Are you madabout kit cars      
 "We've Got Kit Cars Covered" Information about Madabout-Kitcars.com Contact Madabout-Kitcars.com         Home of UK kit cars - madabout-kitcars.com Various kit car write ups All the latest kit car news Kit car related and general discussion

Search
Manufacturers
Kit Cars
Kit Car Data sheets
Picture Gallery
SVA Knowledgebase
Clubs & Communities
Build cost estimator
Kit cars for sale
Knowledge Base 
KitcarUSA.com
Classic-Kitcars.com
 

Go Back   Madabout Kitcars Forum > Mad Build Area > Tribute Automotive Builds

Tribute Automotive Builds Discuss your Tribute kit build

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 25th May 2015, 18:01
Plastic Porsche Plastic Porsche is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 76
Plastic Porsche is on a distinguished road
Default Bills Kalifornia SWB

Hi

Having taken the wife to the airport to visit her Mum for two weeks, I've started to prep my Z3 ready for the kit from Chris and Dan in the next couple of weeks hopefully

Wheels are powder coated chrome Jag XJS 7 x 15 with 205 60 tyres

The car is now lowered on sports shocks, front is about 30-40 lower, but the back is far to low, I think the eBay seller sent 60mm lowering springs not 30mm, the front has also had powerflex front lower wishbone bushes fitted making the steering much more predictable

Rear shocks were originals with 80k on them and completely shot,
Attached Images
File Type: jpg WIN_20150525_180334.jpg (96.6 KB, 106 views)
File Type: jpg WIN_20150525_180840.jpg (98.5 KB, 82 views)
Reply With Quote
Available from eBay
  #2  
Old 25th May 2015, 18:43
andysharrock's Avatar
andysharrock andysharrock is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: sheffield
Posts: 440
andysharrock is on a distinguished road
Default

WIN_20150525_180840.jpg

WIN_20150525_180334.jpg

good luck with the build
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 13th June 2015, 18:57
Plastic Porsche Plastic Porsche is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 76
Plastic Porsche is on a distinguished road
Default

WIN_20150613_185739.jpg

WIN_20150613_185816.jpgPicked the kit up from Chris and Dan on Monday

Had a few hours this afternoon, stripped the back end of the car and hung the back end on.

Lights not fully fitted because I need to get the right hole saw from tool station

Last edited by Plastic Porsche; 2nd July 2015 at 19:36..
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 13th June 2015, 20:36
ericholm's Avatar
ericholm ericholm is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: MK
Posts: 434
ericholm is on a distinguished road
Default

Yes, good luck with the build I will be watching with interest. Looks like you went for the open top option, just what I am hoping to do.

BTW how long did you wait for the kit from point of order. I have sent a contact form via the tribute website asking what delivery times are but still waiting for a reply, guess they are a bit busy

Also I like the wheels with the spinners attached, I have been looking at options for wires and doesn't look promising, I want 17" and to keep them wide, there's some on Ebay in Germany but are around 1k for a set adn not sure PCD matches. So Wire look-a-likes with Spinners are my next thought, how do you get the spinner to stay on?

All the best I look forward to seeing lots of pic's
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 13th June 2015, 21:12
Plastic Porsche Plastic Porsche is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 76
Plastic Porsche is on a distinguished road
Default

Hi

I ordered the kit 4 or 5 weeks ago, be patient and Chris will get back to you, he and Dan are snowed under

The plastic spinners screw onto a centre piece which screws into the centre cap, I don't have centre caps for these wheels and will probably use tow ball covers fitted into the wheels first as the centre bore on these wheels is quite small

I was surprised by how quick it was to strip the BMW, take the wheel arch liners out first for access to everything, thanks Dan for the tip!. the aerial was a pain but I googled it all first
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 14th June 2015, 09:18
IanA's Avatar
IanA IanA is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Oxon
Posts: 926
IanA is on a distinguished road
Default

Looking good already Bill. Those wheels suit it. If the Z300S Barchetta didn't exist, I would have one of these. What colour are you going for?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 14th June 2015, 10:10
gas guzzler gas guzzler is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 133
gas guzzler is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IanA View Post
Looking good already Bill. Those wheels suit it. If the Z300S Barchetta didn't exist, I would have one of these.
I agree, you're certainly getting a move on. I must say the ease of which the Z3 is stripped quite surprised me, mind you it's the same with the mx5, stripped one of those back to the tub in next to no time.

