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Project "off the Rickst'er Scale" begins by Bozzie
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Then i cut the G35 bumper...this is whats left of it !!! Trial fitting the piece to one side. Its 4 1/4 " to short. WAY to curved !! At this point im thinkin....what did i get myself into !!! Got ALOT of respect for the custom guys here now !!

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Sides not looking to bad. Figured it may just look like something after all !! Boy you really gotta have perception at this point !!

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WIth the correct measurments i set a jig at 4 1/4" apart and started to glass the half's together.

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Here it is. Jointed temperorally and test fit for height on the rear. I want it to be low like the Archie side rockers, but not to low !!

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Another view of the fit

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With the bumper at the right height i used mold fabric and stapled it to the car and bumper stretched tight to form the top. This will be glassed.

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Glassed. Pretty rigid. Trying to get the idea of the shape here. Not so sure but its something to work with.

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The sanding and shaping begins !! Now trying to make this thing straight !! LOL

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Now for glassing in the sides. Round for now tapering into the back.





MORE sanding !!!

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Shaping again. Kinda happy with it so far. Thinking about the exhaust exits at this point. Rear mounted turbo in the works later so nows the time to think about it. There are dual cutouts on the bottom but im not feeling it. Think i spend just as much time eying this and thinking as glassing and sanding !!

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The side pieces from the bumper that i cut off initially i trimmed to fit on the sides again. I made a jig with a 4x4 and upright to position the panel where i wanted it and so i could just flip the jig and replicate it on the other side.


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My thoughts are on the F 430 rear. Lots of pictures in front of me and im thinking of doing some more trimming





Cut a opening in. Im going to make a pocket here, maybe for the plate, and possible exhaust exit. Started filling in.

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Taking shape, i just cant even think of adding up the hours , days and weeks picking away at this till all hours of the night. Its getting alittle fustrating and im alittle tired of it. Sometimes stepping away for awhile just to come back again hard !!!

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Made a pocket out of fiberglass. Mounted the plate into it. This was a BIG job. !!

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Upon looking at the center lower section....i decided i didnt like it and it wasnt really going to work for what i wanted. SO........ZIP !! out it comes !! ALOT smoother i think. But added probably weeks to no building my own diffuser !! OOPS !!!



Made a back panel for the diffuser

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Framing and getting the location of the center part of the diffuser, not sure if the exhaust will exit here or on each side of the plate yet. Now about 4 week into this bumper.

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Wow !

That is A LOT of work !!

That is why i leave it to Archie and whodeanie hehehe, but for sure i definatly can appreciate your hard work and skills,..very impressive.

I like where you are going. I personally also liked the version (below) that you had before the last modification, but they all look good to me.



Keep pumping out the pics and keep us drooling.

Now i know for sure my rear is going to change to something more exotic. Thanks for the inspiration.

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Framing and getting the location of the center part of the diffuser, not sure if the exhaust will exit here or on each side of the plate yet. Now about 4 week into this bumper.


Nice. I can see were your going with this now. Good job and it's way better looking than using the G35 inner parts plus it matches the front.

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Some neat ideas here

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/059432.html

and here

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/061918.html

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LOL Yeah the G35 way to round for our cars. I would of looked at a 300ZX or better yet, a 3KGT as a donor. Looking good though, good call on getting rid of all the crap in the lower center.

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I vote that this thread should be in the construction zone.

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LOL all full builds should be, but I agree!

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Framing and getting the location of the center part of the diffuser, not sure if the exhaust will exit here or on each side of the plate yet. Now about 4 week into this bumper.


A ton of work...I know. At some point you'll wonder if it wouldn't have been better to just start from scratch with a foam plug.

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Fresh outside summer pic




Cooper lights installed



Rear is coming along...SLOW but sure !!

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Wow !!!
That is a LOT of work...

a couple of questions:

How big are the rear tires ? they look nice

How come you decided to go with out a rear reinforcement bar ?

Why did you fiberglass the bumpers to the body ?

the reason I ask, is because I deal w/ auto accidents,
I would be afraid that if anything even minor happen,
It would be a lot more work to repair, specially on the rear w/out a reinforcement bar.

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Why did you fiberglass the bumpers to the body ?

the reason I ask, is because I deal w/ auto accidents,
I would be afraid that if anything even minor happen,
It would be a lot more work to repair.


I thought the exact same thing when i saw that, granted it does look pretty good that way, but man even a minor mishap and you are in for some serious rework.

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The Rear tires are 255 35 18's on 9" wide wheels. I decided to bond all the seams together for a smooth look. I knew if something ever happened it might be alittle more work because of this but i think the body will spend more time in one piece than in a accident. If a accident happens then i'll deal with it. I built this car from the inside out so i know how to put it back together. Manufacutures make it easier for body guys for insuranse purposes but this is a one off car, not mass produced, by me anyway !! LOL. Im building this for me, not for anyone else and i'll spend the extra few hours on it if there is a bender to put it back rather than have hidious body lines everywhere. Course.....thats my opinion

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Hey bozzie the car looks great, and that extra detail of eliminating the lines just makes it pop that much more.

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Thanks Tony ! Have you taken yours for a ride at all ? Have you played around with the chin spoiler idea ? Its good Therapy

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Thanks Tony ! Have you taken yours for a ride at all ? Have you played around with the chin spoiler idea ? Its good Therapy


Sadly, i have not had any time at all for the car. My 5 week old daughter is taking every minute of time i have outside of work,...but i would not trade it for the world.

Typing and holding a fussy baby is even tricky ! For now i am living thru projects like yours to get my fix.

Can't wait to see your finished rear bumper.

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Wow man this is really looking Kickass.... I applaud your abilities and willingness to cut stuff out and start over. I am sure you will wind up with something very cool here. It sure is looking good. Peace

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Looking good at the rear.

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Man that's a lot of dedicated work on this car. It's going to look mighty awesome....it already does. Keep up the good work. Very nice.

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Any updates on this one?

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Great read, thanks for taking the time to post as many photos of your progress as you have- I'll take lots of photos over War and Peace any day.

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Fresh bump.

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