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Old 28th August 2018, 08:09
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Sorry for the delay, I was away and trying to get stuff from FB to this site on a mobile phone defeated me. Looks like things have moved on anyway. The reply from Belinda Jane Wednesday relates to the new build agent mentioned above.

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Old 28th August 2018, 11:36
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Thank you! Much appreciated

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Old 28th August 2018, 14:30
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hi Jack

If you want to write directly the contact us webpage with email addresses can be found here :
https://www.classiccoachworks.org/contact/

Hope that helps.

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Old 5th September 2018, 15:50
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Two items for today:

1. Big kudos to Chris for sending me a pair of "A" pillar parts.

2. Spent 4 hours making an Ess shaped tube for the filler issue.
Segmented a "U" bend and a 45 deg. bend and welded up.
Off for powder coating inside and out. Perfect fit and great angle to the Z3 fill tube. Widened Tributes recess cup and works a treat. Photos upon installation.
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Old 5th September 2018, 16:04
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The pipe is the easy part, getting a good fixing to the existing pipe is the tricky bit!
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Old 5th September 2018, 16:57
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Not bad at all. Found an adapter (steel) that is .5mm smaller than the Z3 fill tube. Nice fit with some fuel proof seals all adhesive.

Using a small section of fuel hose on the cap end. I'll post a few pics when it returns from powder coating.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-ID-to-2-1...dapter-Reducer

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I've had a number of custom size bends and reducers made by Jeff Webb at pipe_werx (found on eBay).
Generally based on 1mm wall stainless for exhausts. 500mm lengths for <20.
E-mail info@pipewerx.com Tel 01704 897778. L40 4BT
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Old 5th September 2018, 18:47
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Purchased similar. A single mandrel bent shape of 2 inch tubing, combining a "U" bend and a 45 deg. bend
That, plus the reducer was all I needed.
Plotted the segments needed and cut the tubing, welded together. Looks like it will work a treat.
Fits both the Z3 fill tube and the large flip top cobra style cap.
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Old 8th September 2018, 05:30
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Longer term project after my friends help.
I'll have to relocate the door handles with the skins bonded on!
Molleur After seeing the photo with the huge hole for the filler cap I went back and re-read this.

So, your friends decided to build your car, without your knowledge, and then really messed it up?

With friends like these, who needs enemies?

I know I may a LOT of mistakes during my build, but at least they were mine.

I hope you are able to get everything back to the way you wanted it.

Good luck Paul.
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Old 8th September 2018, 11:21
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Thanks Paul, it is coming along nicely now. Lots of rework remains.
Chris is sending me a pair of "A" pillar trims to replace the
miss-aligned, bonded parts. Will be fun to get those off!

Jack
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Old 15th September 2018, 18:58
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Big shout out to Chris!
Received the trims, gratis. Thanks again Chris!!
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Old 19th September 2018, 17:09
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Work onthe 250 has slowed quite a bit. 39 degrees C in my garage all week!
Florida is nice, but much too hot to be grinding fiberglass!
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Old 23rd September 2018, 13:46
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hi Jack

If you want to write directly the contact us webpage with email addresses can be found here :
https://www.classiccoachworks.org/contact/

Hope that helps.

Dave
Thanks Dave
Really appreciate the link you put up.
First chance I've had to sit down in weeks and get started on the forum.
Some great people on here and I am Looking forward to meeting lots of tribute fans and owners in the coming months.
Regards, Belle
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Old 3rd October 2018, 19:19
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small update. Grandson and family have moved in to my house, lots of room but not quite organized yet.

Managed to get the 250 SWB window frames powder coated chrome.
Excellent results. I'll try to post up a pic later.
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Old 3rd October 2018, 19:22
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You have my commiserations, I've just got rid of 2 kids, just one to go.
Then I can spend their inheritance on cars, what can I buy for 25?
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You have my commiserations, I've just got rid of 2 kids, just one to go.
Then I can spend their inheritance on cars, what can I buy for 25?
So true!
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