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RBS in-Limbo (extreme makeover) by Car-Lo
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What are those tail lights from?



newest camaro

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newest camaro


Thanks for sharing exoticse as always, a bit of correction Madcurly's taillights are 2015 (not the newest Camaro) two versions in 2015



The newest 2016 as shown they have some flavour of the C7 tail lights



I'm taking this weekend off hiking, we'll be back

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Last post before taking a hike...

Made a stand (from old IKEA desk) for the wing diffuser to sit on makes it easy to slip the unit on and off without breaking vertical fins







Next, finish the exhaust tip and then the wing diffuser.

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Your progress brings up a smile every time I read ! Lol I have about 15 Ikea Lack table sets of parts on my walls converted for decoration in my house. Please keep updating your RBS2 build, as it is informational and entertaining at the same time...thanks! Keep it up !

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Your progress brings up a smile every time I read ! Lol I have about 15 Ikea Lack table sets of parts on my walls converted for decoration in my house. Please keep updating your RBS2 build, as it is informational and entertaining at the same time...thanks! Keep it up !


Thanks Fie Ro for your nice comments, as you can see I'm having fun with life...

Wednesday made a round trip with top down to Hope, Princeton, Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon, Kamloops, Lillooet, Whistler and back home
Pic shot at Kamloops Lake lookout point.



Something came today...



Hey Fie Ro, we are both smiling today a little update...

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Those look SWEET!! The angles of the light follow the body lines you already have perfectly. Love this project.

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Originally posted by zmcdonal:
Those look SWEET!! The angles of the light follow the body lines you already have perfectly. Love this project.


Thanks zmcdonal they are the best ones so far ( she had many )

This afternoon started the exhaust tip box, I was going to farm it out to a professional (Dr,Fiero) but decided to do it myself

So here we go...
Cut out top and bottom tip box



Welding baffles...





Crazy angled baffles to cover up round exhaust and to look insane welds are in the back side (you don't want to see them )







That's as far I got today, just end panels left to do to cap tip box ends



That was lots of fun playing with metal

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Originally posted by IVANNATINKLE:

absolutely amazing work beautiful progress over time and i can not wait to see more!


Thanks for your support IVANNATINKLE I'm actually doing something

Today's update...
Adding 1/4"X1/2" bar on edge of tip



Welded on



A bit of grinding planing to have exterior paint red / all inside blacked out





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Very cool, Carlo. Nicely done.



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Seems they got you before you finished your zombie device. Immortal after 70 years, now this build may take forever. I'll grab some you grab some blood
I suggest tinted windows.

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Seems they got you before you finished your zombie device. Immortal after 70 years, now this build may take forever. I'll grab some you grab some blood
I suggest tinted windows.


At Fierofest I really looked like a zombie anyway wrinkled sagging skin tinted windows for sure

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Very cool, Carlo. Nicely done.



Bob


Thanks Bob Blair showed me how to weld the tip box also how to weld 1/4"X 1/2" bar and grind edge

Update, tip box welded on





Painted exhaust black



Tomorrow paint the tip red

It's tomorrow and it's red

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The exhaust looks amazing! Great job!

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The C7 lights are set in...




 
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The exhaust looks amazing! Great job!


Thanks Neils88 thanks again for choosing the first design that worked out well

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That back end is really starting to come together for you Car-Lo. Car is looking so nice.....

Can we see a pic of the back end with the rear fins up against it as well?

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Taillights are mounted made brackets 4 on each side exhaust mounted back on

Few pics...
viewing a bit down at rear









 
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That back end is really starting to come together for you Car-Lo. Car is looking so nice.....

Can we see a pic of the back end with the rear fins up against it as well?

Cheers
Don


There you go Don





Thanks Don now that taillights and exhaust are mounted, this weekend I'll work around them with defuser fins

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Looking Amazing!

Thanks TXOPIE here's a quick funny vid clip shot today with RBS2 first start with new exhaust

https://www.youtube.com/wat...ryg&feature=youtu.be

Today started to play with her rear defuser fins very rough mock up...

wings mounted back on



With vertical fins on









The rear still needs tweaking

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Sounds and looks great. Car designer, artist, mechanic, metal and fiber/plastic fabricator, and now a film director, lol. That Zombie didn't eat Patrick did he ?

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I know as for color chioce you are thinking red but after I did this phot chop I thought I might share it with you and RBS let me know what you and her think of it? The car was a Zenos E10s



You two may need to see it like this?



Everybody wanted a front shot too



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

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Originally posted by 85SEnochie:

I know as for color chioce you are thinking red but after I did this phot chop I thought I might share it with you and RBS let me know what you and her think of it? The car was a Zenos E10s

You two may need to see it like this?

Everybody wanted a front shot too



Thanks Terry I love it that would make a great "TerryArch kit " I like the fastback better

I change my mind on colour I like the Peugeot concept colour scheme just silver and black it suits an old man better

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Thanks Terry I love it that would make a great "TerryArch kit "

I change my mind on colour I like the Peugeot concept colour scheme just silver and black it suits an old man better




Cool I think that will be better then red!

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Originally posted by davylong86:

Sounds and looks great. Car designer, artist, mechanic, metal and fiber/plastic fabricator, and now a film director, lol. That Zombie didn't eat Patrick did he ?


