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Old 15-05-2012, 08:00 AM   #21
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Heartiest congratulations and many thanks to all involved with this!I look forward to watching the progress.
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Old 15-05-2012, 08:09 AM   #22
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This is wonderful news for us enthusiasts, tinged with sadness of course for the remains of the original car.,I suspect if the molds go in to production, it may be outside my pocket money range?, but truly, to everyone involved, well done!!.
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Old 15-05-2012, 12:22 PM   #23
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This is fantastic news. It's a major task but at least it's being done at last and there will be something to see for the future.......maybe even cars for people to buy for themselves. Who is financing it? We all appreciate the hard work being undertaken.
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Old 15-05-2012, 01:21 PM   #24
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This is fantastic news. It's a major task but at least it's being done at last and there will be something to see for the future.......maybe even cars for people to buy for themselves. Who is financing it? We all appreciate the hard work being undertaken.
Thank you, I am financing it!
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Old 15-05-2012, 03:07 PM   #25
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An incredible shame that this masterpiece was abandoned to life as a garden ornament!
Thanks guys, for all you've done and will continue to do!!
I eagerly await this Phoenix's rise from the ashes!
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Old 15-05-2012, 03:18 PM   #26
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Bit grim to see the car in such a state,wish it could have been looked after like other bat/panther mobiles or other iconic vehicles.But glad to see work going ahead at last to produce a replica that should (after seeing the pictures)be a perfect copy of Straker's car.

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Old 15-05-2012, 08:16 PM   #27
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Bit grim to see the car in such a state,wish it could have been looked after like other bat/panther mobiles or other iconic vehicles.But glad to see work going ahead at last to produce a replica that should (after seeing the pictures)be a perfect copy of Straker's car.
Agree with all the comments....heartbreaking to see the original in such a state.

I guess the plan will be to re-engineer the original body panels in fibre glass and then attch them to a new host chassis? Will you attempt to recreate the interior, or use artistic licence?

Oh btw the `lavender` colour is from Doppleganger
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Old 15-05-2012, 08:28 PM   #28
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Agree with all the comments....heartbreaking to see the original in such a state.

I guess the plan will be to re-engineer the original body panels in fibre glass and then attch them to a new host chassis? Will you attempt to recreate the interior, or use artistic licence?

Oh btw the `lavender` colour is from Doppleganger
Hi Chris, I think I'm going to use artistic licence and create a very nice interior befitting the outside of the car. With the best will in the world the original interior let it down somewhat.
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Old 15-05-2012, 08:40 PM   #29
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I'm kinda surprise at the 'one huge mould' approach...I'd have thought doing it in sections would be more manageable....
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Old 15-05-2012, 09:11 PM   #30
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Are you going to use a Zephyr for the chassis like the original?

Thank you for taking this on board.
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It had about 4 coats and the stupid artwork was applied with just normal interior wood gloss that you would paint your door with, it came off in strips, the whole thing is a complete mess.
Is the artwork that 'Spiderman' looking stuff? Why, why, why would anyone do that to a piece of filmed history? I could cry.

Reminds me a bit of the fate of the full sized exterior mock up of the Galileo shuttlecraft from the original "Star Trek" that was left to rot for years outdoors.
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Old 16-05-2012, 09:15 AM   #32
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I bet the car owner has asked more than just a pint of beer and a packet of walkers crisps to allow people work around that lost treasure...
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I saw the car when it had the artwork airbrushed over it. The car was basically white with spacecraft from the show painted over it. I thought it was a dreadful idea when I saw it but the owner had done it so he could take it to shows. It was his car, so I suppose he could paint it any way he liked, even though it was a ridiculous idea.
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With the best will in the world the original interior let it down somewhat.
It would seem the passenger facia is taken up with a Radiogram!!

Got any thoughts as to a powertrain at this stage?it would take a lot of engineering but a actual gas turbine would be feasible.Theres a '89 Batmobile in the States with one fitted and it sounds the Nuts!!
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Old 16-05-2012, 01:06 PM   #35
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I hope you fit it with a long spoked steering wheel.
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Old 16-05-2012, 02:17 PM   #36
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Sean was mentioning using a modern Jaguar as the donor.

Personally I would want it automatic, air conditioned, electric everything with decent performance and huge abs brakes. Just to sit in a car that looks like this is almost trip enough.

But that's just me....

I will hold him to his promise of a lift when he test drives it upon completion. I wonder what Clark, Hammond, Captain Slow and the Stig would make of this?
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Old 16-05-2012, 02:31 PM   #37
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They re not coming back until 2013.Think it d be finished by then?Oh,and they ll love it.Particularly May.
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Old 16-05-2012, 04:30 PM   #38
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Sean was mentioning using a modern Jaguar as the donor.

Personally I would want it automatic, air conditioned, electric everything with decent performance and huge abs brakes. Just to sit in a car that looks like this is almost trip enough.

But that's just me....

I will hold him to his promise of a lift when he test drives it upon completion. I wonder what Clark, Hammond, Captain Slow and the Stig would make of this?
no problem Bernie, yes its a Jag, it will be an automatic, abs, air conditioned and electric everything. All of the mod cons will be taken from the donated Jaguar.
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I hope you fit it with a long spoked steering wheel.
dont think that is road legal somehow!
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Using a modern jag with ABS and other benefits is a great idea because I think the original was not that fun to drive,the replicas performance should see a marked improvement,well hopefully!
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