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RBS in-Limbo (extreme makeover) by Car-Lo
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Originally posted by Stubby79:


I've found a couple of references for us here in BC (or perhaps it's for all of Canada, but theses were BC specific): 56cm minimum. Which is about 22.5".


Thank you Stubby79 for the info , Then RBS2 be safer installing headlights on upper area even if still lower than 22.5"

Today I started on rocker panels and scoops, tweaked mock up of scoop...







Fitting old RBS rear panel



Trimming rear panel



Cutting out side scoop pieces from old rear deck lid



Viewing bottom part of scoop



Both parts of scoop







Cut rear panel in half, upper will be fiberglass onto rear clip body and lower panel fiberglass to rocker panel scoop (will be removable )



Trim to fit again



Two separate rear panels ready to fiberglass onto upper rear clip and lower rocker scoop

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Trimming rear panel





I sure hope you dont match your socks to your briefs!

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Two separate rear panels ready to fiberglass onto upper rear clip and lower rocker scoop





Question: Were is the air intake going to be located?

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Originally posted by madcurl:


Question: Were is the air intake going to be located?


Where the new Mad Max scoop is, but you made me tweak it a bit



The opening before (only half air filter showing)



Lower panel cut and angled more for larger opening





Air filter has larger opening



After Clynt came over checking my work then I stopped work on scoop and help him with rear wing



Tack weld brackets on





Final weld, brackets on wing



Bolting wing on, lower wing is now removable



Long fun day

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Today Pliogrip scoop...

The Mad Max evil dagger (front part of scoop) I like it a lot a few pics









Clynt showed up with Harley



Clynt playing with shapes and I started to get ready to fiberglass lower panel to rocker panel



Clynt now playing with tweaking front of rocker panel (old doesn't look evil enough) and put rag on sharp dagger



And finally the two are fiberglass together (lower panel to rocker panel)



Nice weekend...

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This thread just keeps getting better!

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Maybe cut out and permanently attach the door section with "the blade"? Or make a false secton with the blade attached that the door lowers behind. Does it make sense?

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So freakin cool. This thing is going to be a piece of art.

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Originally posted by turbodad:

Maybe cut out and permanently attach the door section with "the blade"? Or make a false secton with the blade attached that the door lowers behind. Does it make sense?


Thanks

 
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This thread just keeps getting better!


Thanks carnut122, Clynt and I are having lots of fun with Mad Max

 
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So freakin cool. This thing is going to be a piece of art.


Thanks doublec4, RBS2 is slowly shaping into a weapon


Today Clynt came over to repair his bubble top, first we played with headlights, visualizing and not to much got done on RBS2
Anyway pics of the day...



Notice rag on "the blade", Clynt doesn't want to get hurt



We jacked up Clynt's bubble top



Clynt's driveway ripped and folded bumper under, troyboy's wheelies would've helped



He drove here with coat hanger tie



RBS2 was a parts car again, this time front wheel liner (Clynt's mounting holes ripped out)







End of day, we got Clynt's ride finished

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I like the T-short

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Love The Excitement! http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/068738.html

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I didn't catch it the other day but darn near wet the computer chair laughing this time!

Keep up the great work and entertainment!

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Hey

I saw this video and though about your ride
The good part starts at 7:40

http://www.youtube.com/watc...ndex=26&feature=plcp

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Hey

I saw this video and though about your ride
The good part starts at 7:40

http://www.youtube.com/watc...ndex=26&feature=plcp


Thanks for that great video 85LAMB, I sneaked idea from Lambo's lower wing and exposing RBS2 fat 325 Michelins



Back to RBS2...
Well not to much play with Mad Max, Clynt's had to install a rebuilt Camaro power rac (old one was leaking) I had to help him





After Clynt's ride, we had a scoop huddle, maybe adding gill scoop on upper panel, more air intake (but it may look too goofy)
Here's the gill scoop today...





Without gill



Worm's view, lower scoop





Car-Lo's view



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No progress reports? It must be raining on the coast.

