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Topic: Db5 Aston Martin replica project 2013

Hey guys , im starting to freak out as the aston martin db5 has really gotten into my head.
But at the moment i cant splash out aud 600 grand on a car ( maybe in a few years i will )

Was wondering if you know any replica's that are for sale? I know there was a dbs and zagayo replica that was made .....but no db5?
If there arent any then i plan to make a life size replica and would love any details or measurements on the car ifyou have any
Cheers
Sme have suggested that i start with a datsun or holden then tottally start from scratch only taking the structure of the vehicle

Would appreciate your input and support guys
Cheers

Yes i did ride the CAT

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Re: Db5 Aston Martin replica project 2013

Hi
There are no companies making replicas of these there was one guy in one of our car mechanic magazines who made one for racing from a mould of a real one he owned but no other replicas avalible ajb007/frown
Ross

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Re: Db5 Aston Martin replica project 2013

I  always thought a  Jaguar XJS might be a good candidate - 6 cylinder engine, wire wheels can be fitted. The quality of the interior is excellent - also you can replace outer body panels

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Re: Db5 Aston Martin replica project 2013

I have full plans of the DBR1 bodyshell  ajb007/cool

I saw there was a DB3S replica, and ASM do a DBR2 replica.

I've seen a DB9 volante replica, it went for £35k on ebay.

I've never seen a replica DB5 though.

Oh and there's a god awful vanquish copy, it's a body kit for a jaguar xk8, called an 'Ash-Mart' or something, total pile of crap.

The worst I've seen is a body kit for a Mazda MX5, to turn it into a vanquish ajb007/biggrin I think they overlooked the fact you could park an MX5 in the engine bay of a vanq ajb007/lol well, you probably can't, but you get the idea.

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Re: Db5 Aston Martin replica project 2013

jared_nomak wrote:

Hi
There are no companies making replicas of these there was one guy in one of our car mechanic magazines who made one for racing from a mould of a real one he owned but no other replicas avalible ajb007/frown
Ross

Would u have the contact details or be able to show him this post? (The guy in your car mechanic magazine) i may be able to get sizingband numbers from him

Yes i did ride the CAT

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Re: Db5 Aston Martin replica project 2013

Hart008 wrote:
jared_nomak wrote:

Hi
There are no companies making replicas of these there was one guy in one of our car mechanic magazines who made one for racing from a mould of a real one he owned but no other replicas avalible ajb007/frown
Ross

Would u have the contact details or be able to show him this post? (The guy in your car mechanic magazine) i may be able to get sizingband numbers from him

Unfortunately I never bought the magazine and have since done searches on the Internet without any luck, I'll have another go tho
Ross

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Re: Db5 Aston Martin replica project 2013

I have an article about a guy building a db5 replica.
Tried to contact him thru the magazine with no succes,
It was in 2007 november issue of classic monthly.

http://s8.postimage.org/5n84n2fzl/image.jpg

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Re: Db5 Aston Martin replica project 2013

Zundapp wrote:

I have an article about a guy building a db5 replica.
Tried to contact him thru the magazine with no succes,
It was in 2007 november issue of classic monthly.

http://s8.postimage.org/5n84n2fzl/image.jpg

Yip that's the one

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Re: Db5 Aston Martin replica project 2013

wow! the frame he is standing in looks good

Yes i did ride the CAT

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Re: Db5 Aston Martin replica project 2013

Well, Here is the rest of the article, I hope this will
Inspire you to make your own aston.I'm in the planing
Stage for one, so if someone have any ideas,please
Share it with us.
http://s13.postimage.org/o2o8gn85v/image.jpg

http://s13.postimage.org/5bqwk82z7/image.jpg

http://s13.postimage.org/fabv6pcer/image.jpg

http://s13.postimage.org/kn0pku0b7/image.jpg

http://s13.postimage.org/vnvupusk3/image.jpg

http://s13.postimage.org/9d7zpvv9v/image.jpg

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Re: Db5 Aston Martin replica project 2013

Cant see the pics, for some reason.... but Zundapp feel free to hsare hear so who knows we will be able to succesfully build hehe
Have you started yet ? and are you in Asia or Europe?

