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"life is too short to spend 5 years on a 1 year project"

To some, like myself, it's the project that gives me all the satisfaction and enjoyment.

Once completed, or as I prefer to say (Just bored with it)
I feel bummed, and need to start something else, this has always been, and always be the way it is for me.

I almost always sell my project right after it's "finished" and start something new.

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Originally posted by 85red2m6:

I've been hearing stories for a year or so (locally), about an 87(?) GT that was sent to your shop from up here in Alberta, to have a N*SC/F40 conversion...

Anthony



Its not my 87GT your source was thinking about is it? Only purple monkey dishwasher parts are that its not s/c, I don't have an F40, I'm a couple provinces over and if it was sent to archies the car would be done by now.. haha

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Another happy customer !

The kits are popping up these days like popcorn.





Archie with the success of the Mad Arch kit, and your collaboration with Curly, any chance you guys throw your heads together and come up with some cool new kits, noses, bumpers or such (hint, hint, nudge, nudge ) ??





I think you guys have just tickled the surface of what you could come up with, and did i mention sell ?

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I like this one a lot. I'm partial to the colour scheme but I like how its simple and not overdone. Looks very modern and aggressive. Great work.

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Nice...I'd go with a smaller deck vent, but very nice.

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Another happy customer !

The kits are popping up these days like popcorn.



Pop, pop !!

New word, yet another kit has been ordered.

Wow !

I better get to tweeking.

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YEPPERS !! that'd be MEEEE !!! gotta deposit on Amida's 512 nose as well ................pics to come !

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Archie you have a PM

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Looks like I will be in a position to get back in the game by summer, but I will be looking for something more towards the finished side as I have very little time to work on cars right now... we will see what is available in a few months

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Originally posted by Fierotaz:

Looks like I will be in a position to get back in the game by summer, but I will be looking for something more towards the finished side as I have very little time to work on cars right now... we will see what is available in a few months


Sweet !

Check your PM, sent you a lead or two.

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Are Lambo door kits still for sale? I've found a local body shop willing to install them. Thanks.

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Originally posted by lou_dias:

Are Lambo door kits still for sale? I've found a local body shop willing to install them. Thanks.


We don't have any of the hinges in stock.

When we did the Lambo door kits, we used the VDI Universal kit & modified them to change some of the geometry to bring the piviot point out a little & modified the hinges to make them a bolt on for the Fiero. Once we had all of that figured out on the 1st hinge, we made tooling & fixtures so we could make a group of hinges that were all the same.

We still have all the tooling but to set up the tooling & make just one set would be too expensive. We figure that we need to make them in gorups of 5 to be able to keep the price in line & make a dollar too.

If we had a group of 5 or more people who wanted these hinges, we could do them.

I have also sent you a PM.

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Archie,

I am sure there are probably some out there who might jump on this, what would be the price for those interested ?

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Archie,

I am sure there are probably some out there who might jump on this, what would be the price for those interested ?


you would be correct! how much for a set if you get 5? assuming they are bolt on all-tho id weld them too

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you would be correct! how much for a set if you get 5? assuming they are bolt on all-tho id weld them too


I'd have to find the thread for the last tim we did them but I think they were $1300.00 par set plus incomming & out going shipping.

We'd need about 50% down.

If we can come up with 5 or more people that want to do it then we'll make another group of them.

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I'd have to find the thread for the last tim we did them but I think they were $1300.00 par set plus incomming & out going shipping.

We'd need about 50% down.

If we can come up with 5 or more people that want to do it then we'll make another group of them.

Archie


hmmmm I will have to see if its in this years budget, I already have a bumper, hood and paint in mind for the year. I guess I should throw a grand at the corvette this year too its lookin a bit mad at me keeping it out in the snow hehehe!

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Count me in for a set. Is that 3 people now?

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what is the name of those wheels?? and what how much was spent in total for the body kit, wheels and modifications?? im really interested in ordering a kit and i just wanna know how much money i will be needing to make my car look like this, well not exactly the same but around the same lines.

thanks.


 
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Another happy customer !

The kits are popping up these days like popcorn.





Archie with the success of the Mad Arch kit, and your collaboration with Curly, any chance you guys throw your heads together and come up with some cool new kits, noses, bumpers or such (hint, hint, nudge, nudge ) ??





I think you guys have just tickled the surface of what you could come up with, and did i mention sell ?


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This looks really good. I actually like the MadArch kit better on notchbacks than on fastbacks!

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This looks really good. I actually like the MadArch kit better on notchbacks than on fastbacks!


I think you may be right, especially on non-chopped fieros, the notchies have a definate edge.

However when they are chopped i think the GT moves back ahead. (totally unbiased hehehe)

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The wheels are a thing of beauty

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Did anyone tell Curley this?


I think he missed that memo! LOL

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Hyphynator'

"what is the name of those wheels?? and what how much was spent in total for the body kit, wheels and modifications?? im really interested in ordering a kit and i just wanna know how much money i will be needing to make my car look like this, well not exactly the same but around the same lines."