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Hey!! get to work posting pics!!! I need my fix of ideas to steal!!!!


Any progress??????

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This is ridiculous! Put on your red socks and red drawers and get to work! lol j/k

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Originally posted by testigo007:

This is ridiculous! Put on your red socks and red drawers and get to work! lol j/k


will do !

Actually I was helping Clynt with body work on his truck and not to much to show and post on RBS2

Today we tweaked rear wing and final welding again...





Clynt welding brackets on frame to support rear rocker panels.



I also extended "The blade" 1-1/2" longer for a deeper cut will post this weekend

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Thanks for the update and looking forward to the next batch of pics. :-)

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No progress reports? It must be raining on the coast.


Finally stopped raining and a little progress...

We started playing with upper rear wing, Clynt grinding tack weld off, to angle upper wing same as bottom wing



Turned upper wing up side down to copy bottom angle and tack weld



Tack weld 6-1/2" spacer (will be removed later)





Making upper wing brackets





Tack on brackets







Bit more tack welds



Final welding





Grinding welds smoother



Bolting on upper wing



Good day, upper wing is on, just a little tweaking into shape later

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Looking amazing Car-Lo. Will you be working on this over the winter? Are you planning on having it ready for next summer?

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Originally posted by andreww:

Looking amazing Car-Lo. Will you be working on this over winter? Are you planning on having it ready for next summer?


Thank you so much andrew. Yes, we'll be working over most winter, the deadline is now for next summer, but that's what I said last year

Yesterday no playing with RBS2, Clynt's friend had free passes for Mission Race Track (about 1 hour from Vancouver), so we went to see some drag racing...







We walked around looking at all the cool race cars

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Taken a break is good. We can all learn a lesson or two from a dog.



Sometimes we come back from a break with newer ideas.

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Originally posted by Car-Lo:

Tack weld 6-1/2" spacer (will be removed later)




That thing is a work of art! You should incorperate it in to the final design!

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Trimming more off frame rails



Cut off exhaust tips and moving them inboard



Tips cut to fit inboard and clamped on lower wing



Tack welding tips, right side is already tacked inboard



Tips tacked inboard and ready for welding



Removing exhaust for welding



Exhaust all welded up and grinding welds smoother ready for chroming exhaust

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Exhaust all welded up and grinding welds smoother ready for chroming exhaust

maybe not chrome but have you given thought to the DIY powder coat stuff ya do in the oven? Doing the exhaust in a bright color that contrasts the body would be sweeeet! ALL HAIL RBS2!!!

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Exhaust all welded up and grinding welds smoother ready for chroming exhaust

maybe not chrome but have you given thought to the DIY powder coat stuff ya do in the oven? Doing the exhaust in a bright color that contrasts the body would be sweeeet! ALL HAIL RBS2!!!


Thank you so much jaremurray88 for your input you are so right about a bright color and today I made a mistake by painting exhaust matt black
Maybe I can repaint exhaust red so it will have something bright in background against all blacked out rear

This is what I used today...





Overall view, exhaust installed



Mean while back in the wheel well, fiberglass 3" filler liner between rear clips to join them together



Bit more sanding



Primed filler liner



Installed wheel liner, also side view of exhaust and wings





Next: finish rocker panel and scoop

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carlo that door spear needs to be longer it is detracking from the upper door shape and looks chopped short it should extend as far as the middle of the door at least great build otherwise

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carlo... I've read that many exotic cars these days are using fake tips on the exhaust... they look really good, but are not functional... You could put some cool octagonal tips around your tailpipes with a screen covering the actual pipes. :-o http://www.supertightstuff....ust-pipes-not-tight/

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Originally posted by Stubby79:


That thing is a work of art! You should incorperate it in to the final design!


Thanks Stubby, there you go...



