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Old 3rd January 2021, 13:29
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I can't see this mentioned anywhere else, but I thought Tribute's new car was looking interesting. I like a replica which uses the original manufacturer's car as a basis so it actually has the right to wear the badge!





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That low sill on the Z3 causes its usual problem to the shape, but I think it could be a nice classic-looking car. There's some photoshop going on with these images (the front grille, bumpers, wheels and rear lights especially- I think it's just a photo of a 250 SWB kit that's then been altered in fact) but hopefully the finished thing looks as good.

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Old 3rd January 2021, 15:46
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Looks great....... would look even better if they could add the original style swage line down the side....
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Old 4th January 2021, 17:35
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I like it but wonder about the bumpers. Metal and chrome can add up quickly and almost equal the cost of the kit.
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There are probably a few options that would work, Triumph Stag bumpers look very similar and are cheap to buy. Ollie is right, the swage line down the side would add to the illusion.

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Old 6th January 2021, 09:55
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Didn’t the DNA have some way of doing chromed bumpers in GRP?
I’ve no idea how they’d do the grille though.

Personally I think the windscreen surround really needs to be chrome too, but you can do that with vinyl can’t you?
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