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Old 09-02-2017
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Sabertooth, Do you plan to do A/C?

If so, COLD AIR has a box that is 12x12x8 inches with heat and air.

DanR

P.S. Do you still have the frame? If so, I might be able to pick it up on the 9th of Sept (right after the British car show in Norcross.
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Old 09-02-2017
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Sorry, no frame left. Sold everything this past week.
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It has been a very busy week, I have the top crossmember located properly now. Had to move it back and down some to allign it with the top of the windshield. Got the top of the windshield catch and latches installed, works good manually. Installed a filler panel to blend the two together since they are slightly different. It is a tight fit, but it will work for sure. The top of the gas tank had a cover on it from the trunk side, that cover had to be trimmed and I will need to lower the gas tank about 3/8" for a little extra wiggle room just to be safe. Also had to trim the top of the wheel wells some, will work on making more room there. Will post pics at the end of today or tomorrow. It is going to be NEAT!
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Old 09-13-2017
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Here are some pictures of the progress so far. Eye candy
Enjoy!
I am still looking for a locking gas cap if anyone has one please. Does not need to function, even better if you don't have the key. Let me know
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Old 09-13-2017
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Ok, on the one hand, I think this is crazy. On the other hand, my complaint about the Alpine design has always been that it looks too much like the Renault boat car - with the short front end, and the long tail. The rear of the car always seemed to go back way too far - especially compared to the MGs, TRs and AHs. My Alpine seems to reduce that because I have a chrome roll bar, and possibly that it is a S3 yet using non-peaked headlight rims.

That said, since the S2000 has that longer front end, your redesign may very well capture that needed longer front end, more proportionate to the rear.

Here is a shot of my car and the original design by Howes that was intended to have a flowing back look, like a tear drop from the front to the tips of the fins.
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Here are some pictures of the progress so far. Eye candy
Enjoy!
That is one sweet looking custom Alpine! .. Sure would be nice to see some better pic.s of it though ... side and 3/4 views from a bit of a distance so it's full glory could be realized. Bravo for bringing a modern idea of what these cars might look like if they were being produced today. Are you taking orders yet

..... David
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Jay,
Your car is BEAUTIFUL!
To be honest with you when I started this build it was noticeable right away that the Honda rear was too short compared to the Sunbeam. You make a very good point, I have to agree with you that it appears to be more balanced.
Thanks for sharing
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That is one sweet looking custom Alpine! .. Sure would be nice to see some better pic.s of it though ... side and 3/4 views from a bit of a distance so it's full glory could be realized. Bravo for bringing a modern idea of what these cars might look like if they were being produced today. Are you taking orders yet

..... David
Thanks David!
As you can see in the pics my space is limited and I will get it out in the open and take better pictures. Thanks for the compliments.
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No orders yet, LOL
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Old 09-14-2017
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Thanks for your compliment too. Note that my point was not to show off my car, but to help give you alternative ideas in your build.
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