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Old 25th July 2017, 21:03
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Kit has arrived!

IMAG0803 by couerdelion2013, on Flickr

Was fun when the lorry arrived and asked if I had a forklift as it had been loaded on the side and would need a forklift to get it off. Luckily being in an industrial estate has its advantages... Asked one of the lads who work for the landlord to do me a favour and then bunged him a €10 to say thanks.

Had to then unload the palletes to fit into the unit.

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It's given me a little bit more zest to get the job done now.

I lost a bit of desire after the disappointment with not getting the dials I had ordered from Nubodi. They weren't of sufficient quality so Nubodi sent them back and refunded me. I actually ended up losing money on the whole thing with exchange rates dropping significantly in between ordering and refund. Not anyone's fault really but not a great feeling.

I'm now left with a dilema about what to do with the interior. It was the promise of step-by-step instructions to fit dials that convinced me to order in the first place and had me charge fully into stripping the interior. Now I feel I'm left high and dry trying to bodge something without any real clue what I am doing. C'est la vie...
Hmm, shame you weren't happy with the dials, the ones I've seen fitted to Nubodi's demo car look first class to me.
I would be more unhappy with the bodged two pallets holding your 5k panel kit in place ! Is that really how your kit was despatched from Tribute ? No expense spent !
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Old 25th July 2017, 21:09
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Hmm, shame you weren't happy with the dials, the ones I've seen fitted to Nubodi's demo car look first class to me.
I would be more unhappy with the bodged two pallets holding your 5k panel kit in place ! Is that really how your kit was despatched from Tribute ? No expense spent !
I agree - the ones fitted to the Nubodi cars do look class. I never got the opportunity to see them in the flesh.

The kit was fine. It wasn't dispatched like that - but showing it all wrapped and and in it's protective outer wouldn't make a great photo.
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Old 26th July 2017, 18:14
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PM sent , Geoff .
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Old 26th July 2017, 18:57
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couerdelion - Glad to see the kit has arrived.

As for the dash, there have been a few builders on here who have made changes to their dials/dash.

Unfortunately, the great Photobucket swindle may have ruined the photos.

But it still might be worth having a look and include Z300s & Kobra builds too.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 26th July 2017, 20:21
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Thanks folks - looking at a few different options now.

Just to clarify - as I know the way the written word can be interpreted - the gauges failed Nubodi's quality control (they were using a 3rd party) and they quite rightly took the decision not to ship them.
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Old 27th July 2017, 15:35
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Quick question - if I put the frame/crashbar into the vehicle is it easy to get back out? Want to do a kind of trial fit before I paint anything and dont want to then be stuck unable to powder coat the frame.
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Old 27th July 2017, 15:41
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So long gone as you don'the seal the frothy edge of the roof, I would have thought it can all come off. I think Chris checks them all on a mule before collection. I saw a 250 down there 3 weeks ago, it might have been yours.
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Old 27th July 2017, 15:46
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So long gone as you don'the seal the frothy edge of the roof, I would have thought it can all come off. I think Chris checks them all on a mule before collection. I saw a 250 down there 3 weeks ago, it might have been yours.
Thanks for the quick response.

Going to be a dry fit. It's half to give me inspiration and half to move the kit out of the way so my mate has room to get his car finished and then move his car back home (sharing a garage).
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Old 30th July 2017, 17:03
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Hi All. The dashboard in the previous page photo is mine - looks like Richard is leaving it out for people to see.
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Old 30th July 2017, 17:33
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How is your car progressing ?
It would be good to see some more new builds on here !
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Old 30th July 2017, 19:42
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Hi All. The dashboard in the previous page photo is mine...
Modify this bit of fun to see what yours could look like.
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Old 31st July 2017, 13:01
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Had to move the kit out of the way so placed it in the right places on the cat and slid the "roll cage" in too.

Give a real sense of how it will look, much more than any pictures, which dont really do it justice.

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Old 31st July 2017, 15:56
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Wow! thats practically driveable already!
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Old 31st July 2017, 15:58
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Wow! thats practically driveable already!
Ha, yeah thats what I was thinking too
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Old 31st July 2017, 16:02
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Old 31st July 2017, 16:05
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Old 31st July 2017, 16:48
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Looking good. Keep us updated please.
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