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Project "off the Rickst'er Scale" begins by Bozzie
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Report this Post11-12-2013 12:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BozzieClick Here to Email BozzieSend a Private Message to BozzieEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Tony,

Thanks for those pics. I spent the weekend working on this and those pics really helped. Pics to come !

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Cool, you are welcome.

Can't wait for the pics !

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Tony,

Thanks for those pics. I spent the weekend working on this and those pics really helped. Pics to come !

Boz



Still waiting for updates and pics...what surprises did Tony's pictures hold inside?

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Bozzie,

i wish i had seen your work before i widened my wheels. i wanted to go 5" lip in the back, but settled for 4.5".

You made widening the body out further look very doable.

How wide are the front and rear lips on your new set of wheels ?

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He is at it again ,..stay tuned !!

Some really cool things going on with this build, hopefully boz will update with the newest pics soon.

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Tony Tony Tony.......i want to know who your inside guy is !! Ok, been going crazy with this thing again. Its hard to believe that its been 2yrs already. Im hopin to finish this thing before it finish's me. To all you guys doing mod after mod, you know how it is , and for those about to rock......be prepaired !! Flashback'in abit to the rear inlets next to the quarter window. Thanks Tony for your pics and , ya, they kept me awake MANY nights !!



Toying around with PVC.... its just not working for me...........




Scrapped that idea and got a Safety cone....yes, those orange things. Glassed one over and cut it into pieces and sectioned it together..........

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Another shot., lining it up and checkin it a hundred times.........







Glassed....




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Afterword, i pop'd it off and sanded it down. Wash rinse and repeat for the other side....




Test fit....







Thats about as far as i got before this came in the mail............


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Bonspeed's GTB.....19x12 on the rear and 19x9 on the front.



Yes, there WIDE !!



Trial fit on the car....


Rear shot......Houston....we have a MAJOR problem !!







Look great from the side thou.

Upon talking to bonspeed and checking i noticed the offset was wrong on acount of there error. Talking to brad at bonspeed only got me further nowhere and it would take months to get these reset, considering i waited 3 months for these , they were DEFINTATLY NOT going back !!!

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new rims?

Let me know what you are going to do with the old ones

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You can see from the pics the wheels stick out about 1.5 " ....Way to much. I had just gotten done glassin and finishing in the air ducts and this is just dissapointing. No choice now.......


Put some rubber on these babys....




This is the difference in the front tires.....old 18"....and the new 255 35 19






and the rear..

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My Problem.............




Hey KOS.... sorry bro but im keepin the old ones just in case these get bent. Seen it happen to many times on here. I do have spacers if you need them.
Upon taking a DEEP breathe........i did the unthinkable in my book...




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Hey KOS.... sorry bro but im keepin the old ones just in case these get bent. Seen it happen to many times on here. I do have spacers if you need them.




I dont think you are thinking straight and need to get rid of them PM me what spacers you have.

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Now with it off i can repositon it where it needs to be. I settled with 1.25 inchs out in the rear and 1" out in the front of the wheel. It centers the fender more evenly on the wheel. This widebody just got WIDER !!







From the rear shot you can see i cut the air inlet off, but im hoping to salvage it later ...we'll see..

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I like the cone idea, how did you keep it stable, they seem like the flex easily.

By the way,

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Aligned.....time to get this baby back together.




Started to glass the lower inlet.




added alittle strip to blend to rocker.

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Hey Lornes.... yes, your right, they are very flexable. Cut with a holesaw some circles in different sizes and inserted it into the cone. I also suspended it so it would not collapse on itself..... and Thanks

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Here, after curing, i tapered it to the rocker




The rear side, clamped into posistion, ready to sand and glass




The inlet i cut , i glassed back in where i wanted it. I can get my hand in the inlet now so i can glass it back together Talk about saving alot of time making these things again !

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Top side




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12" Wide wheel fits in nicely now.





Starting to smooth it out.





As for the top of the lower inlet i was drawing a blank on how to procede. I talked to Archie and he's supplying a set of door caps that i can glass in and bring forward to about the half way part of the door. Then i will remove the rest of the origionally door cap and flatten it out . More to come, for now im on the drivers side.....UNGHHHHHH !!!!!!

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Some of your pics are upside down.

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Bozzie you are completely nuts !! i mean that totally in a good way !

Awesome work, awesome problem solving, and big balls for cutting your baby apart and putting it back together like a pro !

i am going to have to do a litle bit of that as well i think.

Madcurl gave me some good advice a long time ago, ...always try to build around the wheels otherwise you run the risk of having to redo some work.

In both our cases i think we could only get our hands on wheels later in the build,.....oh well i guess that is the way the fiberglass crumbles !

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Wow!!



Now for a technical question... What offset did they give you, and how far does the wheel surface sit off of the hub (just for future reference).



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RCR, Thanks. The Rears are 12" wide so overall they are just shy of 13". The offset they gave me is 6.75" on the inside of the rear wheel. I had ordered 7.5" . Woulda been close but would've fit. The larger lip doesnt hurt either ! The fronts are 9" wide, overall just shy of 10" with a backspace of 6.5/8" With Archies wider front fenders and wideing Amida's 512 bumper it fits nicely.

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Man Tony.....this is just hurtin me but its coming back together. Thanks for the kudo's. I saw how your wheels did the same thing , and also on that yellow widebody, but he already painted his car ! Were both in the same chute and its not a fun ride. Curl gave some great advice and probably thru the same experience , and we can both see why. Never woulda thought about that as a issue, but this is the last time im doing this ! God knows if i were to build another it would be different but i doubt that will happen.

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Archies Door caps came in so its back to work. I cut and trimmed them and moved them back 6.5 " from the jamb and held it in place with tape.




Back to glassing !

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Alittle glass and fill......damn....reminds me of doing this the first time !!







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More filling and sanding....takes awhile. Took it off the lift to get a good look at it.






Going to pull her outside tomarrow for a good wash. This dust is a killer ! Its a good thing shes mostly fiberglass

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Sweet! Hope to one day see this in person, but chances are that won't happen.

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Ridiculously cool !!!!

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That thing is looking really bada$$, Bozzie. Once the leg work to widen it is done, I'm sure you'll look back and be glad you didn't return the wheels. Just be sure to leave enough room for your wheels to tuck into those fenders when you hit a bump!

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Man that's a bad wip , I have a lot of respect for the body work you've done. I've got a little body work experience
but not close enough to try that. What front bumper did you use?

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Thanks druddle. A lot of my work is all trial and lots of error.

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Wow, I cant believe you had to chop it up again, and re-glass; the idea alone made me cringe thinking of the extra labor and glass-work
I cant tell you how impressed I am with your work, absolutely amazing.

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Allrighty Then....its been awhile so here's some updates




Got a new set of Lotus LED tailights, the Euro ones... time to make em' fit !

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Mocking them up , trying to figure out the " look "







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Drawing lines, and cutting alittle at a time,



BIG HOLE !!

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I made some flat Glass panels to fit and cut the holes for the light mounts, setting them in for a fit






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Gettin there.







Back to glassin.

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Glassing the sides.....this is just SLOW !!





Glassin the inside and bottom edges




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