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Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 25th April 2021, 18:52
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Is it me or does this look less SWB and more...

Is it me or does this look less SWB and more Tribute ? The wheels look pretty cool too, plenty of 18's out their to choose from, even straight from the BMW parts bin !
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 25th April 2021, 17:36
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
It might be a bit cheeky to build one and get it...

It might be a bit cheeky to build one and get it on the road before the GTO version which isn't due until 2023 !
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 25th April 2021, 17:31
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
The colour looks like that very rare , Illusive...

The colour looks like that very rare , Illusive Blue !
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 25th April 2021, 09:24
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
There are several donors on ebay that would lend...

There are several donors on ebay that would lend themselves , here is one example...
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/294138606585?hash=item447c06f3f9:g:bVUAAOSwUJNe5hqX
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 23rd April 2021, 16:55
Replies: 90
Views: 8,609
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
A couple of recent photo's showing the pollycarb...

A couple of recent photo's showing the pollycarb screen trial fitted. I made some stainless brackets to support the screen, fitting it against the moulded indent in the scuttle. Looks neat enough and...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 20th April 2021, 08:50
Replies: 66
Views: 3,652
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Have you thought about making an ash frame and...

Have you thought about making an ash frame and skinning with aluminium ? The coach builders method from years ago. The trouble with ply is that it will twist and distort if its hung on its side as a...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 19th April 2021, 19:23
Replies: 90
Views: 8,609
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Managed to get most of the wiring done now using...

Managed to get most of the wiring done now using my simple loom made from heavy duty trailer cable. Its a neat solution to an otherwise potentially messy job if you try running individual wires to...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 12th April 2021, 19:54
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
That's not always the case . When I built the...

That's not always the case . When I built the aluminium 250 TR I managed to get an agreed value of 50k and the premium was under 200 ! The Tribute 275 was more expensive to insure despite the...
Forum: General Build Chat 12th April 2021, 17:25
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I sent my paperwork off to DVLA last weeks to...

I sent my paperwork off to DVLA last weeks to register my Formosa under the rebody rules. It's a 1975 car so I'll be interested to see how I get on with the tax and mot exemptions, I've not done it...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 12th April 2021, 17:09
Replies: 198
Views: 53,706
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Looking again at your photos above, the more I'm...

Looking again at your photos above, the more I'm thinking a grey primer would finish it to a satisfactory level for sale. You have a good set of wheels, the lights look fine as do the instruments....
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 12th April 2021, 07:41
Replies: 198
Views: 53,706
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Even a quick rattle can grey primer will add...

Even a quick rattle can grey primer will add value. Don't expect to see more than half what you would have got if properly finished though.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 11th April 2021, 15:53
Replies: 16
Views: 771
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Matt black doesn't do it for me ! I like the...

Matt black doesn't do it for me ! I like the silver one in the photo above . Have you thought about a red oxide finish if you really want a "shabby chic" look ?
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 10th April 2021, 15:25
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
If you want to save a few quid play one off...

If you want to save a few quid play one off against the other. They all want your business and there are several insurers who specialise in kits and specials. Make sure you are clear with what sort...
Forum: General Build Chat 8th April 2021, 12:26
Replies: 21
Views: 2,069
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Good luck with that one ! There are so many...

Good luck with that one ! There are so many sevenesque designs out there both past and present, its pretty much a generic shape in its own right now. The Westfield situation proved a point and set a...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 6th April 2021, 12:24
Replies: 90
Views: 8,609
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Yes I remember his build and the paint job he...

Yes I remember his build and the paint job he did, a very good finish ! I think I'll be going for something similar.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 4th April 2021, 22:39
Replies: 16
Views: 771
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
An interesting concept Ian, can't wait to see the...

An interesting concept Ian, can't wait to see the finished result. The side profile of the Z3GT convertible looks great and I'm sure it will work well with the 250 front end.
Forum: General Build Chat 3rd April 2021, 09:12
Replies: 21
Views: 2,069
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
More news in Classic and Sports Car magazine...

More news in Classic and Sports Car magazine today. Most references were aimed at the high end "toolroom" copies. Whilst no conclusions were forthcoming it looks like the whole area is a can of worms...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 3rd April 2021, 08:59
Replies: 90
Views: 8,609
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
The body is excellent quality and won't take much...

The body is excellent quality and won't take much time to prep. I might be changing my mind again with final colour choice, perhaps ! Originally thinking of an aluminium paint finish but now leaning...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 1st April 2021, 17:05
Replies: 90
Views: 8,609
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Some recent photos;

Some recent photos;
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 31st March 2021, 22:14
Replies: 90
Views: 8,609
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Slow progress over the last couple of weeks but...

Slow progress over the last couple of weeks but getting closer ! The detail little jobs take up so much time. The doors are hung, the instruments are in, the ali panelling work is just about...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 30th March 2021, 20:33
Replies: 250
Views: 39,438
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Nothing this end !

Nothing this end !
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 29th March 2021, 20:15
Replies: 250
Views: 39,438
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Is it me but there are no photos showing on this...

Is it me but there are no photos showing on this thread ?
Forum: General chatter 28th March 2021, 09:28
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Here is the live feed for todays auction on now ;...

Here is the live feed for todays auction on now ;

;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gUJZ7NkmKY
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 27th March 2021, 16:52
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Cycle wings tend to flap about and resonate...

Cycle wings tend to flap about and resonate unless the brackets are really heavy duty and solid. The only solution on the Lotus 7 style cars I've owned is to make the brackets from over size material...
Forum: General chatter 27th March 2021, 11:58
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Race Retro Live Auction Today 27/03/21

Some interesting cars going through the Silverstone Auctions, Race Retro sale today and tomorrow.

Here is the live feed link;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKNvQPc6GYM
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