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Old 16th February 2016, 18:45
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We have been building a car for our customer Bryn Webber. Its a 2.8 manual. Today it came back from paint. We will wait a couple of days for the paint to harden then start refitting the 'pretty' bits. This will be on our stand at Stoneleigh once finished.



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Old 16th February 2016, 18:52
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Back at the workshop. Paint is Ferrari Grigio Mahmoud. He wanted it like the Eric Clapton car but without the red stripes.








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Old 16th February 2016, 19:07
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Very nice, I'll check it out at Stoneleigh.
Cheers, Bob.
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Old 16th February 2016, 19:18
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That looks superb, really understated. What wheels will it have?
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Old 16th February 2016, 19:36
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Thers a photo of then in our main thread. Basically specially engineered spinner hubs with E type wheels powder coated with chrome effect paint. Chrome eared spinners with period style thread on the tyre pattern. They will sit under the arches also.
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Old 16th February 2016, 20:29
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This car will do both Tribute and Nubodi the world of good compared to last years part built examples on display !
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Old 16th February 2016, 21:07
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Just lovely. Superb colour choice.
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Old 16th February 2016, 21:36
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Really really nice, can't wait to see it finished!
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Old 16th February 2016, 22:52
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The fit on the bonnet is particularly good - kudos to you.
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Old 17th February 2016, 09:03
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Thank you for all the great comments, it makes it worthwhile for all the hard work we put into a build. Each one we learn from and it makes for better finished cars. Obviously the boot lid is not bolted on. We tried a new technique with the bottom of the bonnet wings. They sit perfect now, if you look at all the Koupes and Kalifornias that have been done before they stick out.
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Old 17th February 2016, 09:13
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This car will do both Tribute and Nubodi the world of good compared to last years part built examples on display !
Did you not see our stand at Stoneleigh last year? It was opposite the Tribute stand. No part builds.



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We tried a new technique with the bottom of the bonnet wings.
Good morning Richard will the new technique be available to already built cars? thanks Geoff .
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Old 17th February 2016, 09:34
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Sorry no as it has to have this done before the paint stage. Basically we cut out 7mm strip under the bonnet below the bonnet hinges. Then use a ratchet strap to pull the edges together closing the gap. We then lay Glass fibre over the gap to strengthen it again.



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Richard thank you for your prompt reply , Geoff .
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Old 17th February 2016, 09:50
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I guess if we were careful and padded the strap we could do yours. You could do away with your leather hold-down straps then. Unfortunately it would have to be after Stoneleigh as we are stacked out with work.
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Wow - the car looks great ! And all that effort for 7mm - it's all in the detail
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Just think how much easier it would be if a fresh mould was splashed off one of the cars after Nubodi had corrected all the existing issues.

Agile development and all that.....
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Did you not see our stand at Stoneleigh last year? It was opposite the Tribute stand. No part builds.



Yes , I saw your stand , some really well built examples. I was refering to the two part built 250 SWB's on the Tribute stand.
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Just think how much easier it would be if a fresh mould was splashed off one of the cars after Nubodi had corrected all the existing issues.

Agile development and all that.....
I've thought that too. Now that the model has an established demand perhaps that's the way to go. The cars being prepped for paint in other threads all appear to need quite a bit of work .
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Damn, I knew I should have patented that idea...








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