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Old 4th May 2020, 16:14
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I've got a few ideas for my build being a Resto Mod look that I'm after.

A few subtle changes around the front end and wheel and tyre choice, a bit
Fast & Loud, Gas Monkey style !! .

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Old 10th May 2020, 13:37
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The one detailed on FB is mine. Chris is starting the build this week. I decided to go the dark/midnight blue route as LLM suggested as i have the Calibre wheels and M3 wing mirrors.
Barber - I'm not on Facebook, so look forward to seeing some photos on here at some point.

I know you have backed this project for a long time, but it looks like it will be worth the wait.

Good Luck, Paul.

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Andy & Lucky - Please start new build threads for your cars.

I'd love to see just what is involved in building one of these.
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Old 10th May 2020, 15:37
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I'll post a build thread when I get my car underway. Looks like there will be a delay of several weeks before the convertible kit is ready. I had a chat with Chris last week, he is a bit behind thanks to the virus causing some disruption to their plans.

The convertible should be a very quick build especially as it utilises the stock Z3 doors. My Z75 was a 3 month build, 6 weeks of that was at the paint shop, 1 week was Christmas !

My donor car is stripped and pretty much ready for the new panels. I'm doing the paint this time so I'm thinking about 6 weeks for the build, start to finish.

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Old 25th May 2020, 20:44
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Anyone got any updates?
Iíve been watching tributes FB page that promised an update in a week (that was about a month ago... how to keep in idiot in suspense!)
I picked these pictures up from the new z3gt website.
Anyone got anything newer?
It seems there is Neilís blue car, a green one and a black one???
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Old 25th May 2020, 20:45
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Old 29th May 2020, 20:33
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Anyone got any updates?
Iíve been watching tributes FB page that promised an update in a week (that was about a month ago... how to keep in idiot in suspense!)
I picked these pictures up from the new z3gt website.
Anyone got anything newer?
It seems there is Neilís blue car, a green one and a black one???
I'll be collecting the front end and sills next week, rear end to follow in a few weeks time !
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Old 29th May 2020, 20:52
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Fantastic!
Canít wait to see some updated pics. Hint hint
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Old 30th May 2020, 06:38
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still 4 weeks for my kit cars prepped ready new dash fitted wheels and wiring at that point where I need a body.
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Old 30th May 2020, 08:58
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still 4 weeks for my kit cars prepped ready new dash fitted wheels and wiring at that point where I need a body.
Which one are you building Andy, hard top or the convertible ?
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Old 30th May 2020, 17:09
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hard top I think with a lot of kits the roof transforms it .although I did like my swb soft top they looked wicked in hard top
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Old 30th May 2020, 18:04
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It will be interesting to see your take on it Andy ! I've got a few ideas up my sleeve that will give my car an individual look whilst keeping the classic lines.
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Old 30th May 2020, 18:57
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hard top I think with a lot of kits the roof transforms it .although I did like my swb soft top they looked wicked in hard top
I like the look of the hard tops better but love to drive a convertible. Just puts a smile in my face.
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Old 30th May 2020, 19:25
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It will be interesting to see your take on it Andy ! I've got a few ideas up my sleeve that will give my car an individual look whilst keeping the classic lines.
I think the one thing that spoils the look of some kits is side on same with the cobras sorry to anyone that has one but keeping the z3 door screams z3. until I have the kit in front it's hard to judge from a picture but I am looking at changing the door and skinning it to give a flat top like the swb door skin. but need to see the kit first
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Old 30th May 2020, 20:19
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I think the Kobra works as a modern interpretation of the classic shape. A bit like the modern Mini or Beetle. If you're not that familiar with the Z3 shape you wouldn't realise right away., the Z3 design goes back over 20 years now.

The photos of the buck in primer didn't give any impression of Z3 donor under it, again you would need to be well informed to spot it.

The standard doors certainly make for an easy build !
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Old 30th May 2020, 20:26
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