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Project "off the Rickst'er Scale" begins by Bozzie
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Just the outside layer the wing is weak so time to build her up.
Prepping it for 1/2" foam core




Core bonded to 1/2






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Trial fit again to check the sides







I didn't really like it so im going with plan B and adding abit more angle to the edge





I bonded 1 layer of glass to the bottom afterwords








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And then glassed that w 2 layers to it


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Cleaned up alittle and trial fit











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I almost didn't bother posting because there's nothing to say...



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Speechless is good sometimes

Thanks Bob !

And the build goes back to the bumper ................

Laying it out





I cut and laid out all the matting....there is abunch !!





Moved it close by




Getting ready,,, don't want to run out of resin





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When dry I popped it off





Cleaned it up





and back on





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Now working on the inside of the wing legs





3 layer sheet that is flush in the front and goes to 1/2 foam in the rear ... alittle taper

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I really like your tastes, I have been following this build for a loong time.

If we do have the same tastes, then you won't make the rear bumper extend down too too much farther

Think Lancia 037 (though it's pure rally so some compromise covering up an impact absorber that the 037 is missing)



I like where the bumper ends right now!

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ZK......glad you like how she's coming out. As you can tell I have changed my tastes a few times on this build and a thousand times more in my head along the way Thanks for following as its been a long road for sure. As for the bumper it sits pretty low as it is ... not sure yet if im going to lift the car alittle or what yet. I still have the rear diffuser to build but its going to be pretty shallow and angular with a center exhaust outlet...hoping to get to that real soon. For now heres more :


Passengers side inner wing plate. 1/2" taper inward to the rear





Here you can see the foam core. Its only about 4" in to the front so it tapers





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Moving around a lot as things dry and my patience runs thin !

Alittle glass and fill on the door





This is the leading edge of the wing. The inner wing leg fits flush to it.... glassed together




Fillin on the passenger side


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Some sanding and checking





Now for the rear of the wing stands it tapers to 1/2" wider than the front so I made some glass filler plates and glassed it in





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I spend just as much time staring at this thing as working on it. After some measuring I figured the rear was about 2" to short so I moved the hatch rearward and made some filler panels. This worked out well because I had to make a front panel for the center vent anyway so not much time lost here.











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once that was glassed and sanded I flipped the hatch over and taped off where I was going to glass the underside. Here's how she looks on the bottom





and back together shifted 2" rearward














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Started filling alittle on the doors and some more glass on the front.





When the outside of the front is good enough I'll flip her over and clean up and reinforce the underside

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The mirrors have been a thorn in my side for awhile now. There is simply nothing out there that I find will work for me on this car. So I decided to just make my own. Heres the start of it. 2000 Grand prix mirror base.








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After some trimming and removal of the mirror part I cut up a corvette mirror off a 2005 vette and started to mold the too together





Fooling around with the angles and width. Glued them together with super fast





Filled the voids with foam and will shape later





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The taillight panel needed a top panel to mount the screen grill to later so I bonded one to it






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To complete the rear hatch I needed a extension for the roof line. I cut the trailing 6" of a parts car and will use this as my base




I added a lip to it so the plexi engine cover can mount to this later





After another test fit the mirror needed alittle adjustment downward so I cut the top mount and spaced it out alittle with a paint stick and reglued it





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Time to frame in the rear bumper for support and mounting. Ive decided to make this removable so I can have easier access to the rear of the car / engine. Mocking up the supports.

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With it framed in I mounted it to the car





Then I pulled the body and added some braces to the mount








With this mount the rear light panel / bumper / bottom quarter will be removable and give me some good access


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More work on the mirror. This actually goes pretty fast as the SEM problem plastic filler I use drys quickly and you can sand, shape, and refill quickly







Getting the rear ready for the next project....waiting for UPS !!


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Here's the 2 air to air intoolers to be mounted in the correct place in the rear.





Welding the mounts in and secured with gussets








Last year I Had a host of problems keeping the Turbo air cool so this better fix it !!


