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Old 5th October 2014, 08:54
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Geoff, i always work nights, there are less people about to bother you! My cabin mate hates working nights so I do the night shift! We work 12 midnight - 12 noon.

Scottie, I think I will be using the 'flattened' pipe technique as looking at that photo above, the side exhaust looks like it will scrape on every speed bump and it doesnt look like its been lowered as much as I will have mine! - Thanks Paul
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Old 5th October 2014, 16:17
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Danny - Not sure if you saw this German Kobra that Tribute built up to this stage...



There was very little posted about it, but I did remember the "traditional" side pipe fitted.

Although I couldn't even tell you if it is just for show, or actually working.

( I worked my way through a lot of old threads to find more photos to add to the "Useful Info" sticky a few weeks ago. )

Good luck, Paul.
The ugly side pipe "arrangement" on this car was already in place when we fitted the Kobra kit. The exhaust arrangement was very unfinished and in my opinion would not have worked and given very little ground clearance. Stick to the hole through the inner wing route Danny.
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Old 5th October 2014, 16:34
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Thanks chriss, hopfully it will be do-able to put a hole through the wing!

Looking at pictures of the concept and what mine is hopfully going to look like when finished and im really put off by the Z3's quater side window! looks old and dated. with you doing this to the SWB...



Is there any way that i could get rid of the quater qindow and have a new '1 piece' bit of glass cut and put in? is there enough clearance in the door to be able to do this and still use the electric windows to put the window all the way down?
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Old 5th October 2014, 18:24
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It doesnt look like there will be enough room for it to fit in the door though...... (bad diagram but you get the idea!)



If it doesnt all fit maybe somthing like this.... (again bad diagram!)



Adding a triangle and putting a wing mirror on....

Photoshop help is appreciated here!
I think it could be done!
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Old 10th October 2014, 14:34
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Just bought these alloys on ebay....







They are 8.5 x 20 Front and 10 x 20 Rear
Not sure if they will be too wide so may have widen the arches a little to suit.
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Old 10th October 2014, 15:16
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They are nice wheels Danny but the tyres look like 40 profile, which will give you a very solid ride with no bounce!

I have 40's on my car and it jars the spine when you drive over a matchtick!
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Old 10th October 2014, 15:58
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285 25 20, big ol rubber bands.
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Old 10th October 2014, 16:25
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i dont mind being able to 'feel the road' as long as the car looks awsome! ive always had cars with rubber bands as tyres
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Old 12th October 2014, 19:20
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Here is a picture of the latest Backdraft Racing Cobra with the added GT body body option which I suppose are the air vents in the 4 wings, which Im not too sure about.

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Old 12th October 2014, 20:07
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It's amazing what you can do with Meccano.
That is a step too far for me. Not pretty.
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Old 13th October 2014, 07:15
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I will be putting air vents in the rear arches but more as per this...

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Old 27th October 2014, 14:34
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Droped the car off at colourtech today with a few boxes of stuff and a big list of "to do's" Im moving to spain on sunday so will be leaving it with them over christmas/new year. Looks like the side exhausts are a no go as too much of the chasis has to be cut away! a bit dissapointing but il be putting fake side pipes on and hiding the real exhaust and using a tip from a diesel to direct the smoke down.
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Old 31st October 2014, 14:23
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20" Alloys on....



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Old 31st October 2014, 14:40
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Looking good, what were the offsets and sizes in the end?.
Did you find you have more room on the drivers side rear?

Regards,

Lumpy.
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Old 31st October 2014, 14:41
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Nice wheels , hope there is space in the rear arches ?
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Old 31st October 2014, 17:05
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they are 8.5 front and 10 rear, they are fitted woth the spacers that where already on, i think 15mm/20mm ish. the rear spacers need to come off but i never had any shorter bolts. and the rear also needs to be jacked up about 10mm on the coilovers
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Old 10th December 2014, 20:58
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I havn't gave an update for a while as ive been away and its been left in the hands of my pal. Just a little pic to show the smooth doors, no wing mirrors, no door handles. And most importantly, the shaping of the doors.

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Old 10th December 2014, 20:59
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'Spot the Z3 now!'......
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Old 15th December 2014, 21:08
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So simple, but what a difference.
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Old 15th December 2014, 21:46
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Nice work on the door Danny, it does make a big difference. Looking forward to the other mods to front and rear.
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