The wheels are Avant Guarde m310 18X8" Front and 19x11" rears.
The total cost of the kit and wheels was almost 5K, that's not including any labor. I did the install minus the rear deck scoop, and had a friend paint it. That cost about 800.00, paint /labor. I was able to save for this conversion when I went to Iraq last year for a Mobilization for the Air Force.

Other mods, 4.9 Cadillac v8 with 4T60 auto, RX-7 calipers and cross drilled and slotted 12" rotors.

Rear Suspension was changed out for Pontiac 6000 spindles and hubs.

Shaun

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And the latest news is??

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It's about time for an orange invasion !

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Latest news is.....

We got another new LS3 crate engine in......



to put in this car......



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Now I'm sorry but that is just sacriledge... a chevy engine in a Ford GT40..... I am sure it will haul ass but that is just wrong for me. Wonder what a Ford coyote 5.0 would do in that bad boy... Good luck on another cool build Archie. Peace

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Now I'm sorry but that is just sacriledge... a chevy engine in a Ford GT40..... I am sure it will haul ass but that is just wrong for me. Wonder what a Ford coyote 5.0 would do in that bad boy... Good luck on another cool build Archie. Peace

Pete


I am sure Archie is not interested in building a new kit and spending money and time on RnD. But as much as I like my Chevy V8 the Ford V8s with a nice exhaust do sound better
But then who installs an engine for just the sound

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LOL.... the way I see it, sacriledge would be putting a Ford engine in a GM chassis.

Archie

 
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Now I'm sorry but that is just sacriledge... a chevy engine in a Ford GT40..... I am sure it will haul ass but that is just wrong for me. Wonder what a Ford coyote 5.0 would do in that bad boy... Good luck on another cool build Archie. Peace

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...sacriledge would be putting a Ford engine in a GM chassis.

Archie



Can I get an Amen?

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Amen.

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Pistons know no logos.

Put in whatever works.. (including a Flux capacitor and a Mr. Fusion that creates 1.21 Jiggawatts)

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Put in whatever works.. (including a Flux capacitor and a Mr. Fusion that creates 1.21 Jiggawatts)




It's Gigawatts.

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It's Gigawatts.


It's jiggawatts, it's part of the meme.

Giga watts, is a real physics term, and not used in meme form.

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Archie;

I remember you said you pulled these panels from a real Mark I GT40. Is there a difference in the wheelbase between the Mark I and the Fiero? If so, did you make up he difference in the engine framing you built behind the cockpit?

Great build. Looking forward to seeing some more updates.

Thanks
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Archie;

I remember you said you pulled these panels from a real Mark I GT40. Is there a difference in the wheelbase between the Mark I and the Fiero? If so, did you make up he difference in the engine framing you built behind the cockpit?

Great build. Looking forward to seeing some more updates.

Thanks
Don


The panels were pulled froma real GT40 but I, personally didn't pull them.

The Gt40 was a 95" WB, we moved the shock towers back.

BTW, the scoops in the front clip are not "true" to an early GT40, we added them because that's what people think all GT40's had.

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Chris was over at the beginning of last week & we got some pics of the 2 White MadArch ChopTops together.







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Would love to see any pictures from the F40 project with the HRE 505's if you have them...

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Archie;

I was just in Detroit on the weekend and we went to the Ford museum out in Dearborn. I think I might have found out about your front nose shape vs. The racing versions everyone tends to know about. The museum had a Mark IV there and the info board in front of it talked about the Marks I to III. it also had the mid 60's Mustang prototype on display.


The prototype info said that the original GT40 prototype used the same nose shape as the mustang prototype but in testing, the nose shape turned into a bit of a wing and made the front light under speed. The engineers scrapped the front nose shape to replace it with what we all see on all the GT40's out there.

A bit of trivia for you.

Cheers
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The panels were pulled froma real GT40 but I, personally didn't pull them.

The Gt40 was a 95" WB, we moved the shock towers back.

BTW, the scoops in the front clip are not "true" to an early GT40, we added them because that's what people think all GT40's had.

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Archie;

I was just in Detroit on the weekend and we went to the Ford museum out in Dearborn. I think I might have found out about your front nose shape vs. The racing versions everyone tends to know about. The museum had a Mark IV there and the info board in front of it talked about the Marks I to III. it also had the mid 60's Mustang prototype on display.


The prototype info said that the original GT40 prototype used the same nose shape as the mustang prototype but in testing, the nose shape turned into a bit of a wing and made the front light under speed. The engineers scrapped the front nose shape to replace it with what we all see on all the GT40's out there.

A bit of trivia for you.

Cheers
Don


That's right, the early few cars had the short nose where the nose ends at the front edge of headlight covers.







The solution to the nose getting light was to extend the nose out beyond the headlight covers. As it is in most all of the pics you see of the GT40's & GT40 replicas.

Archie

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