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Discussion in 'General' started by Brooxy, 28 Oct 2009.

  1. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    It might be bigger than the elise... still can't fold myself into one.
     
  2. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    An S2 Evora? Are you over 6'6" and 16st? Because a colleague of mine that could sit comfortably in mine.

    If so, I'd suggest anything this side of a Phantom would be a bit cramped!

    Unless you're talking about the "rear seat" of course, which is a different matter entirely.Or an S1 Evora, which had significantly higher/wider sills and less interior space.
     
  3. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    I'm a sub 6ft shortarse and it was the front passenger seat of a GT430 [it was 2017 model/reg whatever it was] I believe.
     
  4. Dr. Coin

    Dr. Coin Active Member

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  5. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Heh. I am 6'6, I guess that rules the Evora out for me!

    OT: I was struck by the inspiration fairy, so now have thoughts bubbling away for another lightsaber, but this time with 100% more custom.
     
  6. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Don't be alarmed, I'm a kiwi.
     
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  7. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Acrylic and dremel ordered. Just need to get some modding cubes from Parvum/@imersa which I'll sort at lunch or tonight and some M3 bolts. Once the acrylic arrives I might start the project log
     
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    Arboreal Well-Known Member

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    I have used and like Westfield Fasteners for decent fixings, but never did get round to changing my Parvum M3 bolts to stainless steel
     
  9. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Cheers for the link. I'll probably go with the black hex bolts. I'm hoping to make them invisible anyway but that plan will be in the project log.
     
  10. Arboreal

    Arboreal Well-Known Member

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    Nice, Full Ninja!
    I'm quite partial to stainless hex button head bolts for visible fixings.
    I've even experimented with heating them to change their colour for something different
     
  11. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    If i do it correctly when assembled you won't be able to see the bolts. heating isn't something I'd thought of. How did that turn out?
     
  12. Arboreal

    Arboreal Well-Known Member

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    I had some unpredictable results with brown/beige and purple colouration but couldn't get that amazing blue you see on motorcycle exhausts. Different composition stainless I guess...
     
  13. Byron C

    Byron C *psst!* This guy is a loser!

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    I thought that was titanium that coloured like that?
     
  14. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  15. Arboreal

    Arboreal Well-Known Member

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    That's interesting, the chart says 'heated for an hour'. I was just messing with a propane torch for a few minutes...
     
  16. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Finally caved and clicked on one of those "Apply for an Amazon Mastercard" adverts. Took about three minutes to fill in the form, and I've now got a £30 gift card applied to my account for my troubles. Noice.
     
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  17. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    Did you get the gift card without having to make any purchases to qualify?
     
  18. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Yup: apparently I qualified for "instant spend" (no idea what the requirements are), so I got the £30 gift card applied immediately and can spend up to £500 on the card itself before it physically arrives (but only at Amazon.) If I didnt qualify, the gift card would have been applied when the card arrived and I activated it. In neither case do you have to make a purchase.

    *However*, there is a sneaky little trick involved: as soon as the card is active ("instant spend" or activated) it becomes the default payment method for your Amazon account - including for anyone who shares your account. You can override it, naturally, but don't let it catch you out!

    There's also 1.5% cash back on Amazon spends and 0.75% on third-party spends, given as a £10 gift card balance when you hit 1,000 reward points (around £667 spent at Amazon.) Three months zero percent interest on purchases after activation, but a hefty 21%-ish APR makes it ill-suited to anyone who doesn't pay the balance off in full each month.
     
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  19. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Well-Known Member

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    That sounds like such a horrendous ball ache, for next to no reward :sigh:

    I have a mate who achieves amazing things with credit cards and cashback etc, but for me it's too much hassle. I was so pleased when contactless phone payments and PayPal checkout became a thing :blush:
     
  20. Dr. Coin

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