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Old 22nd March 2016, 19:37
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That colour looks gorgeous, good choice.
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Old 22nd March 2016, 20:39
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Superb colour choice - awesome!
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Old 22nd March 2016, 20:57
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I agree on the badges, I know it is a personal thing. but putting Ferrari badges on something that is clearly not just seems odd to me.
I dont get this no badges thing? I think you need reminding that it iS a Ferrari replica after all. The only reason I would not put badges on would be if its not built to a standard that would pass as a Ferrari.
If you want a period 'Classic' car shape then build a A352 or a Z300s for half the price.
When I build mine it will be to the best I can afford and be as close to a real one as possible (with badges!)
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Old 22nd March 2016, 21:00
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Paint looks excellent - reflections look true - I'm even coming round to colour now it's fitting up, it does look retro. Could you be persuaded to put wires on?

Look forward to seeing at Stoneleigh plus having a gander at the mx5 vents. Are you changing out seats?

Also agree RE F badges - no badges going on mine at all.
Hi Smash,
No wires, thanks. I'll be putting the 17" steels back on.


Seats were beige, I've changed to the black ones and although they are a bit tired, they'll do fine for now.

Bob.
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Old 22nd March 2016, 21:08
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I dont get this no badges thing? I think you need reminding that it iS a Ferrari replica after all. The only reason I would not put badges on would be if its not built to a standard that would pass as a Ferrari.
If you want a period 'Classic' car shape then build a A352 or a Z300s for half the price.
When I build mine it will be to the best I can afford and be as close to a real one as possible (with badges!)




No bud it aint a Ferrari replica at all, a GT40 is moulded from an original car, a lot of parts interchange, the bodies are identical.

The tribute car is great, I have one, but it is not a replica more of a look a like.

Each to their own I guess.
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Old 22nd March 2016, 21:13
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I dont get this no badges thing? I think you need reminding that it iS a Ferrari replica after all. The only reason I would not put badges on would be if its not built to a standard that would pass as a Ferrari.
If you want a period 'Classic' car shape then build a A352 or a Z300s for half the price.
When I build mine it will be to the best I can afford and be as close to a real one as possible (with badges!)
I have no problem with you badging yours as a Ferrari, we can do whatever makes us happy.

Mine makes me very happy doing it my way.

Bob.
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Old 22nd March 2016, 22:34
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No bud it aint a Ferrari replica at all, a GT40 is moulded from an original car, a lot of parts interchange, the bodies are identical.

The tribute car is great, I have one, but it is not a replica more of a look a like.

Each to their own I guess.
I bit harsh !
Where do you draw the line ? Most Cobra replica's aren't replica's if they have a Jag or Ford based chassis or fitted with a Chevy engine, but most are.

Same with the Lotus 7 Replica's , most apart from the Pre Litigation Westfields are inspired by tributes to the real thing.

Ah , a tribute , that could make a good name for a car company offering a series models inspired by the multi million pound real thing!

Just my take on it , a badge or two here and there won't look out of place or offend anybody.
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Old 23rd March 2016, 06:01
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Here you go, one of these on the old rump should keep both camps happy -



http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fiat-500-A...EAAMXQl6pRYsN-

After all, it's just a badge off a humble FIAT 500.
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Old 23rd March 2016, 07:36
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Here you go, one of these on the old rump should keep both camps happy -



http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fiat-500-A...EAAMXQl6pRYsN-

After all, it's just a badge off a humble FIAT 500.
Nice find Mr T
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Old 23rd March 2016, 07:54
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Talking of badges..... what became of the Tribute boot badge in the style of Ferrari? I thought that looked just right.
So much better than Fakeari!
This one?



Photoshopped from a Fezza badge BUT these guys could easily knock one up in billet aluminium, not plastic..

http://www.emblemart.com/billetaluminumgallery.html

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Old 23rd March 2016, 07:57
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Some fair points,


Their is an interesting thread running on Pstonheads about the car , a lot of people on their agree with me, it is pretending to be some thing it is not.
Have you a link (or guidance where to find?) I'd be interested to see what peeps think, but can't EVER seem to find anything successfully with a pistonhead search.
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Old 23rd March 2016, 08:31
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I love that find Mr T will photo shop that onto mine to see what it looks like
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Old 23rd March 2016, 08:52
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Ferrari replicas have always been far more contentious than any other sort. I think that stems from the initial glut of MR2 based 355s then 360s then Cougar based 458s etc all that copy a current model.

People tend to be far more accepting when you recreate a classic car long out of production and totally unobtainable to the common man such as a cobra, GT40 etc.

Interestingly this does not appear to extend to classic Ferraris - although Daytonas seem to get away with it, presumably on the basis that they're so rare if you see one you just instantly think fake. Not sure about Dinos but people do seem to have taken against the Z3 ones already - presumably (like some peoples paint) they're not expensive enough irrespective of how well they're finished.

