Tractor Boy

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by ///M, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

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    Those photos of Eddies car were the ones that really got me thinking. Looks absolutely banging to me.

    But yeah mate, you know what I'm up against as well as anyone. All I can do is hope!
     
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  2. Beany

    Beany Platinum Member

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    Kinda agree with Sean on this...

    I do like the mock picture however I think it’ll look better in reality, the shading of the blue doesn’t do it any justice sadly
     
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  3. Johnny 99

    Johnny 99 Platinum Member

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    I like that! Never really been a fan of skirts on cars, but I take your point about it making the car seem lower. Hope Mrs Mes is convinced by the mock up.
     
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  4. Cossers

    Cossers

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    I’m with Sean on this tbh, I’ve got the front lip and like it, not a fan of the side skirts, well, the way they lip up at the end anyway, possibly a set of carbon extensions ( sort of like the skirts with out the wing bit) might look good as a means to make it look lower? The spoilers subtle so i could take it or leave it tbh.
     
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  5. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

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    Bugger off mate! :smiley:

    It was a bit of a mare trying to change LY into anything like a convincing RB!!!
     
  6. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

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    Thanks John. I've got everything crossed. I think it looks the business.
     
  7. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

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    Yeah it's a possible for the skirts to be flat and carbon. I do like that they'd suite properly with the diffuser then too.

    And the spoiler, they just look perfect to me. Finishes off the back end. Looks more Clio to me too. Mk2 and 4 came with something, Mk3 didn't.
     
  8. Beany

    Beany Platinum Member

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    :smile:

    I know, I appreciate it being hard to change such a colour so drastically!

    I’ve got the carbon spats on mine to be fair and they draw abit of critism and praise but very 50/50.

    I’d be tempted to go behind mrs M’s back and get the cup spoiler :wink:
     
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  9. Micah

    Micah Clumsy McButterfingers Moderator

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  10. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

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  11. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

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    YOU go behind Mrs M's back an buy one!!! She can't have your balls for garters!

    :smiley:

    I'm not risking it!!!

    Seriously though, I've even said to put it on, and if she doesn't like it, I'll pay to have it removed...
     
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  12. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

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    :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

    Exactly mate!!!
     
  13. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

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    Yeah Maxton mate. They look great in that photo, as they always do, but up close they're really cheap. And thin. There's no guts to them. where the sides of them curve down towards the ground, there's nothing behind them. It's just a thin bit of shaped plastic. Shame, because I agree, they look great and would get the effect I wanted without the little wing at the back.

    Maybe I just need to get some made. Can't be difficult!
     
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  14. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    very very nice Mes..I would go for a front splitter too..looks the part..side skirts as above in the picture..more subtle...
     
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  15. Benno

    Benno Gold Member

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    I've been toying with Carbon spats and some sort of skirt for a while...was watching the Maxton ones on eBay but if they are as you've described Mes I'll give them a miss!! 100% decided on Cup spoiler front and back, but I want the front smoothed and glossed over. Just got to find someone to do that! Fed up of the rubber edging which looks god awful..
     
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  16. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

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    Aero kit would look awesome Mes!

    Each mod of yours takes month of nagging before she comes around to the ideas eh :wink:
     
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  17. Northloopcup

    Northloopcup Gold Member

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    Wings on the skirts actually match those on the splitter, so I don't think it would look too bad personally
     
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  18. Sean197

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    What about something subtle like this:

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    or a modified base model front splitter:

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  19. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

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    @Pav cheers mate. I really like the full kit mate. So does Mrs. M. It's just the spoiler that's the problem!

    @Benno check the Maxton ones out in the flesh before you buy them. They're cheap for a reason! Look great in pics but in the flesh you can tell there's not much to them.

    @Chris ha, all I can do is give her the info. As I've always said to her, it's her car, the final decisions are hers. It's hard not to be pushy when I think it's going to look so good but I think I'm staying reasonable so far! :smiley:

    @Northloopcup mate, I really like it, looks the business to me!
     
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  20. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

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    Never been sure about the TCE splitter. Looks ok but I think the normal RS one is much better. However, that blue one... looks SOOOOOO good with the number plate removed and smoothed. Suggested doing that to Mrs M but she was having none of it. Looks outstanding to me. I actually did a mockup a while back for her with it done and with the Golf ED30 splitter which is still my favourite I've seen on a Clio:

     
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