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

Will the windshield interfere with the safety pins that fold the hood in case of a frontal accident?


Yes it does (much to close), I had to take them off, I'll be moving the safety pins forward about a couple of inches.

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Are you selling your old seats....if so Id be interested

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Originally posted by Quad GT:

Are you selling your old seats....if so Id be interested


They are sold to Capt Fiero already

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Originally posted by Austrian Import:

A few questions I'm curious about:

1) How did you figure out a Mazda windshield was the best choice? What was your methodology? What were "runner up" windshields?
2) Are you lowering the seat mounting brackets? How do you gain head clearance with such a chop?
2b) If you don't mind me asking? How tall are you, and is your height mostly in legs, or torso?


1) Mazda windshield may not be the best choice, I was in a rush to get on with the makeover and the wreckers give me a good deal with frame, so I went with it
knowing I would have to widen roof to make it fit. I like the way the Mazda windshield flows into roof better than the other options you referred to.
2) Yes, I'm making custom laid back seats and sitting lower than Fiero seats, you really don't gain much clearance at all with 4" a chop, if you're tall stay with 3" chop (or bubble top)
3) Yes I'm short, 5'-4, legs and torso, I think a good combo (size 7 shoes if that helps)

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Originally posted by madcurl:

Will the windshield interfere with the safety pins that fold the hood in case of a frontal accident?


I've seen those safety pins in action, and i'm a strong believer in the need for those.

Yes Car-lo, that was the windshield I was talking about. There is another one based on a Plymonth Breeze, or Sebring, there is another thread where somebody is using that windshield in his chop.

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Windshield wiper solution?

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Originally posted by lou_dias:

Windshield wiper solution?


Thanks for asking...

Madcurl using the Lotus wiper ( he's got class)

Car-Lo using the Sterling wiper ( He's got Budget)



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Single windshield wiper or two?

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Originally posted by Car-Lo:


Thanks for asking...

Madcurl using the Lotus wiper ( he's got class)

Car-Lo using the Sterling wiper ( He's got Budget)


"Now, that thar is funny...I don't care who ya' are!"

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Originally posted by Letsbuildanexotic:

Single windshield wiper or two?

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So, is this titled "In-Limbo" in reference to the Limbo dance where they ask, "How low can you go?"

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Bump


It must be snowing up there?

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I wish it was!!!!

But he lives in the pussy part of the country where it hardly snows

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Originally posted by Quad GT:

I wish it was!!!!

But he lives in the pussy part of the country where it hardly snows


Thanks for the bump, I'll have more pics this weekend.
Yes Vancouver it's a pussy part of Canada but for many years I did hard time in Winnipeg.

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Super Build! What direction are you going with respect to the tail lights? The reason I ask is I'm finishing a 355 rebody and the tail lights you had fit the bill (the current lens are Mera units). If you don't mind me asking where did you get the tail lights you were using? Are you going to reuse your current units, if not I'm interested. Thanks, John

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Super Build! What direction are you going with respect to the tail lights? The reason I ask is I'm finishing a 355 rebody and the tail lights you had fit the bill (the current lens are Mera units). If you don't mind me asking where did you get the tail lights you were using? Are you going to reuse your current units, if not I'm interested. Thanks, John


Thank you, yes I'll be changing tail lights, are you interested in tail lights alone or with tail light panel ? PM me !

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Car-lo

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I wish it was!!!!

But he lives in the pussy part of the country where it hardly snows


There's a part of Canada without snow?

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Well we all can't be living in sunny Buffalo!

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Originally posted by Car-Lo:


Thanks for the bump, I'll have more pics this weekend.
Yes Vancouver it's a pussy part of Canada but for many years I did hard time in Winnipeg.



I love this pic. Some how the naked car looks... better than one clothed? Maybe that did not come out right LOL. I like to see the work from the ground up

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SWEET! the movie is being shown in two theaters



theme song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APTHw9ASr-o
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Love The Excitement! http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/068738.html

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I am really glad ur chopping the nose, I had always wanted to adress this in the future, but u are leading the way, awesome work!!!

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Well we all can't be living in sunny Buffalo!


I've been through Buffalo. Count your blessings.

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So, is this titled "In-Limbo" in reference to the Limbo dance where they ask, "How low can you go?"


Limbo Rock (Punk Version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e1iolp-G3U





RBS is still Limbo pretty high at 41" naked, fully dressed with 400lbs of bondo and suspension settle in I hope she'll limbo at 40"- 39" -38"

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U gota be lower than that, my Robochop is sittin at 3 foot 5 1/2 inches and I have not lowerd the suspension yet. I am curious do u think the larger wheels add to the height? maby that is what makes it different I have the stock rims on it yet?

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Originally posted by Car-Lo:


Limbo Rock (Punk Version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e1iolp-G3U





RBS is still Limbo pretty high at 41" naked, fully dressed with 400lbs of bondo and suspension settle in I hope she'll limbo at 40"- 39" -38"


Ahhh! Now I get it! Doh!

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U gota be lower than that, my Robochop is sittin at 3 foot 5 1/2 inches and I have not lowerd the suspension yet. I am curious do u think the larger wheels add to the height? maby that is what makes it different I have the stock rims on it yet?



Robochop is very good in-Limbo must be the wheels ?

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lol when I did my chop I flattend out the arch of the roof behind the sunroof and then thinned down the roof structure underneath when I did the roof to rear clip bond, I figured by bonding it the way I did I didnt need all that extra meat that the factory had in it and instead bonded it like the panels on a c-3 vette with a bonding strip.
I figure by doing that to the top I was able to loose almost a inch of roof altitude more than the other chops! hmmmm I am going to have to really lower it now to beat you! I have plans as well................muhahaha! winter chopin time!

I think tho its the stock rims that helped alot and the fact my shocks are prob 10 years past replacing!

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Originally posted by jetsnvettes2000:

lol Ya I tried to throw a pic of it going under the bar for ya on here but i am having a pip issue with letting it post it again hehehe! when I did my chop I flattend out the arch of the roof behind the sunroof and then thinned down the roof structure underneath when I did the roof to rear clip bond, I figured by bonding it the way I did I didnt need all that extra meat that the factory had in it and instead bonded it like the panels on a c-3 vette with a bonding strip.
I figure by doing that to the top I was able to loose almost a inch of roof altitude more than the other chops! hmmmm I am going to have to really lower it now to beat ya! I have plans as well................lol


WOW well done, thanks for sharing !
So it's going to be in-Limbo WARS, should be fun

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Lol not much of a war you win by default I am not choppin my car any lower id never be able to get in it again! altho it does make for a cool new thread perhaps chops in limbo! I think we need to have a "up north" choptop reunion! one of these days with of coarse a limbo contest!

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RBS is flying high, she got wings...









Sunroof is in back seat now



What do you mean there's no headroom

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Looks sweet even w/o the body, hehe. The car sure does look low. I like the front windshield too.

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Masterful.

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Originally posted by madcurl:

Looks sweet even w/o the body, hehe. The car sure does look low. I like the front windshield too.


Thank you so much, yes it does w/o body and now it's goofy with the rear lid, looks like a flat sheet of plywood

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So are you going to round off the back kinda like a veyron to match the flow of your new roof line? instead of the flat decklid?

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So are you going to round off the back kinda like a veyron to match the flow of your new roof line? instead of the flat decklid?


Yes something like that, even shorten it, it's going to look like a Smart Car ?

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Masterful.


Thanks Tony, but it's all your fault

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lol now thats funny!

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