Good luck with the rest of the build

Andy
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 14th June 2015, 19:57
Plastic Porsche Plastic Porsche is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 76
Plastic Porsche is on a distinguished road
Default

WIN_20150614_204621.jpg

WIN_20150614_204601.jpgThanks for the positive comments, I'm not sure I will paint it before I've run it around for a bit

I managed a few hours this afternoon to strip the sills and front off the car, i.ve left the bonnet on for now, washers disconnected

Last edited by Plastic Porsche; 2nd July 2015 at 19:37..
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 14th June 2015, 21:53
IanA's Avatar
IanA IanA is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Oxon
Posts: 926
IanA is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Plastic Porsche View Post
...I'm not sure I will paint it before I've run it around for a bit...
I wouldn't worry about that- I've had mine on the road for almost a year and it's still not painted.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 15th June 2015, 20:18
Plastic Porsche Plastic Porsche is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 76
Plastic Porsche is on a distinguished road
Default

[ATTACH]WIN_20150615_210726.jpg

WIN_20150615_210745.jpg[/ATTACH]Road legal 11 x 8 gel 3D number plate arrived in the post today, combined with stainless surround it looks suitably retro

Last edited by Plastic Porsche; 2nd July 2015 at 19:38..
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 15th June 2015, 20:24
Plastic Porsche Plastic Porsche is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 76
Plastic Porsche is on a distinguished road
Default

Must get the hang of posting pictures
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 15th June 2015, 20:59
8 Valve Ed 8 Valve Ed is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Sunny Cumbria
Posts: 470
8 Valve Ed is on a distinguished road
Default

LOL, you almost got it right!

Why not use something like Flicker or Photobucket, up load them, if they need rotating you can do that after uploading and before posting here. It can't be that hard if I can do it with my thick thumbs.

Last edited by 8 Valve Ed; 15th June 2015 at 21:01.. Reason: Thick thumbs!!!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 15th June 2015, 21:03
Plastic Porsche Plastic Porsche is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 76
Plastic Porsche is on a distinguished road
Default

We bought a Microsoft surface tablet, it takes good photos, and you can upload directly from the camera roll, I must have taken them with it upside down
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 15th June 2015, 21:35
8 Valve Ed 8 Valve Ed is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Sunny Cumbria
Posts: 470
8 Valve Ed is on a distinguished road
Default

Stick an 'UP' arrow on the back?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 16th June 2015, 06:49
Axel Axel is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Hamburg
Posts: 171
Axel is on a distinguished road
Default

All pics from 'down under' are like that...
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 16th June 2015, 09:49
a big scary monster a big scary monster is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 198
a big scary monster is on a distinguished road
Default

If you are uploading pics to your control panel on the forum (There is a sticky in general chat)
Once it is in your picture folder on the forum, start a message/post, click on the add picture icon.
THIS IS IMPORTANT copy paste the lower of the 2 links, this displays the image instead of the URL link.
REMEMBER to delete the pre typed [IMG]http:// so its just on the link once, and you get
Quote:
[IMG][/IMG]
a shocking quality muddy Spaniel. This method can be done straight from a phone or tablet Ed

Last edited by a big scary monster; 16th June 2015 at 09:57..
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 16th June 2015, 11:54
Plastic Porsche Plastic Porsche is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 76
Plastic Porsche is on a distinguished road
Thumbs up

Thanks I'll try it next time
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 2nd July 2015, 17:43
Plastic Porsche Plastic Porsche is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 76
Plastic Porsche is on a distinguished road
Default posting pics

WIN_20150627_122308.jpg

Just practising posting pictures

How my spinners fit, made up of tow bar cover and two wheel hub spigots
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 2nd July 2015, 17:48
Plastic Porsche Plastic Porsche is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 76
Plastic Porsche is on a distinguished road
Default

ProgressWIN_20150702_184627.jpg

WIN_20150702_184619.jpg

WIN_20150702_184542.jpg

WIN_20150702_184524.jpg

WIN_20150702_184440.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 2nd July 2015, 19:04
a big scary monster a big scary monster is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 198
a big scary monster is on a distinguished road
Default

Nothing wrong with your picture posting now, cars coming along nicely I like the wheels, looking forward to seeing a soft top finished to a high standard with the attention to detail you are taking. Ed
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +0. The time now is 17:32.

copyright madabout-kitcars.com 2000-2019
terms and conditions | privacy policy