This has been an issue I have debated back and forth upon for quite some time.
It is going to be very expensive to create the original design I had created to go with Rob's G1 dash...so these will have to wait...going to put a pin in this one for now:
Then I looked at doing the G6 door panels modified...again too much effort and not really liking the outcome!
Then I thought I could work the PISA Euro door panels into something I like, but the longer I stare at them and play with them in Photoshop...I am not sure I really like the flow of them.
So I started looking through all my archives and links and there it was...a reference to what I call the PIMPEST Fiero build....Zimmer Quicksilver...so I Google'd for photos and low and behold there happened to be one for sale on e-bay with tons of great pictures:
I think these have the best feel to them...it is one of the best layouts that utilizes the space well and it has a balanced feel to the door skin.
Of course I would get a more clean black bezel flush mount LED courtesy light instead of the big chrome bezel ones.
And wrap them in black leather and cobalt blue stitching!
Think I have a less expensive answer I like...now I need to see if I can get Rob#2 (not Amida) to create these for me...really shouldn't be difficult at all with his skills.
Please share your thoughts on these door skins...thanks everyone!
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UPDATE: Well after having two failed attempts with non-professionals fiberglass people...I have decided to put the front fascia and rear bumper on hold till next fall.
After several discussions with member EVM_Rob, who redid the molds for the MERA 308 & D&R Countach kits and offer them at a reasonable price. I am going to have him produce them and do them correctly where I can sell sets to anyone else that wants them as well.
This may work out for the best anyway since I still wanted to have her chopped by Archie.
For now I plan to finish up all the mechanical, technology, and interior upgrades.
I am also in the works of RENTING the inner door skins from the owner in TN that had his Zimmer Quicksilver on E-Bay for sale last week, but it did not sell...to my benefit
I lucked out because EVM_Rob is also from TN...so local pick up. He will take them apart and make molds (plugs) so that these can be offered as another interior door skin option.
On Another Front:
I know that I am going to utilize Falcon 225/50ZR16s on the front and 245/45ZR16 on the rears.
So I started playing with different rims that will look good with the final front and rear fascias:
Give your feedback on the rim options I have listed...thanks
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Not really my business, but why spend a ton of money on the car and put on cheap tires (?)
That is an interesting argument, but honestly I have owned 6 sets of Falcon tires and love the stiffness and handling of the tire & not once has one of their tires failed on me.
Every set has been on a high performance modified sports car...except Barbie (my wife's STOCK pink pristine 88 GT) that also has a staggered set that matches what I plan for this car.
With that stated, I also want to say that I have purchased some of the most expensive tires from all the big boys US & import (Yokohama, Good Year, Firestone, Pirelli, Michelin, Bridgestone, Dunlop)
and not that impressed or any more impressed for the extra money I spent over the Falcons. ...another tire company that I think is worth is value in tires that I purchased several sets over the years including the staggered set on my G37s is Hankook...which I have been Razzed about in the past as well...but I like what I like ...variety makes the world go around!
So I guess I related it to a pair of sneakers (tennis shoes)...you can spend a lot of money on a "NAME" or you can just pay for a product that does the same.
Also remember that this going to be my daily driver, not a track car.
I have decided to go with the 2nd rim out of the three, I will be ordering them this week...the only question I need to clarify with Stephen is if the 16" will fit over the 12" brake upgrade with the 88 calipers or I will need to go to 17" rims and tires....like to stay at the 16" if possible.
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