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Old 2nd December 2016, 10:03
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I stumbled across this and thought of you "zag"

http://smclassiccars.com/alfa-romeo/...-race-car.html

Satin Grey with black accents a modern look for a classic car
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Old 2nd December 2016, 12:27
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Yep,looks great..........:-( mine prob wont be on the road till summer next year. See how it goes. If anyone wants to buy it for 6k or their abouts when its finished I might part with it. Looking at campovolo grey got some testers next visit will try it on the body work with primer and laquer.tempted to do a jet black bonnet,boot,roof with the grey sides
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Old 2nd December 2016, 12:35
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At the moment I'm still looking for a cheap runaround. With my wife's car having limited mileage locked into the resale price it's getting close to being over its yearly use. One of those hand it back after 3 years, get a fresh one deals.
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Old 2nd December 2016, 12:41
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Saw a hot rod with black roof,bonnet,boot and pinstripe breaking the join.
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Old 2nd December 2016, 23:15
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Yep,looks great..........:-( mine prob wont be on the road till summer next year. See how it goes. If anyone wants to buy it for 6k or their abouts when its finished I might part with it. Looking at campovolo grey got some testers next visit will try it on the body work with primer and laquer.tempted to do a jet black bonnet,boot,roof with the grey sides
Sorry to hear you're thinking about selling the project, especially after all your hard work.

What's the plan if you do sell it? Another project?
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Old 3rd December 2016, 06:04
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No. Clear the 11k debt and get on with life. 2 death in the family and almost being divorced by my wife has really knocked me about.
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Old 3rd December 2016, 06:56
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Its 3deaths but I don't count my grandad as he wanted my dad aborted. If it wasn't for my nan back then my dad and me wouldn't had a chance of life. Its a case of of I knew what I know now I wouldn't of started the build. It lost direction and the Alfa was a way of giving it a better chance of being completed. Allways liked small coupes. 2 seats and a boot nothing more nothing less,agile and fun.
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Old 3rd December 2016, 09:51
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Its 3deaths but I don't count my grandad as he wanted my dad aborted. If it wasn't for my nan back then my dad and me wouldn't had a chance of life. Its a case of of I knew what I know now I wouldn't of started the build. It lost direction and the Alfa was a way of giving it a better chance of being completed. Allways liked small coupes. 2 seats and a boot nothing more nothing less,agile and fun.
Sorry to hear that, sometimes (very rarely) life is more important than cars so I totally understand. I'm considering putting my project on hold or cutting my losses just because it's become more of a chore than a pleasure and the money would be really useful for more important stuff.

Good luck with everything, I hope you find a resolution to it all which is best for you.
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Old 3rd December 2016, 14:33
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I'm not saying people shouldn't do these kits. I backed the wrong horse from the start should have bought a mk2 and everything would have ran more smoothly,quickly. Had the swb come earlier then that too would made a big difference. Thatd jidt howbit goes. Its on track just 3years behind
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Old 4th December 2016, 07:10
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zagmad - To echo obr's post, you need to do what is best for you, your wife and your life in general.

As even though I had a lot of problems with my build, I had a big advantage in using 'spare' money, not debt, to finance it.

In terms of my project timing, Tribute's A352 came out after my build turned messy.

I also love the SWB 250 but that came out years after I started and yet many were still finished before me.

However, if you do want to finish this kit, my only suggestion would be to stop thinking about how to improve/change the design.

As changes cost time and money and your original idea for this build would have been finished by now.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 10th December 2016, 10:27
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Was thinking I have the Alfa heart still that goes between the lights would it be best to remove the disc that holds the Alfa badge or put the Mazda badge on it or have it removed so its just the outline of the heart placed on the grill.
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Old 10th December 2016, 15:50
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Zagmad - Are you planning to put any other badges on the car, e.g. on the back?

As I guess the badge on the front should be consistent with those.

Is your Alfa 'heart' made of metal or fibreglass, as cutting the badge holder off might make a mess of it.

It also looks like there are a few options for the area between the headlights…

Either the 'heart' can sit proud...



Or sit flush/behind.



Either way, I think the yellow lights look good.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 10th December 2016, 16:15
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Its fibreglass like the other bits I bought along with the bumpers. Got all the headlights and tailights. Side repeaters . Ive got the number plate holder as well just need a smaller plate to allow for the smaller holder and source a light for night use. I even got the indicators for the front. All ready to go into the finished shape. Hopefully 2017 will be the year it all comes together. C
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Old 10th December 2016, 16:19
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Campovolo grey looks awesome on the tester I did on my interior. The trim that the radio sits in, I sprayed and ive got my colour sorted.
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Old 10th December 2016, 16:20
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Its a similar grey to the little box you write your comments in before posting them. Pale grey.
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Old 15th December 2016, 18:20
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To badge or not to badge.
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Old 30th December 2016, 18:45
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I saw this and thought it reminded me of yours Zag

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Old 30th December 2016, 19:36
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Yep. :-( does look nice. Based on a Nissan 2litre turbo. S14. I think the back end on mine will look better than their version when the lights are in and set-up balancing the extra width.
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Old 30th December 2016, 19:38
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Bob at alfapanels does the other type of front as a conversion. Step front I think its called with the single lights.
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Old 3rd January 2017, 00:03
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2017. Maybe this year :-)
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