Thanks davylon86, but I'm only one of them and the rest just butchered amateur work my friends are professionals oh about Patrick, yes eaten up by everybody

Anyway yesterday I took the day off
Today I flipped the lights right side up just to see what did you guys think about that



The bottom is the first

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Carlo exiting times

If you go with the tail light flipped in this position it will flow with the lines of the defuser.

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If you go with the tail light flipped in this position it will flow with the lines of the trunk lid.

I vote for the TOP one...follow the lines of the defuser!

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I'd vote for the lights flipped as you had them originally. IMHO, they flow better with the body lines.

As to the rest of it, of course it's your vision, but methinks what with all the vertical and angled planes it's getting confused and crowded back there. Remember, less is more.

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Carlo exiting times

If you go with the tail light flipped in this position it will flow with the lines of the defuser.

If you go with the tail light flipped in this position it will flow with the lines of the trunk lid.

I vote for the TOP one...follow the lines of the defuser!



Thanks TXOPIE and Habanera Hal for your feed back that's the best and I'll go with the first

 
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I'd vote for the lights flipped as you had them originally. IMHO, they flow better with the body lines.

As to the rest of it, of course it's your vision, but methinks what with all the vertical and angled planes it's getting confused and crowded back there. Remember, less is more.


That vertical thing yes very defusing you're making me rethink, I'll play with it after dinner

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Hi - the lights can only go one way - pic 2 - the original way - most of the lines fit great and you can adjust the fin angles on the rear to suit the light segment angles - job jobbed.
I don't think its looking too busy either - from the side you have built meaningful depth and form and from the straight rear I think its looking great. Keep up the great work, and thanks for sharing.

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Wrong lines...



Right lines surely....



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^This^ You may know that already or I will fly to Vancouver with a suitcase full of garlic

One serious suggestion, you could put in some lightbulbs and run 12V to them, do a walkaround the car and see what the shape AND lights do compared to the bodylines from all angles.

At twilight would be good

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Nice angles Car-Lo;

One thought might be to put a solid piece of fiberglass or board of some kind in between the rear lights to help remove the internal workings of the rear clip. Not sure what you plan on back there as a final but to get a good idea of how everything works for fins and lights, put that inner panel in there to remove some of the alternate angles of the rear clip panel mounts to get a really good feel.... Back to that old saying of make it all one backdrop colour/surface to get a good feel toward a finished product.

Keep up the brilliant work.
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^This^ You may know that already or I will fly to Vancouver with a suitcase full of garlic

One serious suggestion, you could put in some lightbulbs and run 12V to them, do a walkaround the car and see what the shape AND lights do compared to the bodylines from all angles.

At twilight would be good


Thanks for the tip Fie Ro it's too late for the garlic

Lightbulbs are already in, just waiting for front and rear harness with connectors from GM, then it would be easier to wire it up to the lights.

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Nice angles Car-Lo;

One thought might be to put a solid piece of fiberglass or board of some kind in between the rear lights to help remove the internal workings of the rear clip. Not sure what you plan on back there as a final but to get a good idea of how everything works for fins and lights, put that inner panel in there to remove some of the alternate angles of the rear clip panel mounts to get a really good feel.... Back to that old saying of make it all one backdrop colour/surface to get a good feel toward a finished product.

Keep up the brilliant work.
Don


Thanks again Don, taken day off today to travel, so no playing with RBS2
Tomorrow I'll cover top portion of rear clip with black foam core area shown in red is going to stay exposed she wants to look raw and mean

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Hi - the lights can only go one way - pic 2 - the original way - most of the lines fit great and you can adjust the fin angles on the rear to suit the light segment angles - job jobbed.
I don't think its looking too busy either - from the side you have built meaningful depth and form and from the straight rear I think its looking great. Keep up the great work, and thanks for sharing.



OOPS almost forgot about you Thanks for your feed back and your work just like you and everyone else said the first original is a better fit

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LOOK what came today...
Two headlight connectors and rear taillight harness/connectors

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You may know this already, but thought I'd mention it. All lights/lenses are designed to be in one position for correct light distribution. For that reason alone I'd stay pretty darn close to what factory position of those lamps was. Headlamps are a little more forgiving because they can be aimed/adjusted. Tail lights are more sensitive to position as the adjustment is purely mounting the assembly. Many hours go into designing and testing of the lamps to me Federal Requirements for optics/light distribution.

Very interesting thread, do you have a target date you hope to complete by ?

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Love the tail lights you chose that's going to look excellent.

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Not to much action this week with R2, busy enjoying life

Playing with rear really rough photoshop to visualize, rear clip finished in silver / deffuser all blacked out, what do you think ?








 
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You may know this already, but thought I'd mention it. All lights/lenses are designed to be in one position for correct light distribution. For that reason alone I'd stay pretty darn close to what factory position of those lamps was. Headlamps are a little more forgiving because they can be aimed/adjusted. Tail lights are more sensitive to position as the adjustment is purely mounting the assembly. Many hours go into designing and testing of the lamps to me Federal Requirements for optics/light distribution.

Very interesting thread, do you have a target date you hope to complete by ?



Thank you so much for your tips as for TARGET DATE she had so many I may not live that long

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Love the tail lights you chose that's going to look excellent.


Thanks Steel, RBS2 had tried many lights she had to wait for GM to design the C7 lights


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Hi

I think PIC 3 is the way to go - and see where it leads you ;-)

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