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Project "off the Rickst'er Scale" begins by Bozzie
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good lord !! bozzie you are so good with fiberglass it is almost disgusting ! wow !

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Lots of changes , re changes, going backwords and now finally moving forward with a plan that works. It really isn't easy building something from pretty much scratch, and making it pleasing to the eye.




LOL, "Mission creep" has been the bane of my existence, and one of the reasons I've only driven my '88 about a year out of about 16 years of owning... I Don't know how many 100's of hr's gone up in smoke because the results didn't meet the needs. Maybe you, Carlo and myself could start a support group...

Have you thought about doing a splash of your modified windshield surround, that could save someone else (hint hint) a lot of work, I like the idea of being able to use the Sebring windshield without cutting it. Wish I thought of it.

Cant wait to see where you go with this.

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Hey Tony, thanks again, a lot of trial and error but its looking good as of now. The pics im posting are about 3 months behind so its just taking awhile to get this updated.

Joe, thanks for following this. I totally hear ya on what your saying and can completely understand. I wish a few of you guys lived closer so we could wipe each others tears ! I might actually make a trim for the Sebring windshield alittle later. I just picked up a parts car to mock it off of .......fingers crossed !

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Heres where the hips start out. I used a piece of 1x6 and trimmed it to size. I cut and bent it in at the middle to get the bend shape. This will be duplicated on the passenger side. As I clamp it in place I look it over and over till im happy with the shape.








Lots of time here . This is just the beginning so its got to be in the ballpark before I use it for a mold

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just more shots




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from behind and down




Ok, gonna skip the boring make a mold of this part and just jump to the part outta the mold. Once I got it close I applied mold release and dropped 3 layers of glass on it. While it was in the part I sanded it smooth which made it much easier. Here it is on the car for fitment.









Its got some good lines, alittle fine tuning later thou, as always



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Doesn't look like much but trimming and moving it around to get the best fit.







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Here im pretty happy with it and moving on to the next stage




Appling the glass to the top bonding it to the doors and hip and rear quarter. Later i'll cut it down to open the door.






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And glassed in









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Then I cut the door opening out and removed the quarter. I welded some braces up to hold the quarter up for now.








Better look at the cooler and bracketry








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Quarter back on .. A lot of sanding and finishing here.








Passenger oil cooler








the Money shot


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Moving onto the upper air inlets......

Cutting pieces of 1x and glass panels and mocking it up







Decided to make a jig so I could do both the drivers and passengers side at the same time . This takes a lot more prep but will leap me thru this. Drivers side looking good so far





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Once there set I covered them in 3" masking tape and applied mold release to them





You can get the idea of the shape here





They have a nice flare to them





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Time to glass


3 layers on each . Took some time because of the lines and curves.














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I popped these out of the molds and while I sanded them I needed to make the rear hips go inward a bit.





I made a glass panel and shaped it to fit.


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and glassed


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Whats not shown here is the 1/2 round glass panel I made using 3" pvc and making a panel out of that. I used this to shape the bottom of the upper air inlets so they round in at the bottom. Here im glassing them to the inlets.





A lot of shaping and sanding later shes looking good.










Tucked away till next time. Next step is the rear hatch... time for some metal work !




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Jumping into the next phase here. Kinda skipped a buncha steps but here the hatch is getting mocked up.




Taking a bit to get the angles right with the air inlets. The whole thing will lift up as original




Im welding as I go and refitting it to make sure its right





Pretty much all set here



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In the air !!








Down and with the inlets on





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Now the next step is starting the rear end. Open book here........Lots of staring at this thing till im blind and trying to get a grip on how to start it before I jump in .....





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Wow!!!



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Easier said than done, but Bozzie when do you hope to have her finished ?

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Thanks guys !! Tony, im really hoping for the middle of July to take her into the sun for a drive. Not done but drivable. Kinda like the timing of last year for the Carlisle show. Gonna miss it this year

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Start of the rear area now. I started with a "L " shaped glass form that I cut to size and fit across the rear and onto the top of the deck. I built this the same as always using 2 1x12x8 formica shelves on a 90 degree and 3 layers later poped it out.










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While the next piece of glass was drying I finished the inside of the side vents. Adding a piece makes it much smoother.






Trying on the old quarter for size and getting ideas on the look











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Moving onto the rear taillight area Really liked working on this, a simple piece that makes a huge difference. Its what will finally make the rear look like its coming together after all this time. I actually dreamed of making this when I first cut this car in half for the stretch .





Covered in tape and release





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While it was in the mold I sanded it a bit and popped it out




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Here im working on the roundness of the rear and alittle lip spoiler off the deck









And glassed




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Sanded it alittle and mocked up the taillight panel








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She's WIDE




In with the Lotus Taillights








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I needed to add some venting to the rear deck because the turbo is right below. So I picked a vent from I believe a 84 fiero ?







While im fooling with the center vent Im working on the side NACA vents. I looked into this a lot and the dynamics of it. I wanted to just buy one that would work and make it a lot easier buy couldn't find the right size and shape. So here's my 1'st dab at it.





Also making a scoop for the vent





Once I got the size I made a plug out of wood and glassed it.




Trimmed to fit and adjusted it to the height I wanted






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I left the sides higher so I could shape them above the body line and add the rear scoop.








Center vent area cleaned up





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Here you can see the NACA vent sides cut to shape



I didn't like the vertical nature of the vent so I cut it off flush and worked with sheet pieces. Here I glued the sides on for mock up




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Making filler pieced for the sides of the center vent








both sides ready to glass





Trying to get the flow and shape right







Top piece going together





I use super glue to hold these pieces together so I can glass in one piece. There is a pretty good bend to the top piece.. here a block holds it till its dry




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Taping it off for glassing





2 layers later





Ready to glass the center add ons





Cleaned up and solid







and glassed





Cut the hole out and bottom support for the gas door








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Overall look so far








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Along a build you always stumble on the next big thing. For me its this... the rear wing. It was definatly one of the harder things to build but gave me the most satisfaction... step on , mock it up with wood . pretty much build it like I want it to look but about 1/2" smaller so the glass will have room











the center pieces are just to keep the pieces straight , im gluing all this together and to the table for strength





finally...











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This thing was a ***** ! . There is a lot of shape to is, aerodynamics, as well as angle and sweep. A lot of trial and error getting it as I did. finally its glass time.





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I have 2 designs for this wing . This is one of them with the sides alittle stout , more abrupt up and down in the front. Not sure if im going to keep it this way but its a start




Popped from the mold and 1st fitting





Just some shots as I round the car and check it out






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