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I would not think that is going to solve the heat issue since all the engine and tire heat is right there unless directed from under the car.

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How is it you don't have a rating bar?? This is amazing work.

Best custom mods thread ever.

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Just one word WOW !!!!
Added to my favorites

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Thanks Again Bob ! Ratings are scary for me cause isn't that why Curly isn't here anymore ?? Thanks for chiming in Dan..... more to come !

intercoolers tucked away nice... I'll build venting from the top NACA vents to these later















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The top of the hatch didn't have a provision for the vent so time to open it up for one


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Welded the front of it in first





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Then extended it rearward





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Then to mount the vent to the underside of the Hatch with Aluminum Angle




Once the bonding agent was cured I bolted on






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Working on the top of the hatch roof extension. Added a lip to the front to keep it from warping





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How is it you don't have a rating bar?? This is amazing work.

Best custom mods thread ever.

Bob


Quoted for truth and emphasis!

What a work of art.......this is the kinda stuff I used to see in the shop of the guy that taught me fiberglass. Talk about "inspiration"!

Phenomenal build and skills. I realize it's a "process", but you have heard the old saying that it takes two artists to make a "masterpiece", right?............you know, one to hold the brush and makes the strokes, and the other to knock him in the head when he's done! J/K, it's obvious and understood that you are a long way from being finished, and I'm sure you have an end goal firmly planted in your mind. I just know that had I undertaken such a huge project at my age alone, it'd probably never really be "done".

Good on you, and hats off to your patience, skills, and vision. Thanks for sharing your dream and the reality of giving it wings.

Added to favorites, and BTW, I gave you a plus quite a while ago.


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Quoted for truth and emphasis!

What a work of art.......this is the kinda stuff I used to see in the shop of the guy that taught me fiberglass. Talk about "inspiration"!

Phenomenal build and skills. I realize it's a "process", but you have heard the old saying that it takes two artists to make a "masterpiece", right?............you know, one to hold the brush and makes the strokes, and the other to knock him in the head when he's done! J/K, it's obvious and understood that you are a long way from being finished, and I'm sure you have an end goal firmly planted in your mind. I just know that had I undertaken such a huge project at my age alone, it'd probably never really be "done".

Good on you, and hats off to your patience, skills, and vision. Thanks for sharing your dream and the reality of giving it wings.

Added to favorites, and BTW, I gave you a plus quite a while ago.


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What Sage said...

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I am looking for the look you have with your wheels, deep dish in the back and shallow in the front. What brand and specs are they?

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Bob, thanks for "tuning" in and you compliments ! Its stuff like this that keeps me going when im running low on drive. Really appreciate it !

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Sage, man you really hit it on that one ! It is the journey thou for me. I wanted to get it out in the sun this year but there are still so much to do and many mods to make that while im neck deep in this thing it is the time to do it, rather than taking it all apart again ! Been there already on this !! Just letting the time frame and end game go and just go on with the build has brought me relief in this project. You surly know how the candle gets burnt out Thank you for your words and inspiration.

Joe...... Thank you !!

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Lornes, The Wheels are Bonspeed thou I would not recommend them as a company. They are 19x9 measuring 10" to the lip on the front and 19 x 12 measuring 13" to the lip. I have to look up the offset but the were built wrong to begin with. The front offset puts the wheel in the factory position. The rear offset was supposed to make it fit perfectly on the rear with Archie's widebody but they goofed and made it 2" to far out. Hensce the rebuilding and widening of Archies widebody kit to the point of where I am now. The rear has a 4 1/2" lip. Hope his helps, there are a few custom wheel factorys that build 3 piece wheels for about the same price as I paid for these puppys.

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Boz check out this guy's build. http://www.madmechanics.com...ild-progress-24.html

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Thanks for taking the time to detail this build. I can live vicariously through this until I get up the Kahoneys to do a widebody myself. Very nice work.

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Boozie ------- updates are overdue!

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