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FieroGT stretch Concept by Amida
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Fabrication of the illuminated Fi40 switch panels.

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...And how do you make those fantastic switches? The Fiero world wants to know.



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[QUOTE]Originally posted by RCR:

...And how do you make those fantastic switches? The Fiero world wants to know.



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They're replica switch caps made in two pieces. A clear window is cast in an RTV silicon mold. The window is then inserted into the switch cap mold which is injected with urethane encapsulating the window. The cap is form fitted to aftermarket illuminated switches with adhesive.

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Finally was able to push the Formula into the garage & have a look at the nose underside on level ground. It looks to me that the front splitter will have an open mid-section due to the shape of the nose. It'll have to be like a spoiler in the middle directing air flow up to the radiator. Similar to the Grandprix but without the center column.




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This template is 1.5" tall at the wheelwell & 2" at the front. Parallel with the rocker & ground. Fine for these rockers that I have but too low for the stock GT rockers. I'll have to raise it up 1/2".

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This template is shortened to an 1" & 1 1/2" front/rear. I will settle for this height as the lowest common denominator for all applications.
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Watching closely, Rob...

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A negative of the nose bottom side was fabricated to become the mating flange surface. After fastener points are established the flange will be trimmed to a 2" perimeter.

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Template of nose profile being tranfered to 3/4" MDF.

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Cut & test fitting.




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Chamfered the front edge. Adjusting for height & level.





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Fender flares would be needed to cover the open wheels.


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Chamfered the front edge. Adjusting for height & level.


Nice job Rob
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Amida:

Fabrication of the illuminated Fi40 switch panels.


Progress ?

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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Amida:

Chamfered the front edge. Adjusting for height & level.


Nice job Rob
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My low profile jack won't fit under the nose now. Thanks.

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Progress ?


I'm making my rounds, will be getting back to it.

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I'm making my rounds, will be getting back to it.




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Upper & lower halves are bonded together, then the gaps are filled with urethan foam.

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I find your work intriguing...I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.



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I find your work intriguing...I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.



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This IS it. No time to write news letters.

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Rob you are the man!
I just got the 2 consoles I had ordered from you. very nice work



the carbon fiber one will be going in my 88 GTP
and the other is going in Ben's 355 I have been working on.
thanks again,
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Bondo, sanding & fitting. Whoever invented bondo must be enjoying life.



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Bondo, sanding & fitting. Whoever invented bondo must be enjoying life.




probably the after life ..its been around for a long time ..anyway ..your work is fantastic!

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probably the after life ..its been around for a long time ..anyway ..your work is fantastic!


Right, I forgot how long it's been around. Thanks.

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Fi355 chin spoiler plug painted & drying in the oven.

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Hey Amida, I saw your post in my build thread and remembered you were building up a chin splitter for your front bumper. You have some great skills! I'd love to build a splitter for my chin spoiler, yours looks great!

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Rob,
the chin spoiler looks great. i'll be watching.
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Rob, You make it look too darned easy. For those of you that pop in and marvel at Rob's work, take it from me, it's waaayy harder than it looks.

Awesome work...

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Hey Amida, I saw your post in my build thread and remembered you were building up a chin splitter for your front bumper. You have some great skills! I'd love to build a splitter for my chin spoiler, yours looks great!



Your chin spoiler is a splitter isn't it?

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Rob, You make it look too darned easy. For those of you that pop in and marvel at Rob's work, take it from me, it's waaayy harder than it looks.

Awesome work...

Bob


The special for today is....epoxy chin sandwich. Mmm, mmm, good.



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Another idea for the use of Grandprix/Solstice combo lights. Bonneville type upper intakes added, but probably not necessary since steel chassis is directly beneath. BTW, this is a widebody.


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Your chin spoiler is a splitter isn't it?


lol I guess you could call it that. I see a splitter more as a small, flat, protruding element added to the front bumper. Mine is more of a chin spoiler I guess. Yours could go either way.

Here is a "splitter" in my opinion

http://image.musclemustangf...ng+chin_splitter.jpg

or this one:

http://www.mlrmotorsports.c...nt_wind_splitter.jpg

Either way, yours looks great! I would love to have a flat piece, like the second picture I posted, under my chin spoiler. R Runner has something similar on his IMSA

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I would love to have a flat piece




With your spoiler already scraping the ground there isn't much ground clearance left, but you can cut a piece of 1/4" ABS and attach it to the spoiler.

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I've looked into that, but can't seem to source out a good place that sells ABS sheets that large around here

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A little more refining to the widebody Formula .



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I've looked into that, but can't seem to source out a good place that sells ABS sheets that large around here


Probably not available at a hardware store, but all plastics dealers/distributors will carry.

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guys,
i have dealt with tap plastics for a couple years, they sell abs sheets 2x2 2x4 and probably larger just email them and ask. they have always treated me well and the prices aren't bad either. plus you can order and they ship it to your door (for a price of course.)

www.tapplastics.com

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guys,
i have dealt with tap plastics for a couple years, they sell abs sheets 2x2 2x4 and probably larger just email them and ask. they have always treated me well and the prices aren't bad either. plus you can order and they ship it to your door (for a price of course.)

www.tapplastics.com

al


I've done business with a couple TapPlastics in my area. I don't think they are in Canada, but if you look in the yellow pages for plastic suppliers you should be able to find a source. ABS would be ideal since it won't shatter on impact like acrylic would.

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A little more tweeking on the latest front end. Rounded outer corners of turn signal pockets & added flush 300zx headlights. Not bad.


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Fi355 chin spoiler mould prep.




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