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MEV Replicar Build Pictures

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billybradshaw

304 posts

73 months

Saturday 1st February 2014
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Stuart Mills said:
That does appeal to me, I have a yellow shield logo ready with a prowling panther on it replacing the prancing horse. I can modify the front grille but the back would be more DBR1. We have modified the back of the mould now so it is closer to the Aston Martin but IVA compliant for lights. The side strakes could also be changed. The MX5 engine is perfect as the 250TR in the picture used a 4 cyl twin cam with a red top of course.
I have to say the red one I have made for a customer looks great, the colour shows the curves nicely.
That's the spirit, I reckon you've got 6 months before I finish my Elise and will be ready for my next project.......

Ian

tricky360

261 posts

110 months

Sunday 2nd February 2014
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Hi Stuart
Do you have any pictures of the red one? Really interested in one if you could modify it it look more like a ferrari
Also who's a good builder for one of these from start to finish, I don't have any garage or time to do one myself

Stuart Mills

1,187 posts

131 months

Monday 3rd February 2014
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tricky360 said:
Hi Stuart
Do you have any pictures of the red one? Really interested in one if you could modify it it look more like a ferrari
Also who's a good builder for one of these from start to finish, I don't have any garage or time to do one myself
I can make a version with side strakes as per the black tape and a front grille to match the 250TR with the fog light holes removed.
The rear end is now better.





ugg10

666 posts

142 months

Monday 3rd February 2014
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All looking good, glad to see people are thinking wider than just doing a strict DBR1 replica.

Stuart - any thought about doing a double fairing on the rear behind both driver and passenger and also one without doors (clean sided) and a wind deflector that finishes where the doors currently start to ease entry/exit without doors ?

Sorry, this is sounding like a shopping list but I'm starting to form ideas for my next project as I am starting to get enough domestic airmiles to cash in. Will probably be looking to inatall a 2.5l KLDE v6 on throttle bodies unless I can get the six carb set up working and then I may have to re-thing or build another engine.

Finally, does anyone know what the closest RAL number is to the light green Ferrari 250 GTO that has recently sold for $35m, I think this would really suit the Replicar with black trim and wheels but remember this was my idea first :-) ?

Stuart Mills

1,187 posts

131 months

Monday 3rd February 2014
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I am informed that the original colour was close to RAL 6005.



No probs with 2 humps.
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ugg10

666 posts

142 months

Monday 3rd February 2014
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Stuart, many thanks but the green looks way too dark, this is the car I was on about -


IMG_6035 by UggsPics1, on Flickr


Looks closer to RAL6019 to me ????


This may be the one you were thinking about -


IMG_6017 by UggsPics1, on Flickr


Also here's one of the original DBR1 from 2012 Goodwood revival you may like, not that you need any inspiration -


IMG_6460a by UggsPics1, on Flickr






tricky360

261 posts

110 months

Tuesday 4th February 2014
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Looking good in red, is that just the gel coat?
Who can build me one

Steffan

10,362 posts

153 months

Wednesday 5th February 2014
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Stuart Mills said:
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Afternoon Stuart, as I have said before, that is a brilliant, indeed quite outstanding price for a turnkey project price particularly with the build completed by the designer/manufacturer. It is in my view quite exceptional and I cannot think of a kit car that is offered at that complete price package by anyone else. And I spend (as you now) far too much time looking at, building, completing and enjoying kit cars! That is why I think the price is so good I cannot match that anywhere else.

I must also say how excellent the finish looks on the latest Red car you posted on here earlier. Beautiful car and the revised shape is a real winner I think. Keep it up I am looking forward to Stoneleigh not least just to see the latest examples you have created for the Kit Car buyers to relish. Keep it up Stuart! Keep it up!

Edited by Big Al. on Tuesday 11th February 17:28

billybradshaw

304 posts

73 months

Friday 7th February 2014
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Come on then OlberJ, let's see you photo-shop the Replicar in the style of the Ferrari 250TR that Stuart has teased us with.
I bet it will look equally as fantastic

Cheers

Ian

tricky360

261 posts

110 months

Saturday 8th February 2014
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£5 k to build
What's the kit price again?
Iva test £ .?
So for say £ 15 k would do one ?

Stuart Mills

1,187 posts

131 months

Saturday 8th February 2014
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Why hide the engine. Looks good like this. 15k is great value.

Baron Greenback

3,353 posts

75 months

Saturday 8th February 2014
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Love the idea of the see through bonnet but any OCD cleaner would never start it, actually nightmare to keep clean!

Sonic7

Original Poster:

164 posts

110 months

Saturday 8th February 2014
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I see it's made the front cover of Complete Kit Car this month smile


LLantrisant

176 posts

84 months

Friday 14th February 2014
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at first i was fascinated about the idea building such a DB1 style kit and i was near buying one.

glad that i´m waited and watching further pictures of the car comming up the www:



imo, the body is way out of proportion and looks kind of ugly, similar the bugatti replicas based on VW Beetles.



Edited by LLantrisant on Friday 14th February 18:28

singlecoil

25,294 posts

171 months

Friday 14th February 2014
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LLantrisant said:
imo, the body is way out of proportion and looks kind of ugly, similar the bugatti replicas based on VW Beetles.
I expect in that case you probably won't be buying one, then. Any other kits you have your eye on?

ugg10

666 posts

142 months

Friday 14th February 2014
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Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder.

IMO the Replicar is a dbr1 inspired car not a mm perfect replica. If you want one of those there are at least two available but you will need a budget at least an order of magnitude greater.

I think it is a pretty, 50's style sports kit car that can be built for a sensible budget and will go and handle well. You can make it look like a dbr1 if you want or just a good looking sports car.

Steffan

10,362 posts

153 months

Friday 14th February 2014
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ugg10 said:
Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder.

IMO the Replicar is a dbr1 inspired car not a mm perfect replica. If you want one of those there are at least two available but you will need a budget at least an order of magnitude greater.

I think it is a pretty, 50's style sports kit car that can be built for a sensible budget and will go and handle well. You can make it look like a dbr1 if you want or just a good looking sports car.
The Replicar is as good an evocation of the style and feel of a DBR1 as I have seen and I attend most of the major UK car shows every year. The car looks right and feels right which is just how it should be, It is not intended to be an accurate copy, as I understand this design. In terms of cost of build it is absolutely on its own for exceptional value for money. Nothing else in this price range comes anywhere close. As ugg10 says correctly, the other offerings cost very much more than the Replicar. Up to the individual but at these prices this kit is on its own in value and quality terms and cracking value.

Stuart Mills

1,187 posts

131 months

Saturday 15th February 2014
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Just started building a new demo car, should be at Stoneleigh. I will be fitting seats that sit lower as I always felt high in the green car. I am also going to fit lowering springs to the standard MX5 shocks as the green car has high ground clearance. This is due to the light weight of the Replicar compared to the MX5 which is 45% heavier at 960 kgs. Rear GRP modifications now made and include an Aston Martin style rear end that houses lights in accordance with IVA regulations, of course we need reverse/fog and reflectors, the 1959 car did not, see here.



Not sure if I should show a complete change and fit alloy wheels in matt black or anthracite, just to show versatility that minor details can create, that's moving away though from the original intention.
I think I will get some and try it. I will post a picture for comment. Regards Stuart

OlberJ

14,100 posts

158 months

Saturday 15th February 2014
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Chunky, white motorsports alloys Stiggy, you know it makes sense.

Mistrale

151 posts

68 months

Saturday 15th February 2014
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Wires one side, alloys the other?...