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Old 29th April 2016, 19:27
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Not sure which chrome / alloy parts you are referring to. If you want to fit bumpers , you will have to have them made as a special one off set ( see the thread by Smash ). Its easy to get the brushed look on stainless or alloy.

If you build the car well you shouldn't have water getting in. Just make sure all the seals fit correctly etc etc. Just takes time and a little skill to get right. Don't assume windows will simply leak , its all down to the quality of your build !
That would rule me out of doing the finer details then.

by brightwork I mean the chrome trimmings, handles, window frames, bits around the lights, mirrors etc. the magpie stuff.

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Old 29th April 2016, 19:28
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IMO its worth buying a "good" donor and spending a little extra to find a rust free, low mileage car with the exact spec you're after. You will get back around 1000 when you sell on the bits you don't need .
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Old 29th April 2016, 19:32
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IMO its worth buying a "good" donor and spending a little extra to find a rust free, low mileage car with the exact spec you're after. You will get back around 1000 when you sell on the bits you don't need .
Wow, I knew there was something, that is excellent.
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That would rule me out of doing the finer details then.

by brightwork I mean the chrome trimmings, handles, window frames, bits around the lights, mirrors etc. the magpie stuff.
The "brushed" look on stainless and ally can be had with Scotch Bright and various grades of wet & dry.
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Wow, I knew there was something, that is excellent.
Yes , buy a good car with straight panels you will get a good return on the body panels , the electric roof and various bits of trim, door mirrors , roll hoops etc etc.
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I can never resist a photoshopping opportunity!

Shame we cant fit the hard top as yet..bet Richard can find a way though!

I would be seriously interested in something like this, the hard top would not have to be removable, I'd get a donor with aircon. Either get a donor hardtop, else maybe Tribute could do one (is that likely)? Looks like they are busy enough as it is.
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I am getting way ahead of myself here, but is anyone good with changing colours in images. I'd like to see what the Coupe looks like in Mercedes Laguna Green (image below).

Definitely not traditional.

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You're not a hairdresser are you? It's just the user name and car/colour choice



sorry couldn't resist.
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sorry couldn't resist.
Worse, previously and accountant, now working for a software business. But definitely not a salesman. I could be losing my grip though.
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Old 6th May 2016, 15:06
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I am getting way ahead of myself here, but is anyone good with changing colours in images. I'd like to see what the Coupe looks like in Mercedes Laguna Green (image below).
Definitely not traditional.
In green...



and red...

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Looks nice in red, has anyone done a coupe in red yet?
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Excellent, thanks Andy. I guess that it shows what folk always say, you lose some of the definition with light colours and very dark ones. I was thinking about maroon, but it can often look a turgid brown, being euphamistic. (No, you don't have to).
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Old 6th May 2016, 15:13
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Red and Yellow are my favs.

Oh well back to work building websites!
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Old 6th May 2016, 15:21
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Red and Yellow are my favs.

Oh well back to work building websites!
Maybe Lotus yellow? My daughter always said that there is no excuse whatsoever for yellow cars, then ended up working for Eddy Jordan.
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Trouble is no one has built a light coloured coupe yet so I cant 'shop it'. Comes out light brown on the dark cars.
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Trouble is no one has built a light coloured coupe yet so I cant 'shop it'. Comes out light brown on the dark cars.
How about the one in pale primer in one of the build threads, Geoff's car?
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Old 6th May 2016, 15:37
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Will be dull as no reflections.

Here is one I did on Richards Kali a while back...

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Nice, very nice in yellow.
There is a grey ferrari p14 in the nubodi thread, for some reson i can't get the image to work.

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In green...



and red...


Excellent photoshop. It's a good job I like it in blue.

Cheers, Bob.
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Old 8th May 2016, 14:48
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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)...
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