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1bubble10 (paul smith)

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Bamby P50
« on: April 09, 2015, 07:33:20 PM »
Hi all.

Alan Evans is currently building a replica P50 for me (I have always desired a Peel P50 but they have become financially so far out of reach and added to the fact they exist in small numbers this is my only hope of ever having something vaguely similar. Thought that some of you may be interested to see some progress pictures of the build.

Week one:-
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Re: Bamby P50
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2015, 07:56:40 PM »
Week 2:

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Re: Bamby P50
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2015, 08:06:04 PM »
More week 2:

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Re: Bamby P50
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2015, 08:24:28 PM »
Even more of week 2:

It was a toss up between blue or yellow. Went for yellow in the end as I wanted it to match the colour of my ear plugs (before they go in my ears not after).

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Re: Bamby P50
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2015, 08:29:12 PM »
Week 3:

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Re: Bamby P50
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2015, 08:40:31 PM »
More of week 3:

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Re: Bamby P50
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2015, 08:45:28 PM »
Week 4:

Thats all I have for the moment - I shall post week 5 as soon as I get them.
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Re: Bamby P50
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2015, 10:20:00 PM »
Looking really good mate , got to take them on a drive when mines done

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Re: Bamby P50
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2015, 07:55:21 AM »
Looking good!
Oddly enough a project I am working on needs a perspex dome to cover it. Last night while checking measurements I started thinking of Tridents and P50s, then I started thinking of what colours suit them best, and I figued yellow or grass green, si thumbs up for your colour choice!

Has anyone else noticed that the vast majority of modern cars are in just two colours? Silver or Dark! Hooray for a bit of colour!
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Re: Bamby P50
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2015, 08:17:08 AM »
I know what you mean - I have never owned a silver car in my life and probably never will. However, I have owned 6 yellow cars. Given the option I also avoid metallic paints but that is only my preference as everybody likes something different. The colour for my p50 was a struggle. I particularly like them in red and especially blue as the white bumpers and chrome seam to come alive. I opted for yellow in the end because being small I really do want to be seen by other road users whilst I am scooting around in it. The down side of the yellow is that the white bumpers get a little lost (I have opted for white wheels hoping to give the white bumpers some reinforcement (don't know it it will work but will have to see).
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Re: Bamby P50
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2015, 09:47:24 AM »
Instead of yellow why didn't you go for an Orange Peel ?  ;D  Even little Bambi the deer is an orangey colour.
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Re: Bamby P50
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2015, 03:24:19 PM »
Aye, his mum thought he was a ray of sunshine. The David Dickinson of fauns.

With yellow the bumpers could be black. I think that might be a to bold a statement though.
Ali trim tends to show better against pastalle shades of yellow, chrome against primary yellow.
But I agree that small cars need to be seen. Who is going to make the smallest 'jam sandwich' police car in the world? It could catch on as they would fit in Police Boxes - oh no, showing my age there! Great for Policing supermarkets and such, out dragging the footpad scooters and folk kurb crawling near the Red Mullett. I vote Root, he has Policeman's feet. (I think they came with a New Guinea numberplate off a mobile canteen......)
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Re: Bamby P50
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2015, 04:59:17 PM »
Instead of yellow why didn't you go for an Orange Peel ?  ;D  Even little Bambi the deer is an orangey colour.

Joking aside I am fond of orange cars (flat colour of course) - although orange peel is good pet name for an orange one, i'll have to stick with lemon peel now - yellow is a bit unfortunate on a peel as it looks too much like a minion - although minions are rather cute and so is the car that it resembles, bless!!??
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Re: Bamby P50
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2015, 06:49:16 PM »
Hope you don't feel a lemon in it!  ;D ;D ;D  Sorry, couldn't resist that. I've gone a bit daft since driving mine about in '76. and jealous. You will have fun with it, I know.  8)
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Re: Bamby P50
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2015, 09:37:36 PM »
week 5 photos:-

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