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Project "off the Rickst'er Scale" begins by Bozzie
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Working on getting the tail lights straight. What i had done was just a close mock of what it was supposed to be but now its time to get them straight and true. First i routered out 2 templates out of wood for the shape i wanted and screwed them to the back.



You can see by the spacing that i need to fill with glass and sand a bunch !

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Its definatly alittle off !! Dang my eyesight !



Taped off you can clearly see what needs to be done. Going to glass in the inside and fill in the outside and make some smooth curves


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Messy job. Glassed and filled...real ruff



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getting a look of how its coming.........




My helper prepairing to glass !


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Sanding............



Filling in the inside

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Taking shape



Decided to take a line diagnal to the corner on the outside taillight

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Man... cant stop this girl !



The center line drawn and sanded to .

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Working both sides to get them equal



Sanded / shaped and primered...............whew !!

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Pretty cool...



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When I come visit my folks I would love to swing through your area and come see your car in person. I love the work ou are doing!!!

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Boz any chance we can get some full side and angle shots ?

The car looks incredible.

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Johnny....my door is always open. Let me know for sure and Tony , i'll get some more pics up soon for you, as im watching your build now for more ideas !

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Oil Cooler installed, very tight fit !

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LED, taillights installed....these things are BRIGHT !!

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Random after wash pics..........









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Amazing !

I sure hope you are proud of your handiwork.

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Oil Cooler installed, very tight fit !



Everything looks great, Bozzie.

Question about the cooler....It looks like the one(s) I'm going to use out of a Cadillac. Is it?? Also, how did you mount it??



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Excellent work! I love the styling cues

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Looks like a lot of time has gone into it!

What LED tail lights are you using?

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Looks like a lot of time has gone into it!

What LED tail lights are you using?


They look like the ones you get at the truck stops for the trailers.

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Did you buy an actual hood, or did you find similar vents? I have been looking, but only option so far was an entire hood. Thanks for the info!

 
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Here is a pic of my hood. Its a mustang cobra hood idea i got from another PFF member....i believe his car was purple.



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Hey, night, the hood is a fiero hood. I bought a 04 mustang cobra hood and cut the center section out. Then i narrowed it to 1.5" between the vents and then cut and bonded it to the fiero hood. There a similar vents out there but i thought this one was the best, thou not the cheapest.

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As for the cobra vents being the best, I completely agree, I dont mind so much the cost of the hood, but shipping on top of it

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After Contemplating the next "mod" , after eyeing the car for hours from every angle and wanting to do something with the rear windows i decided to add some " hips" , to bring in the rear alittle and apply alittle more shape to her body. 1st ...remove rear quarter windows and hesitate !




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I eyed the side of the car alot. Drew some tape lines as to where to cut and give alittle swoop and flair....





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Time to cut and never look back....god knows !!



After the cut i pulled it in 3" which cracked up alittle by the roof because of expansion, will glass that as well.

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Now to cut the lower quarter window edge and move that in.




Outside for a quick look before i cut the other side. The rear roof spoiler will be taken off and trimmed to fit the narrower roofline

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quarter window moved in and the gap filled to lay the glass down.





BOOM !!

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ruff 1st sanding to shape

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Rear view




in primer after alittle filling and sanding. Outside for a look and clean

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Wash rinse and repeat to the other side. Took alittle longer because it had to be the same as the other side. I ended up triming off 1" off each side of the rear lid to accomadate it to open. I will add what i cut to the car to fill in the gaps. As for now i narrowed the roof spoiler and lowered it abit from the height it was last time. Was alittle to high and from the front it looked wierd. Now lower you can barely see it from the front and the side view looks swooping.




This is my friday night !! LOL

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Nice tweek Bozzie !

I have been eyeing my car and was leaning again toward doing the exact same thing (more hip)..

I had specifically asked Dean to do it, but he was convinced it would not look good and did not do it.

Boz did you have to remove the clip and glass on the underside ??

BTW thanks for my new screensaver for the week !

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Hey Exoticse ! , Glad you like it. I wasnt sure at first and i think i have only seen this mod done on chop tops. I actually really like it. I did not remove the rear clip to glass the inside. I glassed all around it and its plenty strong. I used 3 layers of matt on all bonds, and sometimes maybe more in places. Its prob a good thing Dean didnt do it cause you might not of got'n your beutiful ride back ! Your timing was perfect with bringing her home. There are more tweeking ideas in the mist and would love to see what you may do with it.

P.S. Think we might both be getting our wheels around the same time !!

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I will say that you have some MAD SKILLS

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Very nice work , great imagination...

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WOW! Very nice! Looks like something I wanted to do along time ago! Great taste!

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