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Old 27th August 2015, 21:55
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Reliant scimitar might be a good option as it has the space and set up for 4seats. If it were me i would probably have just 4 seats which means you get decent space and don't have to have yo feel squeezed in at the back. Being fibreglass you can move the glass and panels around at the back . Wing heights allowing for suspension. Yes i know its a classic but some curves would go a long way to make it more attractive. Not sure bout engines and being reliable.
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Old 5th September 2015, 08:05
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Hope to be visiting the workshop soon. Gonna try and get the back end lines softened and filled so then can focus on the door line and grill. Have had days when I just wanted to throw in the towel but its getting their now and then I can see the overall outline coming together. Chris has been very patient. And I appreciate all the hard work the team have put in. It's not like the disco volante from touring where the lines of the c8 help the build the mx5 has thrown some curve balls.
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Old 10th September 2015, 21:03
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Managed to get a blue print for the Maserati a6g. Makes for interesting reading.
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Old 16th September 2015, 18:39
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Visited tribute headquarters. Got a little further with the back end
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Old 16th September 2015, 18:45
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Visited tribute headquarters. Got a little further with the back end
any pics?
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Old 16th September 2015, 18:47
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Needs a little tweeking to soften the outline of the rear wing. Next is the door line.
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Old 16th September 2015, 18:52
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Old 16th September 2015, 18:59
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that's looking promising
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Old 16th September 2015, 22:49
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I'm a fan of the zagato berlinetta. With a very subtle bulge . Like the 250 lwb zagato
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Old 17th September 2015, 07:06
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Chris: why based on the MX5 and not on the Z-3?
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Old 17th September 2015, 07:18
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That's on its way to being another great looking coupe, you guys really have got the Midas touch. What's the 'rear' screen from? Looks to be a front screen from something.
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Old 17th September 2015, 07:27
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... What's the 'rear' screen from? Looks to be a front screen from something.
I am keen to guess- how about a Ford Consul Mk2 (also TVR Vixen/Tuscan) ???
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Old 17th September 2015, 08:10
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My guess was a Spitfire as you can see the soft top fixing.
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Old 17th September 2015, 16:39
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That's on its way to being another great looking coupe, you guys really have got the Midas touch.
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Old 18th September 2015, 08:45
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Add this one to my growing - want one of them - list
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Old 25th September 2015, 14:47
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Visiting headquarters next week having a go at creating the zagato bulge on the driver side wing. Fingers crossed it works out. Then can see if it works with a door panel as well, going into the front wing.
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Old 25th September 2015, 14:51
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They seemed to have a narrower track at the back. So by using the width of the original door and have that line going into the slightly wider wing of the swb front end. If possible to have flared arches put on an original front end and not from the z3 kit. As I'm aiming for a period custom. Hence the alloys. Some Alfa sprint veloce had their wing arched flared to allow for wider wheels
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Old 25th September 2015, 19:08
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What a beautiful car - the overall shape, especially the glass area is very Jag mk2. I really like the chrome number plate light with the brake? lights set into it. Lots of potential for this Tribute to look incredible, keep up the good work!
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Old 25th September 2015, 19:32
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A loooooong time. There is tons of other development work on other projects to finish first.

Please don't stray too far from this front end, it looks awesome!
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Old 26th September 2015, 07:33
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I like the way the rear 'fins' are developing. Any chance they could find their way onto the 250SWB convertible rear end? Maybe shaped to take MGB rear lights...

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/mgb-rear-l...item43e1dedc32
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