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Jaguartvr 18th August 2016 20:44

Looking very,very good.
Will you be starting a new thread for the convertible version?

Can't wait to see the finished results.

Tribute Automotive 18th August 2016 20:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jaguartvr (Post 82002)
Will you be starting a new thread for the convertible version?

Dan will be.

Lucky@LeMans 18th August 2016 21:47

Looking really good . You must have changed your minds , I thought you were only going to offer a convertible version !

Tribute Automotive 18th August 2016 21:52

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Originally Posted by Lucky@LeMans (Post 82004)
Looking really good . You must have changed your minds , I thought you were only going to offer a convertible version !

We still have to provide Kidge with his hard top kit. The body shown will be modified to provide the buck for the convertible mould.

Jaguartvr 18th August 2016 22:17

Convertible with a modified hardtop would be nice.
I wonder if that nice Dan will do a Daytona:eyebrows:

Lucky@LeMans 18th August 2016 22:31

I think the Z3 soft top will work well on the 275 convertible.

WorldClassAccident 18th August 2016 22:35

Probably look better than the originals

A bit like the 250swb without the beer ledge at the rear.

Lucky@LeMans 18th August 2016 22:47

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All we want is this !

Lucky@LeMans 18th August 2016 22:51

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Or this , a better view !

Roadster 18th August 2016 23:23

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lucky@LeMans (Post 82012)
All we want is this !

Windscreen looks wrong
The Z3's looks better

Tributes 275 is definitely a pretty car

NZ Steve 19th August 2016 02:26

Looking promising:happy::smile::icon_biggrin:

IanA 19th August 2016 05:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lucky@LeMans (Post 82013)
Or this , a better view !

Now where can one get seats like that?

Paul L 19th August 2016 06:16

Tribute - It is great to see the first panels being created, this should be another great kit. :cool:

Chris & Dan - I hope everything works out well for both your companies going forward.

Good luck, Paul. :)

Barber 19th August 2016 08:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul L (Post 82018)
Tribute - It is great to see the first panels being created, this should be another great kit. :cool:

Chris & Dan - I hope everything works out well for both your companies going forward.

Good luck, Paul. :)

Eh?

Paul L 19th August 2016 08:40

Quote:

Originally Posted by Barber (Post 82020)
Eh?

Pay attention 007. :icon_wink:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tribute Automotive (Post 82000)
...The 275 project will be passing into Dan's hands for production , sales and marketing, under his "OLD No.7" company name. More info to follow soon, along with a new forum section too.....


Barber 19th August 2016 08:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul L (Post 82021)
Pay attention 007. :icon_wink:

Doh!:eusa_doh:

Lucky@LeMans 19th August 2016 12:39

I guess we might see the convertible version this side of Christmas.

Can't wait to see it , I'm tempted to place my order now !

Roadster 19th August 2016 12:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lucky@LeMans (Post 82040)
I guess we might see the convertible version this side of Christmas.

Can't wait to see it , I'm tempted to place my order now !

Ordering one will be way to make the model available sooner rather than later.
Its not a great risk there has never been an ugly Tribute and all the hard work has been done

Lucky@LeMans 19th August 2016 15:01

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Originally Posted by IanA (Post 82016)
Now where can one get seats like that?

The OMP Silverstone Classic Bucket is very similar and @ 160 each not too expensive.

IanA 19th August 2016 18:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lucky@LeMans (Post 82043)
The OMP Silverstone Classic Bucket is very similar and @ 160 each not too expensive.

Thanks for that but very similar to the Intatrim ones I tried at Stoneleigh. Classic Italian seats were more rounded.
I had ones of the right shape in my 1960 TVR, and no seatbelts !!!

I'll likely end up with Cobra type seats providing I can find the correct shade of brown to suit the period.

Tribute Automotive 24th August 2016 20:40

Here's what happens to the months of work involved in making the buck from which the 275 moulds are made:

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...psujah4ax3.jpg

It's only GRP, filler, wood, hot glue, cardboard, overalls, rubber gloves......

Ollie 24th August 2016 20:53

.....Blood......sweat....and beers.....
It'll be worth it though....

Lucky@LeMans 24th August 2016 22:48

Keep those new moulds safe !

lancelot link 25th August 2016 07:57

F*@KING HELL Lucky ...give them a chance ...inbetween a huge list of orders , special requests , customer liason , enquiries , emails , phonecalls etc...I think the guys at Tribute occasionally take breaks for food and sleep as well as the odd day off with family too .....the cheeky , selfish bastards !!

You cant even begin to create the convertible without having the first set of moulds finished ...and within a couple of hours of showing pictures of the broken buck ...not the finished mould which still needs work to be production ready ...you are on their case about the convertible !!

Lucky@LeMans 25th August 2016 10:19

The convertible 250 SWB was two weeks in the making if I recall , no moulds to a finished car !

GazDavies 25th August 2016 16:22

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Originally Posted by lancelot link (Post 82155)
...I think the guys at Tribute occasionally take breaks for food and sleep as well as the odd day off with family too .....

Lazy sods, terrible work ethic! :icon_wink:

WorldClassAccident 25th August 2016 18:34

The convertible 250 SWB was two weeks in the making if I recall , no moulds to a finished car !


