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Old 6th October 2013, 21:49
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I like that Chris - very exciting. Have you though about how to get the rear angle of the door glass right? It looks critical to getting the shape balanced. Re-profiling the shape of the door/rear wing perhaps to get that rear sloping look, or just a different shaped glass?
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Old 8th October 2013, 17:42
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The Z3 is booked into Tribute for 2nd Nov , if Chris can get any where close to the pictures he put up on this thread i will be one very happy bunny , Geoff .
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Old 8th October 2013, 21:08
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If anyone can do it Geoff, it's Chris and Dan.
I bet you can't wait!
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Old 19th October 2013, 13:13
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Lots of detailed shots here, Geoff

Click and Enjoy!
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Old 19th October 2013, 18:59
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I can see those downdraft Webers being a problem! Geoff .
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Old 19th October 2013, 19:27
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Lots of detailed shots here, Geoff

Click and Enjoy!
Fantastic source of reference pictures., thank you.
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Old 19th October 2013, 19:28
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I can see those downdraft Webers being a problem! Geoff .
It won't be a problem on the V12 conversion........
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It won't be a problem on the V12 conversion........
It should fit... but what about a manual gearbox?
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Fantastic source of reference pictures., thank you.
You're very welcome. I can't wait to see the result
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Old 4th November 2013, 08:36
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Looks like another Silver Z3 ready to go under the knife! Geoff .

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Old 7th November 2013, 20:47
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Looks like another Silver Z3 ready to go under the knife! Geoff .

Geoff, the Cobra has landed! Progress to follow.......
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Morning Chris yes it did throw it down on the walk to the station and i am pretty sure i never asked for a Cobra , Geoff .
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im really looking forward to this build!

ive rolled with the evolution of the cars that you have produced Chris.
im torn between Geoff or Joes build, im a sucker for a coupe or fastback with classic lines.
i'm going to take the plunge when both cars start to take shape.
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Old 9th November 2013, 17:25
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Morning Chris yes it did throw it down on the walk to the station and i am pretty sure i never asked for a Cobra , Geoff .
You must of been soaked. I know you said you enjoyed walking but that can't have been fun!

I think the cut and shut Cobra panels will be a quick start to the rear end of the SWB when combined with the MX250 kit. Some parts of the front end can be utilised too, headlight mounts etc.

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Will you be stretching the kobra profile lines across the boot. Light pod area looks good nice and sleek. Any pics of those bits.
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like pictures me. Helps the imagination
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Old 9th November 2013, 19:26
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Will you be stretching the kobra profile lines across the boot. Light pod area looks good nice and sleek. Any pics of those bits.
The Cobra bits will help with your rear end (oh er!) as well
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Old 10th November 2013, 11:05
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had an idea to get the door line you wanted. bit complicated but possibly doable will involve parts of arch and door panel fitted to the door so that the bmw door opens as it did normally and a false raised panel further back. eg extend a panel over the door sinking part of the arch and put it on the door. giving illusion of the door opening further up with the angled panel.only thing is when you open the door you will have the panel on it. other alternatives doing the same but when you open the door you have to lower the window all the way down . extended fixed panel going left to right that sits on the door frame. sorry got bored.
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Old 14th November 2013, 15:49
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Very much looking forward to this one........ Don't rush it though chaps, it needs to be good! Joking aside, having worked for a manufacturer in the past, any error in the mould is then a bug forever!
Could be a market winner this one.
Please don't have any spacers on the wheels as I and my insurers don't like them!!!!
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Old 15th November 2013, 19:23
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Or just fit wide wheels. Or steels with wire wheel look covers like the ones hanging in the reception office. Nit sure if it means the steel wheel will need to be a positive or negative offset. Or some terminology like that. Then bolt through the covers like some fiat/honda's do to hold them on. Yeah, i know too much time on my hands
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