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Old 29th July 2014, 20:21
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Chaps

If you look on the GTOengineering.com web page you will be able to see a newly built 250 sub, I wouldn't like to ask how much it was, but they might sell grilles etc to make the tribute model look more authentic
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Old 29th July 2014, 20:22
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That should be 250 SWB
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Old 29th July 2014, 22:17
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No there aren't. Replica means exact copy.
ok lookalikeys ha ha
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Old 31st July 2014, 13:58
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Default Geoff's 250SWB build

More out of curiosity than conviction I found out the cost of 275GTB headlight perspex and metal edge strips to be £1051.20.
Seeking alternatives now.
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Old 31st July 2014, 18:15
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Alfa spyder headlight cover duetto. Any good . Gtb is that the one with long nose or the one that looks like an swb but with a bigish boot. Gte?
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Old 31st July 2014, 22:57
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Default Here is a 275GTB.

The bodywork is very similar on the GTB2 and the GTB4.
The Alfa ones are not close enough.
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Old 6th August 2014, 19:57
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Default More Progress

Sorry for the delay in posting, progress has been in fits and starts due to large volume of kit orders. With the Donnington Show looming it's full steam ahead.

Front end now filled and sanded





Flanged for splash moulds





Horrible gel colours for splash moulds



Panels out, trimmed and placed on our engineless workshop Z3. Just a touch too long!







Not a bad fit with a little trimming around the windscreen





The stripped out base car that the panels are sat on is riding about 2.5" too high, even with an old Rover V8 chucked in the engine bay:





A little lowering makes a big difference










More progress soon.

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Old 6th August 2014, 20:02
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Very sleek.
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Old 6th August 2014, 20:37
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Looks great Chris
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Old 6th August 2014, 21:17
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Think I'll take my tape measure. Looks good for proportions on the wings ;-). Well worthy the wait Geoff.
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Old 6th August 2014, 21:38
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Very sleek Chris, how much is it lowered
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Old 6th August 2014, 21:44
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It looks really cool, if it were mine I'd have it down even lower!
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That looks really great chaps. Even better than I'd hoped it would.
I like the 'old' Rover motor too - is that the twin plenum version?
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Old 7th August 2014, 20:57
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Now we know how the front end is going to fit, in relation to the doors and windscreen, we were happy to properly position the rear end and widen the rear arches to cover the tyres









The roof was also split and widened to match the Z3 windscreen



Picked up some nice old Jag bolt on wires from ebay, should look the part



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Looking fat, in a good way.
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Old 7th August 2014, 21:08
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Very sleek Chris, how much is it lowered
The lowered picture is only Photoshopped. The red Z3 the panels are currently on is not the car they will be finally fitted to. As these panels are the intermediate buck from which the final mould will be taken, for the Z3 kit, they will not be fitted to Geoff's base car. Geoff will be getting the first production kit. The buck panels will be fitted to this 2.8 which will be my daily driver:





Got to love the amusing reg number!

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Old 8th August 2014, 04:32
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Roll on Donington , better arrive early to beat the crowd at the Tribute Stand Geoff .
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This is starting to look very good!
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Old 8th August 2014, 13:00
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Picked up some nice old Jag bolt on wires from ebay, should look the part

Wow- they even have an authentic Dunlop SP Sport tread pattern.
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Old 8th August 2014, 19:22
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They look familiar! I bought mine off ebay off a guy who didn't know what they came off....

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