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Old 21st July 2017, 22:56
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I've always enjoyed seeing photos of finished cars on the road.

In fact, they were always a great motivation to keep going during the dark days of my own build.

Cheers, Paul.
Many thanks!, then I will continue to do so for now.
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Old 21st July 2017, 22:57
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Always good to see new photo's ! What are your plans when you sell the car, another project ?
Thanks also, no plans to sell unless someone with a large suitcase of money knocks on my door, kids would be gutted it I sold......

Wife wants a speedster....ummmm.
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Old 21st July 2017, 22:59
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Hi, I just joined the forum to say what an absolute thing of beauty. Stunning.

And now I am smitten. I had no idea kit cars could look this good I still thought they were odd looking things based on a Beetle with no window mechanisms.

Well thank you for all the videos and a brilliant build thread, and also what a wonderful helpful community everyone is on here.

Now my next toy will be a kit. I'm sold. Hope to have my own build thread on here soon. All the best
Hey Shaggy, welcome to the forum, haha my wife wants an odd thing based on a beetle with no window mechanisms, she is old school!

No worries and I look forward to seeing your build thread soon! you will get lots of help on this forum.
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Old 22nd July 2017, 04:41
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Welcome Shaggy. The more the merrier.
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Wife wants a speedster....ummmm.

Are Porsche Boxsters are cheap enough to cut up now?
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Old 22nd July 2017, 11:26
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Wife wants a speedster....ummmm.

Are Porsche Boxsters are cheap enough to cut up now?
I hope so! would be a much better option than a beetle, anyone out there looking to do this?
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Old 23rd July 2017, 13:32
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Talking Reading Ferrari fun day meet

Went to Ferrari fun meeting in Reading this morning and caught up with Richard from Nubodi in his No. 7 car, took some pictures of the 2 cars together, both with the racing livery on. Left about 11:30 to try and get home before the rain came.

The No. 7 car is also a 3.0i with straight through pipes all the way from the manifold and mine is straight through from the CAT and the difference in noise is tremendous.

Img_1217 by eric holm, on Flickr

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Old 23rd July 2017, 21:15
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Wow. Blown away. Stunningly beautiful.
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Having studied those pictures last night (jealous much) I reckon your beauty could do with a smaller number plate on the front. The plate on the No.7 doesn't detract from the beautiful design

Obviously just for shows like *wink*
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Or what about a magnetic vinyl one to go on the bonnet when driving. Then taken off for shows?

(On a white background would be legal, and also fit with the racing look)

I'll shut up now

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...Or what about a magnetic vinyl one to go on the bonnet when driving. Then taken off for shows?...
[Tongue firmly in cheek]

You do realise that the bonnet is made of fibreglass and not metal don't you?

[/Gentle leg pulling]

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The small plate on no7 does look much more Italian but bear in mind both cars are running traditional illegal black and silver plates. I have found in the past that if the plates are on an oldish car, the right size, font and spacing they will leave you alone. As soon as you start miss spacing or going too small you become a target. Same applies if you put a black and silver plate on an obviously new car.

I always put smaller plates on my motorcycles but stick to yellow and black unless they are an old Triumph or Norton.
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[Tongue firmly in cheek]

You do realise that the bonnet is made of fibreglass and not metal don't you?

[/Gentle leg pulling]

Oh yeah

I'm new to this kit car stuff (you couldn't tell huh?)

Stick on then. Maybe, maybe not
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I've had some magnetic vinyl Mille Miglia numbers made for my Z300S by sending a reworked pic to Vistaprint. They are a touch small but stick well to the steel doors!!!
I also have a set of classic Italian style number plates which only appear at shows- never on the road.
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Old 25th July 2017, 11:10
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After I had a bare metal respray on my E-type, I just couldn't bring myself to fit the stick on front number plate, I just knew it would go on wonky with bubbles underneath. I ended up with a magnetic vinyl front number plate, only problem was that when you picked up speed it would slide up the bonnet until it hit the bonnet bulge, then it would fly off never to be seen again.
I had a few made but in the end just kept one on the passenger seat and ran with no front number plate. Never got a tug for it and I used it as my everyday car commuting from Hemel to Windsor.
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After I had a bare metal respray on my E-type, I just couldn't bring myself to fit the stick on front number plate, I just knew it would go on wonky with bubbles underneath. I ended up with a magnetic vinyl front number plate, only problem was that when you picked up speed it would slide up the bonnet until it hit the bonnet bulge, then it would fly off never to be seen again.
I had a few made but in the end just kept one on the passenger seat and ran with no front number plate. Never got a tug for it and I used it as my everyday car commuting from Hemel to Windsor.
Lol just got an image of your number plate flying away

Yeah I had a Stag for years with no number plate attached. Instead I had it on the passenger sun visor on two rubber bands, to flip down when needed. Never got a tug
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What were your suspension upgrades? Was that because of the wheels (I know some have had turning issues with some wheel specs) or because you needed to lower the body anyway? Tx
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Lol just got an image of your number plate flying away

Yeah I had a Stag for years with no number plate attached. Instead I had it on the passenger sun visor on two rubber bands, to flip down when needed. Never got a tug

Did you develop the Stag squint?

Where one eye looks forward and the other eye is always on the temperature gauge?
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When I bought my Noble P4 I didn't notice it had no front number plate for at least a month!
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What were your suspension upgrades? Was that because of the wheels (I know some have had turning issues with some wheel specs) or because you needed to lower the body anyway? Tx
Hi, yep needed to adjust suspension to get gaps right and have flexibility on movement. Also front Z3 suspension has sticking out part that means restrictions on tyre sizes.
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