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Barber 8th February 2017 08:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by zagmad (Post 84477)
Well the tiny pic one could be done with the back that was on mine if Chris hasn't smashed it up and dumped it.the time it looked like the Maserati. And angled it down a bit prob best on a z3 as the front is shorter

Zagmad, I went back to the early versions, and yes, even in the build at that stage it looks good. I have asked Chris about the status. He has confirmed there is no way he can do the alfa as a project at present.

zagmad 8th February 2017 08:53

Yep I know. He prefers 60's convertible sports cars. Mines more 70's coupe. Mines a one off any way so theirs no money in it for him long term. So its ticking over slowly. That's why i've been going down as much as I can hence the boot has a shape now. Going back April to have another crack at it. Hopefully that tine will be with filler.

Barber 8th February 2017 08:59

Good luck. It may seem a slog, but to get a chance of the car you dream of should not be passed up.

zagmad 8th February 2017 09:02

Yep it does look great but that's because the Alfa lines are so strong. It has alot of potential. Wider arches,wider bonnet bulges, lowered would look awesome. Every line on the car looks right to me and a little push to fill the gaps left to see it finished. I was working on it outside in the rain last but it was worth it.

zagmad 8th February 2017 09:09

I wasn't looking for a specific car at the time but as soon as saw the Alfa panels were available un fibreglass it stayed in the back of my mind . After coming back from Australia it just clicked. Got some money back from ppi and went for it. You only live once

zagmad 8th February 2017 09:19

The interior will just be mx5 standard only things that will change are the steering wheel and gear knob. Had some shiny blue extras that looked tacky. Ive got a new radio as the radio was the same one from Japan. And couldn't pick up uk stations.

zagmad 8th February 2017 09:25

Id recommend going to australia for 3 weeks as the flights are long and you lose 2 days in travel . We went to Brisbane -sydney-Melbourne-Hamilton island-earlie beach. Managed to jet ski to day dream island and back. Great weather in November.

zagmad 8th February 2017 09:29

It was fun. Managed to stay with the Mrs cousins and aunts so accommodation was taken care of.

Barber 8th February 2017 09:32

I agree really 3 weeks. I did Perth, ayre''s rock, Sidney, Melbourne in 2 weeks and it was a bit rushe'd.

zagmad 8th February 2017 09:53

We're looking at Canada next year not sure which month to go. Got a cousin over their who does sports massage and my wife's cousin is over their at the moment . Love to stay somewhere near a lake or river. Do some fishing,canoeing take in some of the awesome views. Once the project shell is ready and its drivable I'm going to take it to Yorkshire for a good run. My brother in law has family up their. He'll probably take his motorbike

Ozzie Dave 8th February 2017 09:59

I would recomend forgetting OZ at the moment, here in Brisbane its 35, in sydney its been over 40 (yes it should not be that way around). still working on how to get an SWB here and have some fun as the cars here are SH1T.

zagmad 8th February 2017 10:01

Ive been looking at badge designs. Something that fits in the original badge dip. But with angular letters. ALF but in the style of Fiat or MG logo type. Thinking 10 steps ahead but my brain doesn't shut off

zagmad 8th February 2017 10:53

Id recommend asking about ppi. Especially if you've been getting loans and renewing every 2or 3 years. I managed to get 9k back. That was after taking loans out over a period of ten years. Went through the bank direct so no extra charges. Takes a while but they have to assess every loan you've had with them.

zagmad 8th February 2017 11:02

Paid off what I owe on my credit card and my loan I had at the time. Left enough for spending money and flights to oz. Holiday of a lifetime. Id like to go to italy maybe in a couple of years time.

Mitchelkitman 8th February 2017 17:54

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Originally Posted by zagmad (Post 86055)
Paid off what I owe on my credit card and my loan I had at the time. Left enough for spending money and flights to oz. Holiday of a lifetime. Id like to go to italy maybe in a couple of years time.

Crikey I never had any PPI, this is my undoing! I was offered it though - Is that reason enough to get compo?:biggrin:

Mitchelkitman 8th February 2017 17:56

Anyone know what's happened to the MXscort?

zagmad 8th February 2017 20:56

If you knew that you had it at the time its worth asking. The thing with ppi is that I wasn't told that I would be paying interest on the insurance. To me it was a one off payment and the loan amount was what I was paying interest on. That's what your getting your money back from. If id known about the interest charged on it I wouldn't have signed up for it. I got my first loan out round 2002.

Redandy 9th February 2017 11:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by zagmad (Post 86054)
Id recommend asking about ppi. Especially if you've been getting loans and renewing every 2or 3 years. I managed to get 9k back. That was after taking loans out over a period of ten years. Went through the bank direct so no extra charges. Takes a while but they have to assess every loan you've had with them.

who did you use? so many "dodgy ppi companies"...!

zagmad 9th February 2017 11:57

Went straight to the source. The bank in with which I took the loans out with. They have a legal team. If i went with a ppi company they prob would of taken 2-3k off the funds.

