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Old 30th January 2017, 12:22
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Default kit number 4 swb convertible

I must be a glutton for punishment or just enjoy build kits one or the other.
Kit on order swb convertible for a change planning to have it ready for stoneleigh I did say planning.
car arrived thursday had the weekend in the rain stripping it
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as I am waiting on the kit I decided to go through the car, so I have ordered vented discs and new pads all round and splashed some under seal in the soon to be unseen areas.

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let's hope the weather holds out for next weekend
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Old 30th January 2017, 12:27
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What are the advantages of cutting the holes in the door?
Any chance of a close up picture of the door handle hole?
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Old 30th January 2017, 12:46
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from experience makes life easier to adjust and fit the door handle same again with the mirror. no point been bashful and struggling with small holes been there pain in the backside. you will not see it when the new skin is fitted. cars wrapped up and its raining but will take you a pick next time working on it . think my last swb thread had some pics of the door handle set up. andy
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Old 30th January 2017, 21:35
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You found a six cylinder car in the end ?
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Old 31st January 2017, 06:21
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2lt lower end but straight 6 could not do the 1.9, shame its not based on the z4 they seem to be selling cheaply and all seem to be the bigger engine nice interiors tooooo
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Old 31st January 2017, 17:21
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redesigning to s4 would be good for longevity
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Old 31st January 2017, 19:08
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I think the Z4 sits and looks a lot better even the interior

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it would look sweet with a SWB kit on with the longer noise and window screen more laid back wonder if chris as ever paid it a thought.
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Old 1st February 2017, 08:57
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Z3's are still considerably cheaper than Z4's but the 4's do all seem to have larger engines. I've been looking at Z4's for a donor for DNA's 365 Daytona but nothing much coming along in the bargain basement department. My Z3 2.8 donor was pretty much free after I had sold off all the parts, can't see that happening with a Z4.
As the Z3's become too old to warrant the expense of a conversion, I'm sure Chris won't have too much trouble converting it to a Z4 version, he's already done all the hard work.
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Old 1st February 2017, 11:34
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I'm not sure how the sill sections fit to a Z4 , they look far more involved than the Z3. Otherwise they would be a better, more available donor. The Z3's look like they are on the verge of becoming collectable in their own right and is reflected in the prices being asked at the moment.

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I think the Z4 sits and looks a lot better even the interior

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it would look sweet with a SWB kit on with the longer noise and window screen more laid back wonder if chris as ever paid it a thought.
Hmm, I hadn't noticed but it does look longer at the front. The 275 would look the part on a Z4, maybe ?
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now that is nice we should be on commision

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wheels have arrived etype series 1 , hubs will be here for morning praying the brakes get here before the weekend so I can get stuck in raining or not

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now that is nice we should be on commision

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We are all looking forward to the up and coming NART 275 Spider from
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Old 2nd February 2017, 07:03
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nice to see the bumpers and improved side widows, the windows in the swb hard top were not the best. If I did another hard to I would work on changing them more to the stock not sliders. When or is it coming into production not that I want one this year I already have 3 projects on the go a divorce would be in the air. but maybe next time

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I think they will only be offering the soft top Spider version as a kit. That will retain the stock Z3 windows as per the 250 SWB Kalifornia
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Old 5th February 2017, 16:46
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Default think the brakes did need changing

The brake disc did not look to bad no groves etc all the surface rust is from the rust stop I used. but I ordered a full set anyway good job I did when I finally got them off.

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nice new ones

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what a pain in the arse think they were original to the car and it did not want to give them up it took twice as long as it should have but worth it.


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The second picture from the bottom looks quite cool in a rat rod sort of way. I wonder how far from legal it would be to drive. A couple of discrete front light clusters hidden somewhere and go cruising...
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The wires do look very nice.

Worth getting a spinner removal tool made in aluminium.

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He also makes them for 2 eared spinners, he made me one a few years ago for my Jag. You can tighten and remove them without damaging the spinner.
A lead mallet will damage them, I have tried the wooden tool and and it isn't worth buying as it splits and splinters very quickly. There is also a metal version available but it marks the spinner as well so not worth bothering about.
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Worth getting a spinner removal tool made in aluminium.

Probably true. The wooden tool I was given with my spinners split the third time I used it.

I now put a bit of sacrificial ply over the ear and smack it with a 4lb lump hammer. I have dented spinner
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kit arrived this morning I would have photographed it on the pallet as you do but the wind was 40mph and raining typical.

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so part under a sheet and part getting wet heres where im at day one

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quality of the kits is getting better from the first one I did to this the gelcoat has a much better finnish . The wheels fit the arch so no flaring out this time saves me and the bodyshop work another plus. If it stops raining for long enough tomorrow I can get the rest of the body on and start on the tweaking.
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