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Old 9th May 2016, 21:43
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Nice work, I have been sceptical with the ever evolving, goal post moving concept behind this build but now I get it! A nice departure from the other Italian brand too.

Looking forward to the next update, good luck Chris, Dan and Joe.
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Old 9th May 2016, 21:53
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That's looking good - and what's the car in the background? Reliant Kitten maybe?
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Old 9th May 2016, 21:57
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Thats a GMC truck isn't it..?
This looks another interesting project..
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Old 10th May 2016, 05:35
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… the ever evolving, goal post moving concept behind this build...
Just for fun, and given the current forum tensions, I do mean for a bit of fun….

2013

Original Vision



More inspiration



Under construction





2014

Modified 250 SWB rear end fitted



Alfa headlight covers added



Evolving still further...





2015

Rear end gets inspiration from this.



And is taking shape



2016

Final design choice
< Touch Wood >



Very early stages of development, with roof still to be added.





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Zagmad - Can I suggest you put the photoshop requests down and don't look at any other cars until this one is actually finished.

Jokes aside, Tribute have a good eye for what does & doesn't work, so I am sure you will be rewarded with a great car.

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...More progress tomorrow...
Chris - I'm looking forward to seeing this develop, as I love the way you (& Dan) 'cut & shut' everything get the final shape.

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In fact, the way Tribute build things is my favourite part of the whole forum, not just this section of it.

So it is good to see it returning and there is still Kidge's 275 & Chris's MXico to come.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 10th May 2016, 05:58
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Don't forget mine Paul

I stopped posting pics as mine has been quietly evolving in the background.
It started out db4 zagatoish - to my ever changing sketch - to a exp10 inspired - the latest incarnation.

In truth I would have been happy with any of my visions turned into reality.
But a creative mind is a restless mind and while I can not disagree with you Zag is mad. I do relate to his creative journey.
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Old 10th May 2016, 15:10
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Looks good . Hope it works aiming for the Italia look. Short small side window. Longer boot lid.
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Old 10th May 2016, 18:13
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I saw the car earlier today , its working out quite well ...
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Old 10th May 2016, 19:56
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I saw the car earlier today , its working out quite well ...
Modesty will get you everywhere... big thank you to Gary for his help today to progress Joe's car.

Alfa panels are fitting surprisingly well. Rear end required widening, stock boot lid and surround retained:





Rear arches will require a reshaping after being shorten to match the MX5 ones they cover:


Front end will be the trickiest part, but with some extending and blending will be just fine:

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Old 10th May 2016, 20:00
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Thats a GMC truck isn't it..?
This looks another interesting project..
No it's a Mazda B2200 pick up. It will be rebodied but that's another story.
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Old 10th May 2016, 20:01
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Looks good . Hope it works aiming for the Italia look. Short small side window. Longer boot lid.
That's the plan. The roof will be going on this Thursday, ready for you to look at on Saturday.
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Old 10th May 2016, 20:31
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Now we're talking, great progress guys!
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Old 10th May 2016, 20:42
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.........
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Old 10th May 2016, 21:27
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What just happened to my lovely panels.
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Old 10th May 2016, 21:32
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What just happened to my lovely panels.
You won't see the join when its done
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Old 10th May 2016, 21:38
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Hmmm.....a convertable version would look nice...!!
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Old 10th May 2016, 22:09
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This works very, very well indeed. Excellent.
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Old 10th May 2016, 22:46
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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
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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
Zag you've seen this stage lots and you know how the magic happens
Just chill you know its coming together
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Old 11th May 2016, 00:04
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Zag, me thinks you are in good hands.Not to worry..
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Old 11th May 2016, 04:16
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First off all, I'm only awake due to the rain lashing down outside & my wife snoring inside.

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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
Zagmad - Can I ask, in the nicest way possible, what exactly did you think was going to happen to the panels?

Photoshop is great for giving you an idea of how things might look when the conversion work is done.

But it is very clear, well, to me at least, that your external panels do not line up with your internal donor car.

So the only way you will end up with a car that looks like your photoshopped image is if the panels are "cut and shut".

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...Zag you've seen this stage lots and you know how the magic happens…
Highlights of the how the 250 SWB & Z300 were built in a similar way can be found here:

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...ead.php?t=5820

All the detailed development threads for most of the Tribute range can be found here:

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...ead.php?t=4623

Just take a look at all the finished cars on that thread and consider how great they look.

Then remember that everyone of those models started off looking the same way your car does now.

So please view this stage as a "work in progress" and keep the faith.

All the best, Paul.

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Zag, me thinks you are in good hands.Not to worry..
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