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Old 4th December 2013, 20:19
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Default Links to useful info for Tribute builders...

Introduction:
This is an attempt to pull lots of useful information into a single thread.
The content of this thread has already been edited and changed a few times.
One reason is trying to keep up with the ever increasing Tribute range.
The other is a Forum limit on the number of photos that can be included per post.
So you will have to work your way through both pages to see all the build threads.

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Tribute Automotive
Hurst Garage
Hurst Moreton
Dorset
DT2 8RA

www.tributeautomotive.com

The two key men at Tribute are:
- Chris ( Forum username = Tribute Automotive )
- Dan ( Duracell )



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Current Kits - Background/Development Threads:
These threads show you how the various kits were developed.

MX250 - Mazda MX5 based hard top - Mk1 Thread & Mk2 Thread



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MX250C - Mazda MX5 based soft top - Thread Here



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A352 - Spitfire/Herald based - Thread Here



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Z300S - BMW Z3 based soft top - Thread Here



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Kobra - BMW Z3 based soft top - Thread Here



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250 SWB Coupe - BMW Z3 based hard top - Thread Here



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250 SWB Convertible (Kalifornia) - BMW Z3 based soft top - Thread Here



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Microplas Mistral - Spitfire/Herald etc based - Latest Here & More Background Here



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MRS200 - Toyota MR2 Mk3 based kit - Thread Here



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The Newport - 2CV based '50s Racer - Thread Here



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Future Kits:

Miglia Speedster - Triumph Herald based (with Spitfire based option TBC) - News Here



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See Post #28 for other kits currently under development

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Other Information
( Sorry this section needs to be updated. )

MX250 Build Manual & Parts Supplier Guides
- http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...ead.php?t=3943

Info on Wheels
- http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...ead.php?t=4057

Painting Tips
- http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...ead.php?t=4245
- http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...ead.php?t=4447

Paint Colours
- http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...ead.php?t=4614

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Thread Guide:
Scroll down to the following Posts to find more photos and links to build threads.

Post #12 - MX250

Post #14 - MX250 & MX250C Convertible

Post #15 - MX250 & MX250C Convertible

Post #18 - A352

Post #20 - D Type

Post #21 - Kobra

Post #22 - Z300S

Post #23 - 250 SWB Convertible

Post #24 - 250 SWB Coupe

Post #25 - 250 SWB Coupe

Post #26 - Kobra

Post #27 - Other useful links

Post #28 - Kits currently under development

Post #29 - MRS200

Post #30 - 250 SWB Coupe

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Old 4th December 2013, 22:06
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Nice Post Paul. Have made it a sticky

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Paul,

What can I say other than thank you so much for doing such a great job, one which I should have done a long time ago.

Thanks again.

Regards Chris
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Chris, on the forum some where you had a list of all your works any chance of repeating it here yer I know I've plenty to be getting on with, seeyou soon, Pat
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Chris, on the forum some where you had a list of all your works any chance of repeating it here yer I know I've plenty to be getting on with, seeyou soon, Pat
I can't remember where that was Pat, but fear not the new and improved Tribute website is on it's way very soon.....
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Any links to Z3 strip tips? Cheers a good sticky for Tribute builds mate
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Would be be feasible/possible to create a list of parts needed and where best to buy for the kits?

Maybe builders could chip in where they have purchased from and even give tips on what NOT to buy!

I'm going down the cobra route so if anyone has bought bits and pieces for theirs maybe they could point me in the right direction (side vents, hinges, headlights and rims etc..)

Car builder solutions and Europa seem like the biggest players.

(Z3 stripping tips would be great too!)
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Hi found links great a lot of useful info me and my dad are doing one each he hard top me convertible we are moving any one got some hints please to help we are unable to get headlight bucket in due to lack of space at car front from car existing structure
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I had to cut away some of the front crash protector and some small bits of steel under the head light mounts (I was working on a MK2). Take a look at what is fouling and grind it out bit by bit until the lights will go in. As long as you don't cut out anything structural you should be okay.
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I cut away some of the plastic bucket too .
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I cut the back of the plastic light bucket.
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Tribute MX250

Slangenracing - Andreas
( Build Thread Here )





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TheLaughingCow - Martyn
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More MX250 & MX250C photos in Posts #14 & #15 below.

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Thanks Paul, I don't know how you do it! (no, I really don't!!) N
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Tribute MX250

SeaNick
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Jones
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williammcloughlin - Earlier colour scheme.
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Tribute MX250C (Convertible)

Drummajor


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Fat Bloke - With MX5 Hardtop
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More MX250 in Post #15 below.

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Tribute MX250

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Tribute MX250C

Insurance Guru - Build Thread Here
( Note: Adam’s car is on the left, with DrumMajor’s (his dad) on the right. )



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Tribute A352

Tribute Automotive
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Scottie22 - Note this is a unique XKSS replica built using an A352 kit as the starting point.
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Found an excellent site for Z3s and thought I'd share it - there are some important bits to look for when selecting a donor, from the well publicised VANOS & Nikasil on certain engines to the less well known diff mount cracking: https://zroadster.org/articles/?cate...z3-wiki&id=274
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Tribute D Type

Unfortunately, the following cars do not have their own build threads.

There are more photos of them under construction in the A352 development thread (Here).

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