hamann's look great imo:

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Old 16th February 2014, 20:45
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That is much nicer than the B M one....bet it costs a pretty penny...
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Old 17th February 2014, 10:21
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The standard Z3 hardtops are not too difficult to get hold of but Im not sure about the price. The Hamann hardtops look very good but have a price of around 3820 Eur. So a fastback Cobra hardtop option for this Kobra kit could be interesting, (if the price was right).

Check out the different hardtop configurations in the photos:


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Old 17th February 2014, 10:36
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The photos didn`t appear in the previous message.

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Old 17th February 2014, 19:08
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i think the fastback makes the design flow well
one thing to remember is the rarity of the BMW roof fitting brackets if using original mounting points
they go secondhand on ebay from 300-500 quid
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Old 19th February 2014, 19:58
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A busy day today, nearly there. Boot lid not mounted properly yet etc. Chin spoilers to be added and a touch of lowering to come....


































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Old 19th February 2014, 20:50
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Excellent job, side on, i'm still not sure about... need to see lowered version. I know its very easy to critisize... sorry.
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Old 20th February 2014, 01:05
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I love it, never a big fan of fake snakes, like the idea of a modern concept car with reto looks though, would need to be badged as a Tribute and have modern led lights. Thought I was done with kits obviously not. I want one.
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Old 20th February 2014, 01:48
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Your best work yet.
Anyone want to buy an MX5???
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Old 20th February 2014, 06:05
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Thanks guys. I will do a spot of Photoshop later for the full effect.

Now taking deposits for delivery in 4 weeks. Happy to take your MX5 in part exchange Tytek

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Old 20th February 2014, 06:08
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Happy to take your MX5 in part exchange
Stop it!!!
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Old 20th February 2014, 06:30
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That is awesome . Brilliant .
I think after our visit to stoneleigh we will be having another "chat"
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