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pigpen

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240 posts

136 months

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Tuesday 17th November 2009 quote quote all
You will have seen the article about the Bufori on the home page. Just for interest for all here, the guy that runs the company bought all the old stock of Chimaera bits when the Malaysian factory packed up. I visited the Bufori factory early this year whilst working in KL and it was pretty amazing to see bare Chim bodies, moulds & chassis & jigs stacked up.

The design of the Bufori cars is obviously up for discussion but one thing that isn't is the quality of construction - they do some pretty decent stuff with all carbon fibre bodywork.

Going back to the TVR stuff, I have pics and an inventory of the all they have (had - they were cutting up the bodies...). I did discuss bringing it all in with the guys at TrackvRoad but the view seem to be that it would be barely worth the shipping cost to do so, amongst other things. I've never posted pics on here but if someone wants to do that for me I will zip them & send them across.

Cheers

dhf

1,103 posts

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happy to put them up for you,send them across

dhf

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dhf

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dhf

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V8 GRF

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OMG yikes I hope that one trying to mate with the Chim wasn't successful. could you imagine what the offspring would look like?
hehe

dhf

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theres the offspring.....

odyssey2200

18,650 posts

95 months

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dhf said:

what is that based on?

2Munkys

1,228 posts

123 months

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odyssey2200 said:
dhf said:

what is that based on?
Heaven only knows! A canal boat? It's truely shocking isn't it?!

.Mark

11,104 posts

162 months

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dhf said:
Pity the 'B' badge only works from one side hehe

tubbystu

3,845 posts

146 months

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pigpen said:
I did discuss bringing it all in with the guys at TrackvRoad but the view seem to be that it would be barely worth the shipping cost to do so, amongst other things.
Its the TVR version of a barn-find. A 40' container is only US $3,000 or thereabouts, so surely it must be worth it to somebody. You would get many of those chassis' and some of the body parts left into one hi-cube let alone the jigs.........

scratchchin

shout TVR Carparts



TVR653X

1,042 posts

61 months

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Are they going to make TVRs? Otherwise they should be returned to those who can use them.

Markh

2,744 posts

161 months

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.Mark said:
dhf said:
Pity the 'B' badge only works from one side hehe
Maybe tried to copy this

http://www.flyingspares.com/Rolls-Royce%20Bentley%...

Uncle Fester

3,114 posts

94 months

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NO NO NO NO NO.

Think what the love child will look like.



Seriously, the tooling and any small parts that were custom made for TVR need to come home.

Any chance of finding out what differences the cars had for the tropical climate?

These may have better cooling, heaters and stuff. It might give useful ideas.

.Mark

11,104 posts

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Markh said:
But that looks better smile

V8 GRF

6,770 posts

96 months

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Uncle Fester said:
NO NO NO NO NO.

Think what the love child will look like.



Seriously, the tooling and any small parts that were custom made for TVR need to come home.

Any chance of finding out what differences the cars had for the tropical climate?

These may have better cooling, heaters and stuff. It might give useful ideas.
Keep up at the back I've already said that.....

V8 GRF said:




OMG yikes I hope that one trying to mate with the Chim wasn't successful. could you imagine what the offspring would look like?
hehe
I would have thought that it would be easier to make new jigs and tooling than import and fix those. Any moulds will be shot now.

Roy C

3,533 posts

170 months

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Some of those Bufori roadsters look suspiciously like a Beauford.


ariddell

440 posts

115 months

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Do they still have much in the way of trim components/engines etc?

Probably not worth shipping back to the UK but I'm wondering if they could be a good source of parts for the Malaysian built Chimaeras/all the personal imports that have ended up here in Australia.

Would be interested in seeing that inventory of what they've got.

Cheers

Al

dhf

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dhf said:
Did anyone notice what is stitched onto the dashboard facia.....!
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