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Old No.7 Builds 275 kits from Dan

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Old 16th May 2016, 17:19
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Looks great! What are the boot hinges from? Mini? tr3?
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Old 16th May 2016, 20:12
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Having visited Chris today, I can only say how horrible this car is in the flesh, none of you will like it, stay well clear...


That should give me some time to save up before all the other buggers buy one. It truly is stunning.
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Old 18th May 2016, 15:42
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Had some spare time on my hands today so thought Id do a bit of 'Shopping.
Shortened the NART nose behind the front wheels and increased the length of the area immediately in front of the rear wheels. Also changed the shape of the doors to get closer to the Z3/Tribute door aperture.Lastly I reduced the size of the side vents and plonked a windscreen on top. The rake on the screen was actually almost identical to the Z3 which is a bonus! Added some contemporary wheels to finish. Personally I love the side chrome under the door and think, if used, will mask the sill line nicely.
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Old 18th May 2016, 15:44
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For God's sake, take that picture down. Everyone will want one.
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Old 18th May 2016, 15:51
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OOps! My Bad!
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Old 20th May 2016, 00:03
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If that shopping is close to what it will look like Chris will have another winner
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Old 20th May 2016, 07:39
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Sorry gents, I just can't keep up with the pace of change.
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Old 20th May 2016, 07:56
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It's not close, it's spot on, even better in the flesh.
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Old 20th May 2016, 16:22
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The boot hinges are old Mini, from 'minispares' in Potters Bar.

They have been trimmed a bit to smooth them out and angled the bases a little to accommodate the curvature of the boot lid and body.
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Old 23rd May 2016, 19:08
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The boot hinges are old Mini, from 'minispares' in Potters Bar.

They have been trimmed a bit to smooth them out and angled the bases a little to accommodate the curvature of the boot lid and body.
They look pretty correct to the original car. Nice find and thanks for passing that along!
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Old 23rd May 2016, 19:11
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The boot hinges are old Mini, from 'minispares' in Potters Bar.

They have been trimmed a bit to smooth them out and angled the bases a little to accommodate the curvature of the boot lid and body.
Hopefully Chris will be able to offer the hidden hinge assembly the same as the 250swbc, very neat, looks less like a kit car and most importantly very quick and easy to fit.
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Old 23rd May 2016, 21:28
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The external hinges are key to complete the look of the car IMO. Like the door handles, pininfarina badges, and and chrome strips down the side they make up the jewelry of it all.

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Old 24th May 2016, 00:20
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So when does production on the convertible start
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Old 30th May 2016, 17:22
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This was at Prescott over the weekend , please see the attached photo's.

Looked quite original and not over restored at all. I wanted to get photo's of the interior but the owner wasn't about.
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Old 30th May 2016, 17:26
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Some more of the same !
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Old 30th May 2016, 17:32
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And three more !
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Old 30th May 2016, 17:59
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Thanks for these photos.
Lovely to see in the flesh.
Short nose.
No exterior mirrors.
Refined door handles.
Good to see it looking used.
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Old 30th May 2016, 18:01
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I don't suppose you got any other pictures of the 225 next to it did you ?
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Old 30th May 2016, 18:19
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No nasty exposed boot hinges on this one.

I personally think that Chris's version is much lighter looking at the back and I also prefer the front.
Can't wait to see the convertible version.
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Old 31st May 2016, 18:10
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Sorry I didn't take any of the 225. It was stunning having just been rebuilt/restored over a number of years. Try YouTube for the Prescott event, lots of posts so far showing many of the cars on display.

Hope to see the soft top version from Tribute soon ?
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