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Old 22nd November 2017, 11:55
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Hi all,
I’m a new Swedish member on this forum. Since I was a kid I’ve been drawing cars dreaming that one day I would build my own – and now is the time for it! My plan is to use my newly purchased BMW Z3 2.8 from 2000 as a donor car (you probably recognize the windscreen, doors and rocker panels). Just wanted to hear what you think about my sketches and if you have any thoughts about the project?

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Trezetta framifrån.jpg[ATTACH]Trezetta bakifrån.jpg[/ATTACH]Trezetta från sidan.jpg

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Old 22nd November 2017, 15:46
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looks great ,

styling certainly has a lot of different influences

have you tried the design with a rolled side sill just wondered what that would look like ?
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Old 22nd November 2017, 16:54
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Thank you!
I would say it's a blend och British, Italian and American grapes engineered i Germany ...

Good point with rounded side sills, I actually have som sketches of it but they are not ready yet. It's a work in progress – yesterday the car had a spoiler.
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Old 22nd November 2017, 19:30
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Be great to see the build progress will it panels off and clad in foam to carve the new panels then make a splash mould or whatever?
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Liking the rear view quite a lot.

The front looks a bit MG which may be some people's taste but not mine personally.

Good work so far though

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Old 22nd November 2017, 21:37
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I'm actually planing to keep most parts of the bonnet and put foam and grp on it. But if I'm going to build more than one I'll make a mould.

I guess I haven't had the possibility to get tired of MGs here in Sweden ;-) I agree that it's got some MG in it but the inspiration comes mostly from Ferrari 250 GT (without the headlamp covers). When you look at the cars profile you can see that the headlamps are more recessed than they are on an MG. That is at least my intention.
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Very impressive - I'd like to have the ability to come up with that design.
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Inspired by DaveP I started to question the look of the front of my car. To start with I realized that the proportions wasn’t right and didn’t mach the drawings I made of the side view of the car. So I extended the front a bit to get rid of the bulldog look, but I also borrowed some famous grilles to see what kind of expression they give. And now I would like to hear what you think – what kind of look should I go for?

The grilles come from
Ferrari 250
MGB
Aston Martin
Jaguar XK8
Maserati

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Inspired by DaveP I started to question the look of the front of my car. To start with I realized that the proportions wasn’t right and didn’t mach the drawings I made of the side view of the car. So I extended the front a bit to get rid of the bulldog look, but I also borrowed some famous grilles to see what kind of expression they give. And now I would like to hear what you think – what kind of look should I go for?

The grilles come from
Ferrari 250
MGB
Aston Martin
Jaguar XK8
Maserati
My order of preference (best first)
Ferrari 250
Maserati
MGB
Aston Martin
Jaguar XK8

You could hit copy problems if you produced AM one to sell (though ok for one-off for yourself. Strangely the AM one doesn't 'gel' with the rest of the design as much as expected. Jag one just looks wrong.
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Maserati for me please, love the design and picture quality.
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Great work how about a nod to the donor with an old style split BMW grille

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Not a bad idea! Tried it before but gave it up – but I think it works better with the integrated lights. I bit like the Z8 ... Ferrari is stil my favorit though.
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Had to redesign the front on the side view to match my new sketches:

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Not a bad idea! Tried it before but gave it up – but I think it works better with the integrated lights. I bit like the Z8 ... Ferrari is stil my favorit though.
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Turn the grill 180 degrees make it a happy face :-)
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Wow. I'm so glad my critique was taken in the right spirit and that I helped

Loving the optional fronts approach you have. And very jealous of your PS skills.

As to which grill do I personally like it's a toss up between to split grill bmw inspired or actually the Aston like one.

Having the grill mirror the position of the headlamps is pleasing to the eye. Also as you have some great straight edges on the lines of the sides and back the grill looks better 'less round'

My terminology is crap so it makes sense. Well done so far though.

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Thank you! It's good to always give it a try – even if you don't believe in it you can learn something new ... (at least thats the approach I have to my clients:-)
I gave the Aston Martin grille another try. And since Ford pretty much copied it I found a Mondeo grille on ebay for 69 €, witch I spiced up with fog lights.

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The front is still work in progress, but for now I will stick to the Ferrari (I love the classic 60´s style). So I illustrated a new version of it.

Ferrari BMW side sills.jpg

And also gave the round side sills a try – definitely more classic!

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That's all good stuff - My personal preference (FWII) is the 'original' sill with either the Ferrari or BMW style grille. The BMW does give it a certain 'personality' that the other styles don't have. I can't put my finger on it (but I certainly couldn't do it myself).
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If you ever get to production, maybe you could offer many different styles? The shape (apart from the tiny area near headlights) is in the bumper section, so if the 'tiny area near headlight' part is left intact it can be shaped with a file by the builder in order to blend to the grille shape (hope that makes sense).
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I promise you its worth a lot!

Interesting idea to be able to choose a front that fits your style. It's true that the grille is a part of the bumper so it could easily be done. I'll think about it when I start my car company :-)

And here is a mix of the Ferrari and the BMW. Being a Swede I can't help thinking about the Volvo Amazon (think it was called 121 in the UK). I also prefer the original sills, fits the wide fenders.

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