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“Kit in Bits”   (+2)  [vote for, against]
a kit car magazine for kit car lovers with a difference

each week’s edition comes with a free car part so that you can build your kit car up bit by bit.

full, clear and concise instructions, by top engineers, to successfully fit your weekly part to the growing shiny miracle in your shed.

pages and pages of advice on which tools you will need and helpful maintenance notes for when you are finally on the road.

a chapter to guide you on the way to specialist kit car insurance.

news of rallies and adventure days for you and your new car.

everything here for the kit car enthusiast at a budget price.

won’t your neighbours be surprised when you finally unveil your masterpiece?
-- po, Mar 13 2004

something like this?
[joking victim, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

"Well, It's a '49, '50, '51, '52, '53, '54, '55, '56, '57, '58' 59' automobile." http://www.coquet-s..._At_A_Time_0234.htm
All sung in Johnny Cash's inimitable drawl. [DrCurry, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

The picture http://www.the-jime...ockabilly_Cars.shtm
[DrCurry, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Info about Fimo
Polymer Clay [sartep, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Kit http://www.vansairc.../public/kit-std.htm
So, it ain't a car! At least most of the pieces are flat and it might fit into a very large magazine. [Klaatu, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

(free binder with part 1)
-- hippo, Mar 13 2004

Not nearly as surprised as the postman when he delivers the issue with the engine block tucked ‘neath the back cover.
-- bristolz, Mar 13 2004

No, probably an application for safety inspection and licensing.

Not to be confused with “Kitten Bits” a magazine that is a favorite of [8th of 7].
-- bristolz, Mar 13 2004

These things are already grossly overpriced as it is, without having to include an actual kit car in the price. Besides, wouldn't you rather build one out of matchsticks?
-- kropotkin, Mar 13 2004

+ only if it comes with [hippo]'s free binder. Presume part one only costs £1 and all the subsequent 399 editions cost £30 a go?
-- jonthegeologist, Mar 13 2004

£39.99 actually
-- po, Mar 13 2004

splendid. I'll look out for it!
-- jonthegeologist, Mar 13 2004

Part 1 - cigarette lighter and steering wheel!
-- po, Mar 13 2004

//When do we get the horn?//

<DerekandClive>When we look at dead popes.</DerekandClive>
-- gnomethang, Mar 13 2004

Jane Mansfield!
-- jonthegeologist, Mar 13 2004

In a bonnet and boot?
-- FarmerJohn, Mar 13 2004

Perhaps you could have the unbound sheets of a magazine, without page numbers, treating the magazine itself as a kit to be assembled before it can be used to asemble the car. The result may be a rather bizarre vehicle which can, if it's really too horrendous, can always be labeled a "concept." --wgmcg
-- wgmcg, Mar 13 2004

I would think this idea would lend itself more to the aviation industry where builders use flat aluminum panels to build an aircraft. With each issue, you could include a single sheet of aluminum and enough rivets to complete that section. If you were building a glider, no engine block would ever have to cause hernias for postal workers. [+]
-- Klaatu, Mar 13 2004

what the hell is a kit car?
-- whatastrangeperson, Mar 14 2004

Reminds me of that Johnny Cash tune where he builds a car from parts smuggled out of an auto factory in his lunch box.
-- 2 fries shy of a happy meal, Mar 14 2004

// what the hell is a kit car? //

Wasn't it that talking car on Knightrider?
-- waugsqueke, Mar 14 2004

"Buuub! I'b glued by dose to de prob shaft!"
-- egbert, Mar 16 2004

How does that song go? (See links.)
-- DrCurry, Mar 16 2004

Hello? Oh sorry I thought you called.

Silly idea
-- The Kat, Mar 16 2004

Perhaps the first installment should be two pieces. +
-- sartep, Mar 17 2004

-- bristolz, Mar 17 2004

weekly issues...
-- po, Mar 17 2004

Give the parts out with the local daily.

"Did you miss out on the fuel pump in yesterday's edition? See your newsagent."
-- Lacus Trasumenus, Mar 17 2004

Maybe this car should be 4 pieces that snap together, for those who want only to subscribe for the month.
-- sartep, Mar 17 2004

Makes me wonder what substantial thing could actually be done this way; what could you build with parts small enough to be realistically distributed with a magazine?

Maybe a model airplane or something like that or a garden or a forest, a seed at a time and they'll grow to be big things.
-- bristolz, Mar 17 2004

Perhaps anything that needs much fimo.
-- sartep, Mar 17 2004

-- jurist, Mar 17 2004

Link for you.
-- sartep, Mar 17 2004

[bris] A lifesize replica of the Eiffel tower. Every week you get a bit of metal about the size of a magazine and some nuts and bolts.
-- hippo, Mar 17 2004

//A lifesize replica of the Eiffel tower.//

At this rate I'll never get the display case for it.
-- sartep, Mar 17 2004

taking this back to seriousish discussion i was under the impression that kit cars could be ordered in a method similar to this, rather than getting the whole kit in one go it could be delivered as majorish sections such as chassis, susspension, engine etc.
-- engineer1, Mar 17 2004

ah! the autoboner...I was worried for your health, my dear.
-- po, Mar 17 2004

Found a <link> for a kit that might work.
-- Klaatu, Mar 18 2004

Good ol' RVs. Wildly popular homebuilts.
-- bristolz, Mar 18 2004

Yeah [bz] another one starting very soon. A '9A to be exact. Just picked up preview plans this week.
-- Klaatu, Mar 18 2004

I like the idea of getting back to what could actually be built via a magazine through your post box. It would be helpfull if the 'thing' was modular so you could un-subcribe every year or so, and actually have a complete 'thing'
-- Bobble, Mar 18 2004

//Another thing how would u propose puttin the pieces in magazines? // I was thinking of cellotaping them to the front cover!
-- po, Apr 25 2004

//use two brain cells please//...

Or for real clarity of thought, just do what [akasilva] has done and string together maybe a whole dozen of them.
-- zigness, Apr 25 2004

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