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casamolino 25th November 2014 08:51

Chris nice attention to detail , Geoff .

Tribute Automotive 25th November 2014 19:42

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Originally Posted by casamolino (Post 61575)
Chris nice attention to detail , Geoff .

Thanks Geoff. Her's some more detail:

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps980e9d65.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6fea63f9.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...psb1f5fa02.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...psb4242b96.jpg

y cymro 29th November 2014 19:20

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Originally Posted by Tribute Automotive (Post 61602)

The devil is in the detail :smokin:
It's coming on nicely. Good job

Tribute Automotive 30th November 2014 19:32

Thanks Steve. Matching up the other side:

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps600629e6.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps8fae3891.jpg

hurnleft 30th November 2014 19:48

Looking really good. I'll speak to you during the week about coming down.

Cheers, Bob.

y cymro 30th November 2014 20:02

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Originally Posted by Tribute Automotive (Post 61685)
Thanks Steve. Matching up the other side:

Excellent.
Talking about matching the other side reminded me of the famous story about Sergio Pininfarina’s response to the Triumph TR7 when he saw it unveiled at the Detroit auto show. Walking from one side of the car to the other, he said of the swooping swage line along its flank, "Oh no, they did it on this side, too"

Gran-Sport 5th January 2015 12:57

Any further development on this chaps?









T.I.A.

casamolino 8th January 2015 07:57

Mould production this month , with my build to start at the end of the month , Geoff .

Danny_HUFC 8th January 2015 11:53

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Originally Posted by casamolino (Post 62515)
Mould production this month , with my build to start at the end of the month , Geoff .

Looking forward to it Geoff

hurnleft 8th January 2015 13:31

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Originally Posted by casamolino (Post 62515)
Mould production this month , with my build to start at the end of the month , Geoff .

Mine won't be far behind, starting to collect the required lights, handles etc to take down with me.

Really looking forward to it. I'd like to make Stoneleigh with it if work allows (I know I'm working on the Sunday.

Bob.

Paul L 8th January 2015 15:06

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Originally Posted by Danny_HUFC (Post 62517)
Looking forward to it Geoff

+1

Jaguartvr 8th January 2015 16:06

Don't know if this may be of interest but came accros it and thought it may help posting it.

http://www.simpsondesign.net/blog250SWBprogress4.html

Kit 275GTB 8th January 2015 16:52

Thanks for that heads up on Simpson Design. Did you see the prices they are asking? The USA is clearly a different market!
They are using a Miata (known as MX5 in Europe) which requires them to make some compromises. I thought all their types looked a bit "chunky" as a result and I was particularly interested in seeing their Italia 2 GTO which looks a bit like my 275/Z3 project based on a Z3 (see my thread at http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...ead.php?t=5207 ) I am still finalizing the design so I will take note of their efforts and try to benefit.

y cymro 8th January 2015 19:55

Good find Jaguartvr.

Here's some more
http://www.simpsondesign.net/blog250SWBprogress3.html

I think it looks good.

Blooming heck - he started by making it in steel
http://www.simpsondesign.net/blog250SWBchangemind.html
Kudos

Tribute Automotive 10th January 2015 20:01

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Originally Posted by Gran-Sport (Post 62456)
Any further development on this chaps? .

As Geoff said moulding will start this month, with 1st panels out and on Geoff's Z3 by end Jan/beginning of Feb. We are running behind due to shear volume of kits, part builds and development work. Mustn't grumble, business is good, if a little tiring sometimes :sleep:

Tribute Automotive 10th January 2015 20:03

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Originally Posted by Jaguartvr (Post 62534)
Don't know if this may be of interest but came accros it and thought it may help posting it.

http://www.simpsondesign.net/blog250SWBprogress4.html

I have always admired Jim Simpson's work. And his prices.

Mister Towed 11th January 2015 07:56

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Originally Posted by Tribute Automotive (Post 62594)
As Geoff said moulding will start this month, with 1st panels out and on Geoff's Z3 by end Jan/beginning of Feb. We are running behind due to shear volume of kits, part builds and development work. Mustn't grumble, business is good, if a little tiring sometimes :sleep:

Glad to hear that business is booming, can't wait to see the 'production' SWB kit as I might be in a position to place an order later this year. :)

y cymro 11th January 2015 09:35

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Originally Posted by Tribute Automotive (Post 62594)
business is good, if a little tiring sometimes :sleep:

It's great news that the SWB is almost ready, and I'm sure I share the feelings of all on this forum to be chuffed for you that business is so good. You've got a good range of products and an innovative approach to producing kit cars during a time of increasing government intervention.
I can't wait to get mine on the road :smile:

y cymro 11th January 2015 09:42

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Originally Posted by Tribute Automotive (Post 62595)
I have always admired Jim Simpson's work. And his prices.

I've just looked up his prices and they're an eye opener. It must be difficult selling a kit car in a country where for the same price you could buy a new Mustang, Camaro or Challenger.

Jaguartvr 11th January 2015 19:22

I have one of the Italia kits in the back garden waiting to be fitted. I believe it is one of the Retroforza kits.
The finish is amazing, the front end just bolts on an would be ready to paint with virtually no prep. Probably one reason they are so expensive.


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