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komis
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Chopped Z3 (warning, might offend some viewers)

Post by komis » Fri 07 Jan, 2011 20:48

wwwwOOOff!!!
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Richardenigma
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Post by Richardenigma » Fri 07 Jan, 2011 20:59

...well its different for sure...the purists may go apoplectic but it’s certainly unique and I suspect we all have a secret yearning to be different enough but the key question in this case will be ‘is this enough or too much?’...perhaps the owner is ‘vertically challenged’ such that excess wind in the face doesn’t happen or drives so slowly that it’s not an issue? I’d be scraping insects off my teeth after every trip with that windscreen...I admire the intent if not the outcome...now time to step aside for wails of derisive laughter...

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Post by TitanTim » Fri 07 Jan, 2011 21:05

Perhaps the owner is only as tall as the trophy :lol:

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Post by Richardenigma » Fri 07 Jan, 2011 21:07

...maybe the trophy is the owner? :shock:

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Post by gookah » Fri 07 Jan, 2011 21:36

uuurggghhhh....

..............pre-facelift....... :roflmao:
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Post by Jonttt » Fri 07 Jan, 2011 22:19

Given the windscreen is the rollover protection :shock:
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Post by Frank.A » Fri 07 Jan, 2011 22:36

Retractible roll hopes as well. :shock:
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Post by Jamezee » Fri 07 Jan, 2011 22:49

Nice colour :)
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Post by swamper » Fri 07 Jan, 2011 23:15

i like it ..............but im short :D
the badness makes me do it...!

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  Z3 roadster 2.8

Post by komis » Sat 08 Jan, 2011 08:25

gookah wrote:uuurggghhhh....

..............pre-facelift....... :roflmao:
rotfl ditto :roflmao:
wwwwOOOff!!!
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Post by Tom. » Sat 08 Jan, 2011 09:03

I'm not a fan at all tbh. It just looks really strange :?
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Post by Ian Kelly » Sat 08 Jan, 2011 09:06

My last kit car didn't have a windscreen, just aeroscreens, and you'd be surprised how effective they can be in deflecting air above your face. Not much good at deflecting stones though, so following cars with sticky tyres can be a bit dangerous.

However, as a weight saving measure on a 450kg car I think it's acceptable. On a car that weighs as much as a Z3 and done purely as a styling exercise - not a fan myself.

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Post by Titan » Sat 08 Jan, 2011 09:37

So much time and effort to customise what was a perfectly good car
I agree it is unique but not to my taste and useless unless wall to wall sunshine is guaranteed. Not much good in the UK then :!:

Shame the attention to detail didn't create level exhaust pipes...... :oops:
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Post by spurs fan in a coupe » Sat 08 Jan, 2011 10:08

I like the unusual look but the screen is just stupid!

On the other hand I love the crease free join on the side/shark fin grilles, looks great
we expres: " He did hear the bells ringing, but doesnt know where where the clapper hangs".

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Post by Titan » Sat 08 Jan, 2011 10:24

spurs fan in a coupe wrote:I love the crease free join on the side/shark fin grilles, looks great
Oh dear :shock:
I feel you've been looking at too many Lotii :lol:
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Post by TitanTim » Sat 08 Jan, 2011 11:26

Have to say I quite like the gills too being an interal part of the bonnet, but I would love to see him put the hood up :lol:

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Post by SpaceMonkey » Sat 08 Jan, 2011 13:12

Looks like a heap of sh!t imo :head:

The paint doesn't look particularly well finished. I bet it runs f**king hot too with the kidney grills being blocked off....well done dopey :roll:

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Post by Mike Fishwick » Sat 08 Jan, 2011 13:23

The screen - and its frame - is also a major source of body rigidity, but I doubt if such minor details matter to the type of person who thinks that this poor car looks 'cool' etc! They probably seldom drive it anyway, and never round corners at any speed. Concours and drag meetings only . . .

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Post by Dazza » Sat 08 Jan, 2011 14:35

I think it takes all types of people and the fact that it's a Z should give them the right to be here!

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Post by senna » Sat 08 Jan, 2011 14:49

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Post by senna » Sat 08 Jan, 2011 14:52

Love it:
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Post by Dazza » Sat 08 Jan, 2011 14:53

senna wrote:Love it:
Porsche Speedster all the way!
I agree!

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Post by Lazzzydog » Sat 08 Jan, 2011 17:37

Rarely have so many missed the point so completely. :head:

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Post by Geoff H » Sat 08 Jan, 2011 17:47

Lazzzydog wrote:Rarely have so many missed the point so completely. :head:
Totally agree with you, people on here are really blinkered, anybody who is into cars would know that "chopping" is a big scene in the States. These are show cars, you don't go shopping to Tesco's in them.
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Post by markrnorton » Sat 08 Jan, 2011 17:56

its like 'hot rod' meets roadster

its a good look

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Post by rgf » Sat 08 Jan, 2011 19:27

Forget what it was an accept it for what is is now.....a nice looking car I'd say.
What he has done to it is no worse than wrapping it in matt black fablon - in fact I would prefer this mod any day!
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Post by spurs fan in a coupe » Sat 08 Jan, 2011 21:33

Titan wrote:
spurs fan in a coupe wrote:I love the crease free join on the side/shark fin grilles, looks great
Oh dear :shock:
I feel you've been looking at too many Lotii :lol:
Indeed I have

I like this one!

White wheels are soooo this year!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 484wt_1139
we expres: " He did hear the bells ringing, but doesnt know where where the clapper hangs".

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Post by Ian_C » Sat 08 Jan, 2011 21:35

That's Doughboy's zed from Bimmerforums. I think it's good as a show car but obviously no good as a daily driver in the UK :roflmao:

Not keen on the front grill removal but apart from that it's all good IMO. It's even got a trailer hitch http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/sh ... ?t=1006513
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Post by Hard Top » Sat 08 Jan, 2011 22:44

myredzed wrote:It's even got a trailer hitch http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/sh ... ?t=1006513
After reading this thread and thinking yes, no, yes, that has just knocked it on the head for me. :roll:

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Post by Hard Top » Sat 08 Jan, 2011 22:48

spurs fan in a coupe wrote:
Titan wrote:
spurs fan in a coupe wrote:I love the crease free join on the side/shark fin grilles, looks great
Oh dear :shock:
I feel you've been looking at too many Lotii :lol:
Indeed I have

I like this one!

White wheels are soooo this year!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 484wt_1139
I tell you what, if I had not seen the pics, I would have said no way (white wheels)
I think that it really works, like it, like it a lot. :thumb:

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Post by Jonttt » Sat 08 Jan, 2011 22:52

Having driven a KTM x-bow around Silverstone for 3 hours I can that windscreens are good options :wink:
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