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Old 08-01-2012, 03:27 AM   #301
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We've come a long way.

I got a turn signal light from O'Reilly that fits better than and gives a better idea of the bucket.

During the fitment we pulled out the air conditioning unit to see if it would fit. Easily, so if someone insisted on having A/C in their barchetta, it would be do-able.

The last picture shows the beginnings of the frame. Wow, this ain't no tinker toy.
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Sweet!

You've done a great job! I can't wait to see the final product!
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:34 AM   #303
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Sweet!

You've done a great job! I can't wait to see the final product!
I can't wait to see the final product either.

It looks like as of today we have a spot to locate the car at the SEMA show. Just three months away...
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I can't wait to see the final product either.

It looks like as of today we have a spot to locate the car at the SEMA show. Just three months away...
Nice. Hopefully, that will be good exposure. The next few months will be like an episode of Rides.
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Nice. Hopefully, that will be good exposure. The next few months will be like an episode of Rides.
It would be nice if this was an episode of Rides, because then I'd have 10 people to swarm over the car and get it done in 24 hours. As it is, I drive 50 minutes to an hour to get to the car, work on it 3-4 hours, and then go back to the responsibilities of the day. And most of this stuff doesn't get purchased off a shelf, so one part may be made 3-4-5 times before it's right.

It doesn't make for a speedy build...
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Can you see the wheel in this picture?
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Wow, looks cool. Any more details about led lights yet? I know this forum, and we are all dying for the deets'
Your vehicle looks amazing. Do you make use of LED Lights?. If yes that what models you use?

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Old 08-04-2012, 02:33 PM   #308
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Your vehicle looks amazing. Do you make use of LED Lights?. If yes that what models you use?
We've got LED tail/turn signals, LED back-up lights, LED front Turn Signals, and if time permits there will be a DRL LED array in the headlight bucket.

The headlights are dichroic lens halogen or HID, based on an H7 bulb. I'm also hoping to put my little LED screws somewhere inside the car...accent lights?
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:25 AM   #309
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Yep, I had a few friends over tonight, and in doing so had a few adult beverages.

And here's the thing....in a few months a car will be introduced that I designed and built. Sure, with LOTS of help from friends and experts, but it represents my desire to stand behind a design, to push a for a standard of performance, and to make the choices that some will question and some will appreciate.

I'm expecting this design to be on the track and racing this year. As I show off a light or a wheel or a brace, it's a big deal for me. I'm proud of this project and when it goes out on the race track--whether it farts on the starting line or wins the race, I consider it a win for perseverance.

Anyone on this site could be doing the same thing, and to an extent does--whether they're adding a turbo or completely transforming their car, I salute everyone with the cajones to make the sacrifices needed to follow their dreams.

OK,end of alcohol-induced rant.
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Rant? Sounds like you're running for office. Looking at your photo of the "frame" above, I see good potential for something like that to mount other/older tubs too (think Stein's old Saab). Just sayin'
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that front on render of the car is the best angle yet its fricken amazing.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:17 PM   #312
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My frame builder is THRASHING right now, trying of all things to get a Lincoln Continental out the door for Bonneville Speed Week. The engine of choice? Supercharged Pinto.

Those crazy friggin' salt flat rules will see this heavy Lincoln pushed along with a four banger engine. I think the group wants to hit about 180mph, but it needs to be finished first. That is today's goal.

The Catfish sits, forlorn and waiting for the body to be properly connected to the frame....
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Can you see the wheel in this picture?
Yes I can. It's the silver thing with the spokes, in the center of the picture. There is a tire wrapped around it.

It's good to be proud of your work.

The blowfish ('69 'Cuda) originally had a 4cyl before going for a different record.
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Default Rotrex chases nekkid Catfish

If it works as well with bodywork as it does nekkid, maybe we'll end up here...
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Wow, I've been away from the forums for a few months and missed all this, I just read the whole thread. This is amazing, excellent job so far! I'll be keeping tabs on this thread for sure.
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Default weekend woodie

Here's your "weekend woodie" picture. The bodywork looks great with wider wheels, IMO.
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I do not like that angle. Makes the bodywork look heavy to me.
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I do not like that angle. Makes the bodywork look heavy to me.
Perspective and shading. The front grill will be de-emphasized when the color changes to black, which pulls in the rest of the body. Otherwise, it continues to amaze me how similar the real thing is to the renderings.
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Wow, I've been away from the forums for a few months and missed all this, I just read the whole thread. This is amazing, excellent job so far! I'll be keeping tabs on this thread for sure.
Thanks for the vote of confidence.
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This thread is on a whole different level from your typical "build thread".

Every time I open it, I am impressed and amazed.
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