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y cymro 28th September 2014 19:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tribute Automotive (Post 60044)

I've been umming and arring over this for a week. Apart from the distance to collect, I'm wary about “Running perfectly when removed”. This always seems an excuse as to why it no longer runs for the new buyer.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tribute Automotive (Post 60044)
Apologies to all but progress on the SWB is very slow due to the need to catch up with kit orders delayed by SWB development.....

I've always found when finishing a car that no-one questions how long it took. The quality of the final effort is the most important result. In any case, I always hoped you had a 'private income' from a rich family and didn't need to worry about trivialities like earning a living :p:

Tribute Automotive 3rd October 2014 19:49

Side window mods
 
Template of side window made from the wooden buck:

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps87836783.jpg

Surprisingly close:

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps3e424176.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps024ad29d.jpg

Not perfect but much better:
http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...psb767f2ad.jpg

Ollie 3rd October 2014 19:55

Yay whoop whoop........ Nice one Chris!

Pandora 3rd October 2014 20:01

that does look good. any pics from further back to see how it works with the full roof profile

Tribute Automotive 3rd October 2014 20:03

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pandora (Post 60202)
that does look good. any pics from further back to see how it works with the full roof profile

I will take some better pics.

Danny_HUFC 3rd October 2014 20:18

looking good! that little modification really makes a huge difference.

Scottie22 3rd October 2014 20:36

I bet that was a huge amount of work too!
Big improvement though.

The pressure really was on you for this Chris!
Well done.

Car photographer 4th October 2014 00:00

Looks great!

Egdik 4th October 2014 00:23

window frames.
 
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Here is a door glass frame using a bm window guide rear upright and a Fiat 500 door rail. Not sure if photo will come through.

LiteGrz 4th October 2014 00:30

New 250 Window Mod
 
Looks Great !

How easy is that going to be to do for us home builders?

redratbike 4th October 2014 09:22

chrome trim round the roof line looks good

Tribute Automotive 4th October 2014 09:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by LiteGrz (Post 60213)
Looks Great !

How easy is that going to be to do for us home builders?

All mods are pre-production/moulding, so there will be no modifications for the home builder to do, unless they want to. The kit will be mostly bolted to the existing Z3 mounting points, with bonding (sikaflex/tiger seal) around the windscreen area and internal fitting panels for the rear section. The front section will lift for access, but will also have a separate bonnet.

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...pscb5ab8e3.jpg

Tribute Automotive 4th October 2014 09:40

Quote:

Originally Posted by redratbike (Post 60226)
chrome trim round the roof line looks good

It's Reliant Scimitar, but I am trying to source something similar for the production kits.

Ollie 4th October 2014 11:12

Looking very nice...
This might sound like a silly idea..as usual...but how about making a small
panel that can be stuck/bonded to the top of the windscreen, like a sunstrip, but on the outside, colour coded to the car, to effectively 'lower' the windscreen
height, so the line of the screen flows from the front of the doors.......

Mister Towed 4th October 2014 11:27

Very nice modification, great choice of door mirror too. :)

Mister Towed 14th October 2014 16:41

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JitnDHuU8TE

Any progress to report?

garyh 14th October 2014 20:19

I enjoyed that 'T' I would even put up with it in yellow...

Mister Towed 15th October 2014 12:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by garyh (Post 60493)
I enjoyed that 'T' I would even put up with it in yellow...

(Said in an M&S smooth advertising voice) This isn't just yellow. This is Giallo fly Ferrari yellow. :)

Dream job. Dream car. Me now dreaming about building and owning one...

Paul L 15th October 2014 13:38

I really like the Ferrari yellow. :cool:

And it would be nice to see someone paint a Tribute in that colour.

jones 15th October 2014 15:08

Paul, the wait might not be so long... as suggested by Danny my MX250 is awaiting the final decision on colour. I am ruling out the red and probably the white as there are already some great examples of this about but I still want something period... blue is in my mind too with a white stripe?


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