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My Tribute Cobra build

DLN1965

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A little update ....
I stripped the Z3 in just over a day ...
the bonnet is still in as it’s a 2 person job and I’m waiting for my boy to finish cyber college
And put the first part in situ !!!
Lots of work to do before panels go on ... but I reckon by the end of the week they should be in place
They will be coming off several times to add bits or drill holes etc ..... but it’s taking shape !!
 

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Panels not bolted in place yet ..... it’s raining !!
BUT had to do this .....
It’s the first thing actually bolted into position !

a bit of alignment needed and bolting panels in place but it’s taking shape35C4B0FB-437F-4741-8E03-CCFBF69C52B3.jpegBD2C0AF9-1D4E-465D-853C-7D3452ABDBBC.jpeg
 
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Panels not bolted in place yet ..... it’s raining !!
BUT had to do this .....
It’s the first thing actually bolted into position !

a bit of alignment needed and bolting panels in place but it’s taking shape
Looking bloody good !
 

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DLN1965 Can't quite get my head round this Darren - I had assumed the new bit was a full body - from the photos am I right in thinking it is grafting a new front and rear end onto a Z3?
 

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DLN1965 Can't quite get my head round this Darren - I had assumed the new bit was a full body - from the photos am I right in thinking it is grafting a new front and rear end onto a Z3?

its a body kit which bolts in place of all the bolt off parts from the Z3 (an 8 mm and 10mm socket removes most things !!)
Keeping the structural integrity and the workings of the original car but replacing the front with a one piece flip unit and the rear (2 piece including boot lid) and the sill covers (there’s a couple of small other bits too..... but it’s basically as I said
It saves 100kg in weight and may need adjustable suspension to sit it low and mean
But it’s fairly simple !
This does not need an IVA test which is notoriously difficult and it keeps the same Reg number (tho mine will have a private plate on it)
To the purist .... it’s not an AC Cobra
But it will have all the niceties of the Z3 inc air con, easy engine access, cheap spare parts, decent heating, electric and heated seats and a roof that doesn’t leak unlike most of the AC Cobra replicas
And a damn site cheaper to run (y)
 
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