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Old 26th February 2013, 18:04
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Hi all.
My name is Dan, I have been on this forum for a while in the background but thought it was time i should introduce myself.

I work with Chris at Tribute and he has asked me to look after the mistral part of the business so I will be handling all enquires and info,

I can be contacted via pm


Today we had the first pull from the mould always very exciting it's always a race to get to work first so we can start cracking out

I will post the pics a bit later after I have learned how !!

cheers for now Dan

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Old 26th February 2013, 18:57
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This is the Basic Mistral package we are offering as out of the mould after trimming. It has a 90" wheelbase and will cost £795 the body could be lengthened or shortened with relitive ease





With the package in its constituent parts it's fairly compact for easy pick up or delivery 5x6x2 feet aprox


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Old 26th February 2013, 19:04
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We can also supply the body glassed together for those who prefer for a small cost tbc



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Old 26th February 2013, 19:37
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When we fixed all the parts together and had a complete body it seemed rude not to dress our naked spitfire that we have in the yard



as the spit has a shorter wheelbase we moved the front wheel to center in the arch this could be done by cutting the fiberglass bodyshell with no problem



The spitfire we have is set up for the A352 so still has front and rear bulkheads in place as is the rest of the cut down tub



Then we started to dress the car with random bits and bobs we had in the workshop just for fun


as time goes on we hope to be able to offer lots of extras for this body like bonnet return and bonnet, doors + hinges, windscreen, headfairing, boot opening + boot and even a roof


thats all for now i think
cheers dan

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Old 26th February 2013, 20:25
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Can you have a roof with a fly screen or do you have to have a proper windscreen?
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Old 27th February 2013, 13:31
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Are you still going to be based at Chris's place (at least the molds)?

I have been thinking of getting Chris to do me a mild customisation involving an A352 front with a Mistral back and an BMW Z3 underneath.

It would be useful for me to be able to see the Mistral in the flesh (plastic?) and ideal next to an A352 to see if it is possible and mor eimportantly if it will look too wrong. I am after a car of the style of the period rather than a replica.
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Old 27th February 2013, 18:15
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As loosely asked before, is a roof going to be doable on this? there was mild talk of it!

Also, would you be able to do that aston esque grille as photoshopped in another thread?

Cheers!
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Old 27th February 2013, 18:19
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Oh just read the OP in detail, roof may be on the way, spectacular, other question of grille still stands though
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Old 27th February 2013, 18:28
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Can you have a roof with a fly screen or do you have to have a proper windscreen?
Hi Gary first thoughts on the hard top would be to have a glass windscreen as part of the hard top. You could then remove roof + windscreen in one and change to a fly screen using the same fixing points when the hardtop is removed on a sunny day.
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Old 27th February 2013, 18:45
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Are you still going to be based at Chris's place (at least the molds)?

I have been thinking of getting Chris to do me a mild customisation involving an A352 front with a Mistral back and an BMW Z3 underneath.

It would be useful for me to be able to see the Mistral in the flesh (plastic?) and ideal next to an A352 to see if it is possible and mor eimportantly if it will look too wrong. I am after a car of the style of the period rather than a replica.
Hi Nick there is nothing sinister going on the moulds will be in the tribute workshop just trying to help by splitting the workload a bit.

Chris has told me about your project every time a z3 comes in for Mot we rush over to have a look. Steve the mot tester gets upset when we start taking the panels off the car heís moting though.

We should have an A352 and a Mistral in the workshop by the end of next week give Chris a call. If you canít get to us yet we will take some photos side by side for you.
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Oh just read the OP in detail, roof may be on the way, spectacular, other question of grille still stands though
Hi Down&out sorry my Fault forgot to mention the grills and vent options are all still on the cards including the mk2 mistral side vents and front grill options



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Old 27th February 2013, 19:20
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Just a link for the original mistral thread for those who have not seen it

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...ead.php?t=4034
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Nothing changes but time



But time changes nothing

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But time changes nothing

Very poetic Dan
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Hi Gary first thoughts on the hard top would be to have a glass windscreen as part of the hard top. You could then remove roof + windscreen in one and change to a fly screen using the same fixing points when the hardtop is removed on a sunny day.
What about wipers... you can see above flyscreen if it rains!
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What about wipers... you can see above flyscreen if it rains!
We are thinking of having the wipers and motor fixed to hard top so would just need to plug in motor when fitting the roof.

one or two of these mounted above the windscreen would do the trick:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CLASSIC-VI...item4ac1a20d80

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Very poetic Dan
Ha Iím a poet but I donít know it
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Old 28th February 2013, 20:23
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Links no longer there. Glass wndscreen, how do you follow contours from where the flyscren would fit? Look forward to seeing shape.
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sorry link now works i think. As for the hardtop we will work on the one for the A352 then apply the same idea to the mistral will upload pics when we have something to show
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Old 28th February 2013, 21:18
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Today we went to see Dave, he is building a lengthened A352 on a herald so we took the opportunity to try the mistral body on his chassis.

Front 3/4 view on chassis



Front of chasssi fits against grill



Rear outrigger requiring minimal trimming



Side outriggers in cockpit area



As the last pic showes the body wasn't in totally the right position in terms of height. The cockpit space would be increased when the body is in the correct position. but the herald and spitfire would both for make a good base
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