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Old 17th February 2014, 18:08
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the end is near . cant wait.
Chris is having fun with his "KOBRA" right now. Once he gets the splash mold off the SWB buck things will be moving quickly.

Have you notice how close the design of the DBZ and SWB aft of the door is?
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Old 17th February 2014, 21:56
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Its a very sensible move, there have been few car profiles that stood the test of time and been iconic, Countach, etc. most cars from the 50-60's the shape is based and flows but how many can tell a mazer from an alfa racer, s fiat coupe from a ferrari. The styling flows and is influanced, but using often the same styling houses and people they have one design that 'worked' and then used this to influence others. so would I mind, far from it , I dont want a replica, I want something that is mine and fun to my mind, and pleaseing to my eye, something I have not seen in a car for a number of years. there are shapes and profiles that stand the test of time and others that date so fast (sierra) etc.
To come up with something that looks right takes skill time and effort, and costs money and as such I believe they are doing a great thing on budgets that are most likely crazy- I hope the sales do well for them!
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Old 25th February 2014, 16:26
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went to see chris and the kit last week. missed chris but the builds going well and brought along some alternative headlight covers that could be tweaked to fit. hopefully they do the job as I've bin trying to find a cover with enough curve to give the 3D look from the side. ordered some cans of spray to see if the colours I like will work. vw pure grey and morris minor maroon b.
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Old 25th February 2014, 16:36
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I was thinking if I go for maroon b I could go for a grey spot on the doors and boot or vice versa. possible mirror combo too.
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Old 25th February 2014, 16:38
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any thoughts on colour coded wheels
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Old 26th February 2014, 20:11
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Hi Joe. Grey and maroon are a good period crossover to concept choice, I would be carefully now to go overboard with colour on wheels, but then I would probably get them rough bead blasted and matt clear coated. Each to their own
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Old 26th February 2014, 21:10
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I've got a while till choice of paint is required but like to start early so know who can do the paint for best price. Plus looking at some classic mini projects have two tone wheels with chrome colour spokes and body coloured dish.
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Old 26th February 2014, 21:13
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Swb shells coming along.
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Old 3rd March 2014, 12:43
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hope the headlight covers aren't giving Chris a headache. but they will help with the symmetry on the front and hope to work with angled wing look that the zag had. its had a few tweaks but the outline is taking shape and works well with the mx5's sleek lines
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Old 6th March 2014, 23:09
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Was hoping to make a visit this month but not sure if its possible as Chris is so busy. Was looking to make a visit sometime last week of this month.
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Old 11th March 2014, 18:00
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May or not may that is the question:-) the spray cans have arrived. Just waiting for a surface to trial them on. Came with primer,colour,lacquer.
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Old 14th March 2014, 21:29
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Swb shells coming along.
The SWB rear end is now done (see Geoff's tread) and the mould is re-gelled for another pull for your car, See you on the 4th.
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Old 26th March 2014, 19:53
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Not wanting to be rude. Any progress on the headlight area. :-). Any chance of the pics for the insurance otherwise the cover ends if i have no proof the car exists. Thanks
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Old 6th April 2014, 19:25
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Modified SWB rear end now added:





Joe's constant research has turned up some Alfa headlight covers that once trimmed fit very well on the front wing shape we had already formed:



Taller wheel tyre combo and lowering will transform the car:

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Old 6th April 2014, 19:30
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I was semi sceptical about this because usually i find the modern screen throws everything else out of proportion but that is looking fantastic!

Looking forward to seeing more of this.
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Old 6th April 2014, 23:59
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How long before the convertible version is done?
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Chris - Looking Good ! Time to start looking seriously for a donor!
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Old 7th April 2014, 21:21
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How long before the convertible version is done?
A loooooong time. There is tons of other development work on other projects to finish first.

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Oooooo... This is interesting!
Chris - Is this your estate front yard again?
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Old 7th April 2014, 21:48
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Oooooo... This is interesting!
Chris - Is this your estate front yard again?
I used to have a VW Passat estate, but not sure how long the front was. It could have been a yard.
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