What I've always found hypocritical are those people who take a huge stand against using the F badge but are quite happy to accept Shelby/cobra branding etc.

No replica cobra parts will even remotely fit the real thing (unless you're talking about a Kirkham or a GD MkIV) - they pretty much all share the common DNA of the original Arntz cobra that was imported many many years ago and then manufacturers even shared bodies. You had RAM supplying SR and AK used to supply Crendon before they rehashed it - ironically some people call it the most accurate cobra when the body hasn't been anywhere near an original...it was all reshaped by hand.....hypocrits.....anyways....

My point is - and you're right this has been done to death on pistonheads - a Sumo clearly isn't a replica so how can you be happy with badging on that and not another evocation? Do you know I actually saw a GT40 rep in Benfleet and the stripe down the side along the sill said "GT Fourty" - epic fail....

And the reason I'm not putting badging on is exactly because of the (hypocritical) attitude to F replicas. This will be my third - the first was a Noble P4 - cosworth turbo powered total blasphemy for an F car but I would have raced anything in that car when the boost was cranked it was untouchable in 3rd. I still have the Noble badge I bought for the nose in my drawer because it I was going to rebrand. When it went up for sale recently at 50k (I sold it for 24) it had F badges up every orrifice!

https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/...ble-p4-replica

(I will admit to putting the MUF plate on it!)

the second was an Extreme 355 running a 3.0 V6 conversion - it sounded incredible and went well. I took it over to Spa classic one september in convoy with a TVR and 3 cobras - a Sumo, an AK and Fiero. We went past some coffee shops in SPa town centre and who do you think got heckled? Yep me! "C'est un Fake - le Posseur!!" will forever be ringing in my ears when I think of that car lol!

The irony was I'd taken the badges off and stuck a 2Brutal badge on the front and Toyota script on the engine deck...ho hum
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Old 23rd March 2016, 12:00
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I think there are two types of Ferrari replica , one being a copy of a modern car 355 etc etc . These are built simply for the "Bling" effect often by those with loads of money but not enough for a real one . The owner might have a fake bling watch and orange fake tan too. The give away is the white trainer.

Our 250 SWB is aimed at those who might live in the shires , read Horse and Hound , go to Prescott or Shelsley Walsh hill climb or perhaps Goodwood. I don't think the typical buyer is even aware of this car yet !
The car will be a nieche market until established in the "Classic" scene where it could really take off.

I think that the "kitcar" events have their place but aren't the best way to market these cars. Yes , a good introduction but there might be better ways or other events to attend ie Goodwood
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Old 23rd March 2016, 13:07
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Do you know I actually saw a GT40 rep in Benfleet and the stripe down the side along the sill said "GT Fourty" - epic fail....
Don't know if you're local to Benfleet (I used to live there once), but nearby (Basildon) was a company which made some 'follow on' Ford GT40's (I think the co was Walker & Scott or something similar. I don't know what the legal arrangement was, but apparently these cars were the real mccoy monocoque, nut and bolt replicas. Also on Canvey Island I went searching for some GRP supplies once, and had trouble finding the place, so poked my head around the door in an industrial unit to ask the guys ..... who were constructing alloy bodies for Ferrari's! (don't know any more I'm afraid), but their creations looked good.
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Old 23rd March 2016, 17:17
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Born and bred in Hadleigh! There are a lot of these specialist shops round Essex that you never hear about - I didn't know about one on Canvey. The guy who's doing my mouth and bumpers is in Hawkwell and has built some amazing stuff - this is restoration he did on a DB2
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Old 23rd March 2016, 19:24
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Don't know if you're local to Benfleet (I used to live there once), but nearby (Basildon) was a company which made some 'follow on' Ford GT40's (I think the co was Walker & Scott or something similar. I don't know what the legal arrangement was, but apparently these cars were the real mccoy monocoque, nut and bolt replicas. Also on Canvey Island I went searching for some GRP supplies once, and had trouble finding the place, so poked my head around the door in an industrial unit to ask the guys ..... who were constructing alloy bodies for Ferrari's! (don't know any more I'm afraid), but their creations looked good.
I remembered who they were........ Hayward & Scott. Strange how the brain suddenly comes up with these things a few hours after you first want them!
ISTR they are known for very good one-off exhausts & manifolds.
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Old 23rd March 2016, 21:30
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Only thread I can find about kit cars I have posted on is
http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/t...08259#31248296
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Old 24th March 2016, 14:44
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Getting the build thread back on track, I've been doing more fitting up today and the rear screen is in.
What looked like it could be an issue with the rubber looking oversize, proved not to be too bad when we actually put it in. The trims look as though they'll be a bugger to fit as most folks said they would so I'll have a go at it when the car's home next week.


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Old 24th March 2016, 15:50
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Looks great Bob,

I did notice the rear screen rubber that I bought was oversize, I sent the 1st one back it was so big, the second one is a bit smaller so hopefully fit ok.
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