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Rhythm - Rolling Art by iNVisionPROTOTYPES
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Well at first I was like but after scrolling down and seeing it completely I am honestly speachless. AWESOME BUILD!!!

And welcome to the forum.

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Heads up display incorporated into the ceiling panel. Also a classic chrome dome light with trick map lights on the sides...one of the very few off the shelf components.

Designed and built the wiring harness for the car ... from scratch. Wires, plugs, controls used from various GM vehicles. Wires weren't spliced together...each wire was removed from the 'original' plug and plugged into empty plugs chosen for Rhythm ...

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Stripping harnesses ... wire by wire as per colour required. You can see the row of hammers that were used to create the body.








Circuitry for the multi-funtion LED retrofitted taillights.




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WOW that is a nice build! I like the "thinking ahead" bits you did, like putting the gas cap under the rear flipup to keep the body lines flowing and symmetrical. The concave surfaces bring an interesting dynamic to it. Single pictures of this angle or that can't really capture the whole car, it seems to have a bit of an optical illusion to it. Do you have by chance a video of a walkaround of the car? Kudos for having a vision and sticking it out 8 years. It's inspiring

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WOW that is a nice build! I like the "thinking ahead" bits you did, like putting the gas cap under the rear flipup to keep the body lines flowing and symmetrical. The concave surfaces bring an interesting dynamic to it. Single pictures of this angle or that can't really capture the whole car, it seems to have a bit of an optical illusion to it. Do you have by chance a video of a walkaround of the car? Kudos for having a vision and sticking it out 8 years. It's inspiring [/QUOTE

Thanks very much... I'm honoured. Tho the talent ppl have shown on this site has really impressed me too.

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Cockpit inspired brushed stainless steel dash and interior trim.




Brushed Stainless Steel door sil panels were fabricated and topped of with a molded and hand painted emblem.

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Some detailed closeups...




To follow through with the Blackbird/fighter jet theme...these cross hairs were created from Stainless Steel.


Power mirrors are mounted on the door extension...with no visible fasteners or wires.




Now you guys have seen how to fill up the car...


'57 Ford Fairlane taillights are retrofitted with LEDs...the centre bullet is the brake light...the outer ring is the running/signal light.


... and if you're wondering of both sides are symmetric...they are
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Heading out for the vehicle safety...and PASSING with flying colours!

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This vehicle never left the shop for any of the work for 8 years...except for the safety. Design, metalwork, bodywork, paint, and assembly was all done in the one bay you see in the pictures. It would be moved/rolled out once in a while to clean the place up, but never leave the premises.

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very nice fabrication skills ..How about making a Fiero out of aluminum? ..looks like it would be a breeze for you

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I could definitely see this car in a movie

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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Erik:

I could definitely see this car in a movie

it looks like the bat mobiel in a way

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How about making a Fiero out of aluminum?


Now that would be a fun yet challenging project. For the right price building a modernized all aluminum Fiero could be done by us. Of course it would be left as raw aluminum...hmm thinking... either satin or polished to a blinding finish...be interesting when ppl pull off the road b/c of the arc flash they'd get HA!

Guess it would be something along the lines of the chromed pickups they used for the superbowl a few years ago...

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Is the dash also made out of alum.??

Dam what CAN"T you do???? LOL

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Is the dash also made out of alum.??

Dam what CAN"T you do???? LOL


Alum is too easy :P No, I'm kidding...its actually more temperamental than steel. As for the dash, we choose to make it out of stainless...then brush it. It has a more elegant appearance when brushed than aluminum. Ever try bending stainless steel sheets...reacts like spring steel to a degree?... loads of fun


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Outstanding workmanship, but really out-there style-wise for me. Perfect example of love it or hate art. Coming at ya fast, some may think it a one-off jaguar. Going away, hey was that a T bird? Side view, a sculptured 60 buick on striods?

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Thanks Francis! I get second and at times even third takes of the car from people anywhere we go - with the biggest question - "What is it?" People try to guess and even argue with me that it wasn't built by hand...hahah.. and I'm the one that fabricated it - it's a lot of fun!

In regards to workmanship - thanks again. People in my area are approaching me "challenges" - to recreate or fab parts that are no longer available for their vehicles. Mainly body panels and trim. It's pretty interesting to see some of the stuff that comes in.

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IMO, ew

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Outstanding work and creativity, my respects, but a terribly ugly design IMO.

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Show us some of your welding sculptures. If you havent done any you should!

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Well, I guess I am the only one who doesn't like it - the design, I mean. As for the craftsmanship, wow! Obviously beautifully put together. And the interior is quite beautiful. I just don't care for the overall look of the exterior. To be specific:

- the grille and headlight treatment is more neo-classical, a look I have never cared for (sorry Zimmer afficianados!)