 
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carlo that door spear needs to be longer it is detracking from the upper door shape and looks chopped short it should extend as far as the middle of the door at least great build otherwise


Thank you bubbajoexxx for suggesting a longer spear

Today I did a mock up of door spear 5-1/2" longer and it's looking a lot better, thank you









Back to the rear, just have to trim wheel well liners to expose the 325s





 
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carlo... I've read that many exotic cars these days are using fake tips on the exhaust... they look really good, but are not functional... You could put some cool octagonal tips around your tailpipes with a screen covering the actual pipes. :-o http://www.supertightstuff....ust-pipes-not-tight/




Thanks for the tip testigo007, that is a pretty trick idea I was thinking of fabricating something octagonal like that later on, as for now I'll just use what I have

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now that fits the body desine real well that mates with the door line just right man with short spear go hungry man with long spear gets the meat

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Car-lo you are doing a fantastic job, trust me you dont need any advice from Bubba the hack scam artist

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Originally posted by Car-Lo:
Thanks for the tip testigo007, that is a pretty trick idea I was thinking of fabricating something octagonal like that later on, as for now I'll just use what I have



There's several examples here: http://www.fiero.nl/forum/F...6/HTML/060802-3.html

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Car-lo you are doing a fantastic job, trust me you dont need any advice from Bubba the hack scam artist

Really! must you spread poo on such a great thread? not really cool or needed take the gripe someplace else and let Car-lo have his time in the light.

Some people geez man sorry Car-lo you are doing great don't let the haters derail this thread!!

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Although I don't much care for bubbajoe either but I do agree it does look better with the "reaper" {little funny there sorry} farther down the door. I always thought something as just a tad bit off but couldn't put my finger on it. good eye my man

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Oh and could I get a pm with a pic/info on your buddy Clynt's hood scoop on his fiero? Is it functional as a heat extractor or just for looks?

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Really! must you spread poo on such a great thread? not really cool or needed take the gripe someplace else and let Car-lo have his time in the light.

Some people geez man sorry Car-lo you are doing great don't let the haters derail this thread!!



Bro this is the first thread I open up when I log on to the forum
I meant no disrespect to my paisanos work which is outstanding
Once again I'm sorry

But when I see that SOB posting on here I get pissed off
He screwed me out of over $2500

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There's several examples here: http://www.fiero.nl/forum/F...6/HTML/060802-3.html


Thank you so much Madcurl great pics of show I didn't know this thread even existed, I'll have to surf more here on PFF

 
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Oh and could I get a pm with a pic/info on your buddy Clynt's hood scoop on his fiero? Is it functional as a heat extractor or just for looks?


Thanks for asking jaremurray88, Yes Clynt's scoop is Functional, pic of Clynt's (bubble top) heat extractor



Today I had a chance to play...

Wheel well gap was not even





Adding a (subtle) flare on fender and making gap even





Gap is even all around wheel



Fiberglass (Evercoat SMC resin)



Sanding



Clynt is always checking my work



Using Evercoat Fiber Tech filler



Meanwhile Clynt is playing with bubbajoe's spear, Clynt wants to make it a bit longer



Smoothing out rough filler



Clynt is now playing with roof edge, wants to angle edge to match fastback pillars



Tomorrow I'll finish wheel well gap and flares

Today I did a bit more sanding, (needs one more pass with filler)...

Before



After





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Car-Lo;

Rear flare looks really good. A possible suggestion. What about working the lines on the flare to keep the hard edges from the body lines in tact as it goes into the flare? You could add in a bit more duraglas to fill out the front and rear edges to put in the hard line to match up with the body piece. I think that would finish it off really well and keep the body lines end to end.

Keep it up and keep posting pics
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I have just three words for this thread....... MAD FREAKIN' SKILLS!! Way to go that thing is gonna be the most over the top fiero ever made anywhere.... peace

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Report this Post10-01-2012 11:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for XysterSend a Private Message to XysterEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

This is a spectacular build. While part of me is sad that it looks so little like a Fiero, another part is truly amazed by your skills. I hope your hard work helps younger generations want to join the hobby and perhaps save a Fiero.

As Dennis Gage says "Don't crush 'em. Restore 'em."

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