- It is raining and I am bored so here is my car after being painted
Yes rebodied Z3. I wanted an nice engine mated to an auto box as I can no longer drive manuals
The actual fuel filler nozzle is set back into the body so spillage is caught there. This picture sort of shows it
Side pipes mean the exhaust fumes are swept away down the side of the car rather than eddying back into the car as they might on rear exhaust outlets.
Wheels will be silver and the rears will get 20mm spacers to better fill the archesPosted 3 years agoKing-ocelotMember
As I said above I like it, if it were me doing it there’s a few things I would do different but that’s what I like, the fact you have got something you love and it fires up my imagination on what I would do. It’s a nice car I hope you really enjoy it you have prob worked really hard to get it. It must be pretty quick too.Posted 3 years agoSpeederSubscriber
For me the front overhang is a bit big in that first photo but otherwise it’s a nicely resolved look. Very reminiscent of something from the 60s and a great idea to base it on a car that’s not particularly well loved but reliable and well engineered.
Thrustyjust is right about the plate – I’m surprised someone made that up for you as it’s so obviously wrong. Having said that if you bought a relatively cheap private plate you’d get away with it no issue. You see loads of them about on modern cars when they shouldn’t be and this has the looks to fool anyone.
Also not sure about the side exit exhaust though, just looks odd.
Oh yes and love the ramps.Posted 3 years ago
Are they home made ramps?? – No Shit! £20 of B&Q timber instead of lots for proper ones
Exhausts – fake side pipes were originally being run outside of the sills with the real ones joining them just in front of the back wheel but they looked rubbish. I had the real pipes in place so left them there. Might get rear pipes when these rust outPosted 3 years ago
Have you lowers it a bit now? The arch gaps look a lot better than before – 205/65s on the rear instead of 185s on the front
front grille – It has a diagonal mesh across it. The angle the camera does show through this to the grass behind though.
exhausts – It will have pipes out the rear when these wear/rust out. Given they are mild steel and almost scrape the ground that won’t be long
One that no-one has picked up on yet is the orange side repeaters. They will be white with chromed bezel by this eveningPosted 3 years agoell_tellMember
One that no-one has picked up on yet is the orange side repeaters. They will be white with chromed bezel by this evening
I didn’t comment but did have the same thought earlier. Honestly 🙂
And maybe twin rear exhausts exiting the centre of the rear bumper when you change emPosted 3 years ago
Stingray? Which model? I can’t think of one that similar. Please post a pic or link. I was doing an homage to the 57 Maserati 300S if anything
Scimitar – Yes I was. Unfortunately when I snapped my foot off I restricted to movement so I really struggle to drive manuals so sold the Scimitar and bought a modern auto to rebody. Actually prefer this body shape which is a bonus.
Car – 2.8 Auto 80,000 miles was £1,800 which was a bargain as most seem to be £2,500 – £3,ooo for similar mileage and condition
Kit – It was created to my original design as a one off but by mutual agreement Tribute Automotive are now selling the kit. A Z300S kit is £1,995 (or was at the show last weekend). The BMW panels unbolt and the new panels bolt on. No need for IVA test. You can strip the BMW in a day and rebody in a weekend. The time is then spent deciding where to put the lights/exhausts/indicators etcPosted 3 years ago
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