RCR's body mods... (Page 1/63)
RCR JUN 15, 07:28 PM
In the line of my "dash mods" and "interior mods" threads, I'm going to go beyond my better judgement and start a body mods thread.

Let's let the pictures do the talking and I can fill in the blanks later...

Started with a Fieroaddiction hood vent:

I lked it further forward, so I had to modify it to make it functional.

I was going to just screen off the openings, but thought I'd try something different: Louvers...

Here is the mold for the louvers:

...courtesy of Home Depot

Picture of the bottom, looking front to back:

All the vents from top, front to back:

and from the back to front:

More in a second...

RCR JUN 15, 07:41 PM
As can be seen in a couple of the above shots, I'm also redoing the headlights. No more popups. I'm flushmounting them and moving them forward. I will be fabricating fiberglass light buckets to support two 60mm Hella halogen lights, and vacuum forming my own acrylic/polycarb lenses (How? don't ask yet...).

Here is the start...
Getting ideas:

Headlight covers glued in:

Card board mock-up:

Masonite buck:

Into plaster mold:

Into a fiberglass part.

Important lesson...Do not paint the mold with engine enamel...Sticks like glue, even with wax and PVA release...

Chip by chip removal of mold:

But, a molded part...rough, but good enough for now...


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aeffertz JUN 15, 07:49 PM
RCR JUN 15, 07:53 PM
And, last but certainly not least... The mods to the hood and headlights tie directly into the bumper cover. I've never been fond of the GT nose nor the bumper pad nose and although I like the 87/88 coupe nose, it still needs mods. After looking high and low for a nose I could afford (read really cheap), I decided to try making my own. How this will ultimately end, I have no clue. But if you don't try, you'll never find out. So here is the debut...

First piece fitted. A piece of cardboard was cut to give a profile for the hood to bumper interface. The foam is the same stuff I used to make my door panel. I can glass over it without fear of it turniong to goo.

Filling in the top and giving it shape:

An idea of how low it will be with the winglets:

And filling in the front;

Some profile shots:

And the inspiration:

The Hamann Ferrari 512.

More later...

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Titleist75 JUN 15, 08:29 PM
Great thread!!! This is exactly something I will be doing once I get my car appraised and safetied. Looking forward to seeing the final outcome.
exoticse JUN 15, 08:49 PM

Cool project !

Keep the pictures and updates coming.
wolf63 JUN 15, 09:05 PM
WOW! i am lovin the louvers! I'll be watching this thread closely:-)
FieroFiend JUN 15, 11:27 PM
I really like what your doing with the front bumper.

I really think the fronts that drop off quick are awesome.
ghost187x JUN 16, 02:16 AM

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Rolling Thunder JUN 16, 02:50 AM
I'd really like to see you build your own decklid scoop so that I know what the f I'm doing when I attempt it in the next few weeks. btw, don't steal my idea