Mister Towed 9th February 2017 15:38

I never got a penny back from ppi claims. :(

I could kick myself, how stupid was I to always read the small print when I took out a loan and not pay extra for insurance I didn't need?

Gutted.

zagmad 9th February 2017 16:02

Took money out whilst earning peanuts pay at jd sports. If I lost my job. The insurance would keep the payments going till I found another job or went bankrupt.

zagmad 9th February 2017 16:03

Sone builing societies put ppi on loans straight away. Cant avoid it.

zagmad 27th February 2017 18:46

Anyone know what happened to dsg4me. Just wondered what my Alf would look like with its mx5 convertible roof on. Don't worry wont be changing it but those who ever wondered. May give you an answer.

DSG4ME 1st March 2017 10:17

The answer to Zagmad´s question is
DSG4ME is still around. :icon_cool:

Zag, just in case you wondered what your Alf Special would look like with the MX5 convertible top, well here you have it. My personal opinion would be to leave it as a coupé but thats all down to personal taste.

https://i.imgsafe.org/6ab48b00b9.jpg

zagmad 1st March 2017 17:05

Don't worry not changing the roof just wondered what it would look like. For those who like a soft top. Prob look nice from a angled front view. The Alf has nice reverse curve lines that give it those sharp lines along the top of the wings .

zagmad 4th March 2017 10:45

While we're looking at alternative rooflines' what would it look like with as a shooting brake.ive always like the roof off the Lamborghini shooting star.

zagmad 4th March 2017 15:10

Oops Lamborghini flying star. From the b pillar back

Jaguartvr 6th March 2017 08:05

Brian at DNA is working on a replica Daytona 365 on a Z4 but due to his work load with the 2fifty it won't be until the early part of next year (at the earliest), I'm on the list!

The 250 is (fingers crossed) almost finished and I have really enjoyed the build so need something to keep me occupied for the next year.
There was a post on here somewhere or it could have been the DNAOC site, someone was asking if the BMW E46 had bolt on rear end, (it doesn't) but it got me thinking again.

How about a 4 seater Daytona "Tribute"?


http://i803.photobucket.com/albums/y.../z3gto/e46.jpg

http://i803.photobucket.com/albums/y...tona%20365.png

I'm not thinking replica, more "in the style of". A 4 seater would be very practical and would possibly easier to get approval from the war office if you have kids. The E46 is getting quite cheap now and there are millions available, anything from a poverty 1.8 up to the M3, something for everyone. Wheelbase is bound to be out but to my eye the proportions look as if they will work and the windscreen rake looks ok too. Main difference to my eye is the distance from the back of the door to the rear wheel arch, but as it's a 4 seater I think it could still work.

WorldClassAccident 6th March 2017 08:29

Main difference to my eye is the distance from the back of the door to the rear wheel arch, but as it's a 4 seater I think it could still work.

Main difference to me is they are pointing in different directions

:-)

Jaguartvr 6th March 2017 08:42

The one pointing in the wrong direction is for our Irish readers!

zagmad 6th March 2017 17:06

Like alot of design if you get the scale right it will look great. Id avoid making it looking like the rover v8 that was on top gear. The one when the door came off on the cobbles. Ds something. Sloping it out from the bottom of the convertible roof . Maybe dsg4me could give it a crack. If the blueprint was scaled up to allow for then bmws tyre diameter

mazdarazmataz 6th March 2017 17:25

That e46 Daytona idea, is rather inspired I think!

I think you would only be allowed the fixed lights as pop ups are banned

zagmad 6th March 2017 17:34

365 gtb/4 had lenses that were the shape of the front. So can have 4 lights at the front instead of pop up. Keeping it period.

Jaguartvr 6th March 2017 17:44

Back to hunting for a cheap tatty unfinished/unstarted Daytona kit.
If anyone has any leads on one please let me know.

Mitchelkitman 6th March 2017 17:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by mazdarazmataz (Post 86600)
I think you would only be allowed the fixed lights as pop ups are banned

Are they? What about pop-down covers ala Quantum or Albar Sonic?

Mister Towed 6th March 2017 18:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by mazdarazmataz (Post 86600)

I think you would only be allowed the fixed lights as pop ups are banned

Doesn't the mk1 MX5 have pop up headlights?

mazdarazmataz 6th March 2017 18:47

Old cars that already have them are fine. They have been deemed as pedestrian unfriendly for new production cars

Jaguartvr 6th March 2017 18:49

Should be ok on an older BMW that wouldn't have to go through an IVA.

mazdarazmataz 6th March 2017 18:50

Pop up headlights were last used in 2004 when c5 corvette and lotus esprit went out of production :(

DSG4ME 7th March 2017 05:15

For all those that wanted a BMW E46 Daytona Style Convertible.

https://i.imgsafe.org/e4f0bcaaeb.jpg


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