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Sales and Wants / WANTED Z3 boot lock
« on: March 14, 2020, 10:17:56 AM »
I'm trying to use the Z3 central locking mechanism with the DNA provided external boot lock. My kit didn't have the complete DNA lock set so I decided to attempt an improvise...

I think I'm making reasonable progress but in the process I've fooked my original lock. There must be plenty of these lying around in people's come-in-handy bins and I'm hoping that someone will have one that they would like top recycle in my direction?

I'm talking about the aluminium bit that the key fits into and to which the central locking mechanism also attached.

If you have one that you don't need, please PM me.


Sales and Wants / WANTED: 2fifty perspex headlight covers
« on: March 03, 2020, 09:33:31 PM »
Does anyone know where I can get a pair of these or who makes them?

Anyone got a spare pair kicking around :-)

Hopefully someone can help me out with this.


I think a couple of us want to get made some of the lower section of the MGB rear light cluster to replace the bulky / boxy version. I'm talking about the red section.

Is there anyone else out there that might be interested in getting some and we'll see if we can get a bulk order placed?

Please PM me if you are interested.

Better still, please PM me if you have any for sale  :D


I'm close to Manchester and I'm getting to a critical stage of hanging all of the panels in their final resting places.

It's not that I'm afraid of commitments, but... It'd be nice to cast an eye over someone else's work of art before I do anything that would be difficult to reverse?

Anyone close by that I could pop around to chat things over with or that might want to come over here and take a look at my set up alongside yours?

I look forward to hearing from you :-)


2fifty Chat / Harrington side screen trim
« on: November 20, 2019, 09:48:07 AM »
I've just taken delivery of a trim kit from the Harrington group along with the bumper and side vent kit.

I'm not even nearly ready to start using any of this yet but looking at the side screen trim it's not immediately obvious how it attaches to the windscreen pillars and then what happens at the top...

The kit didn't come with a top of the windscreen trim and the side screen trim is straight whereas the pillars are curved so I'm assuming that there's some fiddling to do. I also assume that the trim fits underneath the windscreen and pillar rubber strips.

Has anyone had the pleasure of fitting these and if so have you any guidelines and photo's that you can share please?


General Sales and Wanted / DNA 2fifty rear light lens covers
« on: November 18, 2019, 09:13:03 PM »

Anyone got a spare set of lenses to replace the pointy out MG lenses or does anyone know where to get them?

The kit that I bought (second hand as an unstarted project) didn't have any accessories so I bought a new set of MG rear lights but, as you all know, they are sub optimal...

Hopefully someone can point me at a set?



General Sales and Wanted / 2fifty metalwork needed please
« on: October 15, 2019, 08:48:53 AM »
Having started a new conversion I've discovered that I'm missing various bits and pieces from the kit that I bought.

Whilst this isn't a disaster it is a bit of a set back as I'd rather not go about having to make bits that have already been made and may well be out there already so...

The photo below is from my build diary and shows all of the brackets and fiddly things that I have. I know that I'm missing the door latch plates and all of the headlamp metalwork. The problem is that I don't know what else I'm missing.

If anyone has or can point me at a source of the door latches and headlamp fittings I would be very grateful. If you can also look over the photo and let me know if I'm missing anything else (I've got the bumper sections) then that too would be very helpful.

Thanks in anticipation

Build Threads / Russell's 2fifty build
« on: October 14, 2019, 05:30:38 PM »
I'm about to start converting my 2000 (X) reg 3.0i Z3 into a DNA 2fifty.

I bought 'most' of a kit a couple of months ago and I've been waiting for the bad weather to kick in before retiring the Z3 and transforming it into a beautiful 2fifty. I'd like to record my progress on here and to share my experiences as well as pick up hints and tips from the many excellent examples that I've been oggling on here over the past few months. :-)

My original plan was to build a Tribute 250 SWB California but, after a bit of persuasion, I decided to go for the 2fifty simply because of the stunning looks.
Fortunately for me, very fortunately in fact, Justin's place of work is in my home town and he has kindly let me use his facilities to convert my Z3.

I've got a couple of 'Before' images and the first 'During' ones which I'll post below. I've also got a couple of questions which I hope someone will be able to help me with. One of the photo's shows what brackets and fixings came with my kit. Having looked at the video I know that I'm missing some items and there may be others. I wonder if someone would be kind enough to take a look at what I've got and help me to build a list of what's missing.

In addition to these brackets I've got some heavy metal bumper sections and, I believe, all of the fibreglass body parts. but time will tell.

Things that I know that I'm missing include the template for cutting out the end of the door where the lock access is (The cut out is visible at around 6 minutes and 10 seconds into the build video). I also think that I'm missing the door latch plates (5:42) and at least one of the glue turntables.

I can get by without the template and the glue turntables but if anyone knows where to get the door latch fixings and if anyone can spot what else I'm missing I would very much appreciate your input.

OK, here goes some photo's. My plan is to build the body this winter and then have a go at the interior next winter...

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