MEV Replicar Build Pictures

MEV Replicar Build Pictures

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ugg10

680 posts

148 months

Sunday 16th February 2014
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Gold alloys with red for me.
http://www.performancealloys.com/wheel-details.asp...

These are a bit bling but hark back to come of the Ferrari designs.

LLantrisant

182 posts

90 months

Monday 17th February 2014
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singlecoil said:
I expect in that case you probably won't be buying one, then. Any other kits you have your eye on?
from the body shape i would like to buy a sammio...but to be honest the basics (herald/spit) is cr*p

if it sits on 14" spokes with lowerd floor-pans for the seats it looks wonderfull...if it would have e.g. a 5 link ford live axle and maybe a x/flow engine...that would be the deal...

front suspension on triumphs is fine...but the rear end...

singlecoil

26,071 posts

177 months

Monday 17th February 2014
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LLantrisant said:
singlecoil said:
I expect in that case you probably won't be buying one, then. Any other kits you have your eye on?
from the body shape i would like to buy a sammio...but to be honest the basics (herald/spit) is cr*p

if it sits on 14" spokes with lowerd floor-pans for the seats it looks wonderfull...if it would have e.g. a 5 link ford live axle and maybe a x/flow engine...that would be the deal...

front suspension on triumphs is fine...but the rear end...
Looks like you are going to have to go without, then.....

Stuart Mills

1,194 posts

137 months

Thursday 6th March 2014
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Just playing about with ideas, an alternative side strake mesh and inspired logo. What do you think?


Steffan

10,362 posts

159 months

Thursday 6th March 2014
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Stuart Mills said:
Just playing about with ideas, an alternative side strake mesh and inspired logo. What do you think?

I think you should keep on leading the field in the kit cars manufacturing business and get as many finished cars as you can to Stoneleigh so that all the interested onlookers (including me) can see just what can be done by one very determined man.I will do well to finish five kit cars this year myself with a lot of outside specialist help and I can only admire your prodigious, quality output. The shows need achievers demonstrating what can be done to keep the KC business forward. Your latest Replicar improvements have made an already great and very easily built kit car even more stunning and covetable and covet one I most certainly do! I look forward to meeting up with you again at Stoneleigh. Keep up the good work Stuart!
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Fastpedeller

2,130 posts

77 months

Thursday 6th March 2014
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Detail parts....... but then that often singles out the best from the others! Very nice indeed.

smash

2,037 posts

159 months

Thursday 6th March 2014
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LLantrisant said:
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
Yep - it's no more accurate than the MX5 250GTO. The first thing you notice immediately is the lack of depth to the body, then the much shorter nose.

BUT....it is what it is. Ugly? Come on! Take it as 50s generic style car with a DB influence and it's a great bit of fun.

Start sticking Aston or Fezza stickers on though and frankly you deserve any flack/piss taking you get from anyone who has a little knowledge.

ceebmoj

1,855 posts

192 months

Thursday 6th March 2014
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Stuart Mills said:
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
Have you considered going half and half? i.e. do the left side with spoke wheels and period details and the right side with modern wheels and details. Would show how versatile the car can be.

Stuart Mills

1,194 posts

137 months

Friday 7th March 2014
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Good idea Sir, I will get a pair of alloys and a pair of wires so we can show it at Stoneleigh. Just trying to demonstrate that just like the original DBR1's they can all be different.
We have made spacers for the body so that it sits 500mm too high, you can now see at a glance all that is from the donor. Does not do much for aesthetics though, looks more like a 4x4 now!

Stuart Mills

1,194 posts

137 months

Sunday 9th March 2014
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What do you think of these alloy wheel options on Replicar?

The above are more suited to an Exocet perhaps?

Is this style wheel more suited to an old BMW or Jag?

OlberJ

14,100 posts

164 months

Sunday 9th March 2014
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Steffan

10,362 posts

159 months

Sunday 9th March 2014
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Stuart Mills said:
What do you think of these alloy wheel options on Replicar?

The above are more suited to an Exocet perhaps?

Is this style wheel more suited to an old BMW or Jag?

Afternoon Stuart, Personally I prefer the most traditional wheels possible on such a car and therefore I think the lower one is closer to WW version. I also think the rims are less vulnerable in that version. This is a really exceptional piece of design and quite remarkable indeed I think incredible value. Nothing else offers that combination of value, style and simplicity of build IMO.

Being the kit car nut that I am I bought two mock sprites (half built but now close to OTR) in the winter and both have genuine Wire wheels which by choice is what I would have. Even I think this is going too far and SWAMBO is in orbit! Well into double figures now I must sell some! I will be at Stoneleigh and I will be looking to buy one of these this year. Who cares where I can park it? I WANT ONE. NOW!!!! I will get the tin hat and bed in the shed ready!!

Mistrale

176 posts

74 months

Sunday 9th March 2014
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Mistrale said:
Wires one side, alloys the other?...
ceebmoj said:
Have you considered going half and half? i.e. do the left side with spoke wheels and period details and the right side with modern wheels and details. Would show how versatile the car can be.
There's an echo in here wink

gudgeonpin

83 posts

153 months

Tuesday 11th March 2014
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Love the car Stuart - but please , for now, don't stick modern rims on it !

This is entirely selfish to my taste of course (!) but a generic 50s look is defo the way forward here I am sure.

My suggestion for wheels? Do what the veedub guys do and get some steel wheels banded - choose steels with round holes (like weller racing rims) and the result ,with tyres of a decent wall height, would possibly emulate the Dunlop wheels on a d-type jaguar. A period powdercoat (battleship grey?) could work well.

And the demo for stoneleigh? French racing blue please !

Keep up the good work
Richard


ceebmoj

1,855 posts

192 months

Tuesday 11th March 2014
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Mistrale said:
Mistrale said:
Wires one side, alloys the other?...
ceebmoj said:
Have you considered going half and half? i.e. do the left side with spoke wheels and period details and the right side with modern wheels and details. Would show how versatile the car can be.
There's an echo in here wink
I'm sure I can hear some thing :-)

Stuart Mills

1,194 posts

137 months

Wednesday 12th March 2014
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ceebmoj said:
Have you considered going half and half? i.e. do the left side with spoke wheels and period details and the right side with modern wheels and details. Would show how versatile the car can be.
Good idea, I will see what I can find, not found any suitable 100x4 steel rims yet.

OlberJ

14,100 posts

164 months

Wednesday 12th March 2014
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Do Mk1 Mr2 steels not fit the bill?

Stuart Mills

1,194 posts

137 months

Wednesday 12th March 2014
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these are what I think are being mentioned, not keen myself.

fuoriserie

4,550 posts

200 months

Wednesday 12th March 2014
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Modern Borrani wheels would look nice....smile

http://www.ruoteborrani.com/it/

Steffan

10,362 posts

159 months

Wednesday 12th March 2014
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fuoriserie said:
Modern Borrani wheels would look nice....smile

http://www.ruoteborrani.com/it/
Now I do like those wheels particularly in this application. Chrome wires (esp the Borani Chrome Wires) would set this car off beautifully and definitely add to the appearance. Lovely car as it is but on these wheels quite outstanding. Roll on Stoneleigh!