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Old 3rd January 2021, 12:29
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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!





https://www.facebook.com/TributeAutomotive

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, 14:46
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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, 16:35
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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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Old 4th January 2021, 20:11
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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, 08:55
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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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Old 15th February 2022, 16:09
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I think this will be worth the wait ............

https://www.tuningblog.eu/en/categor...507-v8-290121/
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Old 19th February 2022, 04:04
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These are from Tributes Facebook page.
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Old 19th February 2022, 16:24
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According to the Tribute Facebook page, Chris is close to taking a mould and offering body kits. The resto mod style such as in my previous post could lend itself well to the final look.
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Old 3rd June 2022, 11:41
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Some more progress from the Facebook page:






https://www.facebook.com/TributeAuto...86931514737437
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Old 3rd June 2022, 17:43
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I noticed that too.
Looks okay in red, but amazing in black with the red roof.
The rear bumper looks a little oversized, but maybe the originals was as well?
It’s nice seeing something other than wire wheels too.
Can’t wait to see this one take the next step.
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Old 3rd June 2022, 18:10
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Chris has these listed for sale now ! Who will be the first to buy and get one on the road ?
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A chap called Dan has taken early delivery and building one in red gel-coat currently. He is posting progress pics on the Tribute Owners FB group.
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Article in DM today about a 507 that has been untouched for 40 years. Great pictures showing interior and all the small details.


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/ca...sell-2-2m.html
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Old 24th June 2022, 21:39
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Some great photo's there !
I'm really liking the Restomod style renditions that are online. This one is standing out for me, lowered a couple of inches, American Racing wheels , 8"-15" with some chunky tyres setting it off !
https://www.sebastianmotsch.com/bmw-507-roadster/
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Old 1st July 2022, 06:16
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A chap called Dan has taken early delivery and building one in red gel-coat currently. He is posting progress pics on the Tribute Owners FB group.
His build thread is at https://zroadster.org/threads/507-tr...-thread.54135/

Looking good.
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Old 1st July 2022, 18:23
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Thanks for posting the link Ian. This forum has died a death since potential new members weren't allowed to join in. There must be lots of new builds going on but not on here ! Perhaps its time for JG to review the situation .
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Old 1st July 2022, 22:05
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You're welcome. I understand the situation. I try to look on here every day just in case...
The build looks good- in polished gel coat red at present. I'll be interested to know where appropriate bumpers come from.
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Old 1st July 2022, 22:50
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I check in a couple of times a week these days. Probably a hard core of around 20 regular posters at most these days. Only a couple of active build threads going on at the moment ! I'd post my current build but it isn't really kitcar, more custom car ! Is anyone interested in my take on a Mini Beach Car ?
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Old 2nd July 2022, 10:02
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Is anyone interested in my take on a Mini Beach Car ?
Of course- we are all madabout-kitcars. Might be difficult to categorise though...
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Old 2nd July 2022, 15:19
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Just for you Ian, here is a write up of an original Mini Beach Car from the 1960's, one of 16. My car is a modern take on the original design based on a 2003 Mini One. Photos to follow, maybe a new thread too !


https://www.hemmings.com/stories/201...ing-new-record
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