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Old 30th October 2016, 15:20
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Cars looking great Andy. I think I'll steal your front arch idea as I 'm not keen on the look at the front either.

Where did you get the material from?

Cheers, Bob.
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Old 30th October 2016, 15:24
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That looks neat
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Cars looking great Andy. I think I'll steal your front arch idea as I 'm not keen on the look at the front either.

Where did you get the material from?

Cheers, Bob.
Hey Bob! Long time no hear/see.

1.5mm thick and I think the sheet was 2.4m x 1.2m ABS Black non-dimpled (Smooth)

from

http://www.eagleplastics.co.uk/

around 49 delivered

I'm off to NEC to classic car show probably on 12th Nov, are you going? wont be taking my SWB though as sorn'd at end of Oct.

Cheers.
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That looks neat
Thanks Roadster, for me its all about the little details :-)
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Looks so much better. Every little change you make amounts to a big difference.

Must be following the 100 times 1% difference = 100% better

Dave

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Old 30th October 2016, 18:32
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Looks like a finished car now . Details like the under arch trim make all the difference . The MX5 250 kits look odd when can see right through from the wheel arch to the nose and you look at a void of empty space. A simple but effective fix.
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Old 19th November 2016, 13:43
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Default Some recent additions

Thanks to Lucky@LeMans (Paul) for building the bracket and screen for my bonnet screen. Heres some pictures:

The original
P1010985 by eric holm, on Flickr

Placement of my screen
Dscn9397_ by eric holm, on Flickr

Perspective view
DSCN9389 by eric holm, on Flickr

There is some adjustment needed to get the right angle, gap, fixing size, etc. but this needs some time and thought, but generally it fits and is a great addition to the car.

You will see that my pictures look dark (time of year I guess), and in reality it doesn't look so noticeable and sort of blends in with the car. Also its shiny metal and in the picture it looks black. I'll take some more and share another day!

Also I have gone with a smaller profile in terms of height and a slightly thicker screen (5mm) so the thing doesn't 'flap' around at speed.

Thanks once again to Paul getting the profile from my rough cardboard template!

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Looks good !
Maybe a strip of soft rubber or foam under the screen will hide any slight gap. If you tilt the screen back slightly it will lift the front lower edge a little so the addition of a rubber strip will close the gap.
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Hi All,

Iv'e been messing around with a build video on Youtube using the pictures taken during the build

https://youtu.be/v2hZuMKccMY

Had to do 3 parts as software only limited me to 5 mins per video

Hope every one has a festive time, look forward to dry weather next year!

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Great work on the videos. Thanks for taking the trouble.

Have a wicked xmas

Dave
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I opened the garage up today and found this tucked away in there:

Dscn9643a by eric holm, on Flickr
Dscn9646a by eric holm, on Flickr



So started her up and moved her around a bit, make sure things still turn, etc. and took a few more photos. Still waiting for the nicer warmer weather to appear.....


Dscn9628a by eric holm, on Flickr
Dscn9629a by eric holm, on Flickr
Dscn9634a by eric holm, on Flickr
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That really is a superb looking example and the wheels look just right too. I wouldn't be waiting for warmer weather if it was mine...
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Looks great, it's amazing what you can find amonst the junk in a garage.
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That does look excellent. The 250swb tributes are some of my fave cars out there.

Those wheels do look good. Are they Calibres ?

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That really is a superb looking example and the wheels look just right too. I wouldn't be waiting for warmer weather if it was mine...
Thanks, but fair weather only for this one, ironically though I am sure the heavens will open on the first day of use this year, most likley at the further point away form home!

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That does look excellent. The 250swb tributes are some of my fave cars out there.

Those wheels do look good. Are they Calibres ?

Dave

Thanks Dave, Yep well spotted they are calibres with a modified center with a 3 star spinner attached, All cost less than the 17" BMW wheels that were on the Z3 that I sold on ebay!

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Your car does look absolutely stunning.

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... I am sure the heavens will open on the first day of use this year, most likely at the further point away from home! ...
Look on the bright side, at least if this happens your car actually has a roof!

Cheers, Paul.
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No bug screen on the front then ! Did you manage to find something that would seal the gap under it ?

The car looks stunning all the same.
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No bug screen on the front then ! Did you manage to find something that would seal the gap under it ?

The car looks stunning all the same.
Thanks, Bug screen will definately go on, I need to adjust the mounting to get angle correct due to angle of bonnet, probably will go with smaller mountings but will use all fixing positions instead of 3. Will need to get some fabricated, I have some prototypes and as will be seen they need to be a good finish, not my hacksawed/dremmelled version!

Watch this space.....
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Talking Front wheel arch liners

I finally got around to taking some pictures of the inner wheel arch liners I put in to

1. Stop the water being splashed straight on to the front light fitments and electrics &

2. get rid of that horrible see through the wheel arch and out of the front grill scenario.

It took some time to fine tune, mount, shape and fix in place, without it fouling on the hood section when lifting it up and down.

Overall I am pleased with the look.

aDSCN9670 by eric holm, on Flickr

aDSCN9669 by eric holm, on Flickr


I also refurbished the soft top hood, and it had come back really well.

Ive still got to get the small front deflector windscreen fitted with new mounts (local metal work chap on the case with that one).

Here are some more photos as getting car ready for 1st April to be back on the road.

Also booked up the Laon Historique trip for start of June

So full systems checks are underway, oil, water, tyres, electrics, brakes, etc.

aDSCN9747 by eric holm, on Flickr

aDSCN9730 by eric holm, on Flickr

aDSCN9849 by eric holm, on Flickr

aDSCN9889 by eric holm, on Flickr

aDSCN9653 by eric holm, on Flickr

aDSCN9677 by eric holm, on Flickr

aDSCN9707 by eric holm, on Flickr

aDSCN9697 by eric holm, on Flickr

aDSCN9681 by eric holm, on Flickr
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