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Old 28th January 2020, 19:25
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That does look GOOD. This isn't a criticism, but I can't help wondering if the panel behind the side glass could be filled with a suitable small side glass of similar shape, or maybe flat glass? - perhaps that's the design detail not yet included?
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Old 28th January 2020, 19:39
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original was flat glass with a shallow alloy frame.
"Pop outs on hinge"
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Old 29th January 2020, 01:51
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Looking great!
You must be really excited!
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Old 29th January 2020, 08:24
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That is looking very very good. Must be very pleasing to see this come to fruition after a long development period.

I donít know if Chris and Dan read the forum but if they might.

Well done guys !

Looking forward to seeing the first babies out the moulds and subsequent first build(s).

Dave
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Old 29th January 2020, 10:25
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That rear 3/4 shot No 10 shows the car off really well. Any more photos of the drivers side with the big alloys, they could be an alternative to the vintage wires look.

The Aston almond green will look period and if you want blue then a midnight blue would be stunning.
Good tips, midnight blue sounds good. No other side on shots of the allow wheels, you know how cramped it can be there.
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Old 29th January 2020, 13:15
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Good tips, midnight blue sounds good. No other side on shots of the allow wheels, you know how cramped it can be there.
I think Ericholme put BMW alloys on his instead of wires and they did look good. Much easier to maintain too. Iím putting powder coated wires on mine for a mix of easy to clean and good looks.
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Old 29th January 2020, 13:35
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I am using the same wheel and tyre combo as ericholm. Same wheels
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Old 29th January 2020, 14:57
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What size were they, I'm thinking big alloys for my car too. Possibly staggered 17"or 18" x 8" / 9".
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Old 29th January 2020, 15:49
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I'll have to look them up when I get home. They are Calibre Classic
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Old 29th January 2020, 19:30
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Chris sent me a couple more shots with the alloys. As the boys ck has standard suspension, the rear is actually the other front. My car has adjustable suspension( not noticeably harder than std but definitely more sensitive) . The rear is slightly larger
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Old 29th January 2020, 21:44
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What a super looking car. TBH it's going to take me a while to love that front but I'm looking forward to seeing the finished job. At Stoneleigh obviously.
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Old 29th January 2020, 22:05
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You need to look beyond that bright blue paint ! Imagine it in a period 1960's colour, the car will look stunning. The bright chrome grill will need to be toned down a bit and with the additional light covers etc, the finished result should be first class !
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Old 29th January 2020, 22:38
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You need to look beyond that bright blue paint ! Imagine it in a period 1960's colour, the car will look stunning. The bright chrome grill will need to be toned down a bit and with the additional light covers etc, the finished result should be first class !
Chris has kindly had a play.
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Old 29th January 2020, 22:41
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What size were they, I'm thinking big alloys for my car too. Possibly staggered 17"or 18" x 8" / 9".
Rear 17" x 8 ET35 235/55/17, 5x120
Front 17" x 8 ET35, 225/50/17, 5x120
The wheel arches have been built around these.
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Old 30th January 2020, 17:35
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There are these new fake spoked wheels if the budget allows

https://www.imagewheels.co.uk/db3-alloy-wheel/

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Old 30th January 2020, 18:22
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The price compares very well to genuine chrome or stainless wires if buying new and adding in a set of spline adaptors. They would be a talking point for sure especially in the larger sizes, they go up to 18".
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Old 30th January 2020, 19:16
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I really like those. I'd still go for the 15's though.
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Old 30th January 2020, 21:14
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The price compares very well to genuine chrome or stainless wires if buying new and adding in a set of spline adaptors. They would be a talking point for sure especially in the larger sizes, they go up to 18".
If you are buying wire wheels, etc. from MWS, don't forget to join the JDC first for the discount.
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Old 30th January 2020, 21:15
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Chris has kindly had a play.
Although I'd always want a convertible, I can't get over how good that rear window looks.
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Old 30th January 2020, 23:14
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Can't get much better than that for a production windscreen on that car.
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