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Old 29th April 2013, 09:36
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Default Geoff's 250 SWB Replica Build

Lets start of by saying my build is quite some time off , but as soon as you see something on Ebay that you just know is perfect then it wouldn`t be right not to purchase . So after spending time on Ebay/Italy and Ebay/Germany which have a greater choice of Carello and Marchal lights , i have bought the following ,

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Leuchtkappen-...item460444fad9

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1210496824...84.m1439.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2908409269...84.m1438.l2649

As per WCA`s build i will be using a Z3 probably the 6 cylinder version , Geoff .
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Old 29th April 2013, 14:01
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Nice detailing, Geoff. Do the lenses have a surround?
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Old 29th April 2013, 14:51
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Thanks Gary , if you buy them with the correct surrounds/bulb holder the cost goes up by a factor of 3! so i intend to buy (probaly Lucas type) and fit my units to them , Geoff .
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Old 29th April 2013, 16:43
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You have got to go for the 6 cylinder, the 1.9 four pot is a hateful engine. Every Z3 other than the 1.9 has a straight 6 from memory and the 2.8 or 3.0 are the pick of the bunch.

I will be posting up some pictures of mine soon along with some rubbish attempts at showing what I hope to do. The Z3 is a great base car in terms of easy of stripping down.

What shell are you hoping to put on top?
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Old 19th May 2013, 08:09
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Buongoirno from Sunny Italy , arrived yesterday after driving the Alfa down 1300m from Chester and a week in Rimini , Geoff .
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Old 19th May 2013, 08:20
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Not even a little bit jealous
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Old 20th May 2013, 14:40
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Geoff do you have any pics or mock ups of what your kit will look like on the Z3?
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Old 20th May 2013, 22:31
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Buongoirno from Sunny Italy , arrived yesterday after driving the Alfa down 1300m from Chester and a week in Rimini , Geoff .
Buongoirno ? Do you have a link to a website?
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Old 21st May 2013, 20:10
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Buongoirno ? Do you have a link to a website?
Evening from cloudy Rimini! LiteGrz website with ref to?
Hammy will send something when i get back to the UK , been to the Ferrari museum at Maranello today well worth the €13 entrance fee , Geoff .










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Old 30th May 2013, 09:37
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Geoff do you have any pics or mock ups of what your kit will look like on the Z3?
Hammy how close to this do you think Chris could get? are you up for one! Geoff .
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Old 30th May 2013, 10:56
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Looks very cool mate, what is the car? (Not the Z3 obviously)
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Old 30th May 2013, 11:28
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Looks very cool... and not too distant from the mx250 moulds in places. that curved rear window might be challenging.
Modifying an existing mould/shape would be definitely easier than a 'from scratch' body.

The challenge (Im looking at an alternative body at the moment) is modelling the car/panels unless a investment is made in a foam/clay model which is expensive. The alternative and done many times before is to 'borrow' a car to take the moulds from, this can obviously be tricky if the car is a £xMillion rarity.
In talking to Chris who obviously knows much much more than me (and other bespoke builders), its generally an easier proposition with 'something' tangible to model from.
Im sure though that Chris might offer a solution with a little ingenuity :-)
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Old 30th May 2013, 11:52
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Looks very cool mate, what is the car? (Not the Z3 obviously)

250 SWB , more picturers on this website!http://www.foskers.com/ferrari-sales...wb-re-creation
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Old 30th May 2013, 12:25
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Very nice indeed, I reckon a test drive... have Chris ready with fibreglass and plastic to protect. Quick mould then drive back without them noticing its a bit dusty
i think that it would be possible to mod an existing kit/mould we all know and love to reflect this lovely car.
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Old 30th May 2013, 12:27
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To be honest, it is only £295,000 so why not just buy that one?

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If only IT contracting was that lucrative! Geoff .
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Old 30th May 2013, 14:23
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I like it a bit but its not my cup of tea, I preferred your mazza concept. Shoot me down but its a bit too run of the mill for me (ONLY MY OPINION GUYS )
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Old 30th May 2013, 14:42
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I preferred my Masser concept too - if you make it down on the 29th it should be sitting in Chris's workshop waiting for me!!
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Old 30th May 2013, 16:14
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Thats the one, see you on the 29th
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Old 30th May 2013, 22:57
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250 SWB , more picturers on this website!http://www.foskers.com/ferrari-sales...wb-re-creation
Front off a Sammio and rear off an MX250 should sort that shouldn't it?
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