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CHOP TOP # 15 !!!!!!!!!! by exoticse
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The tweeking has begun !



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More !







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Curly i noticed you did not make any notations about the arrowhead and the beltline,...aren't they being deleated ?
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Curly i noticed you did not make any notations about the arrowhead and the beltline,...aren't they being deleated ?


Yeah, at the time I forgot to mention it, but I talked to Dan regarding it and he'll glass over the small area.

Now to order a set of these puppies!

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More nose progress to show !



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Center nose piece reworked !

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That's some next level work you're doing, keep it up.

The bottom of the center opening isn't going to be deflecting air away from any part of the radiator, is it? Maybe it just looks that way because the front edge is thinner than normal.
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Look what "Brown" dropped off today. The MadArch fender flares.



Professionally package.


Excellent quality.


Excellent fit;

Oh yeah baby! Awaiting the front bumper.

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Fender wraps over the 18x8.5
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The new nose is coming together nicely !









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More you say ? ooooook !







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I just saw #015 facsia and the nose looks like it's moving on steroids, hehe. The JOM 6" driving lamps are in place and awaiting Troyboy's PIAA fog lamps.

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Originally posted by madcurl:

I just saw #015 facsia and the nose looks like it's moving on steroids, hehe. The JOM 6" driving lamps are in place and awaiting Troyboy's PIAA fog lamps.




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Madcurl

Have you check to see if the bumper will fit over the absorver after the mods ?

Are you planning on using any type of mesh behind the openings ?
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Have you check to see if the bumper will fit over the absorver after the mods ?

Are you planning on using any type of mesh behind the openings ?


If you noticed--nothing dramatically has changed; just the angles. The depth remains the same except the new location for the lamps will be moved forward









The OEM egg crate rubber absorber will no doubt need modification near the center where the large opening is raised,



but other-than-that all other lights are either; moved forward and away from the body (driving lamps) where the original turn signal lamps are mounted thus more room.


The fog lamps will be positioned a bit lower than where #022 was placed thus no abstruction.



The side vents are pointed down and inward.

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I'm surprised no one asked about this. Do you have any pic of the hinges?
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Are you planning on using any type of mesh behind the openings ?


Yes.

 
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I'm surprised no one asked about this. Do you have any pic of the hinges?


Sorry, no close-ups of the VDC kit. The pics were from a web page featured here on Pennocks.

In other news; #015 nose is coming along very nicely with the JOM lamps staggered just below Troy boy’s fog lamps. Dan and I agreed that the JOM look far better being fitted on the bottom so that we could exploit the lamps chrome bezel. Dan tried both options, but the later was deemed the best look for what I wanted. I sent examples to exoticse for visuals.
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#015 nose is coming along very nicely with the JOM lamps staggered just below Troy boy’s fog lamps. Dan and I agreed that the JOM look far better being fitted on the bottom so that we could exploit the lamps chrome bezel. Dan tried both options, but the later was deemed the best look for what I wanted. I sent examples to exoticse for visuals.


First up,.. exploring the options.

















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final decision !











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Thanks Tony for resizing and posting pics (I'm too busy working). As you can see-the lights aren't positioned correctly and are placed soley for visuals. Next week Dan will tweak the JOM lights with a roof that will separate it from the fog lamps. The housing around the fog lamps will be funneled towards the lights in a cone-like fashion. Also, the two main grills will be tweaked for grills similar to #020. It's rough, but coming along nicely.

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progress.













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looking good curls !

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looking good curls !



Thanks Tony.

Update; Dan has tweaked #015 nose similar to that of the NSX lower front lip spoiler and has now smoothed out the area for better visuals. Indeed the nose appears more Pontiac OEM-like, but with an aggressive stance and pitch. Also, the octagon mock-up grills are in place.
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Thanks Tony.

Update; Dan has tweaked #015 nose similar to that of the NSX lower front lip spoiler and has now smoothed out the area for better visuals. Indeed the nose appears more Pontiac OEM-like, but with an aggressive stance and pitch. Also, the octagon mock-up grills are in place.






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Based upon the pictures I'm going with example B. The mock-up grill placement looks better towards the back verses closer to the front, because it highlights the center piece.

Example A


Example B
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I like "B" too, But I would keep the LED day time driving lights mounted on top and drop the fog lights I gave you. I would go with smaller round Hella fog lights and hide them in the center grill.

Hella Micro DE Xenon HID driving lights








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Originally posted by troyboy:

I like "B" too, But I would keep the LED day time driving lights mounted on top and drop the fog lights I gave you. I would go with smaller round Hella fog lights and hide them in the center grill.




As usual-you're most likely are right.

Update: Dan had time to mount the Nose and I think it's a winner. It looks like the car is in flight while it's parked. Aggressive? Yes. Attitude? Yes. Ferrari/lamborghini? No.

Pics sent to Tony. Enjoy.

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Nose mounted on mock-up car !















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nice car. I'm loving those rims

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Originally posted by 2Fast2Fiero:

nice car. I'm loving those rims




Thanks. I finally learned to have the backside of the rims polished with a clear coat.


Backside views and things; HRE 20x12 with stainless steel fastners and fully polished/clear coated inner barrels.



Stainlees steel fasteners and hardware: Notice the nearly unnoticable valve stem caps on front views. After many thieves stealing my caps over the yrs...they now have to look very, very hard for them!


Backside polished/clear coated (I've learned my lesson over the yrs...painted centers/clear coated inners = less elbow work

Notice the amount of weight reduction by the triangular cut-outs on the backside mounting surface.








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Pardon me for the bump. Dan and I are comparing notes. However, new pics on Wednesday.







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A few additional modifications are still needed and the plan is too now move the sides outward a bit-similar to what was performed on the original nose to prevent the front tires from sticking outward. It's a bit annoying for all 88s, especially with 8.5 rims up front.

Meanwhile, a few pics. Enjoy.










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Wing tips down:



Widening out:

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Not feeling the extra non-vent area. We'll need to come-up with something a bit better. I saw a Pontica 2010 (or 2009?) G8. I was digging the side marker light.

Due to time, I was goofing out with the pin-strip tape.
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