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Old 20th April 2018, 23:36
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Default Almost - My 250 SWB Coupe

Chris has finished my 250 SWB body and will be crating for shipment to the USA end of next week. I have already gathered all of the sundries needed excepting some very minor consumable items.

I do intend to fabricate or purchase a correctly shaped rear window
Initial plan is to make a full headliner (FRP) and upholster it. Most of the interior will remain as it is.

Wire wheels or BMW steelies, I don't know yet. Expecting it here end of May or earl June. Just wanted to get a thread started. Read every SWB build thread and took notes! Thanks guys!
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Old 21st April 2018, 06:31
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Molleur – Exciting times.

I look forward to following your build thread.

Did you decide on a colour/color in the end?

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 21st April 2018, 08:24
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Hortatory. So another build thread to follow?
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Old 21st April 2018, 11:50
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Cool! We can have our own Tribute Automotive New England meet. Maybe even in Doset, Vermont...
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Old 21st April 2018, 12:22
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Grassbank Conversions have just finished the mould for the proper rear screen.

It is some thing they are willing to retro fit to existing cars, obviously you are a bit too far away to have it done.

They are also working on decent door frames along with an electric window conversion kit.
Their should be some very nice cars about in the future.

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Old 21st April 2018, 20:37
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Jeff,
I've been talking with them about the rear screen.
They are also working on the trim for it.
Door frames and electric windows, don't know just yet. I'm sure they may be retro fitted later if need be. Justin has been very helpful.
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Old 21st April 2018, 21:12
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Yes agreed,

I was struggling a bit with my wiper motor mod and Justin took the time to email me pics of what I needed to do.

Good luck with the build Jack.
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Old 21st April 2018, 21:25
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Ditto here on the wipers. Big help, and I don't even have the body yet.
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Old 25th April 2018, 16:55
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Chrome paint
Mirrochrome. Gloss black urethane base coat, fog on the mirrochrome, clearcoat.
I'm going to try it. Will post results. Not cheap either.
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Old 4th May 2018, 16:12
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All crated and ready to ship next week..
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All crated and ready to ship next week..
Great news Molleur, now the patience will be tested awaiting the arrival! Twiddle your thumbs wisely on the donor!
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Great news Molleur, now the patience will be tested awaiting the arrival! Twiddle your thumbs wisely on the donor!
Twiddling away very soon!
Have collected all necessary trims, etc. already.
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Old 5th May 2018, 08:50
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That doesn't look like a 250 in the box, more like a 3000s.
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That doesn't look like a 250 in the box, more like a 3000s.
I can see a 250 bonnet st the back but I thought where’s the coupe rear clam ??
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Looks like two kits in one crate !
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Old 5th May 2018, 23:18
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Looks like two kits in one crate !
It is two kits in one crate. My old partner wanted a 300S and it's coming along in the huge crate with my 250 SWB Coupe.
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Old 6th May 2018, 00:04
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I can see a 250 bonnet st the back but I thought where’s the coupe rear clam ??
I believe it's nested behind the 300S bonnet. That crate is BIG!
2.6m x 1.8m x 1.8m.
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Old 6th May 2018, 01:24
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Additionally, Chris sent me pics of "just out of the mold"..
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Old 6th May 2018, 08:05
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It is two kits in one crate. My old partner wanted a 300S and it's coming along in the huge crate with my 250 SWB Coupe.
Dividing the shipping costs by two makes sense, good luck, Paul.

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Old 6th May 2018, 13:00
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Thanks Paul!
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