Yes i did ride the CAT

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Re: Db5 Aston Martin replica project 2013

This is bloody incredible....amazing.....stunning....Donk is almost lost for words!  ajb007/martini

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Re: Db5 Aston Martin replica project 2013

I´m waiting for price to cnc out a fullsize foam model of the car
from a boat builder company.then make a mould of it.I´m not sure it will be possible but I´ll give it a try.unless the guy in the article reading this, and make me a fibreglass body ajb007/biggrin
I´m in sweden,gothenburg.

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Re: Db5 Aston Martin replica project 2013

ppw3o6r wrote:

This is bloody incredible....amazing.....stunning....Donk is almost lost for words!  ajb007/martini

No no no Donk, don't even think about it, where would you put it  ajb007/rolleyes   ajb007/biggrin

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Re: Db5 Aston Martin replica project 2013

I too have been wanting to build one for many ( about 20) years - I have tons of bits. There is a guy near Preston trying to build one around a BMW convertible, apparently a similar wheelbase.

A formed aluminium body will probably cost in the region of £25k

I have never understood why a kit car maker has never designed a kit as its a relatively low volume production but each one would get a high price

Nick

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Re: Db5 Aston Martin replica project 2013

voituer, maby you know were to find used aston parts then?
and parts that are similar to aston from other cars?
I where in contact with a company called "puddleduck"but they`ve
closed down.
My first thougt when i started looking into this project was
"worlds most famous car "of course there is a kit,but .....no.
I actually went to see the bond in motion just for the db5
took a ton of pictures ajb007/biggrin .

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Re: Db5 Aston Martin replica project 2013

I collected my parts about 7 years ago I bought from Pudldleduck and Aston Workshop etc.

then the prices of Aston suddenly shot up, a DB5 then was about £125,000 now it is over £300,000 and many people charge a lot more for the parts.

I did try and sell my parts last year as they were getting in the way but now have new storage so they are still here!

I will post you a pic

Nick

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http://s7.postimage.org/c1k55c8g7/DSC00449.jpg

Excuse the gaffer tape but there is no structure so all the pieces are loose and just placed together. Actually most of its a bit special in a Bond way but that is irrelevant to this thread

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Re: Db5 Aston Martin replica project 2013

WOW!!! that is in your back yard hahaha
you can even use that for a cafe and place it as a ornament
looks good

Yes i did ride the CAT

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Re: Db5 Aston Martin replica project 2013

I remember it from ebay,looking for parts.
Here is the car your front use to sit on.
http://s8.postimage.org/6tj8g9eo1/image.jpg

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Re: Db5 Aston Martin replica project 2013

Is this possibly the best thread ever? ajb007/lol  really wishing you guys well with your project! Voituer - that db5 front looks awesome!!

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Re: Db5 Aston Martin replica project 2013

Charmed & Dangerous wrote:

Is this possibly the best thread ever? ajb007/lol

... then you have not seen the Raven Riley thread  ajb007/wink

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Re: Db5 Aston Martin replica project 2013

Bondtoys wrote:
Charmed & Dangerous wrote:

Is this possibly the best thread ever? ajb007/lol

... then you have not seen the Raven Riley thread  ajb007/wink


Missed that one - link please Marcus

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Re: Db5 Aston Martin replica project 2013

Voituer wrote:
Bondtoys wrote:
Charmed & Dangerous wrote:

Is this possibly the best thread ever? ajb007/lol

... then you have not seen the Raven Riley thread  ajb007/wink


Missed that one - link please Marcus

Sorry...that thread had long since gone...it now only exists in the memory of Markus...and its best left there   ajb007/biggrin

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Re: Db5 Aston Martin replica project 2013

Sir Miles wrote:
Voituer wrote:
Bondtoys wrote:

... then you have not seen the Raven Riley thread  ajb007/wink


Missed that one - link please Marcus

Sorry...that thread had long since gone...it now only exists in the memory of Markus...and its best left there   ajb007/biggrin

Ignorance is bliss   ajb007/lol

That guy did a great job on the fibreglass car, just read the article - fascinating, all the things I had wanted to do but never got around to!

Apparently the car is not much further on and according to another website is on the back burner, wonder if he fancies selling or making another  ................................