So the second one should be quicker surely?

:-)

lancelot link 25th August 2016 21:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lucky@LeMans (Post 82163)
The convertible 250 SWB was two weeks in the making if I recall , no moulds to a finished car !


THEN GET BACK ON THEIR CASE IN 2 WEEKS TIME THEN !!

Chris and Dan are far too professional to comment on here and far more diplomatic than me ...

They aren't a public service being funded by the taxpayer , they are 2 guys , sometimes 3 , who work very hard trying to keep the orders flowing , whilst creating new products , AS AND WHEN THEY CAN ...If they were a govt funded organisation , you can hassle them ,if you'd put your money on the table and been promises a deadline , feel free to hassle them.... as private individuals making no promises , its unfair to hassle them ..Chris certainly doesnt need the stress ...

I don't know what you do for a living , but someone stood over your shoulder shouting , ''come on , hurry up'' constantly , when you are working your nuts off would get on your tits wouldn't it ...?

Roadster 25th August 2016 22:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by lancelot link (Post 82177)
THEN GET BACK ON THEIR CASE IN 2 WEEKS TIME THEN !!

Chris and Dan are far too professional to comment on here and far more diplomatic than me ...

They aren't a public service being funded by the taxpayer , they are 2 guys , sometimes 3 , who work very hard trying to keep the orders flowing , whilst creating new products , AS AND WHEN THEY CAN ...If they were a govt funded organisation , you can hassle them ,if you'd put your money on the table and been promises a deadline , feel free to hassle them.... as private individuals making no promises , its unfair to hassle them ..Chris certainly doesnt need the stress ...

I don't know what you do for a living , but someone stood over your shoulder shouting , ''come on , hurry up'' constantly , when you are working your nuts off would get on your tits wouldn't it ...?

If I was Chris or Dan I wouldn't be in a hurry to make another model until I had a deposit paid or all the paying work had been finished and I had nothing better to do.

Lucky@LeMans 28th August 2016 00:10

Tribute like to post little snippets of info , one minute the photos of the nearly completed buck , next the mould being taken only to follow up with buck being cut up and in the skip ! I can only imagine things are moving at quite a pace !

lancelot link 28th August 2016 19:55

glad to see you have extended their deadline by 14-15 weeks ..thats a heap of stress lifted from their shoulders ....

Best way to see the results you are looking for ? put a deposit on the table ...you know what it's going to look like from previous models etc..you know the type of kit , quality etc..so no need to wait ...book early !!

Lucky@LeMans 29th August 2016 00:32

Like I said in a previous post , I am tempted to place an order !

The last time I spoke to Dan ( at Stoneliegh ) he said the best thing about his job was developing new models even though that in itself wasn't the money making side of things.

zoro25 14th September 2016 20:16

I've got to say that to me this is the best kit that Tribute has come up with.
Can't wait till it's available to order.
Not interested in the convertible just the hard top with swooping lines for me.
Just waiting now for Dan to give details and then I'll order.
Quick question , I've moved to the US so Z3's are okay for me to find , but is there any difference in fitting between left and right hand drive cars?

Also I may have missed it but are there any pics of the finished car?

Lucky@LeMans 14th September 2016 20:52

You need to talk to Dan at Tribute . The last photos were 2 or 3 weeks ago so there might be more progress . I'm not sure if they will be kitting the hard top coupe , that was going to be a one off and the convertible was to be the available kit. Again , have a chat with Dan now he is going to be the main contact for this model , the plans might have changed.

Paul L 15th September 2016 07:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by zoro25 (Post 82853)
... is there any difference in fitting between left and right hand drive cars?...

Previous Tribute Z3 based kits have simply replaced existing exterior body panels, so LHD / RHD makes no difference.

E.g. There is a German LHD Z3 under this Kobra kit.

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps27de8681.jpg

I am sure Dan will be able to confirm this before you place an order.

Good luck, Paul. :)

zoro25 15th September 2016 20:47

Thanks for the replies :-)

Lucky@LeMans 25th September 2016 22:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tribute Automotive (Post 82000)
Moulds completed for rear body section

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...pssautdcjn.jpg

First panels from new mould

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...psifczgavi.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps83lrhnjs.jpg

The 275 project will be passing into Dan's hands for production , sales and marketing, under his "OLD No.7" company name. More info to follow soon, along with a new forum section too.....

Any updates, please ?

Egdik 26th September 2016 00:24

Progress
 
Hi,

Please give us say 3 weeks for the next instalment.

Regards Kidge

lancelot link 26th September 2016 18:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by Egdik (Post 83052)
Hi,

Please give us say 3 weeks for the next instalment.

Regards Kidge

That's a lot politer than I would have put it !!!

Don't forget Lucky Lemon .... ''A deposit on the table , makes a finished kit more able ....!! '' :-)

Lucky@LeMans 26th September 2016 20:20

Sorry , I can't help myself ! Lots of snippets of info from Tribute followed by a month of nothing being posted . The 275 is likely to be the best kit to date from Chris and Dan , I will be placing an order as soon as my current project is complete.

Anyway , I thought we were all being civilised to each other after all the ranting and toys being thrown every where earlier in the year !


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