- the overall length and size of the front is overbearing to the midsection of the car

- the hood scoop doesn't flow with the other established character lines of the car

- The wheels and wheelwells appear a bit small on such a large car

- The cabin glass appears too small, again due to the larger nose and rear

- the rear wheel air scoops might look better upside down

- the alum. strakes seem like too much of an add-on; not enough other alum. on the car to provide balance

- the air intakes above the large intakes seem like overkill, and would anyways probably look better reversed as well

- the rear air outlets add too much detail to the rear

- same with the rear reverse scoop on the trunklid

- the lines to the tail seem to round down and in, but the trunklid juts up - kind of incongruous

My overall impression is that the details are too busy - it just overpowers the basic look of the car. As I said, the craftsmanship is obviously outstanding, I am quibbling about the design details. And I realize that would change to whole look of the car - that's my point.

Feel free to disagree, but keep in mind iNVisionPROTOTYPES invited comments here, both good and bad.

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Well, I guess I am the only one who doesn't like it - the design, I mean. As for the craftsmanship, wow! Obviously beautifully put together. And the interior is quite beautiful. I just don't care for the overall look of the exterior. To be specific:

Feel free to disagree, but keep in mind iNVisionPROTOTYPES invited comments here, both good and bad.


Now this is some interesting feedback - more useful than one word descriptors to iNVision as well as others who are into building/modifying cars . Thank you very much - that's great!.

The theme of this vehicle took influences from many places including the SR-71 Blackbird, classic muscle and classic supercars and by combining these elements and proportions leaves some people scratching their heads the first time they see it - something we expected.

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Now this is some interesting feedback - more useful than one word descriptors to iNVision as well as others who are into building/modifying cars . Thank you very much - that's great!.

The theme of this vehicle took influences from many places including the SR-71 Blackbird, classic muscle and classic supercars and by combining these elements and proportions leaves some people scratching their heads the first time they see it - something we expected.

Cheers




Unique craftsmanship to which lends it to a movie car (such as "Batman or some type of gothic-seedy movie). IMO I think the color should have been flat black (go along with SR-71 Blackbird) with deep-dished DUB rims and less sidewall.

The "Rhythm" rear-end reminds me of the retro Thunderbirds (last production) and the front end looks more "Jaguar-ish" IMO (okay, that's the easy definition). Everything else is a mixer of new /old and is confusing in some areas to which intrudes upon the "theme" of the car. I can "see" the vision, but is hard trying to pen it down. This is why I'm viewing the Rhythm as "a movie car."

Jaguar like front end


Thurderbird like rear end


The center section doesn't match the front and rear theme of the car. The 2-chromed veins need removing and the big side vent is "odd." Granted, the front and rear wheel opening are way too small and tires and rims are out dated.



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If each car I brought home for a project could tell a story...I'd have some really interesting stories. In regards to the Feiros...someone had at one point tried to jump her. The front spindles were both bent, the front substructure had collapsed, even tho the front gap looks good...the back edge of the door is an inch more forward at the bottom than it should be, front glass popped out on the D/S and the rear stucture was higher on the right than the left. Wonder if he thought he was driving Eleanor?



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Hey, I stopped by today to see if you had a spare Fiero rear window.
Your Dad helped me make a cardboard template off the 85GT so Speedy Glass can make me one without rear defroster lines.
He showed me the latest plans for your project - very cool!
I'd never seen one of those up close in person before, I hope you keep tinkering and get it to work.
I won't spoil the surprise but hopefully you post some progress pics as you go as there's a lot of interest in that setup on this forum.
You would get a lot of support from others that have tried it too.
Maybe I've said to much...

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Your skills, workmanship and talent are obvious. You did a great job on the car. However, I must say it is not my cup of tea in the looks department. I'm not hatin, just being honest. Hey, some people think Lambo's are ugly, but those people are stupid.

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Originally posted by Fiero2m8:


Maybe I've said to much...




No worries man! Sorry I missed you...had to take care of some stuff up in TO. I thought we did have a Fiero rear window at one point that I was saving...however we did a pre-winter cleanup and more than likely got rid of it. That template should get you on your way though.

Yea, in regards the "new" project you saw today...I was getting bored and the gears started turning so to speak. Until I get the SBC350 things won't really get moving but what you saw there was a few hours of just mocking things up and determining the quickest way to install the unit. Should put the reverse rotation concept on a whole new level without affecting 'handleability' nor adding much more weight...oops I let a little more slip out . As time permits and I get the engine I'll try to post some updates. It's not that I'm not happy with the V6's performance...cough cough...but completing the body was my primary concern and an engine swap was planned for a later time.

Btw...did you happen to see the next - more modern - version of Rhythm up on the wall? Still working on a few areas but the concept is much tighter (not late '60's retro based this time) and rolls on 19's in the front and 20's in the rear. Can't wait to start the real deal.

How did it feel to get your ride out and about last weekend? Almost perfect weather conditions - I thought about it...but still a bit too much salt on the roads.

Cheers,

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Btw...did you happen to see the next - more modern - version of Rhythm up on the wall? Still working on a few areas but the concept is much tighter (not late '60's retro based this time) and rolls on 19's in the front and 20's in the rear. Can't wait to start the real deal.





Hey, I heard that! A good choice for your car.

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Hey, I heard that! A good choice for your car.


Nic - you should start a new concept prototype thread and let us all help you design and envolve the new theme idea (very cool) - it would be in my Favorites!

MadCurl - sometimes I think you use the search feature and type in "20's"

Actually what I saw was a transmission - sweet!

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