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Old 4th July 2015, 10:48
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Default WCA on the Road - Video blog

https://youtu.be/Ej28zzxTiqU

That is the intro to my video blog.

The main purpose is to entertain you while I work out how to use the camera.

So far I know that I need to sort out the audio and learn what vertical and horizontal look like, although I might make slightly wonky camera angles my 'style' :-)
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Old 4th July 2015, 15:39
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At various shows people have said how nicely present my car is so I thought I would share my car washing secrets

https://youtu.be/LEn3opXeRbQ
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Old 4th July 2015, 21:02
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Looking good Nick

The z300s looks great in its black paint and the sill panels added

As a prospective z300 owner all vids that show the car are appreciated
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Old 5th July 2015, 07:02
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Love the car washing vid! That's exactly what I do too! Car's looking great
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Old 5th July 2015, 08:28
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I might do one showing the car in detail showing how I did the interior etc. might help people plan their build.

Suggestions for future instalments welcome.

Piss take also welcome, these are not serious videos
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Old 5th July 2015, 11:10
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how about a walk around at low level Nick so we can appreciate the shape of the body.

My 300 will hopefully have a few mods and I haven't seen one in the flesh
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Old 5th July 2015, 11:38
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Nice drive in the sunshine yesterday. Only 2 1/2 minutes with music and subtitles instead of commentary

https://youtu.be/PbmZg8MUEmQ

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Old 5th July 2015, 15:55
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Z300S overview

https://youtu.be/oOBmb3K-qcE
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Old 5th July 2015, 17:01
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Thanks Nick

I wish id given you a shout yesterday when I was in the area
I would have love to have met up and seen it in real.

The vid is great I have lots of ideas that ive been chatting to Chris about
There are only a limited amount of pics of the z300 on the net so a lot of my design is just in my head.

I notice you returned to the z3 fuel filler and I think it looks neater.

Im awaiting Chris to finalise the details on the project but im pretty confident another z300 is about to be ordered.

Thanks again
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Old 5th July 2015, 17:54
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Hi Mark - Any time you are in the area just drop me an email or PM. I work from home a lot and have an understanding wife for unexpected house guests.

Spend the time before you get your kit thinking about details.

My car is not exactly what you get in the replicas. Chris used mine as the prototype and improved some bits.

Look at the under bonnet pictures of mine and there is the original BMW bonnet sub frame and a load of badly applied glass. The glass was put on by me, not Tribute. The problem was that the nose flexed a little at the edge of the sub bonnet frame. Chris addressed this problem so you no longer need to use the heavy sub frame, or the walking stick to hold the bonnet up.

My boot lid is the BMW one cut to fit the shape. From memory this is now a custom made panel so no need to get the angle grinder out.

All just bits that Chris has improved.

The features that are fun are things like the front wing vents - do you want shark vents or slat vents?

Where are you going to put your side repeaters?

My lights are Frenched in, everyone else has gone for surface mounted. What are you doing?

I have round brake vents either side of the front grill - not sure if they are standard but they are good.

What about the bonnet bulge? I had a half moon vent cut into mine but Ian decided not to.

They are just the things I can think of immediately. How many more things can you think of?

Decide which bits you want to pay Chris to do and which bits you will try yourself. If you do it yourself then please practise before you f**k your bonnet up like I did.

What ever you do, dream your greatest dreams and then create them!!

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Old 5th July 2015, 18:03
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I would have love to have met up and seen it in real...
Where are you, Mark?

The B188 runs through Thurrock?

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Where are you, Mark?

The B188 runs through Thurrock?
Im in Stanford le hope very close to Thurrock.
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Old 5th July 2015, 18:26
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Im in Stanford le hope very close to Thurrock.
I'm near Oxford and don't get over that way. Pat is near Exeter and Nubodi are near Reading.
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Old 5th July 2015, 18:30
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I have built a couple of cars from scratch including the roadster in my avatar - finished in about 2012.

In fact this project has been in my head even when I built my roadster I just was waiting for things to fall into place.

I phoned Chris a couple of times recently and well spoke about bits and pieces hidden away in his workshop gathering dust .

Saturday I took the 2 1/2 hour drive that took 5 hours down to Dorset.
My son patiently waited while Chris and I chewed the fat and designed a car.

The 250 swb is beautiful and I would love one but circumstances means I don't have a place to build one.

The z300 looks a more suitable base. Just front and rear body sections.

However the rear will feature recessed lamps of a more modern styling and a recessed number place appature.

The front end is a different story - I envisage z300 with a grafted on section from another model but I will say no more until Chris has mulled it over.

As for details Chris is great with an "anything is possible" attitude and the brainstorming session gave us a few vey neat styling features.
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As for details Chris is great with an "anything is possible" attitude and the brainstorming session gave us a few vey neat styling features.
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You will love one of my upcoming vblogs...
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Here is a short clip on the exciting subject of bonnet catches!!!

Don't crash YouTube in your rush to watch it.

https://youtu.be/pq2m0JlaGrQ

Not exactly a How To but a warning about sticky bonnet catches and hopefully some handy footage so when your bonnet jams you have a rough idea of what bits are where behind the panels

Enjoy and leave feedback / comment if you like
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And here is one made up of still photos stitched together. I think it works quite well but feel free to comment / leave feedback

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOY-7KFIckQ
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im enjoying the blogs
There are so few images of the Z300s on the search engines

The pics from lower down really show off the cars curves.
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... a warning about sticky bonnet catches and hopefully some handy footage so when your bonnet jams you have a rough idea of what bits are where behind the panels...
"I greased mine so much... that I needed..."

+1 from me on that. I use the palette knife that's around when I'm adding filler to wedge the inside lever. Otherwise opening the bonnet would be a two person job. I'm guessing that the bonnet catches need uprated springs to lift the heavier weight of the grp front.
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Old 7th July 2015, 17:08
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I use the palette knife that's around

I could sell you my purpose built tool if you like :-)
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