Birkin S3 Kitcar Build....

Birkin S3 Kitcar Build....

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rdodger

1,088 posts

206 months

Saturday 17th November 2012
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Looks GREAT!

Can I recommend thet you get clear wrap applied to the nose, rear arches and side panels. Basically anywhere you will get stone rash. Professionally done it's hard to spot and really does protect that expensive paint.

Yazza54

19,027 posts

184 months

Saturday 17th November 2012
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Forgot about this thread, that looks the nuts.

Life Saab Itch

37,068 posts

191 months

Saturday 17th November 2012
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rdodger said:
Looks GREAT!

Can I recommend thet you get clear wrap applied to the nose, rear arches and side panels. Basically anywhere you will get stone rash. Professionally done it's hard to spot and really does protect that expensive paint.
This.

Armorfend.

Ben Jk

Original Poster:

1,689 posts

169 months

Tuesday 20th November 2012
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Awaiting delivery home to be built back up.







Ben Jk

Original Poster:

1,689 posts

169 months

Monday 31st December 2012
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Finished pics....

















Steve_D

13,782 posts

261 months

Monday 31st December 2012
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That sir, is a pretty car.
Be very proud of your efforts...well done.

Steve

cerbera1971

28 posts

150 months

Monday 31st December 2012
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Beautiful

Ben Jk

Original Poster:

1,689 posts

169 months

Monday 31st December 2012
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Steve_D said:
That sir, is a pretty car.
Be very proud of your efforts...well done.

Steve
Thanks. We are both chuffed to bits with it. As said before, it's all down to my Dad. He built it.

GrumpyTwig

3,354 posts

160 months

Monday 31st December 2012
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That is a lovely looking 7, very neat.

jontymo

810 posts

153 months

Monday 31st December 2012
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Great thread BenJ, your dad and you have done a great job keeping us entertained with the build and all the updates!

Be nice to see it on the track in future!

Happy New Year
jontymo

maurice1960

1 posts

133 months

Friday 28th June 2013
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Hi
I have been watching this build for the past couple of years and the finished car looks great.

I am a little biased though as I own a 2010 Birkin IRS with a Duratec here in Brisbane Australia. Love the car and the good thing about driving here is winter is the best time for driving which we are currently in at the moment.

I am currently running 200lb springs on my rear AVOs, original springs were 180 that were too light. 200lb is an improvment and am just about to install 225lb springs. Quite a few guys here run up to 250lb.

Great colour choice.

Cheers

Maurice

Edited by maurice1960 on Friday 28th June 08:24

the av8er

145 posts

126 months

Tuesday 6th December 2022
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Just a 10th year update.

I purchased this car from the original builder / owner just before lockdown. It had covered only 1800 miles which is why they sold it. I've used it very little and it has now covered only 3500 miles. What an amazing drive !!!!!

The car was finished 10 years ago this month and still looks almost as new. I have displayed it at a few Caterham meetings, where owners have reluctantly had to admit that many of its features are better than on their cars. Also the build quality is better, it even looks better !!

It's somewhere between a Caterham 360 and 420. I've been considering changing it for something a little more practical that I would use more. Problem is, if I sell and then want another, what do I do ?? As far as I know: This is the only one in the country with this amazing spec, and I think a Caterham would be a step down as it would need to be a 420csr ( and especially the suspension components would be no match for quality ).

Any ideas ?