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Old 11th May 2016, 06:15
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Chris and Dan create magical cars ..like all the best magic tricks the workings behind it are often less than glamourous .....the final illusion will be worth waiting for ...

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I feel physically sick at the moment those panels cost best part of 3000. And I cant afford to buy anymore
Three grand for some fibreglass panels? That'd probably imake me blow chunks too.

Still, I do like what Chris and Dan are doing with them...
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Old 11th May 2016, 07:02
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I know this is going to be a hardtop but it does look good as a convertible.
Watching Chris work his magic with "cut & paste", just think what he could conjure up with a hard top. No real restrictions on the rear window as he can use perspex. Try and picture a Stag or late Spitfire style hardtop fitted to his latest creation.
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Keep the faith Zag, Chris did a fair bit of cut'n'paste to some lovely body panels when making upo my original Z300S



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Old 14th May 2016, 17:34
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Crisis averted stretched and tweaked earlier today. Phew. :-)excellent work Chris with the roof
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Crisis averted stretched and tweaked earlier today. Phew. :-)excellent work Chris with the roof
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You know what Chris and Dan can do Zag
"you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs"
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Old 14th May 2016, 20:00
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Pics? Seriously, pics?! PICS???
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Old 15th May 2016, 09:11
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Think they'll come soon once the other side of the car has been altered as well. Bonnet is wider and longer but the gap between wing and bonnet is the same and bonnet and grill ar the same. The rear wing has returned to its original length but the boot as stretched to keep the boot space.width is the same. The wider lights of the gtv has balanced this out a treat. Its looking very Alfa Italia with a hint of Montreal at the front.
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Crisis averted stretched and tweaked earlier today. Phew. :-)excellent work Chris with the roof
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Crisis averted by ironically cutting the panels up a bit more

Scimitar SE5 windscreen and frame reversed and used as rear window fits really well.











Rear arches will be replaced by splash moulding/copying the fronts.

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Old 15th May 2016, 18:44
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Blimey, that's going to be quite a car!!!

PS the oil drum barricade on the forecourt makes me smile everytime I drive by!
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Nearly there Zag, not long left.
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Old 16th May 2016, 16:13
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Ah just the person. Would you could you see how it would look finished. Coloured grey. Please using the pictures from the above.
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Old 16th May 2016, 16:45
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I know. Its a bit of a challenge but the outlines their. And contours are quite strong. :-)
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Old 16th May 2016, 16:48
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This is it . The final shape well when the gaps are filled and panels put back on and the bonnet stretched. I've bought a bonnet bulge like the Alfa Rome 2600 1963 coupe. Fingers crossed Chris can fit it but a low profile version of it. Will help break up the length and width of the modified bonnet.
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Have you got a picture of the grey colour you intend to paint it Zag.
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I rather like this one. It might just be me, but I think it's got a bit of the Beta Coupe look to it.



With a bit of squinting and some judicious panel slashing, could it even morph into this?

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Old 16th May 2016, 17:39
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Mr 2. ?Toyota roadster thing. Bolt on panels
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Mr 2. ?Toyota roadster thing. Bolt on panels
I appreciate that the engine's in the wrong place for an 037, but the dimensions of the Z3 aren't dramatically different to the Lancia -

http://www.carfolio.com/specificatio...car/?car=22847

http://www.carfolio.com/specificatio...car/?car=19954

The wheelbase in particular is practically identical with less than a quarter of an inch difference between them.

I think your idea is turning into something that looks typically Italian and has loads of potential to become whatever you (or future builders) want it to be. looking forward to seeing it develop.

Oops, just realised it's on an MX5 isn't it
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